Threefold LFA 2017
Earlier this summer, Threefold Architects visited Foundry Farm in the South Downs; the site of one of our live projects where we are designing an extension to an existing Grade II listed cottage and a new farm building to house an equestrian facility and lavender business.
The purpose of our visit was to immerse ourselves in the site, to peel back the layers and dig deep below the surface; to survey, collect and experiment in situ. Gaining inspiration from the rich textures, patinas, flora, geology and history of the site; the dappled woodland light, the iron rich clay, the sap and grain of the felled timber.
Following our visit we have transformed our studio into a busy workshop; casting timber samples, making plaster moulds and producing our own clay tiles. We also partnered a local foundry and pottery who have collaborated with us with the production of cast iron objects and in the firing of clay tiles.
This is an exhibition represents a snapshot of our process to date. We have recorded literal translations of the site which we will now use as a catalyst for the detailed design phase where through a process of abstraction and refinement we will develop our proposals for the construction materials of the buildings; charred timber walls, clay peg tiles and bespoke ironmongery all imbued with the unique character of the site.