that enable its visitors to exist ‘completely off-grid’, and reconnect with nature. Hearth is a story of symbiotics, not only in its archaic and modern technological marriage, but also in its architecture: its roofscape celebrates the peaks of mountains, its timber slat facade the woods of forests, and its rising chimney an outpost to remind us of man’s long history of making place within nature; a place of refuge to retell the adventures beyond its walls.
Hearth is a project that acknowledges our most instinctive experience: being in nature. The song of birds and the rush of water vibrate with our souls. We have also evolved, as a society, and have created an ‘urban nature’ too. Hearth nods both to our past and embraces our present. At its centre, a fireplace- possibly man’s most important evolutionary discovery to date- binds all activities of modern life. In its walls and floors, it houses modern technology
Client : Competition
Collaboration : Polly Stebbings- Environmental Engineers
Timescale : November 2018 - January 2019
Size : 38sqm
Contract Value : £65K
Location : Anywhere Rural