Happy Birthday Robert Adam!

June 30, 2016

Happy birthday Robert Adam! This week we celebrate the captivating work of a great architect.

Robert Adam, born on July 3rd in 1728, began his career in architecture as an apprentice to his father, William Adam, taking over the family business after his father’s death. Commissioned in 1762 to design the interiors of Syon House, Adam’s iconic architectural style is exhibited in Syon’s Great Hall. He believed deeply in the careful juxtaposition of various architectural forms and styles, including neoclassical, byzantine and baroque, culminating in an effect he called “movement”.

Architects centuries later are still inspired by Adam’s work. At the Inwood Pool Pavilion, we pay homage to Robert Adam’s great hall at Syon House, drawing from its geometry, ornamentation, and flooring.