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.