The photos show the site model of Penhale. This was created using foam, tinfoil, polyfiller and paints. The small military buildings are created from white and sprayed in an off white.
The model communicates the "uncanny" (Vidler, 1992) nature of the site successfully. The model also aims to display the juxtaposition between the mass of the headland versus the light weight militant structures which occupy the cliff.
Posted 20 Oct 2021 14:46
This exploded Isometric explains the efficient tectonic and light weight structure of the Nissan Hut. These durable and functional buildings have stood the test of time at Penhale. They have been affected by prevailing winds travelling off the sea and heavy storms around the coast now for over 80 years. The structures despite some smashed windows are still in good condition, boasting their robust design.
Posted 20 Oct 2021 14:42
Primary research has been carried out by interviewing former Soldiers who stayed and trained at Penhale Military camp. Many stories were told bringing the memory of the site to life.
Many moving memories were kindly shared:
"Stanley chose to stay in the hut and that is where a lone German bomber managed to get a direct hit with a high explosive bomb. Stanley lost his life that day and was buried in the local churchyard along with eighteen other men in a single grave...’’
Posted 20 Oct 2021 14:37
Our chosen site is Penhale Military camp, located on the coast of North Devon. The project started by researching abandoned military camps and their contentious and unwelcoming natures. Redeveloping these sites can be problematic and therefore many are left unused. We have chosen this large eerie site on top of the cliffs and have started to peel back the many layers of history which this site possesses. The military camp was created in 1939 and has been operation up until 11 years ago. A developer has purchased the site and proposed a residential project which many locals are objecting to.
Posted 20 Oct 2021 14:30