Klein Studio balsa model in collection kept at private house, High Sunderland

25 Jun High Sunderland, home of the late Bernat Klein

After a good 10 years spent researching the work of Peter Womersley across the UK and in Hong Kong I am thrilled to say that I finally been lucky enough to visit High Sunderland, near Selkirk. One of the many joys of the visit was to spot a working model of its neighbouring Womersley building, the Klein Studio, as a scale model made in balsa wood. I would say that it is very unusual for this kind of model to have been preserved so well over this time, and it is just one sign of how much the client’s family cherish the collaboration between client and architect. A whole book awaits in fleshing out this theme…