During a period spent in Mantua in September 2019 Craig Hamilton produced three watercolours, two drawn from the Duomo and one from Sant'Andrea.
Above: The Pietro Strozzi Mausoleum by Bernardino Germani in the Cappella di Santo Stefano in Sant'Andrea.
Above: The altar of the Cappella del Santissimo Sacramento in the Cathedral of Mantua with the reredos painting Vocazione dei Santi Andrea e Pietro by Felice Campi.
Above: Plaster statue of S. Catherine, circa 1547, after a design by Giulio Romano, possibly in collaboration with Giovanni Battista Bertani (1510–1576), in the north outer aisle of Mantua Duomo.
On Saturday 1 June 2019, Craig Hamilton led an Architecture Foundation tour of the Goldhammer Sepulchre at Highgate Cemetery. The visit was blessed by glorious Summer weather.
Very many thanks to Dr Ian Dungavell for hosting the visit and allowing access to other historic mausoleums within the cemetery.
A new estate farmhouse designed by Craig Hamilton was granted planning consent at a Stratford District Council Planning Committee meeting on 6 February 2019.
The Committee overturned the recommendation for refusal from the Planning Officers, and in so doing confirmed that the design met all the requirements of NPPF Paragraph 79 which allows new country houses in exceptional circumstances. The proposals were supported by the CPRE, Ward Councillor and the RIBA Traditional Architecture Group Peer Review Panel.
WINNER: Williamstrip Chapel
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Goldhammer Sepulchre
Edmund Browne and Peter Folland recently attended the Stone Federation awards in London. The chapel at Williamstrip won the Craftsmanship category and the Goldhammer Sepulchre was Highly Comended in the Craftsmanship category.
Many Congradulations to the Stonemasons who produced such outstanding work on these projects.