The Observatories: An Artist Residency Workshop and Studio

View all 17 Photos

The Observatories is a new, experimental artist residency in the UK. Over the course of two years, the program will host 12 artists at 4 rural sites, moving from its current location, nearby the Winchester Science Center, to the Lymington Salt Marshes, the South Dorset Ridgeway, and, finally, the River Tamar. For the duration of two months, recipients will stay in the workshop and study designed by students Charlotte Knight, Mina Gospavic, Ross Galtress, and Lauren Shevills.

Winner of a competition by SPUD (Space Placemaking and Urban Design), the development project was realized with the help of artist Edward Crumpton and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. The architecture is crafted around a steel base so that it is mobile, allowing for the residency to tour the UK. Prefabricated off-site, the design nonetheless has a minimal impact on the environment. The frame is made of wood and, on the exterior, charred using the Japanese technique “Shou Sugi” for a natural, weatherproof finish. Inside, the spaces are lined with timber, furnished with built-in shelves and seating, and decorated with metal wheels and beaded overlays. The large windows offer a clear view of the countryside, making the location the real star of the experience. Photography by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Matt Dunkinson for SPUD

 

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(139635)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • Frame House By NOMO Studio

    A bright concrete beach house in Spain. Located on the northeastern coast of Menorca, Spain,…

  • The Bakkedraget Cottage

    A refined, modern reinterpretation of a Danish cottage from 1905. Built in 1905 in Denmark,…

  • Hudson Fieldhouse

    The dream house for design lovers with active lifestyles. Built in upstate NY, this beautiful…

  • Island Cottage

    A gorgeous renovation and extension of a 19th-century dwelling. Built in 1830 in a conservation…

  • Bayhouse by Studio Rick Joy

    A spectacular house designed with a distinctive silhouette and light-filled interiors. Tuscon-based Studio Rick Joy…

  • Brick House

    A beautiful blend of tradition and contemporary design. Designed by CollectiveProject, Brick House offers access…

  • Plaster Fun House

    A colorful house extension inspired by Art Deco. Australian architecture firm Sans-Arc Studio aims to…

  • La Juanita Beach House

    A black beach house with two wooden volumes connected by a light-filled space. Located in…

  • El Tume House

    A serene wooden house built in a Chilean forest. Built in Villarrica, in the Araucanía…

Take me there

  • Shou Sugi Ban House

    The ultimate wellness retreat near NYC. Located in the Hamptons, only 90 miles away from…

  • The Soori Bali Resort

    A tranquil resort in Bali with private beach. Built on the south-western coast of Bali,…

  • Villa Castelluccio

    A 1920s countryside villa transformed into a gorgeous retreat. Nestled among old olive trees in…