Role: Project Architect

Architectural design for this contemporary educational shelter within the woods above Windermere for the National Trust. The design includes re-used tyres packed with slate quarry waste as part of the foundation.

 

There are straw-bales rendered in lime and plastered in clay, sheeps-wool insulation, rammed earth and adobe block providing internal thermal-mass to the walling. All oak, larch and beech timber was taken from the local Monk-Coniston stormed felled trees.

The building is one of few modern entries in Pevsners ‘The Buildings of England – Cumbria’ p77 and 692, described as “an exercise in sustainability”, “the building fits its woodland setting beautifully while being entirely contemporary”. The scheme gained £35,000 Sustainable Development Funding from the Lake District National Park. Completed 2007.

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