Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof is a collaborative research project exploring how historic and contemporary vernacular architecture emerges from the landscape, culture and community of particular places.

Through a series of participatory projects with artists, land trusts, architects, conservationists, historians and craftspeople, the aim is to demonstrate the ecological and social potential of creating new community spaces from locally sourced skills and materials.

Alongside a series of permanent buildings, temporary structures and art installations, we are also documenting and communicating the process with films and books. The aim of the project, whilst deeply rooted in the southwest, is to become a model for similar approaches to community architecture in other places, both withing the UK and abroad.

Ty Unnos

Ty Unnos

Owen Griffiths in Carmarthenshire

Treefolds

Treefolds

Harriet and Rob Fraser in Cumbria

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