Category Archives: Architects

The Ned + Little Thakeham House Sussex

Hudson Sway Ned is having a moment. The smart money for a hot spring London staycation is on The Ned, bang next door to Trinity House. Carved out of the former Midland Bank HQ and named after its jolly architect … Continue reading

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Abbeydene House Whiteabbey + Westminster Property Association Lunch + President Trump

Angels Unawares A phalanx of genteel residences, sphinx-like architectural sentinels, guards the east coast of Belfast Lough. Monuments to elaborately espaliered family trees, long forgotten aristocrats and plutocrats, sepia tinted sequins and foxtrots, Elysia lost to rampant suburbia. Sequestered by … Continue reading

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The International Property Awards + The Music Box Southwark

The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square Gala Dinner “My Lords, Ladies and gentlemen and very special guests…” Taylor Wimpey Central London’s latest scheme has won a High Commendation Prize at The International Property Awards. The awards are sponsored by The Telegraph … Continue reading

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Rathmullan House Donegal + The Tap Room

Aalto Pitch | Lucid Camera | A Play on Words | Studium et Punctum “The Photograph belongs to that class of laminated objects whose two leaves cannot be separated without destroying them both,” Roland Barthes. “Ireland is a staging point beyond … Continue reading

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Charlton House Greenwich +The Young Irish Georgians

The Wind Returns Again The Young Irish Georgians’ trip. We’re not that young. We’re off to a Jacobean House. And at least one of us is Dutch. How terribly Irish. Autumn falls. Days shorten. Frieze’s here. Today, a carpet of … Continue reading

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SPPARC Architecture + The Music Box Southwark

White Cube Missed it, impossible. An enigmatic form; a legible plan. Classical with precedence; original with credence. Absence of colour; presence of brilliance. Monochromatic look; colourful character. Box clever; clever box. The morphemes of negative space; the polyphemes of architectonic afterimage. … Continue reading

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Syon House + The Young Irish Georgians

Adam Fortune | Do Look Now Where better to be on a sunny Sunday morning than Syon House in leafy southwest London? Rolling bucolic parkland, pretty birds tweeting in the ancient oaks, wild flowers springing in the meadows, and planes … Continue reading

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Prince Charles + Christ Church Spitalfields Crypt

By Royal Appointment “10 minutes.” Frisson of anticipation. High flying MD Sara Nilsson DeHanas rocks up off the red eye Eurostar, suitcase in tow. Johannesburg this evening but in the meantime there’s a rendez vous with a Crown Prince to … Continue reading

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The Titanic + Enniskeen House Hotel Newcastle

Pink Panter Halfway up the forested Shimna Valley, close to the Tollymore estate which is forever haunted by the wandering Blue Lady, and just beyond the seaside resort of Newcastle is Northern Ireland’s most charming hotel. Discreet yet assured. Spa-free. … Continue reading

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Fenchurch Restaurant + Sky Garden Walkie Talkie Building

My Fair Lady Marvellous. We’re off to London’s most controversial building. Or at least the most talked (pun) about. Greedily grasping more airspace than footprint thanks to a bulbous form, 20 Fenchurch Street initially had a few ‘teething issues’. Quibbles … Continue reading

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