Meenskeha, Mallow, Cork

The Challenge To design a single storey house on a south facing slope with beautiful views south and west.
The Solution Two traditional blocks with a flat roof link joining the two. Day and night zones separated. The dwelling has been orientated with the day zone running from east to west taking advantage of the views south and west while maximising passive solar heat gain through the day. I’ve incorporated into the design solar shading to the south, overheating of dwellings with today’s standards have become a very real issue, so these measure should be taken into account from the outset.
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