April, 2013

1930s Flat finishes
Apr 30th, 2013 | | Aesthetics | History | 2 Comments

1930s Paint Colours – An Introduction

Edwardian Interior ca.1907 by Harold Gilman (1876-1919) - Tate Sensory overload caused by clutter and the brightly coloured and strongly patterned wallpapers beloved by the previous generation was sometimes given as...

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Pier & Dry Dock at Hynish
Apr 22nd, 2013 | | Conservation | Portfolio | No Comments

Upper Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree

Upper Square - credit Whisky Cyclist The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides. It is relatively small - about twelve miles long and three miles wide - and very flat. Although the name means...

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Port of London Authority - Wikipedia
Apr 14th, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

The Port of London Authority Building

10 Trinity Square building was opened by the Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1922. This building, which hosted the reception for the inaugural meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946,...

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Stowe Repairs
Apr 12th, 2013 | | Paint Technical | 15 Comments

Lime Plaster and Subsequent Decoration

Dublin Plasterwork - with thanks to Richard Ireland The re-appearance of lime as a building product during the last twenty or so years has clearly brought many advantages especially in the restoration of historical...

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White Lodge
Apr 11th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

A Regency Villa near London

I am frequently asked to assist the new owner of a house in the selection of suitable paint and colours. In this instance it was for an early nineteenth century house to the east of London. The house has two...

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Cassiobury USA
Apr 7th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Cassiobury, Bedford Hills, New York USA

Cassiobury USA Cassiobury was built in 1927 in Bedford Hills, New York on a 24 acre site bordering the Beaver Dam river. The area is known for its tranquil landscapes and sumptuous country estates. It was designed...

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Mayshiel Exterior
Apr 6th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

A Shooting Lodge

This Shooting Lodge, in the north of England, was completed in 2001 to a design by Craig Hamilton, with architectural references from Auchendinny by Sir William Bruce and Bankton House at Prestonpans. The design...

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Scottish Provident Building - Gates
Apr 3rd, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

Scottish Provident Building, London

The Scottish Provident Building The Scottish Provident Building, 1-6 Lombard Street, in London, was designed by the architect William Curtis Green in 1912. I was asked to examine the curved gates on the corner...

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Cassiobury
Apr 1st, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 5 Comments

Cassiobury, Hertfordshire

Cassiobury from the Garden “Cassiobury was one of the county’s major architectural losses of the c20.”1 This may seem yet another of my tenuous links – after all, the house was demolished nearly 90 years...

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