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‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

Posted By Alistair Hume On November 29, 2012 @ 5:11 pm In Architecture,Art,Landscape Architecture,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

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Under the Canopy [2] is a low-impact and sustainable pavilion designed and built for the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Gardens [3]. Conceived by students from the Manchester School of Architecture [4], the pavilion is composed of three lightweight arch structures that create a gentle focal point for the surrounding canopy of trees. Located in the heart of a conservation garden, the designers aimed to demonstrate the beauty of sustainable design. The frames are assembled from a flat pack kit of parts that are tessellated onto locally sourced FSC plywood sheets and fixed together off site. This minimizes material wastage and results in a light and open space that maximizes light in the enclosed surroundings. With the generous support of wood donors, ‘Under the Canopy’ was completed for under £300, and stands as an exemplar for what can be achieved with a low budget and an environmentally friendly agenda.

+ Under the Canopy [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-1786/under-the-canopy/

[2] Under the Canopy: http://underthecanopy2012.co.uk/

[3] Dunham Massey Gardens: http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/dunham_massey_garden

[4] Manchester School of Architecture: http://www.msa.ac.uk/

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