Going to site (finally) on this Passivhaus

It looks like we’re going to site on this Passivhaus in County Mayo; the plan was to go for full certification but we’ll see how this pans out. It’s taken a while to get there but I’m excited to see Read More …

Mark Stephens returns from delivering a successful Passivhaus Conference paper & presentation

Mark Stephens has just returned from a successful delivery of his paper & presentation titled “Designing with the vernacular in relation to planning & Passivhaus – An Irish perspective” at the recent 22nd 2018 International Passive House Conference in Munich, Read More …

Received the Passive House Conference Programme – and I’m in it!

I received the Passive House Conference programme today where I will be a ‘Poster Presenter’ giving a short presentation at the 2018 International Passivhaus Conference in Munich this year: My paper/presentation & poster is on: “Designing with the vernacular in Read More …

Planning permission extended on this one-off Passivhaus in County Longford

We’ve just received notification that the time limit on this intended Passivhaus in County Longford has been extended to 2021 (sounds a long way off!). Gives the client more options if the planning is still in date: This was one Read More …

Tear sheet on proposed Mayo Passivhaus by Mark Stephens Architects…

We’ve added THIS TEAR SHEET on the proposed Passivhaus (Passive House) that has just been granted Planning Permission in County Mayo, Ireland. Mark Stephens Architects are appointed as Project Architects providing a full architectural service from inception to completion was Read More …

My #Passivhaus guest post on Garden Designer @LinseyEvans blog…

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Continuing to be a member of International & Irish Passive House Associations @the_iPHA @PHAIreland #PassivhausDesigner

As a Certified European Passive House Designer (and a UK and Ireland Chartered and Registered Architect with the ARB, RIBA & RIAI); I am proud to continue my membership with the iPHA, the International Passive House Association and it’s affliate Read More …

@Vectorworks #Energos Review for #Passivhaus #Passive #House Design Pt1

VectorWorks Energos – Passivhaus Plenty of #’s in this title! I’ve been using the new Energos energy analysis commands in Vectorworks for a little while now and thought I’d share my thoughts. I’m probably one of a select number who Read More …

Planning application going in on this #Sedum #Roof #Passivhaus #Mayo

After a lot of pre-planning; we’re lodging the planning application on this unusual house next week: It has a stack of thinks I love in design: • Plan is to go fully Passivhaus Certified • Folded origami style roofs • Read More …

Timing or Sequencing is the key to great construction #Passivhaus

“I say I say I say, what is the secret to great comedy” “I don’t know what is the secret to great…” “timing” The same applies in the construction world. The secret to great construction is timing. Or as it Read More …