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 …

A short bio on YT

I’ve been asked to put together a short biog on myself for the ATU website and thought I’d share it here too where you can know a little more about me: Mark Stephens MRIAI PGCert (Teaching) Mark Stephens is a Read More …

David Chipperfield & Conservation #2 #Venice

Following on from THIS POST on a trip to Berlin to see the conservation work undertaken there by David Chipperfield; this post centers on two of his projects undertaken in Venice; namely the Procuratie Vecchi and the extension to the Read More …

Test #3 @VectorWorks & VR Headsets #UnrealEngine

A trio of VectoWorks tests with the Oculus Quest 2 Headset. HERE is the first with TwinMotion HERE is the second with SketchUp. And below is the third with Unreal Engine. But first what is Unreal Engine and why am Read More …

All the projects. In one blog post. 1-90+

I’ve been thinking about the projects I’ve undertaken since moving to Ireland and this post is to document all of them. A few points to note: I’ve done my best with the sequence but it’s easy to lose track so Read More …

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 …

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 …

The Magnificent Seven Churches in Donegal by Liam McCormick – #1 – Glenties @Gilleeece mentioned

As the faithful follower may know that I had a short break in Donegal recently where as a ‘busman’s holiday’ I dragged my better half and youngest (19) around the seven churches in County Donegal by Liam McCormick. Many have 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 …

The Homewood by Patrick Gwynne #modernism

The faithful will have been following my recent trip to Donegal to see the Magnificent Seven Churches by Liam Mccormick (Summary post on the trip HERE) Shortly after this trip I was on a short trip to the UK where Read More …