The Big Swing

Loadbearing building for adventure playground designed and partly built by amazonails in 2010/11 with stone gabions

Key data

Province:West YorkshireCity:BradfordCompletion:2011Type of Construction:LoadbearingDesign/ArchitectureAmazonails Possibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:30m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Straw Bale Houses in UK,

Designed by amazonails as an adventurous building for the Big Swing adventure playground in Bradford, 2010/11 it has stone filled gabions for foundations which deal with the slope of the land. The amazonails build team constructed most of this as a loadbearing straw building with lime plastered walls. It has a veranda around 3 sides and a monopitch planted sedum roof. The charity that commissioned this building refused to pay the last invoice which contributed to the demise of amazonails.

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Allan Sutherland

Allan Sutherland