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McGarry-Moon completes rural home

[FIRST LOOK + DATA + DRAWINGS] Northern Ireland-based McGarry Moon Architects has completed this countryside home which took four years in the making

Started in 2008, this home on rural site in Kilrea, Northern Ireland is made up of three rectilinear forms: a garage; the main living spaces and kitchen; and the bedroom and bathroom block.

The entrance to the building is located where the two rectangular forms meet, protected from the prevailing winds of the open site. The other rooms are orientated around this entrance hall.

Materials commonly used in rural Irish architecture were chosen, including cedar cladding, natural stone and render. Green roofs have been used to root the project in the countryside landscape.

McGarry Moon

Project data 

Location: Bendooragh Road, Kilrea, Northern Ireland
Type of project: New build
Client: Private
Architects: McGarry-Moon Architects
Project architect: Steven Moon
Design team: Steven Moon & Jessica McGarry
Structural engineers: Structures 2000
Funding: Private
Tender date: August 2008
Start on site date: September 2008
Completion date: June 2012
Gross internal floor area: 197m2
Total cost withheld
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 0.60 tonnes/year
Predicted air tightness levels 2.0 ach/hr @ 50pa
Predicted energy demands 46 kWh/m2/year
Wall u-values 0.1 W/m2K
Floor u-values 0.15 W/m2K
Roof u-values 0.1 W/m2K
Glazing u-values 1.1 W/m2K


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