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 …

Mark Stephens continues as Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) Consultant & Designer

I am pleased to announce that I have renewed my Passivhaus Certification and the qualification as Certified Passivhaus Consultant through the papers, presentations and CPD undertaken over the last 5 years. We have also completed a house fully to the Read More …

#Passivhaus is all about comfort : empirical as well as theoretical analysis (inspired by @MarkSiddallRIBA)

When designing and building a Passivhaus we use the PHPP software from The Passive House Institute. The goal is for the design and resulting construction to meet the Passivhaus criteria. The house below is nearing construction in County Mayo where Read More …

Completion reached on this #Mayo #House

We’ve just reached Practical Completion barring a few minor snags on this new house in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. below are a few photos that I took during at last visit (we’ll send our photographer back when the house has settled Read More …

Incredible drone photos of one of our new #Mayo #Passivhaus Construction by @LLStructuresLtd

With thanks to Ollie at Long Life Structures (http://www.llstructures.ie); the timber frame company that’s construction one of new houses in County Mayo and permission from our great clients (Michelle & Dave); below are a few photos showing the current construction. Read More …

Now lecturing @itsligo #Architecture

The faithful readers will know that I’ve been undertaking some lecturing and teaching positions over the years (you can read more about my ‘come-back’ HERE) and I am please to say that as well as undertaking the occasional guest lecturer Read More …

Double pitch extension to cottage with rain-chain completed in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos in a slideshow from a recently completed extension to a relatively new cottage in County Mayo: Thanks to: Contractor: P Fallon & Sons Ltd Kitchen & Fitted Furniture: Conroy Kitchens Structural Engineering: Paul Cuddy Photography: Read More …

We’re in the ‘Into the West’ @RIAIonline Journal #ArchitectureIreland special issue; special thanks @Gilleeece

We’re in the ‘Into the West’ @RIAIonline Journal #ArchitectureIreland special issue. Featured in the RIAI Journal – Architecture Ireland AI299 ‘Into The West’ special issue: To see other mentions in the local, national & international PRESS CLICK HERE Special thanks Read More …

Velux Extensions by Mark Stephens Architects

I was looking at the recent Velux Extensions advert on the TV recently and though about how many times we have utilised Velux extensions in our designs. And the answer was a lot!. From pitched roofs to flat, we are Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects in today’s Irish Independent Property Section with other @RIAIonline architects

We are in todays Irish Independent Property section alongside other Irish Architects who designed their own home. Click on the image or HERE to open the online version: This article has also been added into the PRESS section of the Read More …