Architect: Charles Barry

The Meaning of Lines

The Meaning of Lines

By Laura Bonell and Daniel López-Dòriga

A series of seemingly abstract lines occupy the whole space of the paper. Each of them is formed by a thin black line that defines the geometry, accompanied by a thicker, semi-transparent brown line, which highlights it. Written annotations are placed on top, sometimes following the drawing’s wavy shape like… Read More

Charles Barry: Good and Bad Manners in Architecture

Charles Barry: Good and Bad Manners in Architecture

By David Blissett

Architectural manners are […] known by a quality which money cannot buy, and which can le­nd distinction not only to the greatest building but to the smallest. T. A. Edwards, Good and Bad Manners in Architecture, 1924, Preface, vi. There is often an elegance in architectural simplicity that goes unrecognised… Read More

In the Archive: Edouard Cabay

In the Archive: Edouard Cabay

By Edouard Cabay

Fullscreen version (use your mouse or your finger to interract with Edourad’s selection of drawings on the digital planchest) Hello Niall! I have had many thoughts, and I wanted to try to put a few down here. But there is one that is more pressurizing than the others: are there… Read More

Alternative Histories: Knapkiewicz & Fickert on Charles Barry

Alternative Histories: Knapkiewicz & Fickert on Charles Barry

By Axel Fickert and Kaschka Knapkiewicz

Even though we live in a different culture and the world has changed, our rites and experiences have evolved. The incredible might and strength of these spaces touches us deeply. It is a splendid sequence of spaces that leads to the inner sanctuary of the temple of Amon. A sequence… Read More

Charles Barry: Travel Sketching

Charles Barry: Travel Sketching

By Rachel Blissett

Barry made this drawing at the invitation of David Baillie, an English gentleman of means who was travelling on board HMS Satellite. As Barry recorded in his journal: ‘went on board every afternoon to make a view of the town where I met with the greatest attention and kindness’. The… Read More