Welham Studios begins with a study placement, viewing objects in clay and sand forms created through the interaction of wind and rain. This work was looking for unity of object and environment. One aspect of the work developed into the basic shape using triangulation, and this work. What is the basis of a project with people from the Swinomish Tribe in Washington State Fidalgo Island, Swinomish housing project that has become known as Landhouse began in 2006. It was a visit to designer’s studio with a partner who lives in Seattle. They became interested in the work being carried out, the physical relationship with the land and how it is translated into a building.
The Pennock it saw an opportunity to connect the designer with a friend there Architects Art Peterson of Cedar Tree in Seattle, who has worked with Ray Williams of the People’s Swinomish Tribe of Fidalgo Island in Washington State, they had just completed construction of a Traditional House term. They have discussed the current housing situation on Fidalgo Island is far from the beliefs and traditions of Swinomish and gave birth to no resemblance to their environment. The houses currently designed and placed apart from the Landscape and their tradition. A meeting was held and out of that came the idea to develop environmentally sensitive scheme for the development of the area allocated and Landhouse born. The structure of the enhanced and developed into module units consist of Elder, Student, Single family, Holidays, Multifamily and community facilities.
The designer returned to England and decided to build one that is now nearing completion and scheduled to open in spring next year. This becomes Welham Studios Artist’s and wife Lucy Glendinning work from. The building was built in structural insulated panel using a factory in Seattle who was involved in the project Swinomish, it is to be a test of the modular units. We use a thermoform 3ply cladding supplied in 5m by 2m sheets. roof is EPDM membrane with a built-in root barrier, a 100mm substrate with wild grass flower. We know looking for partners to make the U.S. a wide research program to develop a landscape design in cooperation with Tribal communities Landhouse.
- Project: Welham Studio Design
- Location: Somerser, England
- Architects: Mark Merer
All photo credit and copyright: Louis Porter
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