Over development of the historic Inverness rivereside

Legacy Issues

Awareness of our surroundings seems to be something that is in short supply these days. A raft of developments that have been presented to Highland Council for planning approval recently only serve to confirm this position.

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.

investigation of lead roof failure MAAC Studio conservation architect Inverness Edinburgh

Lead Roofing 01

Lead is a traditional building material that has been used for hundreds of years. Lead is a high quality material but it is not indestructible. It needs to be installed and importantly maintained correctly.

Checking wall moisture levels with Tony Carter Keim Paints MAAC Studio conservation architect inverness edinburgh

Drying Out a Traditional Building

You have carried out the repairs to your traditional stone property, replaced the cement with lime, fixed the roof and gutters. How long will it take the structure of the building to dry out ?

Bridge Street Inverness MAAC Studio Architects

Bridge Street De-constructed

The much-maligned Bridge Street development has long been a target for criticism. While the building in its current form may be out of step with the Inverness of the twenty first century, it is wrong to claim that it is beyond redemption and must be destroyed.