When an architect is asked to do a ‘sun-room’…

Architects are well know for pushing the boundaries and the photos below show how we interpreted the frequently asked for (in Ireland) – the ‘sun-room’ The client was looking for a lobby space to enter before the main house where Read More …

Our #architecture goes beyond simple building #lifestyle #dreams #Irish #Cottage #Extension

The project I’m showing here really shows how the architecture we create goes beyond simple rooms and building. It’s about building a clients’ dream and lifestyle. Below are a few images of a recently completed double extension and refurbishment of Read More …

Incredible drone photos of one of our new #Mayo #Passivhaus Construction by @LLStructuresLtd

With thanks to Ollie at Long Life Structures (http://www.llstructures.ie); the timber frame company that’s construction one of new houses in County Mayo and permission from our great clients (Michelle & Dave); below are a few photos showing the current construction. Read More …

Architectural Competitions and Me… #RoomwithinaRoom cc @vectorworks

It is very rare for me to enter architectural competitions and recently I threw may hat into the ring for the RIBA Room within a Room ‘Ideas’ competition. Below is an extract from my entry which was a proposal for Read More …

Now lecturing @itsligo #Architecture

The faithful readers will know that I’ve been undertaking some lecturing and teaching positions over the years (you can read more about my ‘come-back’ HERE) and I am please to say that as well as undertaking the occasional guest lecturer Read More …

Double pitch extension to cottage with rain-chain completed in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos in a slideshow from a recently completed extension to a relatively new cottage in County Mayo: Thanks to: Contractor: P Fallon & Sons Ltd Kitchen & Fitted Furniture: Conroy Kitchens Structural Engineering: Paul Cuddy Photography: Read More …

How does an architect communicate a design to a client in another country? #ArchitalksIE

As a regular contributor to the worldwide ‘Blogging Architect’ group #ArchiTalks; we have extended the concept as a separate Irish group of blogging architects with the hashtag #ArchTalksIE This first post is on the theme of ‘How does an architect Read More …

Initial consultations/designs now available in sterling & dollars for UK & US clients & also #Brexit

A good percentage of our work is with emigrants from the UK and the US returning to Ireland, either with renovating/extending older properties or entire new houses. With Brexit looming large on the horizon together with Trump; I can only Read More …

Nearing completion on this ‘Triple’ extension #Mayo

We’re getting very close to completion on this ‘Triple’ extension in County Mayo: The triple (Tony Curtis would be proud): • Porch • Kitchen Dining with double pitch and rain chain • Bedroom with zinc fascia More to follow soon…

Velux Extensions by Mark Stephens Architects

I was looking at the recent Velux Extensions advert on the TV recently and though about how many times we have utilised Velux extensions in our designs. And the answer was a lot!. From pitched roofs to flat, we are Read More …