Notification of planning on this vernacular yet contemporary #Mayo #house #design

It is always good news to get a planning permission granted – even better when it goes straight through without a request for Further Information! Below are a few images on the design: Images by SQUAREDD 1 3D Architectural & Read More …

Another #Mayo #Rural #House Completed

Below are a few images of another rural house by Mark Stephens Architects in County Mayo that’s just reached completion. Tricky design and planning process spanning several years but got there in the end. Great work by builders: CGQ Developments Read More …

Heat Loss Form Factor and #Mayo #Rural #Houses

I wrote THIS POST yesterday that explained that a more ‘simpler’ form will result in a building that is less expensive to heat. I also presented a paper & poster at the Passivhaus Conference in Munich in 2018 where I Read More …

We put a lot of work in on projects – completion reached on this #Roscommon #SelfBuild

A family have just moved into their new self-build where we were the architects from the beginning until the end. I wrote THIS POST a short while back for #ArchiTalksIE on how long projects take and the one below from 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 …

Mark Stephens returns from delivering a successful Passivhaus Conference paper & presentation

Mark Stephens has just returned from a successful delivery of his paper & presentation titled “Designing with the vernacular in relation to planning & Passivhaus – An Irish perspective” at the recent 22nd 2018 International Passive House Conference in Munich, Read More …

#Architalks #23 #Style

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. This post takes a slight different lead from the previous ones (where Read More …

Out to tender on this #Rural #Mayo #House #TataUrbanColourCoat

We’ve just gone out to tender on this pitched and mono-pitched design in County Mayo. Slate for the storey & 1/2 and Tata Urban Colocoat for the mono-pitch

Planning permission granted on this new house #Westport #Mayo

Just received notification of Grant of Planning Permission on this 2 block, narrow plan (Read HERE about Narrow plan forms) new house with connecting link near Westport, County Mayo. A tricky amount of Further Information required, too painful to go Read More …

House design in rural Ireland #NarrowPlan

Rural House Guidelines – Narrow depth plans There are several consistent themes running through every County Council in Ireland regarding rural house design: • Simple plan forms • Traditional roof pitches (35-55 deg) • Narrow plan depth It’s this last Read More …