The Observatory sits on rotating bases, allowing artists to frame the surrounding landscape from different viewpoints

A mobile artist residence has been installed in Winchester, UK, providing inhabitants with both a study and a workshop. The Observatory consists of two structures and is set to visit various stunning locations across southern England over the next two years.

The two volumetric beacons sit lightly within the landscape, housing multidisciplinary artists in residence for up to two months at a time. Responsive to the landscape, they rotate on steel framed mechanisms to act as shifting framing devices to the surroundings. They also encourage the artist and audience to interact by blurring the boundaries between public and private domains.

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