SOAR WORKS, SHEFFIELD
Has won a Civic Trust award, we shall find out which one next month.
GARDEN MUSEUM, LONDON
We are part of a team lead by Designscape Architects for this competition.
FOSTILLERY FARM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
We have been appointed to carry out the concept design for this farm and working stables.
PRIORY ROAD MASTERPLAN, UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
We are down to the last two.
SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTRE, LONDON
External works tender information has been issued.
GREAT FEN VISITORS CENTRE COMPETITION
JB Architects have asked us to work with them on this competition.
FRESHFORD VILLAGE, MEMORIAL HALL COMPETITION
We are part of two teams who have both been shortlisted for the Freshford Village Memorial Hall.
THE CADOGAN CAFÉ COMPETITION, LONDON COMPETITION
We are part of Architectur00’s team and we are through to the final 5 teams.
RSPCA CENTRE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Detail design has started.
MDC, PHASE 3 IN SHEFFIELD
Work has started on site.
SAINT SWITHIN’S CHURCH, BATH
We have been appointed to carry out concept and detail design work for the front and back church yards.
RSPCA CENTRE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE AS BEEN GRANTED PLANNING PERMISSION.
PRIVATE HOUSE(S) IN REIGATE, SURRY.
We have been asked to create one landscape out of two gardens.
PRIVATE HOUSE OUTSIDE BATH.
We are working on a feasibility study for the landscape around an old Georgian farm house.
TUTORING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BATH.
Thanks Matt and Jessie for all of your help.
COMBE DOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKSHOP.
We are working with Studio Architects, Momentum Engineering and Greengauge Building Energy Consultants on a workshop and presentation for a feasibility study for the whole school.
PRIVATE HOUSE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
Work on the building is well underway and we are hoping that landscape works will be starting this winter / spring.
A NEW MEMBER OF SEED.
Alice has joined us for a short time to help on a few of our current projects as well as starting a little research project.
PRIVATE HOUSE IN WELLOW
After a very dry spring the new meadow has at last come to life.
PRIVATE HOUSE IN WELLOW
The new spaces and flow of the garden are beginning to take shape.
NEW PRIVATE HOUSE(S) ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BATH
We have started concept design work on a series of garden spaces for an old barn and cottage set within a truly magical landscape.
ALISON COMPLEX, PHASE 3, SHEFFIELD
We have been appointed for the remaining work stages through to completion. The next stage is to get the tender information done.
PRIVATE HOUSE IN WELLOW
Our exploration for a looser more instinctive way of working on smaller projects is paying off with the creation of a new woodland and meadow area for a privet house on an exposed hill.
PRIVATE HOUSE IN WELLOW
Our exploration for a looser more instinctive way of working on smaller projects is paying off with new areas being built creating a variety of intriguing spaces that flow through the garden.
NEW PRIVATE HOUSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BATH
We have been asked to integrate a new contemporary house into a stunning area of landscape while create a series of personal and family orientated space on a steeply sloping site.
TUTORING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BATH
For the first few months of 2011 Jack (and sometime John) is helping the 4th year architecture students with their ‘Garden City’ project.
NEW SEED SITE TIME LINE LAUNCHED
PRIVATE HOUSE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE
We have just been appointed to the detail design stage to create a new garden for an old barn which is in the processes of being renovated.
A SNOWY CHRISTMAS PARTY
A thoroughly enjoyable walk through a snow covered Bath countryside, and we did not meet another soul… until the pub at the end.
WORKING ON 3 PRIVATE GARDENS
We are exploring new looser and more instinctive ways of working on smaller private gardens. We are trying to work less in the studio and to react much more to the site by setting out planting and landforms in situation.
WORKS TO ENTRANCE COURTYARD START AT PRIVATE HOUSE / FARM, EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK
PRIVATE HOUSE IN BODMIN MOOR
We have just been commissioned to design the gardens for a new build eco-house located in a beautiful secluded site on Bodmin Moor.
PRIVATE HOUSE OUTSIDE OF BATH
We were asked by Studio KAR to work with on landscape proposals for this private house.
Our concept was to create a series of journeys and spaces by introducing a sculptural structure that would wind its way through the garden. This structure, or series of structures could be a wall which retains land when it has to, become a pattern in the ground when it does not and gives enclosure when desired. It could be made out of stone, timber and or earth.
THE VASSAL CENTRE IN BRISTOL
We were asked by Studio KAH to work with them on proposals to regenerate the Vassal Centre in Bristol.
‘’The Vassal trust provides affordable barrier free accommodation for organisations led by employing and serving disabled people and offers a template for designing and creating barrier-free environments’’.
PHASE 2 EARTHWORKS STARTS AT PRIVATE HOUSE / FARM, EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK
MEASURING FLOW RATE FOR SPAR HOTEL, NORTH DEVON
We installed a V-notch weir with Geoff Woods of Water Designs Ltd. The information obtained will inform the design of the pond, stream and water falls.
SOAR WORKS, SHEFFIELD
Work has started on site and the building foundations are in.
GARDENS FOR A NEW SPA HOTEL IN NORTH DEVON
We are designing a series of gardens for a new spa hotel with 1.7 hectares of grounds. We are at stage D so can’t give much away, but it is all very exciting and our first project working with the Nash Partnership.
PHASE 2 STARTS AT PRIVATE HOUSE / FARM, EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK
The major earth works have started. This will link the homestead part of the farm back into the adjacent landscape by creating flowing naturalistic landforms with dry stone retaining walls helping define certain areas. The final planting for Bailiffs cottage is complete, photos to come.
A PRIVATE HOUSE / GARDEN IN BATH
We are working with architects Studio KAH and Momentum engineerson a feasibility study for the renovation and extension of a private house and the creation of a new garden in one of the most beautiful areas of Bath.
WORKING ON A LANDSCAPE FEASABILITY PRESENTATION FOR (POTENTIALLY) THE FIRST ANOROBIC BIODIGESTER IN THE UK
AT PRIVATE HOUSE / GARDEN IN SURREY
We have being helping to create a naturalistic setting for a ‘to be’ renovated 16th century farm house, barn and a contemporary extension
STOKES CROFT GATEWAY ENHANCEMENT, BRISTOL
Dallas Pierce Quintero asked us to help with their ‘Ghost House’ submission. The proposals where for a lightweight steel structure which represented the 1st and 2nd floor of the former pharmacy building, 3 types of climbing plants would be grown around this bringing seasonality and scent to the street.
The ground floor would be developed with the community, but could contain a ‘notice cabinet’ along the back wall.
We presented our ideas to the local community last week.
KLEINGARTEN OR SCHREBER GARTEN
The German equivalent of our allotment but they are different. They were Dr Schreber’s reaction to the effects of the early industrialisation of German cities and how it divorced people from the nature. My wife’s great grandfather (August Wessendorf) wrote a book on Kleingartens and founded one in Gladbeck (or a Google translation).
ALISON COMPLEX, PHASE 3 IN SHEFFIELD HAS BEEN GIVEN PLANNING PERMISSION (façade planting)
We are working with Architecture00 to create sustainable and evolving green façades for their proposed community building. We are also creating a tough and robust ‘boulder landscape’ associated with the new community centre, inspired by the regional landscape.
TEACHING LANDSCAPE STRATEGIES / DESIGN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND.
Next year Jack will be teaching on the Part 2 Architecture and Planning course at UWE and is giving a talk on the 26th November about our approach to designing with people and nature.
STARTING CONCEPT DESIGN WORK FOR A PRIVATE HOUSE IN CHESHIRE
We have just been appointed to carry out the concept design and stage E detail design for a private house in Cheshire.
It is lovely garden with a number mature oak and beech trees. The eastern side has a wilder, more natural feel and a small stream runs along the whole of the southern boundary.
JOHN ATTENDED A DESIGN CHARRETTE WITH ARCHITECTURE 00 AT NOTRE DAME SCHOOL IN SOUTHWARK.
At this intense design session, we looked at producing solutions for the school’s inadequate dining room facilities and how to improve the intense atmosphere of the school by exploiting under-used and under-valued outdoor spaces.
SHORT LISTED FOR 122 LEADENHALL STEET, LONDON
We are working in collaboration with Mitchell Taylor Workshop on this invited competition to find a temporary and affordable use for recession hit construction sites.
The proposals are for an all year city produce garden, which will also be an engaging and educational public space.
AUTUMN PLANTING AT PRIVATE HOUSE / FARM, EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK. (setting out)
We have been setting out positions for tree planting around the cottage later this winter and will be plating an ‘Autumn Wood’ early in the new year. Hundreds of bulbs have also been planted.
SHORT LISTED FOR THE NEW SOIL ASSOCIATION HQ IN BRISTOL (4 no. presentation extracts)
We were part of a team lead by Designscape Architects along with Bill Gething, Momentum Engineering and Ernest Griffiths, for a competition to design the new Soil Association headquarters in Bristol.
Our thoughts focused around how a building could interact with a variety of public and private spaces and how the whole site could be a positive and educational place to work while showcasing the Soil Association to the public. Very disappointed we did not to win.