Academic

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

CLASSICAL OZ

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.

PRESS

THE COUNTRY LIFE TOP 100

Country Life, March 2020

THE COUNTRY LIFE TOP 100

Country Life, March 2019

PUTTING BACK THE STYLE

Listed Heritage, January/February 2019

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

Country Life, July 2018

AWARD-WINNING GEORGIAN HOMES UNVEILED

The Telegraph, December 2017

SOLOMONIC COLUMNS IN ENGLAND

The Georgian Group Journal, Volume XXIII

THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Church  Building, November/December 2013

GOING FOR BAROQUE

SPAB Magazine, Autumn 2013

33 FITZROY SQUARE

Listed Heritage, January/February 2012

THE NEWMAN CHAPEL AT THE LONDON ORATORY (PART II) 

Church  Building, November/December 2010

THE NEWMAN CHAPEL AT THE LONDON ORATORY

Church  Building, September/October 2010

THE CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Church  Building, May/June 2010

NEWLY GLAZED DOORS ‘WARM AND LIGHTEN’ THE CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, NORWICH

Church Building, March/April 2007

BURROWS MEWS, LONDON

RIBA Architectural Review 2007

ARUNDEL CASTLE

RIBA Conservation Sector Review 2007

CLASSICAL HOUSE AND EXTENSION, BLACKFRIARS ROAD, LONDON

RIBA Houses and Housing Sector Review 2006

STONE CANTILEVERED STAIRS

The Building Conservation Directory, 2006

ST JOSEPH’S CHAPEL, THE LONDON ORATORY

Church Building, May/June 2005