Tag : London

Handel House Museum (small)
Nov 16th, 2010 | | Museums | Recent projects | 4 Comments

Handel House Museum, London

My paint analysis of the house once occupied by George Frideric Handel proved one of the more complex that I have undertaken.  During its many years as an antique shop the interior had been altered substantially...

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Patrick on Tower Bridge - John Harris
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Bridges | Recent projects | 2 Comments

Tower Bridge, London

In the second half of the 19th century, increased commercial development in the East End of London led to a requirement for a new river crossing downstream of London Bridge. A traditional fixed bridge could not be...

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Golden Lane
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Conservation | No Comments

Golden Lane Housing Estate, London

The Golden Lane Housing Estate is a 1950s council housing complex in the City of London. It was built on the northern edge of the City, in an area devastated by bombing in World War II. The site had been occupied...

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Geffrye
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Museums | No Comments

Geffrye Museum, London

I have been advising the Geffrye Museum on paint and colour for twenty years.  In a recent project I investigated the paints and the colours employed on the exterior of the fourteen almshouses that form the museum...

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Arnold Circus Bandstand
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | Recent projects | 2 Comments

Arnold Circus Bandstand

The Boundary Estate is a housing development, formally opened in 1900, in the East End of London. It is situated in the north western corner of Bethnal Green in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and on the...

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Oct 20th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Private residence, London SW1

This house in London’s West End had lain empty for many years and I had twice been consulted about it by earlier potential occupants.  I have been advising on the appropriate use of paint and colour for a late...

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Sir Isaac Newton
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Exterior | Paint Technical | Recent projects | 8 Comments

History seen in 300 years of paint

Sir Isaac Newton  It is often assumed that the main task of an architectural paint researcher is to identify the original colours employed in an historic building. Whilst this can be established if...

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Private residence in London, SW1
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Private Residence, London SW1

A splendid St James's ceiling, created with colour advice from Patrick and paint from Papers and Paints. View Larger...

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Sampling Shopfront
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Commercial premises | Recent projects | 2 Comments

88 Dean Street, Soho

No 88 Dean Street dates from 1791. The first occupant was a Thomas Norman whose trade is not known: he was succeeded by 'Widow Norman' in 1792.  The shop front is the one noteworthy feature of the...

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Sep 22nd, 2010 | | Colour Services | 2 Comments

The Royal Warrant

A Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition to people or companies who have supplied goods or services to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales. Today there are around 850 Royal Warrant...

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