Join us on a daytrip to Somerset to explore the remarkable collection of buildings at Shatwell Farmyard, including the Cowshed by Stephen Taylor Architects and the Drawing Matter archive by Hugh Strange Architects.
Dating back to 1720,Shatwell Farmhas undergone many life cycles and uses. Originally a working farm, the 19th century buildings were partially demolished in the 1960s to make way for large prefabricated industrial barns and two steel grain silos. The north end of the valley was an apple orchard until 1970, the remaining fields within the valley are still in use for livestock grazing. Agricultural production was largely abandoned in the 1990s.
The farmyard now houses the archives of Drawing Matter, an organisation that explores the role of drawing in architectural thought and practice. In 2006, a programme of gradual redevelopment was launched, renovating the farm piece by piece through collaborations with architects from the U.K. and beyond.
9am, Sunday 26 September 2021
6:30pm, Sunday 26 September 2021
Outside Victoria Station (please arrive by 8:50am)