Maximises breathtaking views of the Irish Sea
North West RIBA Regional Award 2019
Contract value: £1m
Cost per m²: £3,333
Moulded into the west-facing slope of Sartfell on the Isle of Man, this house maximises breathtaking views out over the Irish Sea. A horizontal slot window and concrete bunker walls make the interior feel sheltered and embracing. A lake-source heat pump, high levels of insulation, MVHR and turfed roofs point to plans for it to be independent of infrastructure. The retreat will eventually be part of an ecological centre for experiencing rare Manx flora and fauna. An excellent response to the landscape and climate.
Sustainability Award sponsored by Michelmersh