Lyle Road | Glu-lam House

Lyle Road | Glu-lam House

Designed to be constructed entirely from glue-laminated timber, this compact, new-build house is a prototype for an economical and sustainable dwelling type that could be rolled out and replicated on other sites. Capable of being quickly and easily assembled, glulam timber is a strong yet lightweight form of construction. The two storey structure employs glulam as both building structure and shell, keeping costs down and minimising the impact on the environment.

A car port and en suite bedroom occupy the ground floor, with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space above. Characterised by a spirit of enquiry and economy, the project reflects Paul McAneary Architects’s exploratory approach to detailing and fabrication, based on its own unique culture of research and experimentation. The practice has an ongoing interest in developing new solutions to low-cost housing that optimise different forms of construction to achieve architecturally considered outcomes. [By Catherine Slessor*]

Location Bangor, Northern Ireland

Client Private D

Date Live

Area 80m²

Design Team Paul McAneary Architects

Design Service

Supplier Gluelam Timber