Studio in the Woods was back this year – bigger and better than ever. 70 Students of architecture and makers along with 15 architects as group leaders and critics descended on Invisible Studio for a extraordinary long weekend of making. 5 groups led by Gianni Botsford, Kate Darby, Piers Taylor, Meredith Bowles, Charley Brentnall, Je Ahn, Le Ivett, Lynton Pepper, Barbara Kaucky, Susanne Tutsch, Fergus Feilden and Akos Juhasz with support from Laura Mark, Zoe Berman and Jack Hawker constructed a range of structures that explored an idea relating to the woodland in which they were located. Evening lectures were given by Niall McLaughlin, Martin Self and Robert Mull, who were then joined by Peter Clegg and Ted Cullinan for the final review. Alan Matthews, Bernard Twist, Martin Osbourne and Simon Schofield also provided much needed technical support. See HERE for more details.
Our first timber gridshell finally on site, being constructed by Charley Brentnall, and engineered by Buro Happold. Top pictures of all temporary strapping to ‘hold’ the geometry, and bottom picture of completed shell, with ring beam and structural ply top layer in place.