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

New MSc Design & Make

New MSc Design & Make

From October 2015, the AA will be running an MSc Design & Make programme at Hooke Park, alongside the existing MArch programme. It will focus on timber design technologies and…

2014 Core Studio projects

2014 Core Studio projects

Two new first-term Core Studio projects have been completed at Hooke Park. One is an inhabitable tetrahedron that is suspended above an ancient mound in the woodland, the other – nicknamed ‘Big Fish’ – is a viewing shelter and extended bench that emerged in response to the local topography. Working on the two projects in […]

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…

New MSc Design & Make
New MSc Design & Make

From October 2015, the AA will be running an MSc Design & Make programme at Hooke Park, alongside the existing MArch programme. It will focus on timber design technologies and…

2014 Core Studio projects
2014 Core Studio projects

Two new first-term Core Studio projects have been completed at Hooke Park. One is an inhabitable tetrahedron that is suspended above an ancient mound in the woodland, the other – nicknamed ‘Big Fish’ – is a viewing shelter and extended bench that emerged in response to the local topography. Working on the two projects in […]

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

Design & Make’s 2014 project is a boiler house for Hooke Park’s new biomass-fuelled district heating system.  The building is constructed from stacked naturally-curved logs that have been 3d-scanned in the Hooke Park woodland.

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…

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…