We also undertake #Commercial #Projects

Although we are mostly known for our residential projects; we so undertake some commercial work. Below is an example of one of our local commercial projects where we provided design work on the fit-out of an ‘Intreo’ office; this included Read More …

#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 …

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 …

#BIM isn’t just Revit #CaseStudy #Vectorworks

We’re working on an interesting but difficult project at the moment that has really tested our BIM resources. Below is an outline of the process to where we are now: Step 1: Software: VectorWorks & ArchiCAD Our in-house software is Read More …

How does an architect communicate a design to a client in another country? #ArchitalksIE

As a regular contributor to the worldwide ‘Blogging Architect’ group #ArchiTalks; we have extended the concept as a separate Irish group of blogging architects with the hashtag #ArchTalksIE This first post is on the theme of ‘How does an architect Read More …

The Titanic Hotel, Belfast @TitanicHotelBel #InteriorDesign

I had the opportunity recently to stay at the Titanic Hotel Belfast and it got me thinking about the purpose of interior design and how tricky it can be. The hotel is opposite the new Titanic visitor centre in the Read More …

We do venture outside Mayo you know #Dublin #Job #Project #Ireland

Currently we have a few projects dotted around the country; here’s a recently completed rear extension where we provided design and construction drawing services: Our online design ‘Packages’ can be undertaken nationwide (and even further afield if required); you’ll need Read More …

Our book on #Irish #Cottage #Extension #Plans featured in @selfbuildire magazine

Our book of Irish cottage Extension plans was featured in Self Build Ireland Magazine (https://twitter.com/selfbuildire): Click HERE to purchase or on the image above. Promo code valid until March 31st 2018 This article is also included in the PRESS section Read More …

#Architalks #StartingADesign #HowItAllBegins

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. The Topic ‘Leader’ for this post ‘Starting a Design’ is Jon Brown: Read More …

CAO Choices & yet more advice…

Following on from THIS POST on CAO points and courses for architecture. This second post gives a bit more advice and covers a few more of the other courses available. Firstly regarding CAO and course choices: 1. Forget about what Read More …