renaissance architecture in Inverness MAAC Studio

The Northern Renaissance

If you like radical, progressive ideas you have to love the renaissance. It is an important milestone, marking the emergence of reason and scientific enquiry. It would eclipse mysticism and superstition, leading to the industrial revolution, every technological advance that followed and our modern concept of human rights.

Community Hut in Farr Woods, Inverenss

Nature and Architecture

This is one of my favourite buildings around Inverness, it is a little community building in Farr. Designed and built 10 years ago by Neil Sutherland Architects it has matured in its woodland setting beautifully. If you are looking for a day out, this is delightful place to visit. 

Sculpted capital on historic building in Inverness MAAC Studio conservation architect

Capitals of the Highlands

Like great literature, within the traditions of classical architecture there was always room for drama, humour, mystery and intrigue. Take a look at some of these columns, from around the Highlands.

Entrance to culloden visitor centre Inverness Hoskins Architects

Culloden Visitor Centre

April 16th is the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. As it happens, 2018 is also the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the visitor centre. Designed by Hoskins Architects and opened in 2008, the building is a beautiful piece of architecture and on a beautiful April weekend, I took the opportunity to re-visit the centre.