Student Lodge is the second of the student accommodation units to be built as part of the Architectural Association’s Hooke Park campus in rural Dorset.
The design process has been a consequence of two main processes:
Full scale prototyping
The full scale prototypes have allowed us to inhabit the design intentions and to understand the outcome and consequences of drawings. Design aspects such as scale, orientation, distribution and proportion have been a direct consequence of the prototyping experimentation process.
Reacting to reused, recycled and reclaimed materials
We have gathered these locally and have been engaging and developing ties with the local community. Aluminium, galvanized steel, double and triple glazing, slates, floorboards and miscellaneous unique items have been inventoried and catalogued.
This has allowed us to use to carefully assess the usage possibilities of these items and use them to design wall cladding systems, windows, structural members and customised furniture pieces.