Days in Mantua

Three of Craig Hamilton's recent drawings from a stay in Mantua are illustrated here. The pen and ink watercolour drawings were drawn on location and record aerial views over the centro storico.

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The Antiquities of Attica and Arcadia

Peter Folland, an architectural assistant in Craig Hamilton’s office recently returned from a travel scholarship to Ancient Greece. His travels took him to Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Bassae, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Corinth and Sounion. He recorded his experiences in a book of measured drawings and sketches. A selection of these are illustrated here.

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The Georgian Group Measured Drawing Prize

Edmund Browne, an architectural assistant in the Craig Hamilton Architects office, has submitted a beautiful measured drawing of Buntingsdale Hall in Shropshire for the Georgian Group Measured Drawing Prize 2017.

Buntingsdale Hall is attributed to two architects, begun by John Prince c.1719 and probably completed by Francis Smith of Warwick c.1721. The house is in local red brick and sandstone, and the entrance front depicted in this elevation drawing is a characteristically baroque composition of the period. The house was extended in a matching style in 1857 by S. Pountney Smith of Shrewsbury, and Andor Gomme in his monograph on Smith attributes the balustrade crowning the original façade to this period also. The nineteenth-century additions have been omitted for this drawing to depict the building in as close as possible its original 1720s form. The measurements were taken by hand in June 2017 and drawn up in pencil at 1:50 scale.

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