Category Archives: Significance

The nature of heritage value

Missing mild

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The bar at the Punch Bowl Old Market St Bristol has a framed copy this entry from the 1893 trade directory for the amusement of drinkers, I asked for the mild and the barmaid blanked me: mild? what’s that? Rogers’ … Continue reading

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Presenting metric measured drawing

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Line weights make a big difference to the readability of drawings. By emphasising opening edges depth in the view is apparent and architectural form is evident as space and volume. Sections tend to reveal the value of lineweights as queues … Continue reading

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On ‘digital draughtsmanship’

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‘Reality capture’ is only the begining. I’m untangling some drawings derived from laser scans and the lack of clear notes of architectural form and detail compromises the work. Once again I’m forced to reflect on the powerful measurement technologies at … Continue reading

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On Crosby Sands

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Crosby Sands is where the Gormleys stand.
They stare out to sea slowly covered by the rising tides
encrusted  and rusted they mark no channel
but iron-magnet draw people to them.
tide wide and mud footed they stand apart
drown’d on evry moon rise and it’s echo
who’s vanity is multiplied here?
the marker or the marked? Continue reading

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Ouse Washes community KAP wrap up report

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The project goals. Kite aerial photography (KAP) is something of a oddity in the fast moving world of reality capture: it is a contemplative activity and, although utterly dependant on the weather, provides an outdoor activity that brings together people … Continue reading

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ArchDoc 2016 un-learning ‘line’?

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Learning by doing. Archdoc is a practical element in the post graduate course in conservation at RLICC, Leuven. One out come is experience in ‘reading a building’. On the right a photo-reconstruction of a Southern Flemish ‘cross’ window of the … Continue reading

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The profitable Rodde or Staffe 1556

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Ye shall prepare two small straight, stiffe, round or rather square rods of mettall or of wood, well plained of like bigness and length. Although it make no matter what length, yet to avoid the errores which little instruments and … Continue reading

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The sky in the water: Manea Pit

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Vegetation follows the baulks of the flooded clay, not gravel, pit. Most pits in these parts are dug for gravel, the Manea Pit was dug for the re-enforcement of the banks of the washes. From the Manea Pit Management Plan … Continue reading

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Drastic plastic pendulum beam

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The weather is continuing to keep me grounded, days and days of overcast followed by bright spells with slack wind and sudden cloudburst, reading the daily forecast is becoming a moment of dread. It’s been weeks now. I decide to … Continue reading

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A Cycling Monument for Cambridge.

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It’s summertime and a good time to get out on the bike, charity rides are organised up and down the country and on June 18th the 2016  World Naked Bike Ride will take a chance on the weather in Cambridge. … Continue reading

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