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Building study: Arts and Crafts redux by Napier Clarke


Those photos show absolutely no connection to Arts and Crafts whatsoever, and William Morris' name has been used solely as clickbait. Apart from the material change on the upper level and the gable roof, which aren't even specific Arts and Crafts elements, the building has more in common with modernist homes. The bathroom is stark and white and shows no craftsmanship at all. The brick parapets, non-overhanging eaves, and the chimneys are all very contemporary design features that are a dime a dozen. The windows, lacking in cornices or moldings or lintels are similarly contemporary and commonplace. There is no evidence in any of the pictures of ornamentation or the use of decorative arts. What's next? An ode to Norman Foster, the great Arts and Crafts architect?

Posted date

15 March, 2017

Posted time

12:08 pm