Kielder Castle – Castles, Follies and Elephants

News
/
Castles, Follies and Elephants is a commission for a temporary installation the grounds of Kielder Castle in Northumberland with the excelent Kielder Arts and Architecture.  The project, which is being developed in collaboration with artist Oliver Perry,  will comprise a series of ‘objects’ installed within the landscape surrounding the...

Self Build Guild – We’ll take second

self-build-shoestring-harperperry
News
/
In October we were invited to the Grand Designs Live show in Birmingham having been shortlisted for the Selfbuild on a Shoestring award with our entry: A Self Build Guild.  Happily, as a practice of two we were awarded second prize as runners up to a massive multi-disciplinary practice...

Towards A Self-Build Guild?

News, Events, Press
/
We’re very excited to have been longlisted(!) for the National Custom & Self Build Association Self Build Starter Home competition. Our proposal took a deviant approach to the brief, proposing a ‘Self-Build-Guild’. The Guild is an organisation to support and enable self-build for people with little or no upfront...

HarperPerry selected for Coastival 2017

News, Events
/
HarperPerry have been selected to feature at the Coastival Festival 2017.  The annual winter festival held in Scarborough bring the town to life during the dark nights of Feburary with a programme of  art, performance and music.  HarperPerry will be featuing a mobile installation to portal visitor into the...

Hatton Showcase – Designs for a touring pavilion

News, Events
/
Showcase: Designs for a Touring Pavilion is part of the offsite programme which aims to maintain the profile of the Hatton Gallery whilst it is closed for a £3.8million refurbishment, which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. HarperPerry have been appointed to work with the artists Catrin...

The future of housing?

Events
/
As part of the ongoing work of the Ouseburn Futures group, James and Claire will be helping host an evening workshop looking at housing in the Ouseburn – past present and future. The event will cover housing of the past with Mike Greatbatch (Ouseburn Heritage expert), current housing developments...

Westerdale starts on site

Westerdale-Work-in-progress
News
/
Westerdale went on site last week with demolition work complete and foundations being poured within a week.  The frame and structure should be complete by late August with wildflower green roof being installed shortly after. Phase 1 included structural reworking of the 18th century cottage, internal insulation throughout and...

“They need to give us the land”

Protohome_Ouseburn_Newcastle
News, Events
/
Last week saw the launch of Protohome down in the Ouseburn Valley in Byker. A research project by the artist Julia Hesslop, the project has developed a participatory social housing model through live self-build project down in the Ouseburn. Julia has developed the project with Crisis and Tyne Housing...