Buildings and bluebells
Here are some of Natasha’s photos of her recent trip to the Bluebell Open Day at the Architecture Association’s Hooke Park. Located in Dorset, Hooke Park is a 150-hectare working forest with several lodges and timber workshops. Previously the park was part of the Parnham Trust’s School for Woodland Industries, through which three architecture studies of round-wood construction were built – the Prototype House and Workshop (by Frei Otto and Richard Burton, 1987 and 1989) and Dormitory (by Edward Cullinan Architects 1996). The students of the Architecture Association can learn about forestry management, experimental timber construction and can use the workshops to create prototypes and models.