House on Mount Anville / Aughey O’Flaherty Architects

House on Mount Anville By Aughey O'Flaherty Architects-01-Marie-Louise Halpenny
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 6.3/10 (3 votes cast)
 House on Mount Anville  

The Dublin-based practice Aughey O’Flaherty Architects has replaced a 1970s bungalow with an ‘energy efficient’ home in Mount Anville on the outskirts of the Irish capital. Its beautiful combination of materials, use of sunlight, and for integrating ecological elements so seamlessly into such a contemporary design.

House on Mount Anville By Aughey OFlaherty Architects 03 Marie Louise Halpenny 450x292 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects© Marie-Louise Halpenny

Measuring 250 square metres, this new house replaced a Twenties bungalow and was a response to a brief for an energy-efficient home that made the most of its site. It’s a re-imagining of the Georgian vernacular that populates Dublin, with varying ceiling heights according to the importance of the room and a recessed entrance porch that’s a twist on the Georgian entrance. The house is orientated east west and is kept tight to the north boundary to open up the house to the sun.

House on Mount Anville By Aughey OFlaherty Architects 04 Marie Louise Halpenny 450x292 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects© Marie-Louise Halpenny 

The client wished to rebuild his house in an affluent suburb of Dublin in a vaguely historical style. The architects listened to the client’s requirements and came up with a modernist house that also has a feeling of great familiarity and ordered formality. They have made best use of the sun and views, and created three distinct external spaces. They have also detailed the interior beautifully and made an extremely energy-efficient house, with a series of separate rooms each with a different aspect.

House on Mount Anville By Aughey OFlaherty Architects 05 Marie Louise Halpenny 450x292 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects© Marie-Louise Halpenny 

Features:

  • The living spaces open directly onto a sunny courtyard garden to the south of the site, while large openings maximise solar gain. The team went for traditional materials – brick, timber and concrete – but opted to build using the latest pre-fabrication construction technologies. The super-insulated, airtight timber framed structure was precision-made off-site, then wrapped in brickwork and timber.
  • All the rooms – a kitchen dinner, two reception rooms and four bedrooms – are accessed from a double height circulation space at the centre of the house, which utilises the stack effect to naturally ventilate the building.
  • To maximise solar gain the south facade, which has full-height triple-glazed windows and sliding screens, has been opened up to the sun, with the house constructed tight to the site’s north boundary.

House on Mount Anville By Aughey OFlaherty Architects 08 Marie Louise Halpenny 450x292 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects© Marie-Louise Halpenny

  • Built with a super-insulated prefabricated timber structure, the two-storey house is clad in brick and timber and sits on a polished concrete plinth.
  • The bold form and layout of this brick house have considered the best principles of sustainable design and performed a building with an ‘A’ energy rating.
  • The brick envelope is carefully detailed and well constructed employing an interesting brick banding detail at first floor and roof level.
  • The courtyard, (outside room) belongs to the overall brick form and connects effectively with the interior spaces.
  • The house has a timeless quality. It is as reminiscent of Arts and Crafts as it is of mid 20th century modernism. It is slightly outside of current fashion, and all the better for it.

House on Mount Anville By Aughey OFlaherty Architects 09 Marie Louise Halpenny 450x292 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects© Marie-Louise Halpenny

Aughey O’Flaherty Architects

A low energy A-rated tailor made home:

Key to this design was the client’s requirement for his new house to be energy efficient, cheap to run and to make the best of his site. The form, layout and detail of the house result from these requirements and were guided by best principles of sustainable design. The house is orientated east west and is kept tight to the north boundary to open up the south facade of the house to the sun.

House on Mount Anville By Aughey OFlaherty Architects 10 Marie Louise Halpenny 450x583 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects© Marie-Louise Halpenny

The south façade has then been composed using full-height triple-glazed windows and sliding screens to maximize the solar gain. The east, west and north façades are exceptionally thermally efficient. The house is a combination of the best of both new and traditional construction technologies. The super-insulated, airtight timber framed structure has been precision-made off site. This hi-performance structure has then been wrapped in beautifully crafted traditional brickwork and timber.

House on Mount Anville By Aughey OFlaherty Architects 12 Marie Louise Halpenny 450x583 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects© Marie-Louise Halpenny

  • The design process began in April 2009, planning permission was granted in Dec 2009, tender documentation was issued in June 2010 and the construction started on site in October 2010. The house was completed in September 2011 after an 11 month construction period.

House on Mount Anville By Aughey OFlaherty Architects 13 Marie Louise Halpenny 450x292 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects© Marie-Louise Halpenny

 Project Data  

Project name: House on Mount Anville
Location: Mt Anville Rd, Dublin 14, Ireland
Coordinates: 53.297097,-6.219713
Type:

  • Type By Characteristic: Green & Sustainable House, Contemporary House
  • Type By Site: Countryside / Suburb House
  • Type By Size: Medium House – (201 sqm – 450 sqm)
  • Type By Structural: Brick House

Project Area: 250 sqm
Project Year: 2009 – 2011
Construction Year: 2011
Status: Built
Completion Year: September 2011

Awards:

  • 2013 – Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards – RIBA European Awards – RIBA National European Award – Winner
  • 2013 – The Royal Institute of The Architects of Irland (RIAI) Awards – RIAI Irish Architecture Awards – RIAI Public Choice Award – Shortlisted
  • 2012 – Brick Awards (The Brick Development Association) - Best International Project
  • 2012 – Grand Designs Awards - Highly Commended
 The people  

Client / Owner / Developer: Kevin O’flynn
Architects: Aughey O’Flaherty Architects – 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Principal: Max O’Flaherty
Project Architect: Joseph Kevin Mac Mahon
Specialist Brickwork Contractor: Smithcon Building Contractors
Brick: Ibstock Brick Ltd – Birtley Olde English Buff
Text Description: © Courtesy of Aughey O’Flaherty Architects
Images: © Aughey O’Flaherty Architects, Marie-Louise Halpenny

 Video  
 Location Map  
 House on Mount Anville / Aughey OFlaherty Architects

No comments

Post a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

© 2012-2013 Designalmic : Some rights reserved. Copyright of photos belong to each photographer/office.

PROJECTs MAP

Please Note>>The location of this Map is not only accurate and represents its location on the macro scale, indicate city/country. For the exact location, We will specify by coordinates under the project data. If you know the exact location of any place, you can collaborate with Designalmic and send it to us via the contact form.

YOUR BOOKMARKs

You must be logged in to view your bookmarks.

Keep in touch

Subscribe for latest updates

Visit the Designalmic Facebook pageFollow Designalmic on TwitterFollow designalmic on PinterestVisit the Designalmic Google+ pageBookmark on DeliciousRecommend on StumbleUpon

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • U.S. Land Port of Entry in Calais, Maine / Robert Siegel Architects - The Calais Land Port of Entry creates a memorable, environmentally friendly national symbol for travellers crossing the US – Canada border. The 26-acre facility comprises a main administration building, a firearms certification range, office and storage space, and several smaller facilities (e.g., kennels). It also incorporates the first new bridge built between the two nations in decades...

    Pinned: 18 Aug 2013
  • Washington Canal Park / OLIN Studio & STUDIOS Architecture - Designed by Philadelphia-based Olin, the three-acre park features a skating loop, interactive fountains, seating areas, and open spaces that will be programmed with public events such as movie screenings and farmers markets. A linear rain garden along the edge of the park is the most visible indication of a site-wide rainwater collection system that collects water runoff, held in cisterns under the site,...

    Pinned: 16 Aug 2013
  • House on Mount Anville / Aughey O'Flaherty Architects - The Dublin-based practice Aughey O'Flaherty Architects has replaced a 1970s bungalow with an ‘energy efficient’ home in Mount Anville on the outskirts of the Irish capital. Its beautiful combination of materials, use of sunlight, and for integrating ecological elements so seamlessly into such a contemporary design...

    Pinned: 15 Aug 2013
  • W Singapore - Sentosa Cove / WATG - Designed & Conceptualized by renowned architectural firm Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG), Inspired by a dynamic cosmopolitan lifestyle, mixed with Sentosa’s vibrant natural surroundings, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove adopts this narrative, blurring the line between cosmopolitan city-state and the beauty of untamed nature...

    Pinned: 14 Aug 2013
  • Cesta & Cestita lamps / Miguel Milá for Santa & Cole - The Cesta & Cestita lamps is a magic lantern in Japan style. It consists of a cherry wood structure and has a spherical opal white shade. Making its first appearance in 1965, Miguel Milá’s ‘Cesta’ and its smaller sibling ‘Cestita’, simplicity itself in formal terms, have been given a new lease of life by Santa & Cole with an optional LED light-source fitting. With dimmer...

    Pinned: 30 Jul 2013
    About Us / Contact Us

About Us

Designalmic is an online design resource dedicated to everything relating to contemporary architecture, interior design, landscape design, House Design, Art, and more. all other aspects of design topics. It serves as an emissary for the design profession and every person to interesting in all about design like us.

Contact Us