MakeLAB is a six-day programme engaging in innovative architectural design and fabrication experiments. Using custom-built digital manufacturing devices and design workflows, the programme aims to explore new modes of design conception based on environmental and social performance data. Using Hooke Park’s forestry and workshop resources, the workshop offers the unique opportunity to explore, test and evaluate experimental structures and methodologies at 1:1 scale.
Focusing on 'microclimates', designing and testing the potential environmental, social and ergonomic performance characteristics of lightweight and site-specific inhabitable structures. Using straightforward rule-based design processes set up within simple parametric design software, the projects will explore synergies between digital fabrication and the principles of generative design.