Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back on the grid...

Dear friends, as you can see, after a month of being tied up I am finally back with the blog, and it is time to start publishing some of my many drafts and stockpiled photos.

It was great to see Millie's post at The Laurel Hedge about a small pavillion designed with a great classical sensitivity. You guys should check it out.

We recieved an email last week, from an architect Chris Macpherson, who had been referred to our blog and who has approached us about working on the design of the buildings at Willowbrook. I would describe my sense of architectural style as new classicism. He seemed to demonstrate a passion for this style of architecture, and he has agreed to come to meet on the site for further discussions about the prospect of working with us.

While we're on the subject of architecture... one of my favourite architects is Quinlan Terry.

I have a book by David Watkin called Radical Classicism, which is about Terry's architecture.

His son, Francis Terry is an extremely talented architectural drawer and draftsman:

And finally, for those of you who are not yet familiar with the blog Architect Design, you should definitely check it out.


  1. what -i'm so shocked and pleased to be mentioned! I've had this book on my wish list for awhile - I think it's time to breakdown and get it!!!

  2. Welcome back David - I missed hearing all the news from WP! Thanks for the mention, yes, I loved that post too. I love that term 'Radical Classicism', it conjures up all sorts of images in my fertile mind!
    Millie ^_^

  3. David,

    Thanks so much for your note and support of my work. I am thrilled to be included in your post on Castle Howard. I cannot wait to see your post. Be sure to let me know when you post it.

    Best regards,

    Michael Hampton

  4. Hello David

    Lovely to have you back on the "grid". What a fabulous project you are undertaking - it's so interesting hearing your perspective on building plans, dam building, orchard planting, garden planning. This has been our/my major indulgence for the last 10 years and have to say it's been the most wonderful thing I've ever taken on! Leigh


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