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 …

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 …

Mark Stephens Architects included in best practice for Roscommon Rural House Guidelines

County Roscommon have just released their own Rural House Guidelines and we are proud to say that one of our projects has been included within it. You can see our example showing ‘Best Practice’ when extending properties and using flat Read More …

Architectural Competitions and Me… #RoomwithinaRoom cc @vectorworks

It is very rare for me to enter architectural competitions and recently I threw may hat into the ring for the RIBA Room within a Room ‘Ideas’ competition. Below is an extract from my entry which was a proposal for 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 …

How does an architect communicate a design to a client in another country? #ArchitalksIE

As a regular contributor to the worldwide ‘Blogging Architect’ group #ArchiTalks; we have extended the concept as a separate Irish group of blogging architects with the hashtag #ArchTalksIE This first post is on the theme of ‘How does an architect Read More …

#Architecture #Students #ReadingList #Design

If you’re a new Architecture student then you’ve probably had your orientation and you’re just about to start the educational process of ‘Becoming an architect’ This post is to give a few books that may help you along the way; Read More …

Update to 2 storey contemporary extension to traditional farmhouse…

Many thanks to Denise at Denise K Images (photographer) and Self Build Ireland who published the recent article on our contemporary, modernist extension to a traditional 2 storey Irish farmhouse in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Below are a few images from 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 …