A project from 2008 finally gets started! #Ballyglass #Lighthouse #Keepers #Cottage

I don’t think there’s much better for an architect to see a project that you thought would never happen finally get started. This is the case with the lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Ballyglass, County Mayo. Exactly 14 years after first Read More …

Just about to go in for planning on this contemporary extension in zinc with glazed link to stone house County Mayo

Just about to go in for planning on this contemporary extension in zinc with glazed link to stone house County Mayo: A special thanks to Nelly again at Squaredd1 for the visual.

I wrote this towards the end of last year & still sticking to it (for now)…

I wrote THIS POST in October last year and so far I’m sticking to the plan of undertaking design and planning on projects. So far I’ve been sticking to the plan and it’s going OK. I still have a few Read More …

Planning granted on this contemporary reworking of Irish vernacular #Mayo #house

We’ve just received notification of Grant of Planning Permission on this new County Mayo house – a reworking of vernacular Mayo that comprises a single storey element linking into a storey and half. Quite a tricky one to get over Read More …

A review of 2021…

It’s that time of year again with a short review of projects, some now finished, some still in progress, some granted planning, some starting… anyways here you go and I hope you’ve had a great Christmas and here’s to a Read More …

Update on this new #Mayo #House with Trevor McDonnell Kitchen

I wrote THIS POST a short while back on one of our rural, Mayo house designs that reached completion stage. The slideshow below are a few more additional photographs from Trevor McDonnell Kitchens that shows their exceptional craftsmanship that beautifully Read More …

Our method of working changes (again) – Design and Planning ONLY!

The beauty of being a small business is that you are able to change direction in the way that you are working ‘on a sixpence’. I wrote THIS POST in October of last year where we were restricting the number Read More …

What is #Conservation ? The Neues Museum #Berlin

The faithful readers and Instagram followers may have spotted that I was in Berlin recently (half of the week was in Berlin but had to cut the trip short when the Passivhaus conference in the other half was moved (again) Read More …

Planning just about to go in on this #Mayo #Contemporary #Cottage #Extension

I seem to have ended up being the ‘go-to guy’ for Irish Cottages, refurbishment, restoration & extension. This project calls into that category. It’s in County Mayo and features a contemporary extension at the rear using ‘agricultural’ materials to respect Read More …

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 …