The join in the two Hampton Court palaces

Wren’s Addition

On Urbanism 04.03.12

The join in the two Hampton Court palaces

Hampton Court Palace is a startling example of how the decision to add to a historic building in a contemporary vernacular looks 300 years down the track.  From the west, it is a distinctly Tudor pile topped with crenellations and ornate brick chimneys.
From the east it is an imposing baroque palace, designed by Christopher Wren under the direction of William and Mary in the late 17th Century.  In the middle, there is a fascinating line of demarcation where the two buildings meet.

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