Category Archives: Arts & Crafts Architecture

Wightwick Manor – Aestheticism and Pre-Raphaelites

The architect Edward Ould (1852–1909) designed Wightwick Manor just west of Wolverhampton in the English West-Midlands in 1887 and then added to it 1892-93 for Theodore and Flora Mander and their family. The Manders were long established owners of a … Continue reading

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Stoneywell Cottage – Arts and Crafts Ideology and Contradiction

The City of Leicester is well-known for its connections to the Arts and Crafts movement for instance with the Leicester School of Art and the Dryad Cane and Metal works. The purchase by the National Trust in 2013 of Stoneywell … Continue reading

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Eilean Donan Castle – Models and Projection Mapping

Visiting historic buildings rarely comes more spectacular (in a rugged grandeur kind of way) than a visit to Eilean Donan Castle This 13th century icon of Scottish medieval architecture sits on a tidal island in Loch Duich near the Isle … Continue reading

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Isaac Barradale and No.3 Greyfriars

Modelling parts of cities we often come across interesting architectural connections. This is a good example, it’s St. George’s Chambers at No.3 Greyfriars in Leicester, which was originally the offices of Isaac Barradale FRIBA (1845-1892) a leading architect in the … Continue reading

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