The Woodman’s Treehouse by Brownlie Ernst and Marks Architects


Type: Leisure Building

Client: Guy Mallinson Woodland Workshop

Location: West Dorset, United Kingdom

Year: 2016

Cost: GBP 150,000



 

Architects: BEaM – Brownlie Ernst and Marks Architects

Team: BEaM, Guy Mallinson Woodland Workshop


The Woodman’s Treehouse is a luxurious two-storey suite arranged between and beneath the canopy of aged oaks in a rural green woodworking campus. The building is a truly collaborative design-build project constructed by highly skilled green furniture makers and traditional craftsmen with exceptional precision. The timber building draws on diverse architectural and cultural references combining with theatrical effects to create a visually rich and playful construction in the picturesque tradition. The plan is arranged around a central cylinder secreted within an octagonal outer casing. Box rooms clad in split sweet chestnut log stacks, oak laths and hand-cleft oak shingles are plugged into the core building. The treehouse is entered across a heavy oak block stressed ribbon bridge.

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Brownlie Ernst and Marks (BEaM)

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Keith Brownlie
Keith Brownlie

Keith Brownlie RIBA RIAS FRSA is a British Architect with extensive experience in the architectural design of major infrastructure and urban design projects, including multi-modal transport facilities, public buildings and public pedestrian realm. He has an established international reputation for bridge design and has been involved in the design of numerous significant projects worldwide.

Major project experience includes the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing NY, Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge  CA, South Capitol Street Bridge  DC, High Speed 1 rail link in the UK and the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel in Denmark. Keith is a former Director of Wilkinson Eyre Architects where he was responsible for a large body of award-winning work such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the ‘supertall’ Guangzhou International Finance Centre.

 

Christian Ernst
Christian Ernst

Christian Ernst MAA is a Danish-registered, German Architect. He is a specialist in the architectural design of infrastructure and transportation projects and has exceptional experience on major international projects including some of the world’s most significant new bridges for road and rail. Christian runs the BEaM studio in Copenhagen, Denmark.

His recent major project undertakings include Velje Fjord high speed rail viaduct DK, Velje rail tunnel design and the new Norway National Stadium Bridge in Oslo. As a former board member and Architect with Dissing+Weitling Architecture, Christian was Project Architect for major international highway bridges including the Queensferry Crossing (formerly the Forth Replacement Crossing) in Scotland, the Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge in the Port of Long Beach, California and many others.

 

James Marks
James Marks

James Marks RIBA RIAS is a British Architect based in the BEaM UK studio. James has a long track record of managing the design and delivery of significant infrastructure projects, structures and specialist buildings. His international experience includes many award-winning bridges of all scales.

His projects range from small bespoke structures such as the Kings Park Pedestrian Link in Perth Australia to major infrastructure including Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington DC, the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne and the ‘New NY Crossing’. As former Associate Director at Wilkinson Eyre Architects, James was responsible for a range of high profile bridges including Media City Footbridge in England, Peace Bridge in Northern Ireland, Living Bridge in Ireland, Nesciobrug in the Netherlands and many others.


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Park Orchards by Pleysier Perkins Architects


This large L-shaped house wraps an existing pool and features rammed earth with contrasting dark coloured walls. Extensive glazing opens the interior to the terrace and maximizes the sweeping rural views. A dramatic central hall, fully glazed at each end with a series of sky windows, extends the entire length of the main wing creating a dramatic entry while separating the public and private zones.

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Pleysier Perkins is an architecture and interior design practice established by Ramon Pleysier and Simon Perkins in 2002.
Berit Barton, who joined the studio in 2006, has since become director and ensures the studio’s high standard of design philosophy and attention to detail is reflected in each individual project.
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Sundial House by Specht Architects


Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Area: 2,500 square feet



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2017 Winner Harnar Architecture Award


Architect: Specht Architects
Landscape Architect: James David
Interior Design: Norine Hayes
Contractor: Wolf Corp
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This ridgetop house in Santa Fe is organized around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls. The walls are an element of continuity, linking interior and exterior spaces and the landscape beyond. A narrow skylight runs the entire 125’ length of one of the walls, casting changing shadows on the rough concrete over the span of the day.

The front of the house is set deeply into the earth. You enter through a recessed courtyard and into a cool, private vestibule. An opening cut into one of the concrete walls then leads you into the main body of the house, where panoramic views of the Sangre de Christos mountains are revealed. Although there are large expanses of glass, they are all deeply shaded by cantilevered roof forms that create porches around the perimeter.

The house enhances a feeling of connection to the site, both physically, and temporally, and provides a true sense of shelter.

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Scott Specht AIA Founder and Principal

Scott is the founding principal at Specht Architects with over 25 years of experience designing and managing institutional, commercial, and residential projects. Before founding Specht Architects (formerly known as Specht Harpman), he worked as a senior designer for Daniel Libeskind Architect and collaborated with that office on its winning New York World Trade Center master planning proposal. He also worked for several years with Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates Architects in New York, and was the Designer on a number of tall building projects around the world, including the Chifley Square project in Sydney, Australia, and the Niaga Bank headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a licensed architect in Texas and New York, is NCARB certified, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Scott received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, where he received the George Nelson Scholarship and the Franklin W. Gregory Scholarship.

In addition to his work with Specht Architects, Scott was a featured speaker at TEDx, and his independent design work has been exhibited in two SoHo gallery shows. His design work has also been publicly featured at a Yale University exhibition, the Van Alen Institute, the Municipal Art Society of New York, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, TX 78731

512.382.7938

Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, TX 75226

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