This hut represents a design process that is sculpture driven. Typically, architectural form is a mixture of the arrangement of spaces and shape making; the brief and the form. Often our work is brief driven because of site constraints and town planning issues and it is a good exercise for us to design with greater freedom. In this proposal for a Bush Hut we start with sculpture – a solid timber form is created using a saw, a drill and chisels. In the back of our mind, we know that this is a hut, but we try to keep the form making unencumbered by function at this stage. The form is affected by knots in the timber, the shape of the grain and the making process. Once a form emerges that we are happy with we photograph the sculpture and bring it into CAD software where we can insert functionality (the bed, a seating area, a kitchenette, and a bathroom). From this point we create a floor plan but no elevations. The next stage of work is to build a cardboard model using the floorplan. The cardboard model mimics the shape of the timber model and we maintain the original dynamism of the timber version. Finally, that work is re-entered into 2D CAD and from there to a 3D render.