AA Design and Make students working in the new Big Shed

Scaffold in progress of being struck for practical completion this week of the first building to emerge from the AA Design and Make masters programme

Practical Completion achieved today… Hooray

ImageWent back to Starfall Farm today – really please to see how its being occupied. The concrete worktop in the kitchen is ageing beautifully

Been snagging this afternoon here – 3/4 handed over, and contractor leaving site next week

We’ve been clearing the bramble in the woods to the north west of the house making it possible to see the building from this perspective almost for the first time. Planning vegetable beds here – and interestingly, underneath all the bramble are redcurrant and gooseberry shoots from way back, so the ground here has been used for cultivation before.

The chaotic aftermath of feeding small children… My vision for a house (influenced by Richard Leplastrier and Rural Studio) was always one where kids could rattle around inside a robust shed that could take any amount of chaos, instead of a prim and pristine modernist box. In a way, it’s kind of worked, but could be a bit more robust. There’s a great quality of light at this time of year, in the evenings.


Finally been told by the contractor this is going to be finished and handed over next week.

AA Design and Make review with guests of this year’s project, and below, review of the scheme in Buro happold’s offices

The home straight – gutters going in this week, scaffold strip next week, and then it’s ready for use.

Final piece of the jigsaw – the curved stair – going in to Stillpoint just before the client moved in today.

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