Harrison Atelier

Species Wall

Species Wall


A 300 linear foot expanse of a truck-riven country route bordering a 10-acre private property in Tannerville, NY. Country route 25 bounds the Tannersville site. In addition to increasing truck traffic, the route is salted from November through April because of the area’s heavy snows. This project for an acoustic wall that doubles as a habitat for songbirds comprises of a wood frame and cast-concrete panels.

The cast-concrete panels of the wall and pavilion take inspiration from wood burl, a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a  deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. 

Team // Ariane Harrison, Seth Harrison, Alex Davis, Stephen Ullman