The Butterfly House grows its wings —
After a fantastic week’s weather, we have nearly completed The Butterfly House roof wings. The roof is one of the first of its kind, relying upon the structural integrity of the timber with no supporting steelwork or valley beam. The cranked slab constructed from 950 linear meters of 125 x 50mm C16 softwood hangs in space, mimicking the underside of the wings of a butterfly. The roof angles its head towards the garden and the light, appearing to shift as you walk around the room. The scaffold support has since been dropped with just the final trimming of the individual timbers to complete before it flies.
Our photographer Andy Matthews came to site on Saturday to take a few shots of progress which you can see here. 10 more weeks until completion then we will be able to post the finished shots!