Is this the most important job I’ll work on? #Restoration #Lighthouse #Cottage

The work of an architect is an interesting one. From large to small practice. From public to private sector. From residential to commercial. And then there’s restoration.: The work of the conservation architect may involve building nothing. Just to bring Read More …

#House #Extension #Retrofit #Refubishment to Irish Cottage

I revisited this project that completed a short while back to let some of the landscape take hold and include the gorgeous flowers that the clients have grown. So the project was to retain an existing cottage that had been Read More …

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 …