Forest School
Rob Gaukroger’s design practice has just completed the Forest School project at ‘Elleray Prep School’ in Windermere, in the Lake District National Park and this is just the start of a new wave of low impact, upcycled and architecturally aware projects he has designed. Made chiefly from timber and other materials such as the deck board made from a composite of recycled plastic milk bottles and wood shavings, this is low tech architecture at it best.

Rob Gaukroger tells us how it all came about “it wasn’t a state funded project and the budget has been tight from day one, I didn’t charge a design fee for the three years it took to take this project from an idea, through the planning process to the built solution today. I have constructed a lot of the building myself with a small team of joiners on site. The bursar at the school has kept a tight hold on the purse strings and he has got good value for money.”


5 photos and 4 drawings

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