Hatching a Plan

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Recently I’ve been doing a little work for Pegasus Land. They are creating a series of purpose built flats in new and reconditioned buildings with private apartments and also communal areas, such as dining rooms, pools and gym facilities.…

An English Padlock

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"Be to her virtues very kind;And to her indulgencies a little blind". As a child in the house where I grew up, I always longed for there to be a secret room. I used to dream about opening a door I’d never seen before and finding evidence…

The Model Career?

It’s interesting to wonder just how you arrive at your job. How much is luck or destiny. Everyone has talents of one sort or another. Mine are luckily all aligned towards art and design. I have always drawn and made things, ever since I was…

Autostory- our new product: Classic Car Histories

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After years of working on the Archistory project creating architectural drawings combined with house histories, my friend, researcher and house historian Paul Murray is embarking on a new idea. Paul’s passion for classic car restoration has…

The Camberwell Coincidence

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We are asked to investigate house histories and draw properties all over the UK. We’ve travelled from Killyleagh in Northern Ireland down to Taunton in Devon, but it has to be said that the majority of our work is in London and the Home Counties.…

Before 'Windows' there must have been 'Doors'

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Whilst researching a house in Blackheath in London I discovered some interesting notation in the basement. These must have been calculations for the coal bill, scrawled onto the nearest thing to hand- the back of the door. I suppose rather than…

Presents from the Past

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Astute followers of the Archistory Blog may have noticed a distinct lack of blogging lately, this all down to the fact that the whole of November and December was non-stop with work. Christmas always brings a flurry of commissions for us and…

A Lost House Rediscovered

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This week I have been working on a project to reconstruct architectural drawings of a building which was probably demolished around 1820. This imposing red brick manor house once stood in what are now the back gardens of houses in Sandy Lodge…

Giles Gilbert Scott

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Just finishing a very interesting project this week. A house built by the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Scott is famous for his landmark buildings such as Battersea Power Station, Liverpool Cathedral and Bankside Power Station, now home…