Urban Designer - Vernacular Architect - Maritime Planner - Owner-Builder - Servant of Piglet - Educator - Author - Revolutionary - Peacenik - Tour Guide 

Tony Watkins

 ~ Vernacular Design 

Miyajima Print E-mail


Salt and spring waters mingle at the moment of purification. 

Hiroshima Print E-mail



Thira Print E-mail


The gentle slopes of Santorini

are devoted to agriculture.

The rugged cliffs tumbling into the volcano

are ideal for the excitement of architecture. 

Rarotonga Print E-mail
ImageCraftsmanship existed long before architecture.
Prague Print E-mail



Even in the midst of a revolution there are moments of peace and beauty.

Moscow Print E-mail



We had just brought the Cold War to an end and I was back in Moscow. It was forty degrees below. The sunlight streaming through the door to the Kremlin seemed to symbolise our hope for a new and better world.

Hong Kong Print E-mail
ImageBamboo is the most versatile of sustainable building materials.
Chengdu Print E-mail



On the road to Tibet high above the brick works are the lime kilns.

Vienna Print E-mail



When you enter a cathedral you need to pause for a moment to allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness.

The flickering votive lights speak of faith and hope.