The brief was to rework a lifeless 1970′s home located in Dublin, Ireland, right into a modern, warm and inviting living space. The customer requested an energy efficient home on the cheap, with beautiful views over the positioning. As a result of a majority of these requests, Casa en Anville (known better as House on Anville Mount) became, at this point, a challenging and tasty project. Aughey O’flaherty Architects worked at the new design, specializing in natural ventilation, spaciousness and orientation. Despite its reduced surface (it spreads over 250 square meters), the open plan front room, the transparency and the ground-to-ceiling windows enhance the sensation of space and breeziness.
The brick house (your entire structure is roofed in bricks) is an inspired blend of traditional and new. On one hand, you might have the prefabricated timber structure, modern and neat and however, you have got the brick design, traditional and warm. Casa en Anville features a gorgeous green mini-courtyard, with a small jacuzzi where you could sit and relax. Three façades (the east, west and north) are thermally efficient. The south façade boasts specially designed windows that maximise the solar heat gain.