Eton College : Information Technology Extension



The elevation to this courtyard is ’fashioned’ as though from one lump of stone – the openings are carved out of the wall and stone laid bare. The power of the building block used for its compressive strength contrasts with the more filagree carving of the Portland stone elements of the existing Victorian elevations, mined from the same quarry some 150 years earlier. The section of partially sunken to emphasize the sense of monolithic stone block embedded in the ground.

A glazed stair separates the old and
new building fabric.

Eton College : Information Technology Extension



The elevation to this courtyard is ’fashioned’ as though from one lump of stone – the openings are carved out of the wall and stone laid bare. The power of the building block used for its compressive strength contrasts with the more filagree carving of the Portland stone elements of the existing Victorian elevations, mined from the same quarry some 150 years earlier. The section of partially sunken to emphasize the sense of monolithic stone block embedded in the ground.

A glazed stair separates the old and
new building fabric.