AA Design & Make Masters study at the Architectural Association Hooke Park

Project: Timber Seasoning Shelter

Project: Timber Seasoning Shelter

The Timber Seasoning Shelter is a 150sqm canopy that will be used to shelter the stacked drying of Hooke Park sourced timber for future projects. The student designed and built project has been used as a vehicle to test the innovative use of steam-bent timber elements in a reciprocal grid structure…

Hooke Park Facilities

Hooke Park Facilities

Hooke Park is a 350-acre working forest owned by the Architectural Association and located in the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Designated as Ancient Woodland…

Project: Student Lodge 3

Project: Student Lodge 3

Student Lodge 3 will house two residential students. This timber-framed building will use recycled local materials, salvaged, and up-cycled objects. It has been developed through a series of full-scale prototype mock-ups to tailor the design to the site and anticipated occupation…

Projects: Core Studio

Projects: Core Studio

The Core Studio projects are full-scale inhabitable structures that are designed and built in the Hooke Park landscape. These test constructions act as vehicles to research and test architectural ideas that will be developed further in proposals…

Project: Big Shed 2010-12

Project: Big Shed 2010-12

The Big Shed is D&M students’ first building. It was designed in 2011 by the first intake working with students of AA Diploma Unit 19. The building is a 500m2 assembly workshop that accommodates fabrication, assembly and prototyping activities at Hooke Park…

Programme Overview
Programme Overview

Design & Make is a 16-month post-graduate design-build masters course in architecture that is based at Hooke Park, the Architectural Association’s woodland campus in Dorset, western England…

VIDEO: Above Hooke Park
VIDEO: Above Hooke Park
New Hooke website
New Hooke website

The new Hooke Park website is live, with details of the facilities, projects and estate…

Project: Timber Seasoning Shelter
Project: Timber Seasoning Shelter

The Timber Seasoning Shelter is a 150sqm canopy that will be used to shelter the stacked drying of Hooke Park sourced timber for future projects. The student designed and built project has been used as a vehicle to test the innovative use of steam-bent timber elements in a reciprocal grid structure…

Live Project: Biomass Boiler House
Live Project: Biomass Boiler House

Design & Make’s summer 2014 project will be a boiler house for Hooke Park’s new biomass-fuelled district heating system.  Here is a photo of the scheme design model… more to follow…

Course Structure
Course Structure

The 16-month programme consists of four terms. Induction Studio: a 4-week introduction to the programme’s key design methodologies…

Hooke Park Facilities
Hooke Park Facilities

Hooke Park is a 350-acre working forest owned by the Architectural Association and located in the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Designated as Ancient Woodland…

Project: Student Lodge 3
Project: Student Lodge 3

Student Lodge 3 will house two residential students. This timber-framed building will use recycled local materials, salvaged, and up-cycled objects. It has been developed through a series of full-scale prototype mock-ups to tailor the design to the site and anticipated occupation…

Projects: Core Studio
Projects: Core Studio

The Core Studio projects are full-scale inhabitable structures that are designed and built in the Hooke Park landscape. These test constructions act as vehicles to research and test architectural ideas that will be developed further in proposals…

Project: Big Shed 2010-12
Project: Big Shed 2010-12

The Big Shed is D&M students’ first building. It was designed in 2011 by the first intake working with students of AA Diploma Unit 19. The building is a 500m2 assembly workshop that accommodates fabrication, assembly and prototyping activities at Hooke Park…