The proposed tower at the Central Somers Town development within the London Borough of Camden highlights what is arguably a disjointed relationship between the Planning process and the protection of the setting of Listed buildings. The ongoing disagreement between Historic England and Camden — which … Continue reading
The kiosk — an often humble yet vital piece of accommodation — affects our experience of entering a heritage site, and its presentation within. This article explores how a once-standardised feature of the heritage apparatus has become bespoke and asks whether a universal design is possible today? Continue reading
The AA Building Conservation first year group recently visited the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex. The museum has a collection of mediaeval timber framed buildings from across the south of England. Richard Harris, an expert on medieval timber framed buildings, showed us … Continue reading
The subject of seating in churches stirs a variety of comments now; however, as was demonstrated at the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust Spring Conference, this does not appear to be new. Indeed, as we well know, the image of the country church with a regimented … Continue reading
Engaging the Ruins of English and Welsh Cistercian Abbeys As my Thesis project draws to a close, my architecture site (architecture.mfgarber.com) will be updated with an electronic portfolio shortly. My project, along with others at the University of Nottingham can be seen at “Exhibit 11: … Continue reading
Welcome to the refreshed mfgarber.com! My home site is now up-and-running and will be updated with new features and content shortly.
The Wayback Machine is a rather interesting tool which I discovered the other day when searching for electronic copies of old books. It is a project of the Internet Archive, which coincidentally runs The Open Library, which is also worth having a look at. With … Continue reading