Annular Archive – Places – Britain – South East England

2018

Hastings Pier and sea-front

Photo-Essay by George Sinclair

In Unstructured extra 9 CLT futures themed edition – 2018

2018

Diving for Pearls

The battle for the People’s Pier and dRMM’s part in Hasting’s regeneration aspirations

In Unstructured extra 9 CLT futures themed edition – 2018

2018

Crafted to Complement

CLT and 21st century Arts & Crafts, Adam Richards Ditchling Arts & Crafts Museum, DugganMorris Alfriston Swimming Pool, FeildenFowles and Roz Barr Architects

In Unstructured extra 9 CLT futures themed edition – 2018

2018

WaughThistleton move on

Broadening the timber palette with their Lewes Road student housing, Brighton project

In Unstructured extra 9 CLT futures themed edition – 2018

2017

Art Barn 

FCB Studios completion of the Art & Design Building illustrates the changes in sustainable architecture two decades after their Olivier Theatre rewrote oak framing’s rules

In Architecture Today– Feb 2017

2014

EcoTech revisited: WWF’s One Planet Centre

Erstwhile high tech studio Hopkins Architects diagrid eco-office headquarters for the World Wildlife Foundation

For Detail Green2. 2014 November

2013

The Cult of the Gridshell

The wave of gridshells across Britain by WilkinsonEyre, Glen Howells, Edward Cullinan Architects, and others, illustrates how the singular structural form has been embraced by UK architects and engineers 

Feature for Detail Green May 2013

2012

Sweet Chestnut creates a contemporary design aesthetic

Baker-BrownMckay’s use of Sweet Chestnut cladding makes its sustainable point

2012

The Sweetest Timber

Sweet Chestnut as a building material by David Saunders

In Unstructured 5 – 2012 – Rewilding the Structural, Reweaving the Sculptural – Shells/Scales/Baskets/Weaves Sussex Gridshells ten years themed edition

2012

Cluster – Anne Marie ‘O Sullivan’s art-shell basketry experiments with sweet chestnut timber

Fabrica, Brighton 2012 exhibition marking the Sussex Gridshell’s the tenth anniversary. This exhibition was conceived and first developed by Fourth Door Research

In Unstructured 5 – 2012 – Rewilding the Structural, Reweaving the Sculptural – Shells/Scales/Baskets/Weaves Sussex Gridshells ten years themed edition

2011

How Massive Wood Came to Britain

The story of how a few mission driven sustainability architects, engineers and left field timber folk propelled CLT into the UK’s construction sector

In Detail Green 2011.1 Spring

2009

Farewell to the local saw-mill

The disappearance of part of the traditional timber fabric – by John Russell

In Fourth Door Review 8 – 2009 – (this article is not available in Annular Archive)

2007

Gridshelter Futures III – Growing Flimwell’s Woodland Enterprise Centre’s modular ribbed shell

FeildenClegg’s adapted ribbed-shell highlighted the local weald wood, chestnut, spurring local its uptake as construction material across the South East of England

In Unstructured 2 – 2007  (a version of this piece appeared in Building For A Futuremagazine, Autumn 2001, Volume 11, no 2.)

2007

Gridshelter Futures II: the Weald & Downland Museum gridshell

The first Gridshell to be completed since Frei Otto’s first Mannheim 1974 Multihalle building, in the aftermath of the opening in 2001, the Downland gridshell became a cult building and its architects, Edward Cullinan Architects, best-known project

In Unstructured 2 – 2007 – (a version of this piece was published in  Building for A Future Vol  11, no 1, Summer 2001)

2007

A leaf lined gridshell

Glenn Howell’s Savill Garden turns gridshells into something slick

A version of this piece was first published in Building For A Future Vol 16, Winter 2006/7

2007

Into phase 2 – Flimwell moves on

Douglas fir Cruck-Frame Offices replace Sweet Chestnut at the Woodland Enterprise Centre

A version of this piece first appeared in Green Building, Volume 17 no 3, Winter 2007

2007

Shorne Wood’s Sweet Chestnut cruck frame

Kent Nature visitor centre uses the prolific regional species, Sweet Chestnut, for cladding and its glulam cruck frame

A version of this piece originally appeared in Green Building, Volume 17 no 3, Winter 2007

2006

Eden turns to timber  – Hewn from the forest of Eden

The Core, Cornwall’s Eden Project new Education Resource Centre is a timber showcase

Annular – A version of this piece appeared in Building for a Future vol 15, no 3 winter 2005/6

2006

Stealth Sustainability

Baker-BrownMcKay’s Sustainable Design’s camouflage their projects in an ecologically-hued modernism

2005

Carpentry comes back

On life support only three decades ago, timber and oak framing carpentry has blossomed again in the intervening decades thanks to pioneers like Carpenter Oak & Woodland, Green Oak Carpentry and others.

A version of this article was originally published in Resurgencein May/June 2005 issue, no 230

2004

Gridshelter

Nic Pople writes about Edward Cullinan Architect’s Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Gridshell

In Fourth Door Review 5 2001 (this article is not available in Annular Archive)

1998

Into the Tree Dreamhouse: The Architecture Ensemble’s Forest House

Steve Johnson writes about re-envisioning the tree house for the future forest

In Fourth Door Review 2/3– 1998 (this article is not available in Annular Archive)