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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Sawmill Shelter wins Timber Innovation award

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Congratulations to Design + Make students Rolando Madrigal Torres, Evgenia Spyridonos, En-Kai Kuo and Eleni McKirahan, for their success at the TTJ Awards 2018, winning the Innovative Timber University Research…

Kingcombe Boardwalk – phase 2 complete

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Hooke Park has hosted the AA’s second annual Kingcombe Visiting School in which a group of international students completed the second phase of design and construction of a new boardwalk…

RFS Education and Learning Award 2018

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Hooke Park’s Design + Make programme has been awarded the Royal Forestry Society’s Gold Award for Education and Learning 2018, at its Excellence in Forestry event. From the RFS website:…

SummerBuild 2018 – bursary place available

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SummerBuild is an intensive four week programme in which participants assist the Architectural Association’s Design + Make programme in the physical production of experimental architecture in Hooke Park. A full…

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