Fergal McGirl - Conservation architect dublin

mount merrion A2 energy efficient house


A split level section resolves the fall in level towards the back of the house and made possible an attic storey which provides panoramic views across Dublin Bay. A basement storey was also incorporated to maximise floor area within the site.

The possibility of south facing glazing was limited by the fact that the south elevation faced the side boundary wall. A triple height lightwell was incorporated over the living/dining area which connects with the light-filled attic space. The red coloured curved wall creates a reflected warm glow on the adjacent wall which provides a sense of warmth even on Winter days. The top glazed stairwell with light open tread steel stairs also acts as a lightwell over three storeys.