#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 …

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 …

Our #architecture goes beyond simple building #lifestyle #dreams #Irish #Cottage #Extension

The project I’m showing here really shows how the architecture we create goes beyond simple rooms and building. It’s about building a clients’ dream and lifestyle. Below are a few images of a recently completed double extension and refurbishment of Read More …

Initial consultations/designs now available in sterling & dollars for UK & US clients & also #Brexit

A good percentage of our work is with emigrants from the UK and the US returning to Ireland, either with renovating/extending older properties or entire new houses. With Brexit looming large on the horizon together with Trump; I can only Read More …

Nearing completion on this ‘Triple’ extension #Mayo

We’re getting very close to completion on this ‘Triple’ extension in County Mayo: The triple (Tony Curtis would be proud): • Porch • Kitchen Dining with double pitch and rain chain • Bedroom with zinc fascia More to follow soon…

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 …

Mark Stephens returns from delivering a successful Passivhaus Conference paper & presentation

Mark Stephens has just returned from a successful delivery of his paper & presentation titled “Designing with the vernacular in relation to planning & Passivhaus – An Irish perspective” at the recent 22nd 2018 International Passive House Conference in Munich, Read More …

The Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans is launched…

We’re pleased to announce that we have completed and launched the ‘Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans’ This book of 10 extensions for cottages came about from the work the practice has undertaken in the restoration, renovation and extension of Read More …