|Subject||Rammed Earth House: Jonathan Tuckey Design|
WFM&Co are working alongside Jonathan Tuckey Design and Stonewood Builders in the delivery of an extensive joinery package for a new and innovative scheme whose primary focus is on the specification and implementation of recycled rammed earth walls.
You can read more from the designers on this incredible scheme here: https://architecturetoday.co.uk/rammed-earth-jonathan-tuckey-design-webb-yates-engineers-sustainable-solutions-sga-consulting/
Photo: Nick Ingram
specialist construction projects
|Subject||Make Good Symposium at the V&A|
Last month our director Will attended a day of talks hosted by the V&A titled Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures. This part of the series of talks was based on an ongoing collaborative project between the V&A and the envoronmental charity, Sylva Foundation.
Highlights included talks from Summer Islam (Material Cultures) and Indy Johar (Dark Matter) which emphasised the drastic reform needed within the built envonment sector with regard to the specification of finite material resources. Whilst organisations, Grown in Britain and The Forestry Commission presented heartening evidence of the emerging and growing UK commercial forestry industry.
A deeply thought provoking and enlightening day which will have a lasting and profound impact on our approach and practice moving forwards.
WFM&Co are delighted to have been appointed specialist sub contractor for the project of architect Elliot Payne and partner and artist Caroline Walker.
Together with the clients and Arup engineers we have designed a timber framed roof for the first building to be completed on their recently aquired steading site in Scotland. The roof will be made entirely from UK grown Douglas Fir sourced from Longleat and Strourhead forests, a stones throw from our workshops in Somerset.
The first phase will see the completion of the clients intial residential dwelling with future plans for a large timber framed artists studio and a new build in th pipleine.
The project will be on site later this summer.
|Subject||John Hejduk at The Royal Academy of Arts|
We were appointed by the RA and Steve Jensen Design to frabricate and install the intricately detailed 1:1 model drawn from the work of late American architect John Hejduk.
“This ambitious installation features Hejduk’s design for the Widow’s House, one of 68 “objects” in his seminal Lancaster / Hanover Masque, brought to life.
The late American architect John Hejduk (1929 – 2000) believed that ideas were as important as buildings and that architecture had the power to evoke alternative worlds. Masques – popular royal entertainments of the 16th and 17th centuries featuring fantastical costumes and moving sets – inspired Hejduk to transform the way architecture is taught and imagined.”
The softwood sub structure is clad in Paperstone, a new laminated paper material supplied by CDUK. A combination of traditional woodworking and automated CNC routing was used to fulfil the brief. The structure is entirely de mountable to allow for easy installation and de installation given the access coinstraints within the galleries.
The exhibition runs until May 2023.
|Subject||Kyosai: The Isreal Goldman Collection at The Royal Academy of Arts|
WFM&Co were commissioned by The Royal Academy of Arts to undertake the techinical deisgn, fabrication and installation of the showcases used to display the work of Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) from the collection of Isreal Goldman.
Designed by long time collaborators Hayatsu architects, WFM&Co undertook rigourous technical design and testing processes to meet the design team and client brief. The shallow vitrine cases, complex both in form and function were made using formed and moulded MDF panels with a solid Beech hardwood beading and removable frontages to allow for the easy installation and removal of the artworks.
The exhibition runs at the RA until June 2022.
|Subject||In the Press|
Construction Skills School with EBBA
The Blue Market with Hayatsu architects
The Modernist Glade with Hayatsu architects
|Subject||Thw Modernist Glade – Milton Keynes Central|
WFM&Co have successfully completed the installation of a pavillion, e-scooter hub and screen as part of the temporary arts intervention, The Modernist Glade, at Milton Keynes Central train station.
Commissioned by Milton Keynes Council, WFM&Co worked alongside Hayatsu architects, artist Tue Greenfort, curator Aldo Rinaldi and engineers Price and Myers to deliver the scheme which aims to highlight the important role trees play in our environement and their relationship with fungus through subterranium Myceluim networks.
A combination of green Oak and Larch was used to make the various structures, utilising stretched poly cotton canvas for the canopies and impressive Basalt glacial boulders as footings.
|Subject||The Blue, Bermondsey|
We are thrilled to have been appointed Specialist Subcontractor for the fabrication of a new clock tower and covered market stalls for Bermondsey market square. The community led and driven project commisioned by London Borough of Southwark sees the regeneration of the market square and surrounding areas with emphasis on the enhancement of day to day life for locals in the borough.
The design team consists of Hayatsu architects and Assemble studio with Main Contractor Warwick Landscapes.
|Subject||Construction Skills Centre|
WFM Ltd are pleased to be working with EBBA architects on the delivery of a new site for the Skills Centre, a community focused organisation offering construction training for the next generation of construction workers.
Situated in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, WFM Ltd has been working closely with the designer, client and commissioning bodies LLDC and TFL on the delivery of a series of timber clad modular buildings which will house the new centre. The project is set to open early 2021.
During 2020 WFM Ltd worked closely with graphic design studio, Ard, on the development of a new visual identity and website for the company.
Daniel and Guillaume welcomed our brief and undertook extensive research into our practice and vision. We are excited to share the results with you here and will be continuing to work closely with Ard moving forwards.