I will be a presenting a (short) paper at the 2018 #Passivhaus Conference in Munich

I received confirmation today that I will be a ‘Poster Presenter’ giving a short presentation at the 2018 International Passivhaus Conference in Munich next year. My paper/presentation & poster is on: “Designing with the vernacular in relation to planning & Read More …

Flat out at moment taking on more & bigger projects – here’s The Team…

We’re flat out at moment work-wise and we’re taking on more & bigger projects. To that end we’ve taken on new full-time and freelance staff to help us out. Click HERE for details on ‘The Team’. Why not take a Read More …

It’s TY season again and this year the students are concentrating on @Sketchup

Transition Year (TY) in Ireland is where students between junior and leaving Certificate take a year working on other projects and include some work experience before starting the leaving Certificate. The students are usually around 16-17 years old. This year Read More …

STOP PRESS – Building Control contacts architect on completion cc @BRegsBlog

You know the drill, no names, no pack-drill but something unheard of happened this week. We were contacted by Building Control on completion of a project. For those in the UK this will be hard to believe as they would Read More …

This #advice is so important I’ve updated it and included it again…

This is something that comes up again and again and again. Following a lengthy design process and planning permission is obtained or an Exempted Development design is proposed. The client makes changes to the design and doesn’t obtain a new Read More …

#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 …

My favourite drawing – you can’t beat a good site layout

You’d be surprised to hear that it’s not the plans, sections and elevations that get my heart a flutter – although very important and they need to communicate the design. My favourite drawing is the site layout. Why? I’m always Read More …

After a lot of tooing & frooing- this new house is finally going to site…

After a lot of tooing & frooing- this new house is finally going to site in County Mayo…: It continues our courtyard, sun catching designs and we will be architects, Design and Assigned Certifiers and Project Supervisors (PSDP)

This story equally applies to me #Architect #Story #FridayFun #Clients

I’ve heard this story a few times, told by different people depending on what job they do: “A King was having problems with the plumbing in his castle and called a series of plumbers to fix the problem. None of Read More …

Planning lodged on this new #Rural #House

We’ve just lodged a planning application for this new house in the Connacht area (no names yet): I’ll let you know how it goes. This photomontage was included in one of our most comprehensive set of drawings at application stage Read More …