Sunday, December 7, 2008

Project X Church/Slum Goths yurt build in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

I was invited by the 'X Church' and 'Slum Goths' of a Victorian 'former' church in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (run by Marcus Hammond) to build a yurt type structure in this grand old building, funded by CFBT - Lincolnshire School Improvement Service. The structure has to provide a space for a warm, comfortable practice room also suitable for workshops and meetings etc.... 'warm' was the operative word as we found out, a church doesn't hold its heat too well.
Willow mock-up.

Freshly chopped willow sponsored by builder John Courey, from Ratby, Leicestershire.

Prepping the twigs!

'Bruising' the twigs

The finished dome/yurt now requiring covering to keep the heat in and the sound contained.

After a midnight finish I find sheep running round the lanes, that kept the local bobbies busy for a while!

Special thanks to Marcus Hammond, Frazer Johnston and Leigh Adams.