Completed photos of this #Lockdown project of thatch cottage restoration & extension in Co. Fingal

Another lockdown project reaches completion (this was a little while ago but took a while to get the photographs together). Below, therefore, is a slideshow of photos of this restoration and extension to a Protected structure/thatched cottage in County Fingal. Read More …

A #LockdownProject finishes

Architects will look book on the last 3 years with projects that fall into the Pandemic #Lockdown era. Here’s one that has just completed. A deep retrofit of an existing Irish Cottage. Including external insulation, heat pump, new windows etc… Read More …

Is this the most important job I’ll work on? #Restoration #Lighthouse #Cottage

The work of an architect is an interesting one. From large to small practice. From public to private sector. From residential to commercial. And then there’s restoration.: The work of the conservation architect may involve building nothing. Just to bring Read More …

What is #Conservation ? The Neues Museum #Berlin

The faithful readers and Instagram followers may have spotted that I was in Berlin recently (half of the week was in Berlin but had to cut the trip short when the Passivhaus conference in the other half was moved (again) Read More …

Notification of grant on this contemporary Irish Cottage extension

Just received some good news at the start of 2021 that this very contemporary extension to a traditional Irish cottage has been granted planning permission: The cottage has undergone previous extensions and this one adds vital space for a family Read More …

Happy New Year ! Office & business Covid opening arrangements…

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 4 weeks due to the current Level 5 lockdown. From Monday 4th January 2020 for 4 weeks the office will be closed to visitors. Work is continuing remotely. Site Read More …

New works complete on this #Thatch #Cottage #Extension – restoration of existing next #Mayo

Popped by an ongoing project for an extension to a thatched cottage in County Mayo last week (first visit in a while due to Covid & lockdown). The new works are complete and now being lived in whilst the existing 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 …

2019 – A year in review of Mark Stephens Architects

It’s that time of the year when we look back in review and see how good (or bad) the year has been. Here are a couple of other years where I’ve done the same thing: 2018 2016 Well what have Read More …

TY Project on Swinford Town Hall

Swinford Town Hall 1.0 Historical Background Townhall, Swinford Below is an animation of the Town Hall in Swinford: 1.0.1 The building was on a T-shaped plan with a seven-bay deep single-storey central return. The priests and the parishioners decided to Read More …