House in Galway

Completed in 2010, this four-bedroom c.2,000 square foot house is located on a south-facing slope overlooking the Shannon. It mixes contemporary detailing with traditional design.

The building is low-lying from the road, and is traditional in appearance with small, recessed sash windows which minimise heat loss to the cooler, northern facade.

The south-facing facade, which faces the river, is two-storey and contemporary in appearance. The large windows maximise views to the river and to the south, while capitalising on solar gain and reducing running costs.

Materials consist of a simple palette of natural slate, lime render, local stone, and oak joinery. The house combines a heat pump system with solar panels, and is A-rated.

The house is single-storey to the front and two-storey with contemporary detailing to the rear

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