VisualARQ analyzes the use of Rhino software in the unique architecture of an English single-family house designed by BPR Architects: Downley House.
When Birds Portchmouth Russum architects discovered that the family that would occupy the house had been involved in the wine bussiness, they decided to articulate the design around a foudre, a big wine barrel. The catenary shape of that building, inspired by the foudre, is surrounded by two towers, like a fairytale castle. The material used in this genuine building is CLT, very similar to glulam.
With this work Birds Portchmouth Russum received the annual award to the Most Innovative Project in the Self-Construction category in the UK.