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, the Architectural Association’s woodland campus in Dorset, UK, contains a growing educational facility for design, workshop, construction and landscape-focused activities. The site is home to the Design + Make post graduate masters programme, sees visits from AA units and programmes, and hosts numerous short courses, lectures and events through the year. Projects are supported by a diverse team of expert practitioners including craftspeople, designers, engineers, roboteers, a forester and more in an environment that combines, forest, studio, workshop and building site.

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FEATURED PROJECTS (ALL)

Projects

Upcoming Programmes (ALL)

Maeda Workshop
Open to AA students during the academic breaks, the Maeda Corporation-funded workshop engages in long-term projects at Hooke Park

SummerBuild
An intensive short programme assisting in the physical production of experimental architecture at the AA’s Hooke Park campus.