Antoine will present 605 days of encounters and 14,520 hours of discussions in an exhibition hosted by Diploma 9 in their unit space on the top floor of 36 Bedford Square. 

6-27 March 2015 with an opening on 5 March 2015 from 7pm

Date Submitted: 5/3/2015

On Tuesday, 24th of February, 18:00
at the National Gallery of Arts 
Atelier Albania has invited Ms. Sadie Morgan, Ms. Vanessa Norwood and Ms. Vicky Richardson for a joint public lecture and open discussion in Tirana.

Ms. Sadie Morgan is a Founding Director of dRMM Architects and currently President of the Architectural Association. As a practitioner she is passionate about the creative use of materials and colour.
Sadie will discuss the emotive subject of colour – how we relate to it and how it can effect our view of our cities. Her presentation will also showcase dRMM's contemporary timber projects, discussing the case for a European tradition of inventive use of wood – the world's oldest, and most modern, construction material.
Ms. Vanessa Norwood - Head of Exhibitions at the Architectural Association, one of the world’s leading centres for architectural culture and learning. Vanessa is one of the leading curators of architecture in the UK and has commissioned and curated a range of exhibitions that celebrate architecture in a wider context. She has been a pioneer of urban installations, overseeing a series of temporary pavilions in Bedford Square.
Vanessa will explore the effect of 'cultural insertions' in the city and examine the role of the artist and architect in provoking dialogue through the act of positively interrupting everyday life. The AA School of Architecture has always viewed the city as a potential playground, where ideas and speculations can be tested and revealed. I’ll show examples of AA exhibition projects outside of the gallery and ask the question ‘what can creativity bring to the city of the future?’
Ms. Vicky Richardson - is Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council based at the head office in London. Her role is to commission design exhibitions and events around the world, which aim to create international dialogue and to expand networks. One of the largest of these is the British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale, which the British Council has commissioned since 1934.
Cultural and artistic ideas have travelled internationally since the 15th century, but national, political and cultural differences can conspire against the free exchange of knowledge. However, collaborations between architects, designers and artists from different parts of the world can break down these barriers, leading to new perspectives and bringing fresh ideas to a place or situation. Vicky Richardson will present projects that have brought designers together to come up with inspiring and original solutions to urban and architectural problems, highlighting the important role of international collaboration in cultural regeneration. Examples include a café created from a derelict town hall in Korea; an urban masterplan for Old Doha, Qatar; a workshop with 20 international architects in east London; a pop-up design school in Marrakech, Morocco, and a design residency in Bandung, Indonesia.

Everyone is invited to participate.

Date Submitted: 23/2/2015

AA Past President & AA Alumnus Jim Eyre OBE has become the first architect to be awarded the prestigious Bodley Medal. The Bodley Medal is the higest honour of the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the worlds in which the Bodleian is active: literature, culture, science, and communication. Eyre's practise, Wilikinson Eyre, have recently refurbished the Bodleian's Weston Library which will reopen in March 2015.


Date Submitted: 20/2/2015

rat[LAB] (Founding Partner and Research Head Sushant Verma (Emtech Grad 2013) ) exhibits a large-scale prototype of ‘Cellular Morphology Façade’ at Alliance Française de Delhi, as a part of 20under35 Exhibition 2015.

London-originated organization, now has a studio in New Delhi, and aims to be the first independent research laboratory for design & architecture implementing cutting-edge computational technology in the discipline in India.

Cellular Morphology Façade is an algorithmically designed façade system that can be optimized for any climatic context and building typology, controlling heat, light & visibility in a space.

Exhibition at Alliance Française de Delhi

Sushant Verma / rat[LAB] was shortlisted as one of the 20 designers from Delhi (5 from architecture / habitat category) to be a part of 20under35 Exhibition 2015 by DesignXDesign, a joint initiative of Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Studio IF. rat[LAB] presented a large scale prototype of ‘Cellular Morphology Façade’ system that can potentially be optimized to changing solar insolation & daylight requirements of a building. The component-based building skin is parametrically designed through an algorithm that can control the apertures of each component based on views, visibility & environmental criteria. The mathematically driven prototype consists of 917 unique cells made of 5,392 non-identical surfaces & 5,227 customized joints fabricated through digital prototyping techniques.

On the day of inauguration at the gallery, rat[LAB] co-founder Sushant Verma spoke about the need of computational technology in India and how he aims to bring in the new breed of designers – computational designers to the country. This, he added, can change the way architects and designers conceive a project and how designs are realized in the industry. rat[LAB] uses cutting-edge computational and parametric techniques and works with designers to facilitate them on projects of all scales and typology. 

Date Submitted: 18/2/2015

Liam Young, of the AA’s Diploma 6- Unknown Fields Division and think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today will be performing at Android Paranoid: Architecture, Invisibility and Digital Culture in Munich on February 24th 6pm. http://www.we-are-plan-a.com/en/project/android_paranoid-symposium

He will also be performing at the Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam on March 28th. Liam will also be running a master class titled ‘Reimagining the Present, Scenes from a film that doesn't exist’ at the same festival. http://www.sonicacts.com/2015

Date Submitted: 16/2/2015
Magnificent Obsessions
The Artist as Collector 
Barbican Art Gallery 
12 February – 25 May 2015 
Media View, Wednesday 11 February 2015
10am – 1pm
Former AA graduates Max Kahlen and Christopher Dyvik have designed 
the next Barbican Art Gallery exhibition : Magnificent Obsessions : The Artist as Collector. The exhibition will present fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. The objects will be displayed alongside key examples of their work to provide insight into their inspirations, influences, motives, and obsessions.
More information on Dyvik Kahlen Architects:
Barbican Press release:
Date Submitted: 10/2/2015

Fashion and Architecture will meet again this spring, when 10 Architects take over the retail windows in Shanghai’s most famous shopping plaza and showcase their talents during Shanghai Fashion Week for the RIBA Shanghai Windows Project 2015.

Jeroen van Ameijde is co-founder and director of Urban Systems, an office specialising in generative design methodologies which is currently developing several large scale projects in China.

Marco Vanucci is the founding director of OPENSYSTEMS Architecture, an architectural practice that bridges experimental design and practical solutions through computational protocols.

Date Submitted: 9/2/2015

"The primary function of the Barack Obama Presidential Library would be to serve as public forum and archive of his years in office, rather than as a memorial. The building would be divided into eight levels of differing heights, with openings offering various views of Chicago. Each level archives a single year of Obama’s presidency."

"The amphitheater at the base of the building is designed without any glass, or walls, and would provide Chicagoans with a public forum for free speech. The ground floor of the Library is shaped like a peace sign to represent the hope felt during Obama’s first year in office, and serve as a bridge connecting the three riverbanks. The peace sign shape changes on each level representing the distortion of hopes over time."


View the whole brief

Date Submitted: 5/2/2015

Laboratory of Explorative Architecture and Design (LEAD) won 3rd place in the anonymous international open competition for the design of 2 museums in Budapest.




Date Submitted: 28/1/2015
Date Submitted: 27/1/2015

“0.91 Cubic Metre” is the most recent show of work by 200 Grs. – the metric nomenclature Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem chose for their collaboration.



Image: http://carwangallery.com

Date Submitted: 27/1/2015

The shortlist for The Architectural Journal's "Women in Architecture Awards" has been announced.


Jessica Reynolds (Inter 13 Unit Master) and Tatiana von Preussen (NYLON Visiting School Director) are founding partners of vPPR Architects and are shortlisted for Emerging Woman Architect of the year.



Sally Lewis (Professional Practice Student), founding director of Stitch Architects has also been shortlisted for the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award


Image: Stich architects' South Acton Estate Regeneration

Date Submitted: 26/1/2015

Potential Monuments of Unrealised Futures presents work by two Albanian artists: Edi Hila and Adrian Paci.



Article about the exhibition on The Albanian Prime Minister's Office Website




Date Submitted: 23/1/2015

Jane Wernick has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in this year's honours list. 


This is an exceptional and high honour only very rarely bestowed on an engineer. Jane is a long serving Council Member and previous TS and Diploma Unit Tutor of the AA.

Image: Dune House © http://www.wernick.eu.com/

Date Submitted: 14/1/2015

Retiring Registrar Marilyn Dyer and former AA Staff awarded RIBA Honorary Fellowships for 2015

The RIBA Honorary Fellowships for 2015 have been announced, including retiring Registrar Marilyn Dyer and several former AA Staff.
RIBA Honorary Fellowships are awarded annually to people who have made a particular contribution to architecture in its broadest sense. This includes its promotion, administration and outreach; and its role in building more sustainable communities and in the education of future generations.

The 2015 RIBA Honorary Fellowships will be awarded to:
Marilyn Dyer – Retiring Registrar of the AA who has worked at the AA for over 40 years
Dalibor Vesely former AA Councillor, Honorary AA Member & former Diploma Unit 1 Tutor from 1973-83
Former academic staff members Mark Swenarton & Professor Peter Carl
The 2015 RIBA Honorary Fellowships will be awarded at a special event at the RIBA on 2 February 2015.

A full list of those awarded can be found at -

Date Submitted: 12/1/2015


The AA School in realtime



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