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

The “Big Fish”

In contrast to the predetermined and prefabricated nature of the Tetrahedron, the form of the Big Fish only emerged on site during its construction. A series of bendable kerfed timber ribs allowed an armature to the sculpted on site and locked into position, after which around 400 strips of larch and ash were laid up. The final form emerged over five days in an ad-hoc process so as to maximise the inhabitants’ experience of the terrain, trees, sunsets and views.
Students: Mohaimeen Islam, Swetha Raju, Sahil Shah