Terraces of Edgeley: A Typology Study

Two-storey terrace houses are the defining building type of Edgeley, their fronts an opportunity for both building standardization and decorative display. These façades also define the street, providing enclosure, security and urbanity. As speculative housing, one might expect repetition, but at least 84 varieties exist in the study area North of Castle Street, SK3.

The terraces are drawn at 1:100 scale, in pencil and watercolour wash; rather than CAD and Photoshop, and it feels good to do some olde worlde drafting. The wash technique allowed for a subtle variety representative of the houses. Exhibited at Stockport Art Gallery 2022. Exhibited by NEW LIGHT ART, touring to art galleries in Birkenhead, Penrith, Newcastle, Harrogate and London, 2023-24.

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