Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

Hooke Park Big Shed by AA Design & Make

Students from London's Architectural Association have designed and built a faceted wooden workshop in the woods in Dorset, England.

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

This structure, which was completed as part of the AA Design & Make programme, is based within the 350-acre Hooke Park forest owned by the school and will be used as an assembly and prototyping workshop by future students.

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

The larch used to construct the building was sourced both from within the park and from local woodlands.

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

A system of columns and trusses made from unmilled tree trunks comprise the building's structural framework.

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

The project was overseen by course director Martin Self, as well as by British architect and tutor Piers Taylor.

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

We previously featured a pod-shaped retreat that AA students completed in the same woodland - see it here or see more projects by AA students here.

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

Photography is by Valerie Bennett.

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

Here's a little more text from Piers Taylor:


A new workshop building designed by the Architectural Association Design and Make students, on which we are acting as executive architects.

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA

The building is constructed using prototypical techniques developed through testing in the material science laboratory at Bath University and using material extracted from the Hooke woodland, which has been constructed by a team put together by Charley Brentnall.

 

Hooke Park Big Shed by Piers Taylor and AA