Local timber for contemporary architectural design

Architecture LECTURE: Friday 12th February 2016

Hooke Park is the Architectural Association’s woodland site in Dorset, southwest England. The 150-hectare working forest is owned and operated by the AA and contains a growing educational facility for design, workshop, construction and landscape-focused activities.

Underlying these activities is the opportunity to develop new rural architectures and an ethic of material self-sufficiency. Hooke Park is used by the AA throughout the year for activities in three categories: visits by London-based units; the Hooke Park-based Design & Make graduate school programme; and for Visiting School short courses.

As well as being integral to the AA, Hooke Park is also part of the larger cultural and making community of West Dorset through its public programme of evening lectures, symposia, concerts and open days Hooke Park.