Bell Tout Lighthouse
The Bell Tout Lighthouse was the first in a long series of conversions, alterations and additions to historic buildings and places which Ted Cullinan has gone on to do with Cullinan Studio. In all these projects the composition results in a contemporary building which adds positively to an inheritance from the past, without pastiche.
Ted spent a year while a student restoring and extending the structure with the help of a local builder.
The simple axial relationship between the new staircase and an existing drum establishes a strong geometrical order.