Our #architecture goes beyond simple building #lifestyle #dreams #Irish #Cottage #Extension

The project I’m showing here really shows how the architecture we create goes beyond simple rooms and building. It’s about building a clients’ dream and lifestyle. Below are a few images of a recently completed double extension and refurbishment of Read More …

The Chalet at Ard na Gaoithe reaches completion

We are pleased to see the Chalet at the Ard na Gaoithe recreation area near Long, County Mayo reach completion. It’s been an interesting restoration/renovation/reconstruction project, below is a bit of the history and some photographs of the end result: Read More …

What would you build for love?

We’re working on a very interesting renovation/restoration/reconstruction project at the moment – the Chalet at Ard na Gaoithe Forest near to Ashford Castle in County Mayo. Below is what it was looking like before we started: It was in a 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 …

Planning Permission received on this Sligo Irish cottage extension

We just received notification that Planning Permission has been granted for this County Sligo Cottage extension. A mix of contemporary and traditional:

3D Rendered view vs ‘as built’ – contemporary extension to Irish farmhouse

Following on from this morning’s POST on the mono-pitched, contemporary extension to a two storey Irish farmhouse. Thought it would be interesting to see the early 3D design views vs. what was actually built. Pretty close 🙂

This @marion_mcgarry #IrishCottage image is going viral !

Sometimes a tweet takes a life of it’s own and I’ve watched with interest how a recent Tweet by Dr. Marion McGarry (whose forthcoming book on Irish Cottages I’m eagerly anticipating) has been liked and retweeted over and over again! Read More …

Revisit on this completed cottage restoration & extension in County Mayo

I did Design & Planning only on this Cottage Restoration & ‘Upside-Down’ extension where we added vital living space upstairs with bedrooms below. Below are a slideshow of images followed by the ‘Tear Sheet’ that opens a pdf (1Mb) A Read More …

Incredible BEFORE & AFTER pictures (of house renovation)

Sounding a little bit like those BEFORE & AFTER photos showing incredible weight loss; this is a quick post showing the before an after of a house renovation completed recently in County Sligo by Mark Stephens Architects. Main contractor: Felix Read More …

Updated website with easier to understand 'Services' sheet and now also Interior Design…

I thought the ‘SERVICES’ section of website was getting a bit confusing so have simplified it with single sheet that outlines what we do; i.e.: • As Irish RIAI and UK ARB / RIBA Architects we provide Architectural Services in Read More …