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Stunningly Beautiful Building

I spent an inspiring evening last week at the Archetects' Journal's Small Projects Awards Ceremony with my nephew Bryn Hallett. He has just completed his Part 2 Diploma at CAT and along with 2 colleagues, Catherine Watton and Tom Barnes had been short-listed for their beautiful timber bird hide.

The bird hide with its large overhangs interacts with the light during the day, sunlight filtering through in shards creating a pleasant dappled light within. Bryn told me ' The skin is the structure and the structure is the skin, the walls, roof and seating are integrated into one structure'.

For the project, the bird hide was built using local organically grown, untreated timber which was cut in a local saw mill. It has been designed to achieve minimal waste by using the offcuts to form spacers between the timber. They are now planning to use this template to create unusual, sculptural garden rooms or play houses in a variety of woods.

Contact Bryn at for more info.

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