This September, Architect Piers Taylor and Carpenter Oak Director Charley Brentnall will be leading an immersive introduction to a design process where hands-on ‘making’ and the choreography of construction informs architecture.
Charley Brentall is one of the founding Directors of the Carpenter Oak group and has worked on projects ranging from restoring the ceiling in Windsor Castle to the Shackleton and Scott huts in Antarctica. He is also a Make Tutor on the Design Make programme with Dartmoor Arts and a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Bath and Dartmoor Arts. Charley is a member of the Timber Framers’ Guild, Carpenters’ Fellowship, ICOMOS and SPAB.
Piers Taylor is an award winning architect and academic and founder of Invisible Studios and Studio in the Woods. He also has numerous television credits to his name, including The House That 100k Built and The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes.
The workshop is held over five days in woodland near Bath. It will provide an opportunity for participants to understand how making can inform the design process. The course is limited to ten participants, and welcomes applications from practising architects, academics as well as students. The student will work in a collaborative group, exploring the entire design process from milling timber to designing and building an experimental structure.
The workshop runs from 18-22 September and costs £800 + VAT, including all materials and tuition, plus lunches. Accommodation is not included, but camping is available half a mile away and there are many B&Bs locally.