Excellent #Passivhaus infographics on the benefits of a Passive House from @the_iPHA cc @phaireland

As a long time extoller of the Passive House standard and methodology (and a Certified European Passive House Designer/Consultant) the following infographics from the International Passive House Association are excellent and communicate the benefits of building and living in a 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 …

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 …

@itsligo #CreativeShowcase #Architecture

Following on from completing my first year lecturing at ITSligo in the Architecture course; it was great to see the ‘End of Year Show’ – their ‘Creative Showcase’. It has been a privilege teaching such a great bunch of students Read More …

A full year completed lecturing @itsligo #Architecture

Barring some marking; all of my lectures and design studio work have been completed for a year lecturing in Architecture at IT Sligo. You can read more about the new Architecture course (currently undergoing RIAI Accreditation) HERE. I also wrote Read More …

@itsligo #Architecture course in process for @RIAIOnline Accreditation & lecturing…

Great to see that the RIAI accreditation process has started for the architecture course at ITSligo. The course has been provisionally approved for the current cohort of first years. The current situation is fully described on the RIAI website HERE 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 …

Website updated with new @RIAIonline marks #Registered

We’ve just updated the homepage and all our letterheads with the new RIAI Registered ‘Mark’ We’ve also receive our new RIAI stamp for legal documents for 2019 where we can help with the following (these are where the stamp is 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 …

Nearing builders finish completion on this double extension to already extended Irish Sligo cottage

Not quite as good as a triple extension 😉 But this double extension to an already extended traditional cottage in County Sligo is nearing completion from the builder (finishes still to do):