Studio in the Woods - Summer school for students and enthusiasts

erect architecture are tutors at Studio in the Woods - an annual summer school for architects and architecture students. During a four day workshop experimental architectural installations, which reveal an aspect of place, are conceived and constructed with the students. Ideas are tested through making at 1:1. Examples of processes are:
Photo by Andy Matthews and Jim Stephenson.
2013, Stanton Park, Swindon, Amphitheatre:


Collaborators: Studio Weave; Invisible Studio; Gianni Botsford Architects and Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios.
2009, Kemerton Gloucestershire, Canopy:
Having observed the amount of wastage during the wood cutting process in the previous year, we decided to work with waste only.
The site was the grid of the managed forest. Drawing emphasis to the missing grid points - the trees which had been felled during the forest management process a canopy was devised, which drew support from the trees, but sagged where the trees were missing, giving it its organic shape. Branches of felled trees were used for the woven structure. The canopy was installed at head height.
 
Collaborators: The Invisible Studio (Piers Taylor), Meredith Bowles, Toby Lewis, Kate Darby, Gianni Botsford, Studio Weave
 
2008, Kemerton Gloucestershire, Badger and Sky Watching Platform:
Our group decided to build a badger watching platform in a clearing, which also offered sky watching should the badgers not turn up. Inspired by the location, set out by sight lines, our structure grew amongst the trees whilst developing connection details, different hammock solutions, building looms for weaving and making rope.