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Design by Mawson Kerr Architects, 01 of 16.

Design by Mawson Kerr Architects, 01 of 16.

Timber clad expressive exterior forms, 02 of 16.

Timber clad expressive exterior forms, 02 of 16.

View showing roof lights and view across site, 03 of 16.

View showing roof lights and view across site, 03 of 16.

London architectural photographer, 04 of 16.

London architectural photographer, 04 of 16.

Timber facade photograph, 05 of 16.

Timber facade photograph, 05 of 16.

Elevation view showing the timber cladding, 06 of 16.

Elevation view showing the timber cladding, 06 of 16.

Exterior timber cladding photograph showing openable doors and louvres, 07 of 16.

Exterior timber cladding photograph showing openable doors and louvres, 07 of 16.

Architectural detail photographer, 08 of 16.

Architectural detail photographer, 08 of 16.

The architecture lies low in the site, 09 of 16.

The architecture lies low in the site, 09 of 16.

The architecture is dug into the hill with a stone retaining wall, 10 of 16.

The architecture is dug into the hill with a stone retaining wall, 10 of 16.

Photograph showing the timber entrance canopy, 11 of 16.

Photograph showing the timber entrance canopy, 11 of 16.

Photograph showing the entrance canopy with timber soffit, 12 of 16.

Photograph showing the entrance canopy with timber soffit, 12 of 16.

Interior architectural photograph, 13 of 16.

Interior architectural photograph, 13 of 16.

Oak acoustic panelling to the interior, 14 of 16

Oak acoustic panelling to the interior, 14 of 16

Dusk view of the facade, 15 of 16.

Dusk view of the facade, 15 of 16.

Night architectural photography, 16 of 16.

Night architectural photography, 16 of 16.

Sunbeams Centre, Penrith, 2021, Mawson Kerr Architects
Mawson Kerr completed this stunning centre in Penrith, Cumbria, which features an incredible palette of locally sourced (where possible) materials including cedar shingles, slate and oak. The centre provides therapy rooms, recording studios, office space and a concert hall for the Sunbeams Music Trust charity, which offers musical therapy for disabled children and adults. The design is intended to contain rhythm, melody and other musical allusions, as it curves along the shape of the site. The centre has sustainability credentials, including the use of sheeps wool for insulation, and glulam for the main structure.
Photography completed over one day. (All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer)
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