Category : Exterior

Patrick Baty advised on the Estate colour for Dumfries House
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Dumfries House, Ayrshire

Dumfries House is a Palladian country house in Ayrshire, Scotland. It is located within a large estate, around 3 km west of Cumnock. It was built in the 1750s by John Adam and Robert Adam for William Dalrymple, 5th...

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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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RAB paint slice
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Bridges | Exterior | Portfolio | Recent projects | No Comments

Royal Albert Bridge, Cornwall

A previous existence as a miltary parachutist helped me on this project.  The 185ft bridge had to be scaled at night, when the trains had stopped running, in order for paint samples to be taken. See the BBC clip...

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Kenilworth Ruin
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Exterior | Portfolio | No Comments

Kenilworth Castle

The original garden at Kenilworth Castle was built by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s nine-day visit to the castle in July 1575. In 2009 English Heritage recreated the...

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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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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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Soane Outbuildings
Oct 14th, 2010 | | Exterior | No Comments

Outbuildings to designs by Sir John Soane

Investigating, on a chilly autumn morning, the original colour scheme at a series of outbuildings designed by Sir John...

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