Mark Stephens continues as Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) Consultant & Designer

I am pleased to announce that I have renewed my Passivhaus Certification and the qualification as Certified Passivhaus Consultant through the papers, presentations and CPD undertaken over the last 5 years. We have also completed a house fully to the Read More …

#Mayo #Cottage #Refurbishment reaches completion

Another project finished in County Mayo – a refurbishment and tidy-up of a traditional Irish Cottage (our specialty!). The project required planning as we removed the flat roof at the back and replaced it with a double pitched slate roof Read More …

IRISH ARCHITECTS DECLARE CLIMATE & BIODIVERSITY EMERGENCY

Architects Declare Ireland is calling on registered architects to sign a declaration acknowledging the twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss as the most serious issue of our time. A group of Irish architects has declared a climate and biodiversity 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 …

The Irish Construction Industry after #Brexit #GettingIrelandBrexitReady

The Department of Housing Planning and Local Government has just sent us the ‘Impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on construction products’, from the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government. From the date the UK leaves the EU (currently Read More …

How much does an architect cost (again)…

If there’s one blog post that I return to again and again it’s this one. And it’s also the question I am asked the most; generally the question is along the lines: ‘How much does a set of plans cost’ Read More …

Off-grid artists studio completed somewhere

I helped an artist a while back with their off-grid, home pod and studio; names & location private. Below is a quick animation of the original sketch design: And here’s how it turned out:

#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 …

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 …

When an architect is asked to do a ‘sun-room’…

Architects are well know for pushing the boundaries and the photos below show how we interpreted the frequently asked for (in Ireland) – the ‘sun-room’ The client was looking for a lobby space to enter before the main house where Read More …