New house

Location: Athy, Co. Kildare

This design is for a new house on a site overlooking the Canal, River Barrow and to the Co. Kildare countryside beyond. The house is on four levels terraced down the sloping the site in a series of connected internal and external spaces. Sustainable energy solutions were incorporated at an early stage in the design process. A condition of the brief was that views up to the house from the canal-side walk below be restricted while allowing open views outward to the country-side from the house. The terracing of the house and patios solved this requirement while at the same time gathering sunlight for passive solar gain.