Greatspace were approached to create a concept for some Private Walled Gardens in Northumberland. The client requested a design for some accommodation and communal spaces.
The walled garden mirrored a traditional Hillfort, a fortified refuge or defended settlement from the Bronze and Iron ages. Our idea is to adopt the defensive nature of the hillfort and apply it to the walled garden development.
For the accommodation, our concept is to reimagine a Bastle House and create a series of Battle Lodges. A Bastle House is a fortified farmhouse characterised by its security measures. The ground floor was the most vulnerable part of the building and was open to the elements. The living accommodation was elevated by a timber floor and provided a warm space for living accommodation. The sleeping