Light within the Sagrada Familia

Sections of Barcelona

The lightness and wonder as you enter the Sagradia Familia is a sensation that everyone will experience. It is unlike any other church. When you first approach the church, it looks like a chaotic mess, lots of idiosyncratic detail, piled one on top of the other. For years I considered this the work of a madman, but I have had to eat my hat. Guadi was a very clever man.

condensation from infra red heating

Infra Red in Older Properties

Infra-red heating is a curious technology, if you have a traditional property is should be approached with caution. Get it wrong and you will spend the next few years mopping the condensation off from your wall, wondering what on earth is going on.

Salt damage on our urban streetscapes MAAC Studio conservation architect

Urban A-Salt !

Is the council destroying your building?

Road salt is one of the most damaging substances when it comes to stone buildings.

Delightful door detail in Inverness

Inverness Architectural Review

This weekend I reached a major milestone and finished the review of the 200th building. For the past two years I have been researching and drafting the Illustrated Guide to the architecture of Inverness for the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.