The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

A revisit to a completed, tricky jewel of a project in County Mayo

I was in the area of a tricky project we completed a while back and I swung by to see how it looked and took a few photos (below). I’ve written previously on this project HERE and HERE and funnily 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 …

Site visits resuming Monday 18th May…

Well it looks like I’ll be resuming site visits on the projects that were on hold on Monday 18th May (subject to Government confirmation). The office will still be closed and I’ll be continuing to work from home until the Read More …

Lovely text from clients over weekend #Covid19

I received a lovely text from a client about a house we designed & supervised last year: “I thank God that we are in this wonderful home designed by you…all day I reap the benefits of a south-facing kitchen – Read More …

Covid19 Coronavirus Mark Stephens Architects work update

Hi everyone As Ireland has been now effectively been put into lockdown from midnight of 27/03/2020 for 2 weeks below are our current working methods: • Consultations for new work are ongoing – online HERE (details, & costs & how Read More …

Update on working under #Covid19 #StillWorking

I wrote THIS POST last week on our Covid-19 working policy; most of this is still current but this is a quick update on where we’re at currently: • The office is technically closed, one staff member is there isolated 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 …

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 …