Every winter brings the same question…to cut back fading herbaceous growth as it becomes battered by increasingly inclement weather. Or to not? By Jackie Hunt, Turn End's Gardener.
The Turn End Trust organises an annual lecture on architecture and landscape. This year’s lecture was given by Dr. Alan Powers, titled ‘Modern Houses: The Smooth and the Hairy’. Alan writes and talks on art, design and architecture, with a particular knowledge of private houses of the 20th Century. Here, Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener recalls the lecture.
On Saturday 3rd June, Turn End Trust hosted its first Turn End tour visiting four built projects in Buckinghamshire by Aldington Craig and Collinge (Peter Aldington's former practice). A group of 20 enthusiasts joined Peter and explored inside four private houses not usually open to visitors. The houses visited exhibit principles for which the practice is known including open planning and the linking of indoors and outdoors, village houses that are sympathetic to their locality yet make a striking contribution to the environment, and the simplicity, directness and honesty of building and materials. Here Mike Stiff, Director of Stiff and Trevillion Architects gives his account of the day.
It was revealed on Thursday evening that the Murphy House in Edinburgh is the winner of the RIBA / Grand Designs House of the Year 2016.
The multi-award winning house is the home of architect and Turn End’s Patron, Richard Murphy. The house has taken nearly ten years in the planning. Murphy House has already won an RIBA National Award, the Saltire Society “Best New House in Scotland” Award, a Civic Trust National Award, the Edinburgh Architectural Association “Building of the Year” and the Architects’ Journal UK “House of the Year.”
Join us for an afternoon in the company of Richard Bisgrove, distinguished author and horticulturist, who will be giving a talk on ‘The Modern Garden’ and the modern garden. Saturday 10th September 15.30 – 18.30.
Turn End’s gardener, Jackie Hunt, enjoyed views across the garden and village when she recently climbed Turn End’s Giant Sequoia tree to measure its height.
Turn End Trust's patron, architect Richard Murphy, has invited Peter Aldington to exhibit alongside him at the Royal Scottish Academy's Annual Exhibition in Edinburgh.
The RSA Annual Exhibition showcases work from RSA Academicians the length and breadth of Scotland. Now in its 190th year, exhibits contemporary painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography, installation and architecture.
An exhibition of images of Turn End is currently on display at the gallery and studios of Allies and Morrison architects in Southwark, London.
The practice is a Founding Friend of the Turn End Trust and recently hosted the launch of the new book Houses: Created by Peter Aldington. The book, collated, designed and written by Peter, has been made possible through the generous support of many, including Allies and Morrison and brings together the post-war houses that he designed himself or with his two partners John Craig and Paul Collinge.