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!
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). The course has just been established and is run by the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, generally supported by the Ax:son Johnson Foundation.
I’ve just returned from an invigorating holiday in Croatia. A highlight (among a variety of pleasures) was visiting Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Famously, the palace was surveyed and drawn by Robert Adam resulting in his publication The Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro, 1764.
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.
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 architects, and especially so when a) he’s handed a series of plum commissions without any need to promote his skills and b) he’s someone who clearly enjoyed designing…