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How to add value to a traditional West End home
How to add value to a traditional West End home

Owning a high-end property in Aberdeen’s West End is a dream of many. A historic building in a prime location, with beautiful and intricate traditional features throughout. Whether you’ve inherited…

Project deep dive: Petrofac’s Innovation Zone
Project deep dive: Petrofac’s Innovation Zone

This time last year, we had just completed an incredible commercial project with Petrofac, bringing their ultra-modern ‘Innovation Zone’ to life; a space that would allow them to demonstrate their…

7 tips for designing an effective office space
7 tips for designing an effective office space

Here at Tinto Architecture, we’ve designed a huge variety of office spaces. And although our commercial projects have all looked so different, there are common considerations to make when it comes…

Project deep dive: home renovation in Inchmarlo
Project deep dive: home renovation in Inchmarlo

Ross and his wife Sarah decided to move back to Scotland after living in the USA for a few years, to find a house that they could turn into their dream home. Charmed by its location and potential,…

The psychology behind effective office designs: a Q&A with Richard Tinto
The psychology behind effective office designs: a Q&A with Richard Tinto

Office environments have undergone an evolution in recent years, with a growing consideration of psychology in the design process. The days of oppressive cubicles are behind us, and workspaces that…

Inside Vovem: the importance of good lighting
Inside Vovem: the importance of good lighting

Lighting is of course an extremely important element in interior design, and this is especially true when designing bars and restaurants. If done correctly, this design element can truly transform a…

4 office designs that will give you ideas and inspiration
4 office designs that will give you ideas and inspiration

Here at Tinto, we believe in creating spaces that engage and excite people. This is very true when looking at office space, as your working environment should make you feel energised and motivated,…

The top 5 considerations for an office improvement project
The top 5 considerations for an office improvement project

With the amount of time we all spend at work, it’s crucial that our office is an environment that allows us to create our best work, and makes us feel passionate about coming in each day. And an…

The rise of collaboration spaces in offices, and how to create one
The rise of collaboration spaces in offices, and how to create one

In today’s modern world where we are bombarded with technology, there is a growing appreciation for human connection and what it can achieve. As a result, the amount of collaboration happening in the…

BIM and Digitial Construction
BIM and Digitial Construction

Some of our larger projects which are underway this year have given us the opportunity to expand our BIM offering, gain more experience and put things into practice, but it isn’t only large…

Value Vs Cost - Advice on making sure you get Value from your Architect
Value Vs Cost - Advice on making sure you get Value from your Architect

It's easy in an increasingly commodity driven world to look at the most basic of factors when shopping for anything. Quality architecture and interiors are no different. It may seem like the best…

How much will my house extension be worth?
How much will my house extension be worth?

We are often asked by clients if they will get all of the money they invest in a house extension or improvement project back when it is complete! It’s a good question and below are 5 things to…

Tinto's Top Three Trends for 2019
Tinto's Top Three Trends for 2019

As designers, we are always keen to keep up to date with new trends. Here are three of our favourites for you to take a look at and we would love to hear what you think: SCANDINESE/JAPANDI…

Vovem: Bringing Life Back To Union Street
Vovem: Bringing Life Back To Union Street

Aberdeen’s West End recently welcomed a superior independent steakhouse restaurant, along with a bespoke bar that can be seen in full view from Union Street and really catches the eye!…

Key considerations for designing the best bar or restaurant
Key considerations for designing the best bar or restaurant

Whether you’re already in the planning phase of your new bar or restaurant, or it’s just an exciting idea at this stage, this blog post will give you inspiration, insights and ideas from Nina and…

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