The GIBBS Range of Classical Porches is designed by Hugh Petter, Director of ADAM Architecture and inspired by the Georgian architect James Gibbs (1682-1754). The porches are manufactured by HADDONSTONE, one of the world’s leading cast stone manufacturers with facilities in the UK and USA. Gibbs’ Classical architecture design handbooks were probably the most widely used in the eighteenth century across the Western world. It is this rich legacy that makes Gibbs’ version of the Classical Orders the most appropriate for this new range of porch designs, being equally suitable for both new and historic buildings across the UK, USA and around the world.
The GIBBS Range is conceived around the two oldest and most widely used Orders - the Doric and Ionic. Over the centuries, generations of Classical architects have adapted the proportions of these two Orders to suit a variety of situations. A unique matrix of interchangeable components has been devised to offer architects, designers, builders and homeowners the opportunity to build elegant architectural porches for any situation; that use the rules, geometry and proportion of Classical architecture; and at an affordable price. The GIBBS Range includes both elaborate and more restrained details so that the character of the porch can be finely tuned to each home.
ROOTED IN TRADITION
The GIBBS Range of Classical Porches offers a matrix of component parts in cast stone that can be assembled in ten different ways to produce porches with a Doric or Ionic Order. The GIBBS Range draws upon three Roman Orders of architecture: Tuscan, Doric, and Ionic, synthesized for the Range as Doric and Ionic.