Templemore Avenue, Belfast
In association with Habitat For Humanity NI and Tyrone Timber Frames Ltd we have designed these low cost, low energy urban houses.
The terrace of 6 houses addresses the strong pattern of Belfast terrace streets in the ship building part of the city. The narrow fronted houses have double height spaces to create the illusion of more space and also to encourage natural stack effect ventilation from the open plan ground floor. A mezzanine i-space overlooks the living space below or could provide a future fourth bedroom if required.
Externally the houses are finished with red brick to compliment the existing housing stock. Large zinc clad vertical 'box' windows reinterpret the traditional bay window typology.
The project is currently on site and the skilled workforce are accompanied by keen volunteers who are helping to build their own affordable house.