Lovely comment by Niall at @ecologicalbuild on the #Mayo house featured in the current @phplusmag

Another great comment to add to TESTIMONIALS section of website from Niall Crosson At Ecological Building Systems Niall Crosson – Group Technical Manager BTech, MEngSc,MIEI, CEPHC. Ecological Building Systems, Main Street, Athboy, Co.Meath Tel: 046 9432104 www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com “WELL DONE on Read More …

Lovely text from clients over weekend #Covid19

I received a lovely text from a client about a house we designed & supervised last year: “I thank God that we are in this wonderful home designed by you…all day I reap the benefits of a south-facing kitchen – Read More …

Covid19 Coronavirus Mark Stephens Architects work update

Hi everyone As Ireland has been now effectively been put into lockdown from midnight of 27/03/2020 for 2 weeks below are our current working methods: • Consultations for new work are ongoing – online HERE (details, & costs & how Read More …

Update on working under #Covid19 #StillWorking

I wrote THIS POST last week on our Covid-19 working policy; most of this is still current but this is a quick update on where we’re at currently: • The office is technically closed, one staff member is there isolated 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 …

Zoom notes for online lectures #Covid19 Massive thanks to @cjbuccafusco

Hi all I’ve compiled a few guidelines & tips for using Zoom in delivering online lectures etc… You can download them HERE Please feel free to share this document. A massive thanks to Chris Buccafusco who set me off on Read More …

Vectorworks Design Summit – POSTPONED

POSTPONED – MORE INFORMATION ON OUR COVID-19 POLICY TO FOLLOW Life is strange. After running the most successful Vectorworks training company and consultancy in the UK, and then setting up an architectural practice (still using Vectorworks) in the West of Read More …

If you haven’t seen #Parasite yet – here’s why if you’re in #Architecture

Oscar-winning film Parasite from Korea is a must-see if you have anything to do with architecture. Here’s why: 1. The attention to the architectural detail in the sets is incredible; this combined with the cinematic experience makes the whole (roller-coaster Read More …

Our double pitched triple #Mayo extension with rain-chain featured in @selfbuildire magazine…

Great to see the extensions we were architects on for Leonie & Johnny featured in Selfbuild magazine – grab a copy now! Below is the cover that you’re looking for: We featured this project in a previous post and slideshow Read More …

Heat Loss Form Factor and #Mayo #Rural #Houses

I wrote THIS POST yesterday that explained that a more ‘simpler’ form will result in a building that is less expensive to heat. I also presented a paper & poster at the Passivhaus Conference in Munich in 2018 where I Read More …