I wrote this towards the end of last year & still sticking to it (for now)…

I wrote THIS POST in October last year and so far I’m sticking to the plan of undertaking design and planning on projects. So far I’ve been sticking to the plan and it’s going OK. I still have a few Read More …

Planning granted on this contemporary reworking of Irish vernacular #Mayo #house

We’ve just received notification of Grant of Planning Permission on this new County Mayo house – a reworking of vernacular Mayo that comprises a single storey element linking into a storey and half. Quite a tricky one to get over 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 …

Our method of working changes (again) – Design and Planning ONLY!

The beauty of being a small business is that you are able to change direction in the way that you are working ‘on a sixpence’. I wrote THIS POST in October of last year where we were restricting the number 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 …

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 …

Happy New Year ! Office & business Covid opening arrangements…

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 4 weeks due to the current Level 5 lockdown. From Monday 4th January 2020 for 4 weeks the office will be closed to visitors. Work is continuing remotely. Site Read More …

Goodbye 2020 – a review of the year

It’s at this time of the year I do a review looking back over the year. No words. We’re still alive & in business & our thoughts & prayers go to those who didn’t make it. Hopefully 2021 may be Read More …

YT speaking @UCDArch @CURRENT_IRELAND #Lecture Series 11th Dec 1-2pm with @itsligo

You are welcome to a Zoom lecture co-hosted by myself & Bernadette Donohoe – Programme Chair of Architectural Design at IT Sligo on Friday 11th December 1-2pm, details below: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/85946920172 Passcode: 597113 Bernadette Donohoe – Programme Chair of Architectural Design Read More …

The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …