Inhabiting a sculpture - inspirational project


Client – Priday / Squirrel Design

Location – Exeter, Devon

Status – Completion 2020

idesign are involved in a ground breaking project set in the countryside surrounding Exeter. The Hux Shard is an inspirational building, designed to be carbon negative, concrete free, manufactured offsite, using local materials, it will be ecological and complement the landscape and be a long term educational asset. Imagined by Squirrel Design who explored fractured wall panels and how they started to form a linear arrangement within the landscape the ‘inhabited sculpture’ was born. Set too be featured on Grand Designs we are honered to be involved in this project.

The design of the Hux Shard interiors is taking shape in the form of 3D visualisations, walk through tours and layout planning. It is a joy to design for such a special space. Although we are treating this as a commercial project, paying tribute at all times to the house’s sculptural form, we understand that first and foremost this is to be a gorgeous family home, in which its owners will love spending time with their children.