LociMAKEAA Hooke Park Workshop, Dorset
AA LociMAKE 2013 is an intensive, five-day, opportunity to engage in a live architecture project at Hooke Park using innovative woodworking techniques developed by regional master craftsmen living and working in Dorset. The title ‘LociMAKE’ originates from the expression ‘Genius-Loci’ meaning ‘Spirit of the Place’ and for one week only, Petter Southall, Jim Tory of Sladersyard and Guy Mallinson of Woodland Workshop will combine their insights and knowledge towards an architecture built from pioneering woodworking techniques. Daily hands-on workshops will be undertaken using methods such as steam bending, bendywood, thermaflex and/or greenwood working. Participants will experience the complete cycle from felling a tree to enjoying a drink in the finished architecture.
The theme for LociMAKE 2013 is Buoyancy. Exploring how architecture can maintain neutral gravity and float or remain buoyant even in challenging environments? The workshop culminates in a symposium with invited leading practitioners and teachers of architecture from the AA School of Architecture, Dorset and beyond.
Accommodation in the Edward Cullinan lodge, meals in the Frei Otto refrectory, materials from the forestry and classes in the ABK / Otto workshop are all included. The course is open to architects, students of architecture, design and landscape, makers and phd scholars.
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment.
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable.
Fees do not include flights and train to Hooke Park. Accommodation, food and materials are included in the fees. Students need to bring their own laptops and digital equipment. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
Schedule & Venue
Schedule tbc. This is an intensive, workshop-based programme requiring full-time day time participation. The workshop will be hosted at Hooke Park and its surrounding 350-acre woodland.
The workshop is open to professional architects and makers including current architecture and design students and PhD scholars.