Living Tradition: The Architecture and Urbanism of Hugh Petter

Living Tradition: The Architecture and Urbanism of Hugh Petter

Living Tradition: The Architecture and Urbanism of Hugh Petter celebrates the work of one of the most vigorous and innovative traditional architects of his generation. Hugh Petter combines extraordinary breadth of interest across the spectrum of traditional design and a love of detail, materials and craft. His unusually broad career embraces practice in architecture and urban design, teaching, writing, and significant charitable roles to encourage the next generation of master craftsmen and traditional designers. His pioneering work as master-planner for the Duchy of Cornwall at Nansledan, Newquay, is regularly cited by the UK Government and others as an exemplar of an integrated, mixed-use, walkable community that reflects local identity, responds to local needs and encourages a more sustainable lifestyle. The development is proving so popular that it has grown ten-fold since first conceived.

This book will showcase recent highlights from Hugh’s award-winning portfolio, including significant new country houses; major alterations and refurbishment of historic buildings; a
significant new building for Trinity College in Oxford; and commercial development at all scales with landed estates across the UK.

Publication is 5th October 2023
Preorder is available from Triglyph Books

Written by Clive Aslet.  Photography by Dylan Thomas
Published by Triglyph Books

“At the end of the book, there is a Catalogue Raisonné of Petter’s projects, with small colour photographs of some of them. To me, his most successful interventions are his tactful extensions to existing buildings and his skilful unpicking of insensitive botches.” A Classical career in an ugly age: The fad-spurning architecture of Hugh Petter, The Critic by James Stevens Curl, 17 July 2023   Read the full review on The Critic website


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