We’ve had an exciting start on the Fratry project in Carlisle. Medieval Cathedrals turn out lots of surprises when excavation takes place! It’s been wonderful to strip back this historic interior to its former glory and see the whole space as one. More on the project in the recent AJ write up here.
Nice to have formally ’emerged’ in the AJ’s round up of the year, and we are pleased to be on their ‘People to watch in 2019’ write up. It’s been an intense past few years but great to see some of the results of the hard work coming through. Full article here.
What a wonderful festive event to kickstart the holiday season at Waterloo City Farm. Well done to Jamie’s Farm and Oasis Waterloo for a fantastic day filled with food, drink, activities and crafting! A special thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this happen. And we very much enjoyed our garden room being converted to Santa’s Grotto!
The Architectural Review Food issue has arrived and the first phase of the Charlie Bigham’s Campus in Somerset contributes to the discussion on how food can shape our buildings and landscapes. Click here to order your copy and here to visit our project page.
– Andrew Waugh and Jonas Lencer (dRMM) will be speaking around CLT alongside Gerhard Schickhofer (the inventor of CLT)
– Ed Fowles will be discussing Homerton College Cambridge and the use of locally sourced timber alongside Alex Thomas (Timber Workshop) and William Hardie (Making Lewes and Studio Hardie)
– James Todd (Architype) and Stephen Letch (Master Thatcher) will be presenting ideas around using thatch.
– Rowland Keable will be leading a discussion of using rammed earth in the UK.
Places are free, go to Eventbrite to read more and book your place!
10am – 7pm
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