#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 …

Great testimonial added (from another architect)…

It’s great when you get feedback from your peers (a visitor to one of our projects by a fellow architect), and we’ve just added this to the Testimonials Page on our website: “[This] house is an advertisement as to why Read More …

#Energos #Vectorworks for #Passivhaus projects

As a long-time user of Vectorworks (In a previous life I ran the most successful UK/Ireland Vectorworks consultancy) and a Certified Passivhaus (Passive House) Designer / Consultant, I was thrilled to see that Vectorworks implemented tools to calculate Building Energy 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 …

Well we made it. Project completed! #BIM #Vectorworks

Following on from THIS post where I showed a project in progress that involved considerable coordination of BIM model, drawings, fabrication & building. Well, we finally got it complete! Even when the steel was fabricated and I was having doubts Read More …

Completion reached on this #Mayo #House

We’ve just reached Practical Completion barring a few minor snags on this new house in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. below are a few photos that I took during at last visit (we’ll send our photographer back when the house has settled 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 …

Incredible drone photos of one of our new #Mayo #Passivhaus Construction by @LLStructuresLtd

With thanks to Ollie at Long Life Structures (http://www.llstructures.ie); the timber frame company that’s construction one of new houses in County Mayo and permission from our great clients (Michelle & Dave); below are a few photos showing the current construction. Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects included in best practice for Roscommon Rural House Guidelines

County Roscommon have just released their own Rural House Guidelines and we are proud to say that one of our projects has been included within it. You can see our example showing ‘Best Practice’ when extending properties and using flat Read More …

Double pitch extension to cottage with rain-chain completed in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos in a slideshow from a recently completed extension to a relatively new cottage in County Mayo: Thanks to: Contractor: P Fallon & Sons Ltd Kitchen & Fitted Furniture: Conroy Kitchens Structural Engineering: Paul Cuddy Photography: Read More …