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Showcase 2021 Student Spotlight: Izzi Anderton

Student Spotlight featuring BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design student, Izzi Anderton, and her project, K.F. Folly.

K.F. Folly by Izzi Anderton

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Over the course of the past year, we have all experienced the effects that Covid-19 has had on the community around us. It has been heart-breaking seeing small local businesses being forced to close due an inability to adapt to this new environment through no fault of their own. This project aspires to inspire businesses and show that joining forces and find common ground, no matter how different, can help them to thrive together.

K.F. Folly is a design that focuses of sustainability, It showcases the importance of being biodynamic, self-sustaining and organic. This scheme is specifically designed around two local Nottingham businesses, Keishi Jewellery and Trinity farm. At first glance, these are two seemingly disparate independent’s, however there are still common links which help to create a new partnership.

Located in the grounds of Wollaton Park, there is an importance to develop a sympathetic design that fits in with its surroundings. This concept looks closely at the design of Wollaton Hall itself and takes inspiration for the blocks in which it is made from. The folly created to surround the building in which these two business will reside is developed with the concept of what Wollaton Hall might look like as a ruin. The material used replicate those from different areas of Wollaton Park from a pine wood cladding to Ancaster stone ruins. There is a decadent simplicity to the design that plays upon the juxtaposition of farming and jewellery making.

Each aspect of this design has a purpose and use. The walls of the folly can be re-cycled to supplement the soil, assisting with the growth of plants and overall quality of the produce. The inside growing area made to look like a glass jewellery box also uses solar gain to heat the building alongside allowing plants that need that extra warmth to be grow. The wildflower beds that flow through the building attract insects that pollinate the plants but also deter those that eat them so pesticides are not used.

Overall, this design encourages a biodynamic theory of living off the land and welcomes plants to take back over the space. From here the two businesses can work with each other to reduce waste, support the land around them and thrive together.

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