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Greatham Creek Regeneration
Abstract Machines is currently nearing the completion of its most significant commission yet. Two wildlife hides’ in Greatham Creek nature reserve in NE England. The Hides are the final stage of the Wetlands regeneration that will add over 30 hectares of marsh habitat to the reserve. The studio is honoured to have been be part of the project, and the fantastic work done by Environment Agency, BAM Nuttal and Mott Macdonald.
Seal Hide Design
Greatham Creek is known for its growing population of Seals, (Harbour and Grey Seals). The location of the Seal Hide looks over a favoured haul-out location for the Harbour seals. Up to 98 seals have been counted moulting on the sand banks at high tide.
The Hide design is a bold icon to represent this ambitious regeneration project. Aiming to appeal to both the serious enthusiasts while also attracting casual visitors. A functional sculpture.
Abstract Machines is an experimental design studio, that explores fabrication through innovative computational design methodologies and CAD/CAM technologies. These ideas are explored through a mix of academic teaching and live projects. The studio has taught a specialist architecture unit on the Masters course at Leeds Beckett for six years. Student involvement is a core tenet, offering a range of experiences; from design through fabrication to construction. Abstract Machines Studio is led by Architects Keith Andrews, Jak Drinnan and Nick Tyrer.