As anyone who reads this blog (or has met me) will know, my first love will always be historic buildings, and the challenges that come with renovating them, so this windmill project has really got my creative juices flowing. One method of updating these buildings, whilst still keeping their charm, is with glass. Many listed buildings have had glass links installed, like our very own Newton-Arkwright buildings, which link together the old buildings and respectfully update their use. I’ve been looking into examples of this as inspiration for our windmill project, and I’d really like to further explore the possibility of linking the windmill and the L shaped shop building with a very simple glass roof. As well as physically connecting them, it would create a great indoor courtyard that could become a multifunctional area for all.
(Images from Google) Newton Arkwright building, Nottingham. Audobon Terrace, New York. Maritime Museum, Amsterdam. Apple Store, Covent Garden. Sukka, Jewish Museum, Berlin. Darwin Centre, London. La Bellone, Maison du Spectacle, Brussles. Derby College, Derby. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester.
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