Institute of Making
Image courtesy of Smout Allen
 
Saturday Gallery Talks
Smout Allen + BLDGBLOG: The Britisth Exploratory Land Archive (BELA)
Mark Smout and Laura Allen

Saturday 16 November, 11am
AA Lecture Hall

Free event, all welcome. Complimentary fresh coffee and pastries.

An informal walk around the exhibition space for Smout Allen + BLDGBLOG : The British Exploratory Land Archive (BELA) led by Mark Smout and Laura Allen. See the AA Exhibitions listing for more information.

smoutallen.com
bldgblog.blogspot.co.uk


 Institute of Making
UCL Institute of Making © Gaurav Sharma
 
AA: 10r
Institute of Making
Architect: Gaurav Sharma
Fee: £5 Members/£8 non-Members

Friday 22 November, 10.45am
Meeting point: 36 Bedford Square

Admin fee: £5 for members, £8 for non-members. To book a place call 02078874034.

The first in our new series of building visits looking at local architecture within 10 minutes walking distance from the AA. Architect Gaurav Sharma, alongside curators and managers at the Institute, will lead a tour of the space and talk about its unique collection and activities. The Institute of Making is a cross-disciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities. The home of the Institute of Making at UCL’s Bloomsbury campus has been created by adapting and inhabiting an existing delivery & service bay, including a 10-tonne platform lift & gantry crane. A range of materials and techniques and materials, new/ forgotten, cutting-edge/ traditional were deployed in the making of the space and its fitted and loose furniture.

The library contains over 1500 materials including uranium glass, steel cloth, magnetic liquid, concrete that can heal itself using embedded bacteria, and rock that acts as a naturally occurring optical fibre. Alongside the library sits the MakeSpace, which gives members the chance to boil, bake, turn, mill, mend, spin, print, cut, cast, drill, sand, scrape and make. The facilities include 3D printing, sewing machines, ovens, soldering irons and even a crane. The Institute as a whole aims to let users experience first hand the relationships between materials and tools that constitute processes of making.

instituteofmaking.org.uk


San Rocco Book of Copies
Mary Crowley profile courtesy of AA Archives

Members' Talk
Dr. Catherine Burke
Researching a Life in Education and Architecture. The significance of the early years and the AA in the career of Mary Medd 1907-2005

Wednesday 27 November
Front Members' Room, 6.30pm

Free event. All welcome.

Mary Medd (née Crowley) was an important but, until recently, overlooked 20th century architect whose influence however was international in scope. After qualifying at the AA she spent some years on housing projects before finding her vocation designing environments supporting the education and welfare of young children. In her recently published book A life in education and architecture: Mary Beaumont Medd (Ashgate, 2013), the historian of education, Catherine Burke used a range of sources including the archives of the Institute of Education and the AA Collections. In this talk, Dr Burke will discuss Mary Medd's important influence, first at Hertfordshire and later at the Ministry of Education, on innovative designs for school buildings in post-war Britain, and she will discuss the sources and methods used in writing her book. There will be a display and a brief talk about books, archives and images from the AA Collections that relate to Medd's work and postwar school building.

Catherine Burke is a Reader in History of Childhood and Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Her research interests and projects focus on the relationship between pedagogy and building design in the history of education. She is vice president (president elect) of the History of Education Society UK and edits the Sources and Interpretations section of the Journal History of Education.


WORKSHOP architecture
© WORKSHOP architecture

Saturday Gallery Talks
Not What, But How
WORKSHOP architecture

Saturday 30 November, 11am
Front Members' Room

Free event, all welcome. Complimentary fresh coffee and pastries.

An informal walk around the exhibition space for Not What, But How led by WORKSHOP architecture whose recent projects in India were carried out in partnership with the British Council. See the AA Exhibitions listing for more information.



Not What, But How
wrkshp.org


VILLA TUGENDHAT
Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat. Photo © David Zidlicky

Member's Trip to Brno and Vienna
Mies van der Rohe
Vila Tugendhat

Spring 2014 date tbc

The Membership office is organising a weekend trip in Spring 14 to visit Mies van der Rohe's Vila Tugendhat in Brno. The house underwent major restoration and renewal work between 2010 -2012 with both the structure and garden restored to their original 1930s appearance. The interiors are now equipped with exact replicas of the original furnishings. In addition to taking an in-depth tour of Vila Tugendhat in the Czech Republic we are working on a number of visits in Vienna, Austria.

More details to come.



If you have an idea for an event, please contact Joanne McCluskey on events@aaschool.ac.uk or call 020 7887 4034.

PAST MEMBERS’ EVENTS



Organised by John Andrews & Maria Theodorou With the support of Membership Office

Winged Creatures: where do architects go after they graduate? With confirmed speakers and respondents: Martha Rawlinson, Meneesha Kellay, Lilli Kudic, Carlos Peters, Angel Borrego Cubero, Gregory Volotalo,Takako Hasegawa and MAciej Woroniecki
17/11/2016 - 19:00
Rear Second Presentation Space

This second session focuses on the outcomes of architecture education to discuss the process by which graduates collide with the reality (or the Real) of the profession which they might have sporadically encountered during their studies. Speakers, respondents and attendees are invited to question both the ‘after’ and the ‘beyond’; they will reflect on the ways architecture education is usually celebrated and promoted as paving alternatives for its graduates, who can ‘design their own escape routes’ on a variety of professional paths, from fashion, stage design, to film-making, publishing etc.

The Shadow Series intends to turn the (usually) shadow condition of AA members and alumni into a shadowing force that debates architecture at the present scale of an expanded AA. Unlike the global school, in which the AA ventures across a variety of locations, the shadow series is an intimate event, held at the institution’s core, that assembles the AA’s bodies and brains to debate current architecture issues and processes. Held every third Thursday of the month, from 7–8.30pm, on a variety of topics.



Members' Screening

Garbage Warrior
10/11/2016 - 19:00
AA Cinema

An AA Members' Screening of a film by Oliver Hodge, Garbage Warrior, 2007

As a documentary following architect Mike Reynolds and his environmentally conscious "Earthship" houses, this film explores his struggle with the New Mexico government to change building code laws. Reynolds is a crusader for sustainable living, building structures almost entirely from discarded materials, including tires and aluminum cans. His houses are extremely self-reliant on top of being virtually 100 percent recycled and have been embraced in third-world countries hit by natural disasters.

Only open to AA Students and Members                                                                           

Not yet an AA Member? Join today.

The AA Cinema has limited seating so early arrival is recommended.



Organised by John Andrews & Maria Theodorou With the support of Membership Office

The Education of an Architect: Robust Guesswork with confirmed speakers and respondents: Peter Zellner, Eleni Xilakis, Paul Shepheard, Albane Duvillier, Iain Boal, Nicholas Boyarsky, Rory Sherlock, AAgora, Graeme Brooker, Fred Scott and Odile Decq
20/10/2016 - 19:00
Rear Second Presentation Space

The first session of the Shadow Series is dedicated to 'Education', specifically the education of an architect. This seems appropriate since the Shadow Series is taking place in the A.A, itself a small school founded by a group of dissatisfied architectural draughtsmen in The Strand, London 1847. The session’s focus is on presenting- without-nostalgia some experimental models of education developed in the past, while scrutinizing-without-sentimentality the recent ones. Speakers, respondents and attendees are invited to engage on robust guesswork regarding the current ‘cruel optimism’ of architecture education.

The Shadow Series intends to turn the (usually) shadow condition of the members/alumni into a shadowing force that debates architecture at the present scale of an expanded AA. Unlike the global school, which ventures into a variety of locations, the shadow series is an intimate event at the institution’s core that assembles AA’s bodies, humours and brains. Organised by John Andrews & Maria Theodorou, with the support of Membership Office. All welcome

 



Jan Nauta & Viktor Vroegindeweij

Cedric Price Memory Bank
15/10/2016 - 11:00
Front Members' Room

Please join us on Saturday 15 October in the Front Members' Room for an informal talk by AA alumnus Jan Nauta and filmmaker Viktor Vroegindeweij. All welcome, complimentary drinks and refreshments will be served.

AA alumnus Jan Nauta and filmmaker Viktor Vroegindeweij discuss their series of interviews with collaborators, colleagues and friends of Cedric Price as documented in the project, Cedric Price Memory Bank. Memory Bank was originally commissioned by Bureau Europa. 



Members' Screening

Ekümenopolis / City Without Limits
13/10/2016 - 19:00
AA Cinema

An AA Members' Screening of a film by Imre Azan, Ekumenopolis/City Without Limits, 2012

Ecumenopolis is a word invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future, urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single, continuous worldwide city as a progression from the current urbanisation and population growth trends. 

Ecumenopolis aims for a holistic approach to Istanbul, questioning not only the transformation, but the dynamics behind it as well. From demolished shantytowns to the tops of skyscrapers, from the depths of Marmaray to the alternative routes of the 3rd bridge, from real estate investors to urban opposition, the film will take us on a long journey in this city without limits. We will speak with experts, academics, writers, investors, city-dwellers, and community leaders; and we will take a look at the city on a macro level through animated maps and graphics. Perhaps you will rediscover the city that you live in and we hope that you will not sit back and watch this transformation but question it. In the end this is what democracy requires of us.

Only open to AA Students and Members                                                                           

Not yet an AA Member? Join today.

The AA Cinema has limited seating so early arrival is recommended.



Liam Young and Kate Davies

UNKNOWN FIELDS: The Dark Side of the City
1/10/2016 - 11:00
AA Gallery

Please join us on Saturday 1 October in the AA Gallery for an informal talk by exhibition curators and AA Visiting School Directors Kate Davies and Liam Young.
All welcome, complimentary drinks and refreshments.

Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions through the shadows cast by the contemporary city to trace the alternative worlds, alien landscapes, industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness that its technology and culture set in motion.

Unknown Fields exhibition
Unknown Fields AA Visiting School

 

Image © Unknown Fields: Chile, Rockwood Lithium Pools



Members' Screening

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
15/9/2016 - 19:00
AA Cinema

An AA Members' Screening of a film by Chad Freidrichs, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, 2011.

It began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. But what happened to those caught in between? The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. At the film’s historical center is an analysis of the massive impact of the national urban renewal program of the 1950s and 1960s, which prompted the process of mass suburbanization and emptied American cities of their residents, businesses, and industries. Those left behind in the city faced a destitute, rapidly de-industrializing St. Louis , parceled out to downtown interests and increasingly segregated by class and race. The residents of Pruitt-Igoe were among the hardest hit. Their gripping stories of survival, adaptation, and success are at the emotional heart of the film. The domestic turmoil wrought by punitive public welfare policies; the frustrating interactions with a paternalistic and cash-strapped Housing Authority; and the downward spiral of vacancy, vandalism and crime led to resident protest and action during the 1969 Rent Strike, the first in the history of public housing. And yet, despite this complex history, Pruitt-Igoe has often been stereotyped. The world-famous image of its implosion has helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe’s creation. To re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma. To implode the myth.

Only open to AA Students and Members                                                                           

Not yet an AA Member? Join today.

The AA Cinema has limited seating so early arrival is recommended.



Jon Broome

Walter’s Way - the Self-Build Revolution
16/1/2016 - 11:00
AA Gallery

Please join us on Saturday 16 January in the AA Gallery for a talk by Architect Jon Broome, who worked with Walter Segal on the Lewisham self-build projects in the 1980s. Jon Broome Architects is an award winning practice specialising in sustainable environmental design with innovations including modular, low-cost, timber frame houses designed and built by community based groups.

All welcome, complimentary drinks and refreshments will also be served. For more information please e-mail events@aaschool.ac.uk

Photo: Walter Segal on site in Lewisham, image courtesy of Jon Broome



Helaine Blumenfeld, Mary Bowman, Judit Kimpian, Kate Mackintosh, Santa Raymond, Peter Murray, Helen Castle, and more

Women in Architecture - 1/2
7/11/2015 - 10:00
Lecture Hall

Forty years ago in August 1975 Monica Pidgeon, the editor of Architectural Design, was ‘egged on by young women libber’s at the AA’ to produce a special issue on Women in Architecture. AA XX 100 will be marking its 40th anniversary with a day long seminar celebrating women’s creativity and ingenuity.

Celebrated sculptor, Helaine Blumenfeld; landscape architect, Mary Bowman; environmental amazon, Judit Kimpian and other leading practitioners will be presenting alongside those involved with the 1975 issue including Kate Macintosh and Santa Raymond. Peter Murray will be talking about Monica Pidgeon and Helen Castle, editor of AD will be scouting for material for AD’s next issue on Women in Architecture planned for March 2017.

Helaine Blumenfeld worked with Russian Cubist sculptor Ossip Zadkine and exhibited alongside Henry Moore at a seminal exhibition in New York in 1985. Her work is a play with space form and light that is in constant visual dialogue with the built environment.

Kate Mackintosh and Santa Raymond have both had distinguished careers and were featured in the August 1975 issue of AD.

Judit Kimpian was responsible for setting up Carbon Buzz and is director of Sustainable Architecture and Research at AHR.

Mary Bowman studied at the AA and was one of the first female associates at Foster+Partners. She is a founding partner of Gustafson Porter LLP and her particular interest is the integration of landscape and architecture.



ZAMARIAN, Patrick

Moth-Eaten Old Students and Noisy Little Schoolboys – The AA in the Postwar Era Tuesday,
19/5/2015 - 18:30
Lecture Hall

In 1945 the AA School returned from its wartime exile in rural Hertfordshire to Bedford Square, where, facilitated by the government’s Further Education and Training scheme, it soon grew to twice its pre-war size. The presence of a large number of mature, self-assertive and almost entirely male ex-service students had a considerable impact on the way the school operated. This talk will focus on the unprecedented activism these students unfolded at the AA, culminating – after years of confrontation with the school authorities – in a partial return of their voting rights in 1956.

Patrick Zamarian holds master degrees in architecture as well as the history and theory of architecture, both awarded by ETH Zurich. He is working on a PhD thesis on the AA in the postwar era at the University of Liverpool.



THOMAS, Dr Katie Lloyd

The New Synthesist: Proprietary Specification, Ripolin and Elizabeth Benjamin’s East Wall (1936)
12/5/2015 - 18:30
Lecture Hall

In 1936 the AA-trained architect Elizabeth Benjamin designed a modernist reinforced concrete house at Gerrards Cross for the Ripolin paint executive Arnold Colaço Osorio that was acclaimed at the time and featured in F.R.S Yorke’s The Modern House in England (1937). This talk examines their intense correspondence around the specification of proprietary products – from paints to boilers and electric clocks – and the enormous escalation in the manufacturing and marketing of building products during the interwar period. It argues that this is the moment that the architect becomes ‘shopper’ on behalf of the client and as one journalist put it at the time a ‘synthesist’ in ‘the fellowship of art, science and industry’. Behind and alongside the polemics of modernism is a transformation of the architect’s relationship to industry that goes beyond issues of aesthetics or even the management of work on site, to give them a new role in the expansion of manufacture.

Dr Katie Lloyd Thomas is Lecturer in Architecture at Newcastle University where she co-directs ARC, the Architecture Research Collaborative, and is an editor of the international journal arq. Her research is concerned with materiality in architecture and with feminist practice and theory. Her monograph Preliminary Operations: Material theory and the architectural specification is in preparation and a new anthology Industries of Architecture is forthcoming (Routledge, 2015).

These talks (hosted by AA Membership) are being held as part of a wider series, leading up to the centenary of women at the Architectural Association in 2017. This series, organised by AA XX 100 with the collaboration of the Library, Photo Library and Archives, will feature academics who examine different periods of Architectural Association history, focusing on architects and tutors who helped shape architectural practice and profession globally. One of the talks on the immediate postwar period will show how students activism influenced the ethos of the school. The lectures will also highlight the AA’s collections and there will be displays of unique historic material from the AA Collections at each talk.



JACKSON, Iain

From Croydon to Chandigarh: Jane Drew and the creation of Tropical Modernism
28/4/2015 - 18:30
Lecture Hall

Jane Drew was one of the most prolific, international architects of the 20th Century. She practiced from the mid 1930s until the 1980s, spending a considerable portion of that time in practice with her husband, Edwin Maxwell Fry. She was very much a leader and driving force in the practice, always retaining her own independence and developing a highly collaborative approach to design that was most unusual at the time.

This lecture will take us on a journey of Drew’s major works starting in the UK, but focusing on her works in the Middle East, West Africa and India, as well as discussing her influences, collaborators and literary works. Drew’s work in Chandigarh is particularly important and we will consider her housing, schools and health projects in the city that informed the creation of the Department of Tropical Architecture with Otto Koenigsberger. Drew has sometimes been derided as a ‘poor designer’, she was also sometimes considered a divisive figure, but this lecture will challenge these premises that were surely rooted in the prejudices of the time.

Iain Jackson is a senior lecturer in architecture at the Liverpool School of Architecture. He is the B.A. Director of Studies and his research is concerned with transnational architecture, in particular British architects working in colonial and post-colonial settings. He has recently finished a Leverhulme funded research project investigating the significance of Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew and written a monograph (coauthored with Dr. Jessica Holland) on this work, published by Ashgate.

These talks (hosted by AA Membership) are being held as part of a wider series, leading up to the centenary of women at the Architectural Association in 2017. This series, organised by AA XX 100 with the collaboration of the Library, Photo Library and Archives, will feature academics who examine different periods of Architectural Association history, focusing on architects and tutors who helped shape architectural practice and profession globally. One of the talks on the immediate postwar period will show how students activism influenced the ethos of the school. The lectures will also highlight the AA’s collections and there will be displays of unique historic material from the AA Collections at each talk.



STEELE, Brett

Director’s State of The Association 2014
14/11/2014 - 13:00
Rear Second Presentation Space

Brett Steele will meet with the School Community to highlight his key achievements as Director of the AA School and to present his vision for the next five years. All are encouraged to attend. A Q&A session will follow the Director’s presentation.



WORKSHOP Architecture

Not What, But How
30/11/2013 - 11:00
Front Members' Room

[slideshow_deploy id='1075']Photos by Joanne McCluskeyAll welcome. Complimentary fresh coffee and pastries available.An informal walk around the exhibition space for Not What, But How led by WORKSHOP architecture whose recent projects in India were carried out in partnership with the British Council. See the AA Exhibitions listing for more information.WORKSHOP architecture is a non-profit design/make studio that focuses on collaboration, learning by doing, and cultivating deep understanding of place. Their works include Project Tacloban (2010/2011) which was a collaboration between Studio Tacloban, a local NGO called Streetlight, and the families of the Seawall slum in Tacloban, the Philippines.The Study Center was sadly destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan on 8th November 2013. Please see the ‘Tacloban Rebuild’ page for more information about how to help. www.wrkshp.org/tacloban-ii Not What, But Howwrkshp.orgImage © WORKSHOP Architecture



Dr. Catherine Burke

Researching a Life in Education and Architecture. Mary Medd 1907-2005
27/11/2013 - 18:30
Front Members Room - Architectural Association

[slideshow_deploy id='1006']The significance of the early years and the AA in the career of Mary Medd 1907-2005First Floor Front, 33 Bedford Square, 6.30pmFree event. All welcome.Mary Medd (née Crowley) was an important but, until recently, overlooked 20th century architect whose influence however was international in scope. After qualifying at the AA she spent some years on housing projects before finding her vocation designing environments supporting the education and welfare of young children. In her recently published book A life in education and architecture: Mary Beaumont Medd (Ashgate, 2013), the historian of education, Catherine Burke used a range of sources including the archives of the Institute of Education and the AA Collections. In this talk, Dr Burke will discuss Mary Medd's important influence, first at Hertfordshire and later at the Ministry of Education, on innovative designs for school buildings in post-war Britain, and she will discuss the sources and methods used in writing her book. There will be a display and a brief talk about books, archives and images from the AA Collections that relate to Medd's work and postwar school building.Catherine Burke is a Reader in History of Childhood and Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Her research interests and projects focus on the relationship between pedagogy and building design in the history of education. She is vice president (president elect) of the History of Education Society UK and edits the Sources and Interpretations section of the Journal History of Education.Image Mary Medd (née Crowley) profile courtesy of AA ArchivesAA Collections weblinks:AA Library aaschool.ac.uk/aalife/library/libraryIntroduction.phpAA Photo Library photolibrary.aaschool.ac.uk/index.phpAA Archives aaschool.ac.uk/aalife/library/archive.php



Gaurav Sharma

Institute of Making
22/11/2013 - 10:45
The Institute of Making

[slideshow_deploy id='983']Photos by Byron BlakeleyArchitect: Gaurav SharmaFee: £5 Members /£8 non-MembersFriday 22 November, 10.45amMeeting point: 36 Bedford SquareAs part of AA Membership’s ongoing 10r Series of events looking at institutions and developments within 10 minutes walk of Bedford Square, Architect Gaurav Sharma, alongside curators and managers at the Institute, will lead a tour of the space and talk about its unique collection and activities. The Institute of Making is a cross-disciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities. The home of the Institute of Making at UCL’s Bloomsbury campus has been created by adapting and inhabiting an existing delivery & service bay, including a 10-tonne platform lift & gantry crane. A range of materials and techniques and materials, new/ forgotten, cutting-edge/ traditional were deployed in the making of the space and its fitted and loose furniture.The library contains over 1500 materials including uranium glass, steel cloth, magnetic liquid, concrete that can heal itself using embedded bacteria, and rock that acts as a naturally occurring optical fibre. Alongside the library sits the MakeSpace, which gives members the chance to boil, bake, turn, mill, mend, spin, print, cut, cast, drill, sand, scrape and make. The facilities include 3D printing, sewing machines, ovens, soldering irons and even a crane. The Institute as a whole aims to let users experience first hand the relationships between materials and tools that constitute processes of making.Members can book a place either online or by calling the Membership office on 02078874034. Please note non-Members can book by phone only.instituteofmaking.org.ukImage: Aerogel © UCL Institute of Making



1963 50 Year Reunion
6/11/2013 - 18:00
33 Bedford Square

[slideshow_deploy id='996']Photos by Valerie BennettOn the 6 November 2013 a special reunion event was held at the AA, to mark the 50 year anniversary of the 1963 student intake to the school. Over 35 alumni from across the UK and Europe were in attendence for the evening, with speeches, drinks, dinner as well generous donations to the AA archives.



AA Birthday Party
8/10/2013 - 0:00
36 Bedford Square

[slideshow_deploy id='1088']Photos: Valerie BennettTo celebrate 166 Years since the first meeting of the Architectural Association at Lyons Inn Hall on 8 October 1847,  the AA School and it's Member held a special birthday in Bedford Square featuring piñatas, competitions, singing, readings, video, music and a special race around Via Cristina,With prizes, cakes and gifts awarded throughout the evening, and a special Black & White dress code, the Birthday Party was the first in what is set to become an annual tradition at the school.Dance New Movement CollectiveDJ Andy Boilerhouse Poet Murray Lachlan YoungSingers David McAlmont and Sam ObernikVideo art Metamind visuals



Giovanni Piovene and Pier Paolo Tamburelli

San Rocco: Book of Copies
5/10/2013 - 0:00
AA Gallery

[slideshow_deploy id='1024']Photos by Joanne McCluskeyGiovanni Piovene and Pier Paolo TamburelliAA Saturday Gallery Talks begin this term in conjunction with San Rocco: Book of Copies with Giovanni Piovene and Pier Paolo Tamburelli leading an informal tour through the exhibition. See the AA Exhibitions listing for more information.Free event, all welcome. Complimentary fresh coffee and pastries available.Giovanni Piovene is founder and editor of the architecture magazine San Rocco and co-founder of architectural office PIOVENEFABI. He has previously worked for Shrinking Cities Office in Berlin and co-founded the Salottobuono office in Venice (2007-2012).He studied at both the Università IUAV di Venezia (Italy) and at the École Nationale Supérieure de Paris-Belleville (France), taught at the Università IUAV di Venezia and ISIA Urbino, and worked at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH). He has lectured at the Università IUAV di Venezia, Politecnico di Milano, Proqm Berlin and Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio.Pier Paolo Tamburelli is co-founder and editor of the architecture magazine San Rocco and co-founder of BAUKUH and is currently unit professor at the Berlage Institute. Tamburelli has published: “So Much Damned Bad Work”. Notes on the Architectural Production of McKim, Mead & White (in Hunch, 12, Spring 2009) and has been guest editor of OASE 79 James Stirling 1964-1992. A Non-Dogmatic Accumulation of Formal Knowledge.He took part in the exhibition “Mutations” (2000) and collaborated with “Domus” from 2004 to 2007.Tamburelli studied at the University of Genoa and at the Berlage Institute Rotterdam. He has lectured at a number of schools and cultural institutions, including the Architectural Association, Cornell University, FAU São Paulo, FESTARCH, FFAR Stockholm, Höchparterre Bücherei Zurich, IUAV Venice, Kunsthal Rotterdam, MAXXI Rome, RWTH Aachen, Tongji University Shanghai, Triennale di Milano, TUM Munich, and the USI Mendrisio. Tamburelli has taught at the PUSA Aleppo (Syria), at the Milan Politecnico, at TUM Munich.sanrocco.infoinfo/bookofcopiessalottobuono.netpiovenefabi.itbaukuh.itImage: SAN ROCCO Book of Copies at Museum of Copying at the 13th Venice Biennale © Giovanna Silva



Woodland day trip at Hooke Park
29/6/2013 - 0:00
Hooke Park, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3PH

[slideshow_deploy id='1031']Photos by Byron BlakeleyWith travel* £45 for AA Students / £55 for MembersWithout travel** £25 for Members/AA StudentsPlease join us on Saturday 29 June for a day trip to Hooke Park. Our 350 acre woodland in Dorset is a unique site for experimentation and fabrication for visiting groups of AA tutors and students, to run activities in the workshop or within the forest itself as an alternative to the central London environment of Bedford Square. Staff and students will lead the group on a tour of Hooke Park incorporating the recently completed new student accommodation building and Caretaker's House. There will be free time in the afternoon to explore Hooke's vast and beautiful woodland.Tickets with travel* include return train fare from London Waterloo to Crewkerne, taxi ride to Hooke Park from Crewkerne, tour of Hooke Park new buildings, lunch and refreshments. Tickets without travel** for those wishing to drive to Hooke directly include a tour of Hooke Park new buildings, lunch and refreshments.To book onto this day trip call Joanne McCluskey on 02078874034 or email events@aaschool.ac.uk.Caretaker's House photo Valerie BennettRecent footage of Hooke Park by Safwat+WilliamsHooke Park projects include:EmTech Pavilion 2013The Cocoon by Design & Make 



Weekend Trip to Madrid
18/5/2012 - 0:00
Madrid

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AAIS 24-hr Event and Contemporary Architecture Guided Tour

Tickets including 2 nights 3* B&B: £295pp sharing twin room/£365pp single room2-Day Pass exluding B&B : £165ppThose joining this weekend trip to Madrid will be able to participate in, and have exclusive access to, Angles of Incidence (AoI) 40°, 3° by AAIS. The Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio present a 24-hour creative exchange spanning from 22.00–22.00 (19-20.5.12) evolving from the intimate setting of a private dinner through to a local market, featuring architectural installations, DJs and culinary delights. The project aims to expose a hidden ‘worknet’ between multiple professions and their products.Over the course of the weekend project architects from architectural firms including: West 8, Burgos y Garrido, Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos and Churtichaga+Cuadra Salcedo will take the group on guided tours of recently completed work including the Matadero arts complex and Madrid Río. Set in 148,300 square metres the redevelopment of Matadero Madrid has seen the transformation of a dilapidated slaughterhouse into a sleek and modern space for the arts. Madrid Río, designed by West 8 and three Madrid-based firms led by Ginés Garrido Colomero, is the largest intervention in the city, converting a disused section of motorway into parkland.Trip Includes:- Two night stay at central 3* hotel with breakfast, 18.5.12 check-in, 20.5.12 check-out.- Unique opportunity to participate in Angles of Incidence 40°, 3°, a 24-hour creative exchange by AAIS (see above) - Insider contemporary architectural city tour with Project Architects, comprising work by: West 8, Burgos y Garrido, Churtichaga + Cuadra-Salcedo Architects, Ensamble Studio, Langarita-Navarro Architects.- ‘The Supper’, an exclusive dining event curated by Ariadna Cantis together with the AAISTo book please call 020 7887 4034 or email: events@aaschool.ac.ukFlights are NOT included.IMAGE: Cineteca by Churtichaga + Cuadra Salcedo © FG+SG


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