Medina House at Risk

Please be aware that Planning Application BH2013/0341 has been registered for Medina House  for demolition and development and 8 storey residential building including basement parking. One would think it will be easily dismissed by the Council as the proposals completely disregard the recommendations in the recently compiled Planning Brief.If you wish to comment do so before 14th November … Continue reading

Profile piece in the Victorian

I featured as one of 5 ‘Young Victorians’ for the Victorian Society journal this month.


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Introducing f:LUX : Beautifully translucent porcelain light panels that are back-lit with delicate designs carved into the clay to glow creating a gentle ambient light in the room. Ebbing and flowing lines form the Rivulet series. Organic curves and more geometric compositions are carved into the porcelain clay creating designs fitting with my stylised aesthetic. … Continue reading

Winston Churchill Fellowship Report

Amy Smith 2011: Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow . Architectural Terracotta: An Exploration of Transatlantic Opportunity . Click HERE for Report           .

Cheers 2011

As we settle into a new year spend a moment to enjoy

Extreme Window Cleaning

Walking across the Loop to get to a meeting I came across these fellows: Not a bad job! Two of my favourite things… abseilling and terracotta skyscrapers. They did look quite precarious as water splashed from their buckets. Below, a small section of the pavement was cordoned off with cones while the end of their … Continue reading

Travel: by train and toe

I’ve just boarded a double decker super shiny silver train to travel west of Chicago for a couple of meetings. This alone is pretty exciting. The upper deck has single rows of seating, even the luggage racks are amusing, ladder like racks hung over the galleys above the first floor layer of passengers. I of … Continue reading

And now… for something entirely different…

Nash’s wonders

In researching the conservation of the iron structure that supports the Brighton Royal Pavilion I have found a new appreciation and enjoyment of this unique building. Nash’s innovation in design have given us a playful and spectacular building that is also technically flawed. The hidden cast iron structure leaked from almost as soon as it … Continue reading