Ruth Slavid talks architecture

Horse trading

Posted in wood by ruthslavid on December 24, 2009

I had an in-depth tour around Bennetts Associates’ office, tucked away in a triangle of streets in Islington, and centred around an old drovers’ hostel which they call ‘the barn’. The only hairy (literally) moment in the restoration was when samples had to be taken away and tested for equine anthrax – common practice apparently for buildings from the days when horse hair was used in wattle and daub. Luckily it came up clear.