Storm damage to historic architecture in Highland capital by MAAC Studio architects Inverness Edinburgh

Storm Damage

Damage caused by high winds to historic buildings in the centre of Inverness made the headlines this week.

Masonry falling from buildings is always extremely dangerous and has caused fatalities in the past, it is no surprise that it is a matter of public concern. However, there was an irony about the response of some of our councillors, reported in the local press.

Algae growth spotted on survey by MAAC Studio architects Inverness Edinburgh

How Green is Your Building ?

This is not an early St Patrick's day image. This is an image from a Building Health Check we recently carried out near Inverness.

Streaky buildings not only look unsightly, they can indicate that your building is not preforming properly. This is not always the case though, as algae can also being used to heat your hot water.

MAAC Studio on site

Why Choose an Architect ?

Whether you are looking for tradition or innovation, boldness or understatement, an architect can lift your project out of the ordinary. Many people will offer to alter your building. It takes an architect to maximise its potential and to do it with flair, imagination and style.

MAAC Studio architects Inverness Edinburgh discuss maintenance strategies

The Labours of Love

This valentines day, don’t forget your other significant other.

So…  how would you describe your relationship with your home ?

thatched cottage MAAC Studio architects Inverness Edinburgh

Thatched Cottages

Traditional thatched cottages are few and far between these days. However, up to the Victorian era, thatching was the common form of roof covering, even in town. Many of the houses around Inverness were thatched.

When I was invited to inspect an authentic thatched cottage, on Skye, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, it was an opportunity to reflect on highland vernacular buildings and culture.