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sitooterie - A small building or area where people can sit outside; a summer house, conservatory, or gazebo.

The Sitooterie is a tradional Scottish garden shelter where one can 'sit oot'. Mosedale Gillatt Architects  was one of twelve commissioned for a limited design competition at Belsay Castle. The Sitooteries attracted almost 100,000 visitors in the 7 months,  and was widely featured in the media, including the New York Times which ran a feature headlined ‘The Summer House, Reinvented’.

Once the show ended, the structure  was relocated to the shores of Kielder Reservoir where it sat as one of the series of art installations that are positioned around the shores.

Photo credit - K Paisley



English Heritage

contemporary intervention  |  art  |  sculpture

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