AJ Small Projects 2017

Two works by London Met tutors shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects 2017 awards.

Feilden Fowles, an architecture practice established by Cass Studio 11 tutors Fergus Fielden and Edmund Fowles, and Kieren Wardle and Owain Williams, tutors in Studio 10, have both been shortlisted for the Architects’ Journal Small Projects 2017 awards.

Fergus and Edmund have been nominated in recognition of Feilden Fowles Studio, their self-initiated and self-funded architecture studio, located at Waterloo City Farm and Kieren and Owain for The Mansioa mobile space for writers, poets and thinkers in South Shields that toured Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site in 2016.

Feilden Fowles Studio is built on formerly overgrown plot of land, which was offered to Feilden Fowles by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in exchange for masterplanning the whole site, including animal pens and an outdoor classroom. The project cost £180,000 to complete and is designed as a demountable structure made from a solid Douglas fir timber frame clad with corrugated Onduline sheets.

The Mansio, which was designed in collaboration with architect Mathew Butcher, was commissioned by the Hexham Book Festival to showcase a series of poems and stories that were developed in relation to the theme of borders. Its design references northern England’s historic Roman ruins and its existing and decommissioned industrial infrastructure. The demountable structure is made from translucent polycarbonate, powder-coated steel and wood wool and cost £45,000 to construct.

The AJ Small Projects 2017 awards, which is run in association with Marley Eternit, were established in 1996 and celebrate completed projects with a contract value of £250,000 and under.

The winner will be announced on 29 March 2017, where a prize fund of £2,500 will be shared at the jury's discretion.

Feilden Fowles will also feature in an exhibition of work by award-winning architectural practices who teach at The Cass in March.

Image: Feilden Fowles Studio by Kendal Nocter