Researching local materials

Thinking back to research on vernacular architecture and materiality, with vernacular being a style of architecture that is specific to a region because of its use of materials and techniques, I have carried out some research on the local buildings and the materials used. Local hamstone and red brick is commonly used, both separately and together. I envisage my pavilion design seating to be made of hamstone, with natural bamboo or willow arches around the seating to replicate the arches in the Rose Tower building below.

Fig.1 Vernacular materials used for the buildings in Stoford


Fig.1 Various buildings and the follies within the villages of Stoford and Barwick showing vernacular materials used for the buildings in Stoford.

Fig. 2-16 Photographs of my site selection, The Green, taken from different angles.

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