The new timber structure house by Marshall McCann Architects provides a model for sustainable rural dwellings and won RSUA Small Project of the Year
Marshall McCann Architects for private client
Contract value: Confidential
House in the Glebe is a cost-effective four-bedroom home that provides a model for sustainable rural dwellings, delivering excellent energy efficiency and low consumption while creating a piece of architecture that is sympathetic and a pleasure to be in.
The new timber structure house is hidden from the road by an old stone barn and dilapidated cottage. The clachan-like gathering of buildings creates a distinct sense that the new addition, in the style of an Irish Long House, belongs where it is. Its placement and projections have been carefully considered for views over Lough Foyle and the Binevenagh Mountains. There is humility to the architecture while internally, it is relaxed and homely. The beautifully crafted plywood stairs, cladding and kitchen cupboards bring cosiness to the open-plan layout which basks in natural light.