BD takes a look at the workspaces of architects

Piers Taylor says: “This a design review meeting with my AA masters student, a part III student and the timber contractor for the AA student-designed 500sq m workshop that is currently under construction at Hooke Park. The working model is on the desk and we’re all trying to get our heads around the complex geometric coming together of all the slightly crazy facets. By the end of the meeting we’d cracked it. This project - on which we are executive architect - has necessitated a fantastic series of intense ad-hoc meetings (like this) around various working models and connection tests - our office and my desk are now covered with a series of large-scale prototype details from all aspects of the project which we are monitoring timber shrinkage on.”