#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 …

Planning permission granted for this Connemara refurbishment/extension in a stunning location, constn drawings next

Below is the photomontage showing the Further Infornmation request to show how the refurbishment and extension a house in Connemara impacted on it’s surroundings. As you can see; it settles in nicely with the site (if you can see it!). Read More …

Quick site visit to this restoration/extension (design & planning only)

I’m often asked whether I provide a partial service and this cottage restoration and extension is a good example where I did the design and planning and then handed over to another for completion. Obviously I prefer being involved from Read More …

Who am I? #2 – A 'Restoration Man' a big shout to @Cornish_Lime & Callywith Quarry

Continuing on from Blogging Tip – Write a post a day on a specific subject – Who are you? and Who are you? Where am I from? this third post delves a little deeper into my background and where I Read More …