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Annular - Update

Annular – Update

Photo – Roland De Villiers/Shootlab Annular Glade  Join us on the Flimwell Park architectural visit – 16.00 October 29th 2021 Fourth Door’s Annular Glade has organised an architectural and building visit to Flimwell Park, the new eco-development in Flimwell. Architect Steve Johnson (the Architecture Ensemble) will lead the building visit. Book on Eventbrite. Participants need […]

Pioneering the Potential 2021

Pioneering the Potential 2021

Pioneering the Potential 2021: Natural Building Materials across the Weald & Downland An evening micro-symposium hosted by Fourth Door Research in Lewes, Sussex Talks, presentations and an exhibition focused on timber, demonstrating Sussex’s pioneering natural building materials role and potential.   Friday – September 10th 2021 – Symposium at Studio Hardie Workshop – 18.00am – […]

Ongoing and Occasional 4

Ongoing and Occasional 4

  Fourth Door Dear Fourth Door mailing list folks Here’s another, indeed the fourth, of these occasional informational missives tumbling through the electronic ether and arriving into your virtual lap. This time round summer (albeit early summer) is definitely here. Outside, the green has blossomed and trees are leafing. The traffic is also back though, […]

Ongoing and Occasional 3

Ongoing and Occasional 3

Dear Fourth Door mailing list folks Here’s the third of these Fourth Door Ongoing & Occasional broadcasts with a roll-call of micro-stories, musings and murmurations. Spring is here in these South English parts, maybe it is with you too. Whilst this edition doesn’t alight that much on Covid stories, its shadow, despite the warmth of the […]

Ongoing and Occasional 2

Ongoing and Occasional 2

    Helsinki Library – Photo ALA Architects   Dear Fourth Door mailing list folks This is the first in an occasional if regular Fourth Door missive series, mixing things I’ve noticed and noted across the span of FD-terrain. There’ll be further edition as part of a renewed and active year ahead. Let us know […]

Ongoing and Occasional 1

Ongoing and Occasional 1

Dear Fourth Door mailing list folks I’ve been asked by Rowland Keable, Mr Rammed Earth (at least on this small Atlantic island) to let people know about this year’s CLAYFEST, which this year is  happening virtually on Zoom at the end of the week – check here. So, I am doing so. Clayfest 2017 In addition, […]

Pioneering the Potential

Pioneering the Potential: Natural Building Materials across the Weald & Downland A symposium and projects tour hosted by Fourth Door in Lewes, Sussex. A full day introduction to natural building materials featuring a morning symposium and afternoon coach tour visiting projects, and demonstrating Sussex’s pioneering natural building materials role and potential. Friday – July 12th […]

Fourth Door News

Re-envisioning architectural symposia – two versions   I – In Lewes – This Saturday 29th September Building with Water Symposium with MakingLewes Water, Building, Architecture, Material Sources and the Future Symposium Saturday September 29th, 13.30 – 18.00 Fitzroy House, Lewes, BN7 2AD Tickets – £8.50 Concessions – £6.50 – Tickets availalble via Eventbrite Featuring: Ruhul […]

Dyson’s workshop

After the post below I found some nice pix of Dyson’s Bellingham Baidarka workshop; proof of sorts that he never disengaged from the world of books. Just look at those shelves….

George Dyson

It was summer 2001. I had just finished a three hour interview with George Dyson within a few hundred yards of Winchester Cathedral. He disappeared off to back to where he was staying, and meet his father, Freeman; somewhere in the back streets of the medieval town. I thought it unlikely I’d meet him again, […]