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Juxon House

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The column capital, circular in section, could be turned on the profile-saw before masoning.
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Juxon House.
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Full size design model. A section of the bell and abacus was quickly masoned and used as the armature to support the modelling.
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The design drawing used to create the masonry and carving templates was produced after the model.
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Completed pilaster capital, using a bold and simplified treatment of ornamental detail.
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The column capital, which was design to thread over an internal steel structure, being core-drilled before production.
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A column capital in the masonry shop being 'boasted' for carving.
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Completed. Pier and column capital in situ.
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Juxon House completed.
Description of Project

Juxon House is a new commercial building in the Paternoster Square development adjacent to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Forming one side of a renewed urban space in front of England’s greatest baroque building, the design of this new office block was highly sensitive. Although a contemporary steel structure internally, the facade is faced with Portland Stone and incorporates elements of a classical nature such as piers, pediments and entablatures in an arrangement of arcade, giant order and attic storey. Although generally plain in treatment, ornament is introduced in the Corinthian capitals at the arcade level. These capitals were designed by myself with a simplified contemporary treatment suitable for the new building, rather than reproducing the more ornate and detailed Baroque models of the Cathedral facade adjacent.

Juxon House

Juxon House

Category: Stonecarving | New work | Classical

Date: 1993
Material: Portland Stone
Contractor: Fairhaven and Woods
Name of Architect: William Whitfield and Partners

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