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Matthew Butcher and His Team Engineer Temporary Factory Homes in England

 - May 14, 2016
References: bartlett.ucl.ac.uk & dezeen
Matthew Butcher is one of several architects behind a project to provide sustainable writer residences along Hadrian's Wall in England that can be used as mobile workspaces for a temporary time period. The houses feature an architectural aesthetic inspired by factories with an exterior made from polycarbonate and steel framing.

The homes, known as The Mansio, are intended to be mobile and to move all across Hadrian's Wall originally built during the rise of the Roman Empire. The homes are small rectangular units with a semi-transparent finishings coupled with modern design that offers a contemporary take on "mobile ruin." The units can be used as creative spaces for writers and artists that is constantly transported to a new landscape with new sources of inspiration. The Mansio will be set up during the Hexham Book Festival.