Hello and welcome! Here is a brief summary of what we've been up to and upcoming projects.
We've been able to welcome Jess Fisher (with us as part of a Sheffield Hallam University paid internship) into a part-time paid role with us to continue her research around materials, and work on new projects around flooding and river landscapes. A lot of Jess's time has been spent on the Heeley Mushroom project which is now scheduled to be built in the autumn, and is leading to exciting collaborations with the British Mycological Society and University of Sheffield's Engineering Faculty lined up around this.
Our outdoor play structures for The Hepworth in Wakefield have just been delivered and tested and will allow children and playful adults to explore sculptural forms amongst the amazing gardens at the gallery. On a slightly larger scale, detailed design for our small structure as part of Grade II* Listed Perrott's Folly for Re:Future in Birmingham and a small all-timber music studio in Sheffield are underway - we'll be getting to grips with the AECB's Embodied Carbon Calculator on these as well.
Our immersive space in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (examining the future of the high street ) remains in place until November, following which it will relocate to nerby Rovereto to form part of Brave New Alps's La Foresta project.