A new film – What Does It Take to Make a Building’ is the second in a series of intimate portraits filmed by Jim Stephenson with Piers Taylor in conversation with an architect, where they reflect on their practice, ideas, influences, education and future, through the lens of one of their seminal buildings. This new film focusses on Sarah Wigglesworth who talks to Taylor about studying architecture at Cambridge in a context where women architects were rarely mentioned, and the development of her socially and environmentally minded practice which has been mainly lived out in her ground breaking house and studio ’Stock Orchard Street’. Stock Orchard Street demonstrates the application of numerous experimental and prototypical ideas, and Wigglesworth discusses how designing and building the project more than 20 years ago with Jeremy Till and living and working in it since has helped shape a belief that architecture can be a powerful force for change where political ideals can be set out in material ways.



A discussion between Piers Taylor and Sarah Wigglesworth where they reveal their changing ambitions and priorities for the way their own self built houses operate and perform.


A film that describes the mode of practice of Invisible Studio in their woodland home


A film that describes the deep retrofit of ‘Moonshine’, Piers Taylor’s award winning house


A film that describes the building of the relocatable micro-house ‘Trailer’


A film of Studio in the Woods 2017


A film of Studio in the Woods 2018


A film of Studio in the Woods 2019


A film of Piers Taylor in conversation with Gianni Botsford