Hooke Park

architecture, landscape, making

Landscape

350-acre ancient woodland in Dorset countryside

Architecture

A unique history, and future, of design experimentation in timber

Making

Fabrication and assembly workshops, construction yard, and sites throughout the forest

Self-sufficiency

Using our own trees for construction and energy, and a kitchen garden to help feed us

Robotics

Advanced research in robotic fabrication of inherent-form wood

Study

Academic and visiting programmes at Hooke Park

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Hooke Park on CNN Style

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Hooke Park Director Martin Self and 2016 Design & Make graduate Zac Mollica speak about designing and building in wood: here.

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Woodchip Barn complete – photos

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Wakeford Hall Competition – Results

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The judging of the Ideas Competition for design strategies for Wakeford Hall – the future central learning facility at Hooke Park – is complete. The jury convened on Friday 29th…

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Lift day – Woodchip Barn

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The arch of the woodchip barn have been lifted into place.  The arch trusses are formed of twenty beech tree-forks that have been robotically machined to produce the connection surfaces….

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