A #LockdownProject finishes

Architects will look book on the last 3 years with projects that fall into the Pandemic #Lockdown era. Here’s one that has just completed. A deep retrofit of an existing Irish Cottage. Including external insulation, heat pump, new windows etc… Read More …

Notification of Planning Permission on this contemporary Irish cottage extension

Just received notification that planning has been granted on this design in County Mayo. Straight through. No request for Further Information!

Planning going in for this vernacular yet contemporary extension to Irish #Mayo cottage

Just about to go in for planning on this contemporary yet vernacular extension and reworking of a traditional Irish Cottage in County Mayo:

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 …

Notification of grant on this contemporary Irish Cottage extension

Just received some good news at the start of 2021 that this very contemporary extension to a traditional Irish cottage has been granted planning permission: The cottage has undergone previous extensions and this one adds vital space for a family Read More …

Excellent #Passivhaus infographics on the benefits of a Passive House from @the_iPHA cc @phaireland

As a long time extoller of the Passive House standard and methodology (and a Certified European Passive House Designer/Consultant) the following infographics from the International Passive House Association are excellent and communicate the benefits of building and living in a 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 …

Architect? Use your skills in the #ClimateEmergency #IrishArchitectsDeclare

I saw this excellent leaflet given out at the recent RIAI conference (think by the Irish Green Building Council ?) and thought it best to share the ways Architects can use their skills in the #Climate Emergency. You can also Read More …

We receive Original Drawing Award from Irish Georgian Society @IrishGeorgian

We are pleased and proud to announce that we were recipients of The Irish Georgian Society Original Drawing Award; I am shown below receiving the award from Micheal Wall: The award was for an “original architectural (non CAD) drawing relating Read More …

What can you as architects do in this #ClimateEmergency ? @lloydalter mentioned #IrishArchitectsDeclare

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact Read More …