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 …

Heat Loss Form Factor & architectural education cc @ElrondBurrell @ecominimalnick

As an architect, Passive House (Passivhaus) designer/consultant and educator (I’m a part-time lecturer at IT Sligo); we are at a critical phase in architectural education as regards aesthetics and energy performance. A significant factor that contributes to energy loss is Read More …

We’re back at work! Website updated for 2020!

Just to let you know that the office has formally reopened, a bit of a struggle on the first day back but the team is here and with the help of some coffee we’ll get through the day. I hope Read More …

nZEB and get your planning applications in ASAP!

We are approaching some very critical dates regarding the Building Regulations and particularly Part L (Conservation of Fuel & Energy); so this post explains what this means and what you need to be doing: What is nZEB? ‘Nearly Zero Energy Read More …

Great testimonial added (from another architect)…

It’s great when you get feedback from your peers (a visitor to one of our projects by a fellow architect), and we’ve just added this to the Testimonials Page on our website: “[This] house is an advertisement as to why Read More …

Notification of Grant of Planning received on this #Contemporary #Thatched #Cottage #Extension

We’ve just received notification of Grant of Planning received on this #Contemporary #Thatched #Cottage #Extension in a very visible location in Ireland – no locations yet until full grant received: ps Went straight through planning without a single Further Information Read More …

The perfect combo of design and cycling! #bora @BORAhansgrohe @BORAGmbH

The faithful followers & friends will now of my passion for cycling and I received a great magazine yesterday from a friend who also likes his cycling and supplies kitchens. The Bora Magazine contains information on their incredible vapour extraction Read More …

Nearing completion on this #Mayo #Passivhaus

We’re getting closer & closer to completing on this #Passivhaus in County Mayo. All the external work has been down and we’re now starting second fixing internally (all the MHVR & heating is complete) Below are a few photos and Read More …

Off-grid artists studio completed somewhere

I helped an artist a while back with their off-grid, home pod and studio; names & location private. Below is a quick animation of the original sketch design: And here’s how it turned out:

Property of the Week #Mayo #Refurbishment

This is something new for us and thought it might be a good idea… I’ll post a refurbishment property that would be a great project for someone. They’ll be close to our office and if you need an architect to Read More …