What is Sustainable Architecture With Joey and Francis Terry
In this video Francis Terry discusses with his son Joey what ways architects can address these pressing issues, and how traditional construction methods and materials can contribute to the debate.
NPPF Paragraph 80e Explained
Many people, perhaps you, would love to build yourself a new house in the country where you could live with your family and work from home in rural tranquility. It is perhaps the English dream. The problem is getting planning permission. But don’t despair, NPPF paragraph 80e is the planning legislation which is specifically written to allow this to happen. The clause states that the new house has to be an ‘exceptional’ work of architecture and so it is not easy to get planning permission… but not impossible. In this video architect Francis Terry and planning specialist Martin Leay discuss how this can be done in practical terms using examples of their many past successes of ‘paragraph 80e’ houses.
Francis Terry - The Leake Street Classicist
On the 1st of April 2011 Francis entered the unfamiliar territory of ‘Banksy’s Tunnel’ in London’s Leake Street to spend the whole day treating the graffitied walls as a classical facade.
How to Draw Like Raphael
The highest praise one can give an artist is to say he or she draws like Raphael. It comes in the same package as writing like Shakespeare or ‘bending it like Beckham’. As I can’t write poetry and don’t play football the latter two challenges are not open to me, but drawing like Raphael... how hard can it be?
Three Classicists drawing at the Mantownhuman Winter School
For the Mantownhuman Winter School, the Three Classicists - Francis Terry, Ben Pentreath and George Saumarez Smith - spent a day drawing a classical scheme which was immediately rubbed out on completion.
An Introduction to the Architecture of the Italian Renaissance
This is a video of my ‘in house’ office lecture about the Italian Renaissance. This lecture covers one of the greatest outbursts of creativity in the history of western art and architecture.
An Introduction to Baroque Architecture
This is a lecture I gave to the office about the baroque movement in architecture. It follows on from a lecture I gave about the renaissance and is the precursor to a future lecture on neoclassicism.
An Introduction to 18th Century Architecture: From Rococo to Neo Classicism
The 18th century is where I go routinely for inspiration. There is something magical about Georgian architecture which everyone seems to enjoy no matter who they are. Historically I see the 18th century as the transition from traditional society to the modern world. As catholicism gradually lost its power, the Baroque style also began to lose its grip and evolved into the Rococo. Like the last moments of a dying star which produces the many and varied elements of the universe, the Rococo was Baroque in an explosive, dynamic and beautiful decline.
An Introduction to British Architecture from Queen Victoria to George VI
The Victorian age inherited the battle of styles which defined the end of the Georgian era, a battle which was not convincingly won by either side. Gothic, Classical and even Mughal style architecture were all available to patrons and architects.
English Architecture Between the Wars
It is hard to imagine the decimation caused by the First World War. Understandably, a growing number of people started to feel that there was something terribly wrong with a civilisation which caused young boys from neighbouring countries to commit murder for a purpose that no one really knew or understood.
A Life In Sketchbooks
Francis gave a zoom talk on his sketching through the decades to the Traditional Architects Group recently. In this talk, Francis discusses his work from his various sketchbooks and focus on how these drawings inspired his work.
Classical Architecture in Modern Times
Classical architecture in modern times: A talk by George Saumarez Smith and Francis Terry at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool. Six commonly asked questions.
The Erechtheum Portico, From Ancient Greece to Downing and Beyond
Part of 'Catalysized: Outcomes of Catalysis' at the Seventh Catalysis Conference, 24-26 March 2017, Downing College, Cambridge.
NPPF Paragraph 79e Explained
Many people, would love to build a new house in the country. The problem is getting planning permission. But don't despair, NPPF paragraph 79e is the planning legislation which is specifically written to allow this to happen. In this video Francis and planning specialist Martin Leay discuss how this can be done in practical terms using examples of their many past successes of 'paragraph 79e' houses.