Cork Architectural Association annual exhibition 2017

L’Architecture Quotidienne CAA annual exhibition 2017. We are delighted to announce our ‘Solar Scythe’ project selection for exhibition in the CAA annual exhibition, now on in Cork City Hall. We welcome all our friends to the opening event; The Cork...

Passive House in Cork granted planning permission

Passive House in Cork granted planning permission Cork Passive planning permission. Our Ballygarvan Passivhaus project has had a positive planning decision. This passive house design, is an extremely compact form which makes passive house compliance much easier and...

RIAI Practice Membership 2017 renewed

RIAI Practice Membership 2017 renewed RIAI architecture practice registration is now renewed for the coming year. We are delighted to confirm renewal of our professional registration as a practice on the RIAI register. For more on registration by the RIAI see here. By...

RIAI Business Series 2016

Valuing your service and charging for it – Tuesday 7 June RIAI business of architecture education. Paul McNally of the PassivHaus Architecture Company will be presenting to members of the RIAI on the system we have developed for guiding clients through the initial...

New York goes Passive!

naphnconference.com We are delighted to announce our presentation of our work to our North American colleagues at conference in New York this June.   The Third Annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo will be held June 13th and 14th,...

Future Housing Policy opinion piece

These are my thoughts on housing policy as I see it currently; We are in the middle of a housing crisis, with homelessness at shameful levels, rent and purchase prices at levels that exacerbate the issue. Part of the solution is of course to build more houses,...

ONCE OFF FEE OFFER! for February and March

Fee reduction offer to All Prospective Clients! Due to unforeseen circumstances*, this practice finds itself with excess short term capacity. We are offering 15% off services for the months of February and March 2015! This is on top of any fee reduction already...

Services designer required for EnerPHit project

Services designer required for EnerPHit project Building Services Designer wanted. I am looking for expressions of interest from consultants who would like to act as Services Designer for our EnerPHit extension and refurbishment project in Glasheen, Cork. The project...

Why an architect should never work for free..

This blog is aimed at other practicioners rather than potential clients. But clients may find it interesting also. I have spent a lot of time in the last year or so researching and educating myself a little about the business of architecture. Those of you interested...

Passive House Pharmacy latest site news

Time lapse video of work so far.. Passive House Pharmacy continues on site Site Inspection 23rd August 2014 We are dealing with snag items in the pharmacy and the apartment is about 4 days from completion. Site Inspection 8th August 2014 The pharmacy is open for...

New Building Control Regulations

New Building Control Regulations come into force March 1st 2014. The following is from a client guidance document produced by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland to explain the impact of the new legislation on those proposing to carry out relevant works from...

PassivHaus Pharmacy progress

Passive House Pharmacy continues on site  Site Inspection 21st February 2014 It’s a very cold February to be standing around on site looking at details for two hours, but site inspections have to be one of the best parts of being an architect. When you have...