Low Energy Community Housing

DescriptionLow Energy Community Housing
TypeConservation best practice and Adaptive Re-use
LocationThomastown, Co. Kilkenny
TeamFrank Cooney, Bryan Brady, Brian Flynn, Robin Jardine
PhotographyDonal Murphy
Brook House, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, a new community of 5 homes, carved into a steeply sloping medieval street. Once home to the towns tannery master, has been transformed into a new community. The historic house has been carefully conserved and restored. The addition of a modern 21st century layer has been folded into its complex urban fabric, which reveals itself as you pass under the historic medieval archway. A new textured concrete canopy protects and echoes to the beat of its historic waterway. The central courtyard, the heart of this community, provides a space for its new residents to flourish.
Testimonial‘What a splendid result! Each and every resident and their families are thoroughly pleased and very proud and honoured by their new homes. The successful design, attention to detail in the interior and exterior and awareness and care for each element of the buildings is all the more remarkable given the budget limits. The treatment and respect shown for the historic heritage elements of the site is very much appreciated not only by the residents but also by the people of Thomastown. You have successfully contributed to the fabric and future of the street and town.’
Mark Dwan, Camphill Communities
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