Architect: John Nash

John Nash: Designs for Langham House, ca. 1812–1816

John Nash: Designs for Langham House, ca. 1812–1816

By Philippa Lewis

Extracted from Stories from Architecture: Behind the Lines at Drawing Matter by Philippa Lewis, published by MIT Press © 2021. Preorder the book here. The drawings around which Stories from Architecture are written are all part of the Drawing Matter collection. Some of the texts were first published as ‘Behind the Lines’. Nash… Read More

Alternative Histories: Ryan W Kennihan Architects on John Nash

Alternative Histories: Ryan W Kennihan Architects on John Nash

1. The architecture of John Nash (1752-1835) may be said to oscillate between two distinct approaches depending on location. On the one hand, he creates an architecture in the city that is ordered, symmetrical, proportioned and rational (see Park Crescent, Hanover Terrace or the garden front of Buckingham Palace), on… Read More