This contemporary dwelling is our first completed project in County Kildare, Ireland to date. The brief asked for a modern family house to be constructed to the energy efficiency standard of the Passivhaus standard. The design allows large sliding glass screens to the garden and south facing private aspect of the site. This allows for passive solar gain in the colder months and creates a relaxed family space internally that is flooded with light and sunshine. The glass screens make a direct visible connection to the garden.