This October Waterloo City Farm will play host to Root & Branch, a fantastic day of themed discussions, demonstrations, workshops as well as a timber and natural materials fayre. We’re delighted to be joined by Professor Gerhard Schickhoffer, the creator of CLT, who will be giving his first UK talk.
The day’s line up also includes Andrew Waugh from Waugh Thistleton, Liam Dewer from Eurban, Jonas Lenser from dRMM, Ed Fowles from Feilden Fowles and James Todd from Architype. Demonstrations and Workshops will be held by Adam Milton from Carpenter Oak, Alex Thomas and Jan Ciechanowicz from Timber Workshop and Rowland Keable from Rammed Earth Consulting. Tours will be given of Waterloo City Farm by Ed Fowles, Peter Laidler from Structure Workshop and Alex Thomas.
There will also be opportunities to be involved in Kinship IV Design & Make Workshop where participants can be involved in a version of the children’s game Consequences. Participants of the Making Lewes festival will design, build and realise a piece of furniture that will travel to Waterloo City Farm and evolve into a new iteration.
The event is free to attend but please book your place. Food will be able to buy from local traders in Waterloo and drinks will provided to conclude the day’s events.
The event is free to attend but please book your place here on Eventbrite. Food will be able to buy from local traders in Waterloo and drinks will provided to conclude the day’s events.
Join us on either the 22nd or 23rd September. The farm will be open from 10am-5pm, no booking required. Members of the Feilden Fowles team will be on hand to answer any questions and we’ll be showing the full length version of the ‘Making Of’ film. The pigs, lambs and chickens are awaiting your arrival so we’ll see you then!
Image: the beginning of the Open City launch event
Last month Freya, Fran and Dom took part in a design charette with Architecture Today to address innovation in office design. Feilden Fowles’ proposal explored a critical approach to the brief of ‘Kitchen meets the Workplace’ in order to challenge the paradigm of the ‘consummate’ workplace, with a view to shifting towards a choice-enabling, cooperative initiative. Find out more here.
Take another look at our competition entry for the Cambridge Botanic Gardens exhibition and viewing platform here
The Prototypes and Experiments exhibition at The Aram Gallery continues and will be open until the 1st September. We’re delighted the 1:20 model of our studio made the cut, it’s alongside some fantastic pieces.
Watch the BBC London News this evening from 6pm as Ed discusses the successful collaboration between Oasis Waterloo, Jamie’s Farm, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and Feilden Fowles. Waterloo City Farm has demonstrated the fantastic opportunity a Meanwhile Use Lease can bring to underused sites in London.
We’re testing the Dining Hall and Buttery at Homerton College, Cambridge, at 1:20, including the curved concrete columns that sit beneath the faience facade. See the faience samples here.