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Devon Passivhaus
by McLean Quinlan

Jim Stephenson

McLean Quinlan upgraded a rural home-for-life into a contemporary Passivhaus, bringing new life to a historic walled garden.

The design is simple and clean: the low-energy home sits behind a traditional brick front, complementing the brickwork of the old garden wall.

The house has a glass-roofed winter garden at its centre, which floods light into the interior. Spaces have been arranged around this so the building functions both as a home and a gallery for ceramics and art.

This project has been longlisted in the rural house project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: McLean Quinlan
Project: Devon Passivhaus
Read more: McLean Quinlan

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