Passive Wexford bungalow

Architect Zeno Winkens has designed a fairly traditional Irish home that also manages to include some unique passive house design touches.

Deep green passive house

With Old Holloway Cottage, located in rural Herefordshire, architect Juraj Mikurcik and his wife Joyce have lovingly crafted a beautiful-yetsimple passive home.

Elegant Mayo A1 longhouse

The home of a local passive house builder, this super low energy home in County Mayo is inspired by traditional building forms in the west of Ireland.

International - Issue 27

This issue features a five-storey townhouse in New York, which became the first ‘passive house plus’ project in the US, and a passive house certified scheme of 138 apartments in Munich.

Sleek but large Herts passive house

The Deerings, a large new certified passive house in the Hertfordshire village of Harpenden, is the stunning result of meticulous attention to design, energy efficiency and ecological materials

Sheltered passive scheme hundreds of years in the making

Taking its cues from the original historic almshouse on site, St John’s Lichfield chose to build their new sheltered housing development for older persons to the passive house standard as part of high-quality design that emphasised community, calm and comfort.

Home farm, Kildalkey

While a tight budget meant some of the more ambitious eco features planned for this simple and graceful new farmhouse had to be dropped, it still manages to meet Ireland’s standard for nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs) thanks to a combination of superb detailing and fabric-first design

Armagh house hiding in plain sight

A new family home in County Armagh blends together a traditional, clustered farmhouse style and a modern aesthetic so seamlessly, you would never even guess it’s a certified passive house

First green oak passive house in the UK

Choosing newly-harvested green oak — which shrinks and moves as it dries —for the millimetre-precise demands of passive house construction was a bold move by Phil Garnett and his wife Yvonne, but one that ultimately gave them one of the most unique and ground-breaking passive homes in the UK.

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