The last site visit of 2021 #Mayo #Extension #Completion #AirtightDogFlap

Well I think this is going to be the last site visit of 2021 (famous last words); where we reached (more or less) completion on this delicate extension to a terrace house in Westport, County Mayo. Below are a few Read More …

Notification of Planning Granted on this new #Mayo #House

We received some good news this morning on the notification of planning on this proposed new house in County, Mayo. Below is a visual showing how we’ve created a contemporary yet traditional vernacular form; using the language of the Irish Read More …

Notification of planning received on this #Mayo #Passivhaus #PassiveHouse

We received some good news this morning on the notification of planning on this proposed new Passive House (Passivhaus) in Achill, County, Mayo. Below are a couple of photographs at front & rear of the proposed dwelling: A special thanks Read More …

Update on this new #Mayo #House with Trevor McDonnell Kitchen

I wrote THIS POST a short while back on one of our rural, Mayo house designs that reached completion stage. The slideshow below are a few more additional photographs from Trevor McDonnell Kitchens that shows their exceptional craftsmanship that beautifully Read More …

What is #Conservation ? The Neues Museum #Berlin

The faithful readers and Instagram followers may have spotted that I was in Berlin recently (half of the week was in Berlin but had to cut the trip short when the Passivhaus conference in the other half was moved (again) Read More …

Notification of planning on this vernacular yet contemporary #Mayo #house #design

It is always good news to get a planning permission granted – even better when it goes straight through without a request for Further Information! Below are a few images on the design: Images by SQUAREDD 1 3D Architectural & Read More …

The office is open (sort of) from today!

From Monday 12th April, due to the Covid-19 restrictions on residential construction projects being lifted, the office is now open (sort of) The office is manned & others are still continuing to work remotely from home. If you do pop Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects providing Simon Open Door Consultations (online): Tues 4 May 2021 to Fri 14 May 2021

After a few years break; Mark Stephens Architects are providing Simon Open Door Consultations from Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021; bookings will open Monday 29 March 2021 at 13:00 THIS LINK explains what you need to Read More …

Planning just about to go in on this #Mayo #Contemporary #Cottage #Extension

I seem to have ended up being the ‘go-to guy’ for Irish Cottages, refurbishment, restoration & extension. This project calls into that category. It’s in County Mayo and features a contemporary extension at the rear using ‘agricultural’ materials to respect Read More …

Update to working arrangements due to Covid & lockdown

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 3 weeks due to the current lockdown announced today (Wednesday 6th January 2021). The office is now closed. This is from Friday 8th January 6pm Work is continuing remotely Read More …