#Architalks #29 #Homecoming #Celtic #Vernacular

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. The Topic ‘Leader’ for this post ‘Homecoming’ is Bob Borson. Firstly, it’s Read More …

Planning Permission received on this Sligo Irish cottage extension

We just received notification that Planning Permission has been granted for this County Sligo Cottage extension. A mix of contemporary and traditional:

Our Conservation Reports now available as an online purchase…

As a continuation of our services that are bookable and payable online, namely: THE INITIAL CONSULTATION THE HOUSE EXTENSION/REMODEL SERVICE THE LARGER PROJECTS/NEW HOUSE SKETCH DESIGN SERVICE THE 3 HOURS FOR ANYTHING YOU LIKE SERVICE We are pleased to now Read More …

3D Rendered view vs ‘as built’ – contemporary extension to Irish farmhouse

Following on from this morning’s POST on the mono-pitched, contemporary extension to a two storey Irish farmhouse. Thought it would be interesting to see the early 3D design views vs. what was actually built. Pretty close 🙂

How #Japan handles conservation #Rebuilding

As conservation architects we are taught to respect historical features/details and to retain them as far as practically possible (The Venice and Burra Charters) But the approach Japan takes in their ancient temples such as the Ise Jingu grand shrine Read More …

Happy New Year – We’re back at work & open for business…

We hope that you all had a Happy New Year and we wish you a very prosperous 2017. Just to let you know we’re back at work and open for business. So if you’re thinking of an architectural project in Read More …

When trying to pick an architect – don’t focus too much on other houses they’ve done

Now this is a bit of a dichotomy: • You’re trying to pick the architect that’s perfect for you, your family and your project • Therefore you’re looking through their portfolio of work (HERE is ours by the way) • Read More …

Work progressing well on this contemporary extension to 2 storey Irish farmhouse [slideshow]

Work progressing well on this contemporary extension to 2 storey Irish farmhouse, below is the slideshow:

The 3-room traditional Irish Cottage:What do do with it & new book from @marion_mcgarry

As the faithful reader will know we have a grá for the three-roomed, traditional Irish Cottage. We have done numerous restorations, refurbishments and extensions to this ubiquitious, traditional architectural form across Ireland. It was of great interest therefore that I Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects featured in Home&Build Magazine (Summer 2016)

The current issue (Summer 2016) of Ireland’s Home&Build – Self Builders Guide features the house we designed for Tim Morris in Foxford, County Mayo. Available now in all good newsagents or subscribe HERE Or click HERE for the online edition Read More …