Just about to go in for planning on this contemporary extension in zinc with glazed link to stone house County Mayo

Just about to go in for planning on this contemporary extension in zinc with glazed link to stone house County Mayo: A special thanks to Nelly again at Squaredd1 for the visual.

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 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 …

Slideshow & ‘Tear Sheet’ on completed #house in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos of a recently completed house near Belmullet, County Mayo. The project features: • Glass to glass connections to maximise the incredible views • Wedge shaped building with sloping eaves to create a flow through the 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 …

Passive House Plus (@phplusmag) free-to-read due to Covid-19 – and we’re in it with @LLStructuresLtd

Passive House plus free to read, in print & digital, due to Covid-19 crisis Here is their information: Dear reader, To ensure anyone who wants to read Passive House Plus can do so easily during this challenging and disrupted time, Read More …

2019 – A year in review of Mark Stephens Architects

It’s that time of the year when we look back in review and see how good (or bad) the year has been. Here are a couple of other years where I’ve done the same thing: 2018 2016 Well what have Read More …

We put a lot of work in on projects – completion reached on this #Roscommon #SelfBuild

A family have just moved into their new self-build where we were the architects from the beginning until the end. I wrote THIS POST a short while back for #ArchiTalksIE on how long projects take and the one below from Read More …

#Passivhaus is all about comfort : empirical as well as theoretical analysis (inspired by @MarkSiddallRIBA)

When designing and building a Passivhaus we use the PHPP software from The Passive House Institute. The goal is for the design and resulting construction to meet the Passivhaus criteria. The house below is nearing construction in County Mayo where Read More …