Buggy Shelter

The Newt in Somerset

In 2019 BiBO was asked to prepare concept designs for sheltering the Newt’s fleet of buggies, used to shuttle guests around the expansive hotel grounds. The humble function was to be offset by a sculptural form defined by an expressive steel structure juxtaposed with natural materials. 

Delivered by Woodenhouse and MJ Patch, the final design features cantilevered beams, rolled and tapered into elegant ribs, a crisp but warm timber batten interior, and a rustic natural oak shake shell designed to weather into the landscape.