Ecological architecture - sustainable design

Awards Media Video

Our practice has featured regularly in both Irish and foreign media throughout the years. Here is a selection of these:

  • Sally Starbuck has contributed an article to RIAI's new consumer magazine "house + design"
  • Irish Times feature: Cloughjordan: Inside Ireland’s only ecovillage
  • Irish Independant feature: Treading softly on the earth, Tipp Ecovillage's green heart beats strong
  • Open House weekend, abstract for IAHS Sustainable Housing congress
  • Presentation at Hempbuilding Symposium presentation at CAT Macchynleth, 'Learning from Housing' exhibition in Dublin
  • Presentation for AECB conference 2013
  • Dublin airport house case study paper: "Interesting proposal, which fits well into conference themes, transition from theory into practice: - Communication, education and training of sustainable development principles and professional skills" Smart and Sustainable Built Environments: Emerging economies - SASBE2012, Sao Paolo see also paper
  • Transforming Ireland lecture for UCD Earth Sciences Institute, TCD TrinityHaus and Dublin City Council under the aegis of the TCD-UCD Innovation Alliance
  • Invitation to present to UNIDO Expert Group Meeting into ecovillages in the Beijing region
  • "Sustainable Buildings in Practice:What the Users Think" By Prof George Baird, Wellington NZ: ISBN: 978-0-415-39932-6 Routledge January 2010
  • "About the House" ; RTE TV Series 10, 2009, featuring our Dublin Airport House. See below for videos of this programme.
  • 25th Passive and Low Energy Architecture : PLEA International Conference; Dublin UCD October 2008; Paper 443 by Paul Leech
  • Engineers Ireland ;Lecture series ; Lectures by Paul Leech in Dublin and Cork , Autumn 2008
  • "Making a difference" The Irish Times - Saturday, January 13, 2007
  • "The Arts in the West since 1945"; Prof Arthur Marwick: Oxford University Press 2002
  • "Rencontra a l'horizon", 'La Maison Ecologique' Dec.-Jan2003 , , interview with Paul Leech by Yves Sant-Jours,, illustrated with several of our ecohouses.
  • "Beyond Sustanable Building; Balancing between best practice and utopian concepts" Technical University of Eindhoven : 2002; ISBN 90-6814-565-7 Paper by Leech "Sailing to Utopia using best practice as a navigating tool; incorporated also in Forward and Synthesis; CD and 'bouwstenen' published proceedings.
  • Sustainable Building World Conference 2002; proceedings ; Oslo 2002; "Paper by Leech" Eco Office timber tower.
  • Proceedings of www.sb05.com, Sustainable Building World Conference 2005 Tokyo Poster Paper 01 136
  • Proceedings of www.sb08.org Sustainable Building World Conference 2008 Melbourne, Australia: Oral Paper by Paul Leech SB1213
  • Paul Leech - "Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings - New Thinking" Lecture by Paul Leech
  • "The Irish Today;Profiles in Excellence": Cadogan London 2000: Several illustrated completed projects.
  • "Architecture Today": Prof. James Steele, School of Architecture, University of Southern California LA., Phaidon London 1997, ISBN 0 7148 3617 6.
  • "The Architecture of Ecology" Academy Editions London 1997, ed. M. Toy, Architectural Design.
  • "In Search of Natural Architecture", Gaia Books, London 1994, ISBN 1 85675 0469.
  • "Green Design: Sustainable Building for Ireland" OPW/ RIAI/ ERG, Govt. Publications 1996. ISBN 0 7076 2392 8: Pub No. EUR 16859 of the European Commission: Leech on steering/ editorial committee and part author.
  • "Green Vitruvius: A Manual of Sustainable Architecture" EU Commission 1999, part editor/ review group member.
  • "Developing a Government Policy on Architecture - A Proposed Framework & Discussion of Issues" chaired- Paul Leech, Dept. of Arts, Culture & Gaeltacht 1996; policy subsequently adopted by Government
  • "The Healthy House" Sydney Baggs PhD, Harper Collins, Sydney 1996, ISBN 0 7322 5753 0. Thames and Hudson, London 1996, ISBN 0 500 27920 9.
  • "The New Natural House Book: Conran Octopus" 1998 2nd edition, ISBN 1 85029 985 4
  • "The Climatic Dwelling" James & James, London 1996, ISBN 1 873936 39 7
  • "Our House" Duncan Stewart, Folens, Dublin, with TV series; several projects featured
  • "Spirit & Healing in Design: Awards" EcoDesign Vol. III, No. 3
  • "Building on the Edge of Europe", ISBN 0946641 749: 1996. "L'Imaginaire Irlandais" Paris: 1996
  • "By Design" TV Series, Little Bird/ Create Films for RTE 1997
  • Lexus Magazine #4 "Eco Structures - Green Architecture has grown sophisticated"
  • Construct Ireland for a Sustainable Future; Issue 11 Volume 2
  • Article from constructireland.ie
  • Architektur & Technik May 2008 Switzerland : "Hauptverwaltung St. Mary's Navan Credit Union, IE-Navan"
  • "Leargas" RTE television / Telifís na Gaeltachta: November 2001: the future of housing in Ireland. See below for YouTube videos of this programme.
  • Sunday Times article about the Trefoil House
  • SB08 Melbourne paper
  • SB05 Tokyo poster