ZOOMORPHIC
Chetwood Associates

Name of project
Butterfly House

Location
Godalming,

Surrey
Country
England
Dates
2000 - 2003
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Moving through the house is like taking a trip through the life of the insect. The planted area leading to the main entrance is designed to encourage butterflies to lay eggs and caterpillar development. A steel-ribbed walkway wraps around visitors, like a chrysalis.The organic imagery of the stairs evokes the unfurling of new wings. Handrails
of entwined rod and cables extend like legs and antennae. Above the bright conservatory space, coloured fabric canopies flutter like wings drying.
The terrace is shaded by fluttering wing-like fabric canopies, layered according to shape, colour and opacity