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McGarry-Moon completes cedar-clad Irish house

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Northern Ireland-based McGarry-Moon Architects has completed this house in Sligo, Ireland

The emerging practice’s design for the four-bedroom house has a linear plan to fit onto the ‘tight suburban’ site.  

The 308m² scheme features three distinct volumes, separated with 1.5m-wide glazing.

A central, three-storey block is clad in Western Red cedar, while the lower blocks feature Kilkenny Blue limestone facades.

McGarry Moon Sligo House

Project data

Location Sligo, Ireland
Type of project residential
Client private
Architect McGarry-Moon Architects
Structural engineer Structures 2000 Ltd
Main contractor Noel Kelly Construction
Funding private
Gross internal floor area 308m²
Form of contract and/or procurement traditional contract with nominated sub-contractors
Total cost private
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 16.07kg/m²/year
Predicted air tightness levels 1.4ach
Predicted energy demands 70.56kWh/m²/year

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[FIRST LOOK + SECTIONS] Coleraine-based McGarry-Moon Architects has won planning for this house on a ‘tight suburban site’ in Sligo, Ireland

The scheme features three distinct volumes, separated with 1.5m-wide glazing, with the central, three-storey block clad in Western Red cedar.

The pair of lower blocks are boast Kilkenny Blue limestone facades and unlike the flat sedum roof of the main volume have butterfly-pitch roofs.

A spokesman for the practice said: ‘Our palette of materials was chosen to infuse the timeless textures of timber and Kilkenny Blue limestone with the striking freshness of white render and glass. [The cladding] harks back to the materials traditionally used in suburban Irish architecture to aid the integration of this contemporary building within its mature suburban context.’  


It is understood the scheme’s neighours have now appealled the planners decision to approve this project and the plans have gone to An Bord Pleanála with a decision due on the 15 February 2011.

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