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Aughey O'Flaherty unwraps 'super insulated' cliffside home

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Aughey O’Flaherty Architects has completed this four-bedroom house overlooking the sea in Wexford, Ireland

Located on a headland bounded on three sides by cliffs and sea, the 260m² single-storey house stands in a protected scenic amenity area.

The home’s bedrooms are arranged in one wing of the L-shaped plan with the living spaces in the other, and the entrance located at the intersection of these two wings.

A west facing covered porch that runs along the living room wing gives views to the sea and the sunset in the west.

The ‘super insulated’ air tight prefabricated timber structure is wrapped in local rubble and sits on a polished concrete base. Large areas of full-height-glazing and sliding screens are located to maximize the solar gain and a marsh grass roof is designed to increase thermal efficiency.

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  • Chris Rogers

    Caught this via ArchDaily (highly recommended) and this it's stunning. Not for me the Pawson White; rubble walls, warm wood, etc much cosier. Love the splayed porticos.

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