South Student Lodge

The South Student Lodge provides a two-bedroom accommodation for long-term students, with a social space that can be used a kitchen-dining-living space for four students.

The project, designed and built by five Design & Make students, is of timber frame (using Hooke Park timber), clad in western red cedar and reclaimed glass.  A high proportion of the building is of reclaimed and recycled materials.

Design & Make student team:

Carlos Chen

Stephanie Cramer

Sarina Adelle Da Costa Gomez

Iosif Dakoronias-Marina

Elizabeth Lawrence

Site supervision:

Jack Hawker

James Stubbs

Workshop technicians:

Edward Coe

Charlie Corry-Wright


Charley Brentnall

Stewart Dodd

Martin Self

Piers Taylor


Christopher Sadd


ARUP: Francis Archer, Craig Irvine, Suria Ismail

BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials, Bath University: Dr. Andy Shea

Brooks Devlin: Nick Devlin

Büro Happold: Bob Riley

C&G Safety and Environmental: Derek Purchase

Oculus Building Consultancy Ltd: David Warren

Peter George Electrical Contractor

Southwest Eco Systems: David Tewson

Summer & Autumn Build volunteers:

Steve Anderson

Waleed Arafa Hassan

Maria Brewster

Yasmina Chami

Sean Corry-Wright

Emaad Damda

Federico Forestiero

Francesco Fumagalli

Dominik Herrlinger

Amanda Holden

Dominika Kubieniec

Myrto Matala

Leo Sooseok Kim

Matt Stones

June Tong

Mark Torrens

Camino Vilanova Rodriguez

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.