Camel Quarry House is built on the footprint of the burnt out ruin of the original house. The site features great views of natural landscape and blends with it very well thanks to the exterior done in raw stones combined with several wood inserts. Its form is simple – a rugged face reflecting the quarry and estuary and a smoother façade facing the more sheltered, rural landscape. The new house is an informal, practical and low energy family home. It uses sustainable sources of energy that includes ground source heat pumps and solar panels concealed in the roof. The walls and roof are heavily insulated to reduce heating loads, windows are triple glazed using high performance insulative glass and water is obtained from an onsite bore hole.
Source: McLean Quinlan