• Designing Well-Tempered Towns

    Nicholas Boys Smith and Francis Terry

    "If this is revolution, well and good. Let this be its little red book."
    - Sir Simon Jenkins

    Designing Well-Tempered Towns is a small book recording eight urban developments designed by Francis Terry in collaboration with Create Streets. These schemes include their much publicised proposal for Mount Pleasant, which was praised by both Boris Johnson and Sadiq Khan during their tenures as Mayor of London. Other developments in London include West Hampstead, Oval, Wimbledon, Euston Road, Earls Court and Chelsea.

    Throughout the book the designs are illustrated with Francis Terry’s watercolours and photos by Robert Kwolek. The text by Nicholas Boys Smith describes the schemes with reference to Create Streets ideas on urbanism, which have become ever more pressing as our cities increase in size and population density.

    You can purchase this book from our office for £20.00 plus postage and packing.

  • Recent Work and Essays

    Francis Terry

    Recent Work and Essays is the third publication from Francis Terry, highlighting some of his most recent projects and featuring some of his 2019 essays. These include architectural taste, trips to Ireland and France, a eulogy on Sir Edwin Lutyens and a step back to his own childhood. The essays have previously been published on his blog.

    As always these stories highlight the idiosyncratic thinking of Francis, whether the essay is educational, thought provoking or humorous. Illustrations include photographs of completed projects, working elevations, copies of Francis’s watercolours and paintings from his teenage years.

    You can purchase this book from our office for £15.00 plus postage and packaging.

  • The Greatest Building in the World and other Essays

    Francis Terry

    The Greatest Building in the World and other Essays is a collection of short articles about architecture by Francis Terry, originally published on his blog. The first essay is about the Pantheon which he considers to be the greatest building in the world. The other essays cover architecturally interesting places, including Poundbury, Berlin, Potsdam, and the University of Virginia, as well as theoretical essays about the use of geometry in garden design and sustainable materials. All the essays were written in 2018 and reflecting Francis' unconventional way of understanding architecture.

    You can purchase this book from our office for £15.00 plus postage and packaging.

  • Glad to be Pastiche and other Essays

    Francis Terry

    Glad to be Pastiche is a collection of short essays about architecture by Francis Terry, originally published on his blog. The subjects range from reflections on living in Washington D.C, to memories of his tutor Dalibor Vesely, as well as more academic studies, like his observations of English Palladian detailing. All the essays are written with a certain degree of humour reflecting Francis’ unconventional way of seeing the world.

    You can purchase this book from our office for £15.00 plus postage and packaging.

  • The Practice of Classical Architecture: The Architecture of Quinlan and Francis Terry, 2005-2015

    David Watkin

    Quinlan and Francis Terry are both architects who specialise in new classical architecture. Together, they are at the heart of a resurgent interest in an architecture and design that is both liveable and inspiring. Their work is a delightful expression-in plaster and marble, in brick and wood, in stone-of exuberant timelessness, where fluted columns rise beside doorways to explode in Corinthian capitals of exquisite craftsmanship and structural integrity. Throughout the work, attention to detail, to craftsmanship, and to reasoned proportions is apparent. They are at home in every traditional style, from Classical Greek and Roman to the many forms of Gothic and Renaissance. Francis is recognised as a brilliant talent in his own right and is as highly regarded for his thoughtful design as for his breath taking architectural drawings. This book showcases more than forty of his master drawings, renderings that are at once beautiful and expressive of one of the highest aims of architecture - they elevate the soul - much like the houses and spaces built by the duo.

    You can purchase this book from the office signed by Francis Terry for £50.00, plus postage and packaging.