BUILD 2016

Sutton House


In partnership with The National Trust, BUILD was a week long summer school for children and young people that took place in August, leading to the creation of an eye-catching and interactive site-specific installation in front of Sutton House led by collaborative, architectural-educationalist duo MATT + FIONA.

Building on the Borrowers theme, participants were encouraged to find hidden or unusual nooks and crannies around the house. These were surveyed and modelled to explore the potential for imagined inhabitation by little people. Through a process of scaling and adaptation, these model moments evolved into an external installation during a week of designing, building and making at the front of Sutton House. The result created a new arrival sequence, shifting how inhabitants feel as well as presenting the opportunity for seating and performance as part of the summer events programme.

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