glulam timber screen shading

Cork City PassivHaus

This passivhaus completed in Cork City in 2022. It features a striking timber screen to the front and side which shades the south-west/south/east facades. The controlled interaction with the sun is important in all buildings in order to achieve good comfort in Summer. It is even more critical in passive architecture where in order to get passive free heat-gain in Winter we tend to have south-facing glazing, which could over-heat in Summer. In this case, the roof is shading some of the south facing glazing. The timber screen is to provide privacy from the public approach to the house.

Internally this motif is echoed in a beautiful oak slatted screen with integrated lighting. The carpentry was by SouthWood Joinery and the lights by Bob Bushell Interiors.

oak screen with lights

The screen divides the entrance lobby from the main double-height living space. It has a curving oak window seat that has storage underneath and spot lights integrated into it.

oak bench window seat

Garden room

This house has a garden room that includes a home office. The Garden room is timber-frame construction, has wood-fibre insulation which is low embodied-carbon.

passive home office

Kitchen

This was designed in collaboration with Kube Interiors in Cork. The pocket door (painted in blackboard paint for the kids!) slides into the wall to access a pantry.

Kube kitchen navy
kube kitchen navy

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