Story Behind the Name “August Architects”
Story behind the Name ….
There are two reasons to Name the Company as August .
1) August means Respected and Impressive
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2) Named after One of the best Architect of the World – Augustus Pugin
Houses of Parliament, London (1844)
Nottingham Cathedral (1841)
St Augustine’s Church, Ramsgate (1845)
Alton Towers (1834)
St John’s Hospital, Alton (1841)
Assessing the legacy of Big Ben’s creator on the bicentennial of the architect’s birth.
Between 1837 and 1840 Pugin enjoyed a growing architectural practice. His employment by John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and other Roman Catholic laymen and clergy resulted in his identification with the leadership of the Roman Catholic revival. His plans for St. Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, and St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, suffered from the limited funds available for their construction, but they nevertheless show his imaginativeness and brilliance. The Church of St. Oswald, Old Swan, Liverpool (1839; demolished), was the finest of his designs of these years and the one that set the pattern for Gothic revival parish churches in England and abroad. His True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture (1841) was used by John Ruskin as a foundation for his criticism.
‘He set in place attitudes concerning the ‘honesty’ of materials and structure which contributed (paradoxically) to moralising prejudices of the early Modern Movement’