SummerMAKEHooke Park, Dorset
Monday 8 – Friday 19 July 2013
The annual SummerMake course is a two-week opportunity to engage in a ‘live’ architecture project at Hooke Park. The programme provides hands on workshop-driven engagement with design and production methods, leading to a built, full-scale architectural intervention using timber sourced from the surrounding 350-acre woodland.
Participants get to live in the Edward Cullinan-designed lodge, work in the ABK/Frei Otto-designed workshop and eat in the refectory, also designed by Frei Otto. The theme last year was ‘Symphony: in search of Timbre in Timber’ in which participants designed and built three automated acoustic instruments to play a symphony that continues in the forest today. Performing on strings is the ‘Monster of Hooke’, a wind-driven intonarumori; a string section is provided by ‘Mystery Bellows’, a human-triggered marimba and thunder-tube; and on percussion is the ‘Water Logs’, a water-powered mechanical log drum and water phone.
The deadline for applications is 24 June 2013. An application can be made by completing the online application form or PDF application.
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required for entry to the UK, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £1050 per participant, which includes Accommodation, Food, Material costs and a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system.
The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.