Mourne House

A modern barn with majestic views of the Mourne Mountains

Mourne House

 

The dwellings concept symbolises simple rectilinear forms traditional of farm buildings represented as a clachan settlement of a collection of two pitched forms immediately perpendicular to one another. The spatial geometry and massing of which is conjoined by a flat roof element of the building acting as the spine.

 

The materials used were also derived from typical farm buildings in a contemporary manor. The main block is constructed in localised stone to emanate that of the surrounding stone walls. This block is the main living space and is orientated to overlook the views and heat gain from the solar path. The rear block is at right angles to the front block which creates a clachan. This is clad entirely in corrugated metal tin painted grey.