Ruth Slavid talks architecture

The pleasures of Hooke Park

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthslavid on May 1, 2012

Last week I went, to my shame, to Hooke Park for the first time. Having seen images of the projects, read about them and even written about them, I had never actually seen them. The three buildings, designed by ABK with Frei Otto, and by Cullinan, were fascinating byways in construction. Using timber thinnings, they were intended to kickstart a new way of using material that otherwise would have been wasted.
That didn’t happen, but the buildings, a fascinating mix of the rough-hewn and sophisticated engineering calculations, are fascinating and admirable.
I particularly liked Cullinan’s accommodation building.

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