Arts & culture projects
Dartmoor Arts 2011-2014
The brief was a bridge / walkway across a small watercourse in Dartmoor Natural Park. The completed project included a chevron clad deck with a timber rib enclosure, to provide both protection from falling and a spatial experience as one crossed the stream.
The brief was a demountable pavilion for Dartmoor Arts which could be transported on a trailer and erected by two people. The completed project included a series of linked ribs which could be folded out to form a curved organic shape, fixed on a timber deck made from small, easily carried cassette elements.
The brief was a children’s treehouse set within the beautiful landscape of Dartmoor Natural Park. The completed project included a ramped entrance up to an organically shaped ‘seed-pod’ set into the crook of a mature Oak tree. With no mechanical fixings into the tree, the structure was held in position through form alone.
The brief was a storytelling space by a babbling brook. The completed project created a high level platform with views across Dartmoor, accessed via a chunky timber spiral staircase, all built using mainly ‘log’ construction.
Dartmoor Arts Spatial Structures course takes place each summer over a period of five days offering students the chance to work directly with the landscape and build at 1:1. Jerry Tate as architect and Henry Russell as carpenter take students on a journey from choosing a site, to designing a structure, milling down locally felled timber and constructing a proposal.
Location: Devon, UK
Client: Dartmoor Arts
Size: 10 m2