Michael Fielding Garber

Art, Architecture & Design

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September
17
2016

Managing The Setting Of Historic Buildings

Chester Terrace Gateway (Mike Flaherty)Chester Terrace Gateway (Mike Flaherty)

The proposed tower at the Central Somers Town development within the London Borough of Camden highlights what is arguably a disjointed relationship between the Planning process and the protection of the setting of Listed buildings. The ongoing disagreement between Historic England and Camden — which … Continue reading

January
31
2015

Entrance: Considering the kiosk in heritage settings

Office of Works ticket office, Furness AbbeyOffice of Works ticket office, Furness Abbey

The kiosk — an often humble yet vital piece of accommodation — affects our experience of entering a heritage site, and its presentation within. This article explores how a once-standardised feature of the heritage apparatus has become bespoke and asks whether a universal design is possible today? Continue reading

March
8
2014

Timber Repairs – Weald and Downland Museum

The early resin repair accentuated the timber surface and brought about the idea of the "postman patch" repair, whereby the centre of the decayed timber is removed and the surface is adhered to the new repair.The early resin repair accentuated the timber surface and brought about the idea of the "postman patch" repair, whereby the centre of the decayed timber is removed and the surface is adhered to the new repair.

The AA Building Conservation first year group recently visited the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex. The museum has a collection of mediaeval timber framed buildings from across the south of England. Richard Harris, an expert on medieval timber framed buildings, showed us … Continue reading