Curved timber-frame passive house
This timber-frame home was a new build on a confined site in a mature, built up suburb of Limerick. The unconventional design by Studiomove Architects has the house wrapped around three sides of the site, with views centred on the east-facing courtyard. A particular feature of this project was the focus on minimal use of resources and on energy efficiency, to attain performance as close to passive house standard as possible. Solar PV panels on the roof provide carbon-neutral electricity . This modern, but understated design of this new build fits in well with the surroundings and the older neighbouring houses.
- Year of construction: 2020
- Airtightness & cellulose insulation: Clíoma House, Co. Sligo
- Timber frame construction: Long Life Structures, Co. Galway
- Standard: Uncertified passive house
How was this project implemented?
The pro clima SOLITEX WA breather membrane (weather-resistive barrier, WRB) provides reliable weather protection behind the rear-ventilated Aquapanel cement board facade.
At the base joints, the mounting brackets were covered and sealed using the AEROSANA VISCONN liquid sealant.