VITRUVIUS BASILICA AT FANO – JUNE 20
As is widely known, the Ten Books on Architecture written by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (c75BC- 15BC) is the only text on architectural principles to have survived from Classical Antiquity.
A NEW CORNISH STONE HOUSE – MAY 20
Newham, a new country house in Cornwall, may look traditional but it addresses two urgent contemporary issues
PLINY’S VILLA AT LAURENTUM – MAY 20
The letters of Pliny the Younger (61-113AD) a prominent lawyer and administrator of the senator class constitute a remarkable self-portrait from Classical Antiquity.
A MINI-INTERVIEW WITH RUSSELL TAYLOR
We asked Russell Taylor 5 questions, here are his answers
THE TRAGEDY OF LONDON’S SKYLINE – FEB 17
Over the weekend I came across this image in The Daily Telegraph. In the foreground is a CGI of “Number One Blackfriars” (its not yet finished). Apparently this building is based on a vase designed by Alvar Aalto.
THE RELUCTANT ARCHITECT – JUN 17
Being an architect is the best job in the World. Well, that’s what i think! So its’ a surprise to come across someone who is a reluctant architect
The architecture of the earliest buildings in Australia is late-Georgian Classicism, it was the natural way to build at that time. The early designers and builders didn’t put a foot wrong.
THE JOYS OF THE DALMATIAN COAST – AUG 16
The Dalmatian coast of Croatia is full of things to enjoy: sun, sea, scenery, delicious food and wine, but an under-rated joy is its architecture – of all periods.
DIOCLETIAN, ROBERT ADAM, AND BLACKFRIARS ROAD – AUG 16
I’ve just returned from an invigorating holiday in Croatia. A highlight (among a variety of pleasures) was visiting Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
SUMMER SCHOOL – JULY 16
In July I had the good fortune to travel to Sweden and to teach for a few days at the European Summer School in Classical Architecture (ESSCA).
CRASS CLASSICISM – FEB 16
What is the difference between good and bad Classical architecture? Can it be defined? Any analysis is likely to be tortuous but there is a broad, almost universal, agreement over what is good and what is bad.
OUR IDEAL COLLABORATORS – OCT 15
It’s always good to be published and one of our projects, the home at Newham, has been featured in a new book: “An Ideal Collaboration”.
A NEW BRIDGE FOR LONDON – SEP 15
Does London really want the Garden Bridge? There might be some point if it seamlessly connected parks on opposite banks of the Thames, but it won’t!
AN EXEMPLAR OF GEORGIAN SPATIAL ORDERING – JUN 15
All houses have some rooms that are more important than others – a living room is more important than a third bedroom, for example.