Gearing up with #DesignPH for #Passivhaus #PHPP modelling

As promised in this last post on MATERIALS and THIS POST on our first house that was added to the Passive House Database, I’m giving a little more information on our Passive House modelling methodology… The PHPP modelled house linked Read More …

More on why materials are important #Passivhaus #PHRibbon #ClimateEmergency

I wrote previously on why building materials are important in combating the climate emergency HERE and I’m starting to get to grips with the Embodied CO2 PHPP plug-in ‘PHRibbon’ and have a few bits that I’d like to add to Read More …

First County #Mayo house added to Passive House Institute Database*

I’ve written about this recently completed County Mayo #nZEB #Passivhaus previously HERE and we’ve had the great news that after a lot of hard work, coordination & PHPP (the Passive House software) wrangling – the house has been entered into 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 …

The house that keeps on giving #ForSale #Foxford #SundayIndo

A very early project we completed after we set up practice in Ireland is on sale again in Foxford, Co. Mayo & was featured in last Sunday’s Independent – great also that we’re name checked with website in the piece 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …