#ArchiTalks #24 House or Home? #RefugeeCrisis @GrainneHassett mentioned

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 ‘House or Home’ is Keith Palma. 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 …

Mark Stephens Article on Underground Houses in current Self Build Magazine

The current issue (Autumn 2016) of Self Build & Improve your Home Magazine has the updated piece we wrote on underground construction & features our own underground house and intensive & extensive roofs. Available now in all good newsagents or Read More …

Tips for Designing Your Home Office

If you’re working from home, it’s tough to focus on the actual task at hand instead of constantly visiting the kitchen for a snack or taking a quick nap on your dangerously comfy bed. At Home Improvement Leads, they’ve found Read More …

Top Tips For Planning Your New Home Gym guest post by @remodeling

We’ve been asked a few times recently to either incorporate a gym into new house or to factor in space into an existing one. This guest post by Stephanie Sylvester of Modernize outlines what you should consider when planning your Read More …

Name checked as additional contributor in this @selfbuildire article

I haven’t written for SelfBuild & Improve your home magazine for a while but I occasionally provide additional information when asked as in the name-checked recent article below on the A-Z of self-building by Astrid Madsen: Cutting also included in Read More …

Yet more Dermot Bannon love

Following on from yesterday’s Dermot Bannon Post; here’s another snippet from his forthcoming book ‘Love Your Home’: “Money spent on an architect at the design stage is potentially €100,000 saved 10 years down the road.” What Dermot is referencing are Read More …

A man's home is unfortunately not his castle…

Sorry to be sexist but that’s the way the saying goes: “A man’s home is is castle” But why have I turned it on its head – a man’s home is NOT his castle. But where does the saying come Read More …

Come to Ireland and buy a house…

The faithful followers of my photos and blog will have seen the exceptional beauty of West Ireland from the regularly posted photos whilst on my bike rides (and other excursions). You can see all these images on my personal blog Read More …