Apparently this is all colonialism:
NIMBY-killer. This house is new. pic.twitter.com/5YUfw4vgb8
— createstreets (@createstreets) March 21, 2021
Still, the Mayor of London’s adviser on housing, the architect Dinah Bornat, has produced another argument. The Georgian style isn’t just bad because she doesn’t like it. Tweeting about an elegant, newly built dwelling with sash windows, arches and a cornice in the Regency manner, she invoked “imperialism” and “colonialism” as a cause to cancel. It is the architecture of oppression.
The problem I have with this is that I’m really not sure that that is Georgian or even Regency. Of course, I know nothing about architecture, my only experience is of having grown up in that jewel of the style, Bath. Even, owning a little flat that turns up in most BBC productions about the time and era (so many of the street scenes, as with Bridgerton and Jane Austen and so on are filmed just outside the Assembly Rooms in Bath). So, you know, no actual knowledge at all.
Looks more Romanesque to me. Or even, perhaps Tuscan, not that that is an actual style. Needs more pillars, pilasters and pediments to be Georgian to this untrained eye.