"Sisterfields" located in Bali was a project undertaken with Travis Walton Architects. The project was nominated as a finalist within the Bar & Restaurant category at both; The Society of British and International Design (SBID) Awards and The FX International Interior Design Awards 2014.


Date Submitted: 3/12/2014

"We are looking for qualified, enthusiastic people to take part in the construction of a new building. The structure will be built using innovative alternative techniques with earth as the primary material.

We are trying to revolutionize the earth building industry to make it a true competitor of its less sustainable concrete alternative in the following ways:

- by developing a modern approach using standard and or simple construction equipment
- using a system that is quick to erect
- having a construction process that is accessible to women & youth
- low maintenance building

We will run a free training workshop in Lagos, Nigeria before the end of the first quarter of 2015.  Spaces are limited to 15 people and on completion, there would be paid job opportunities for a selected number of trained participants (approximately 5-8people).

There are multiple positions available. If selected, you will participate in a workshop in Spring 2015 featuring instructors from the UK and USA. After completing the workshop you may have the opportunity to continue working on the project".

Note that the building is an educational and cultural centre for a private foundation."


For more details contact lagos@moeaa.com

Date Submitted: 1/12/2014

Emanuel de Sousa (AA PhD 2013) has been awarded Distinction at the BIAU 2014, Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Rosario, Argentina, for his Doctoral Thesis 'Heterotopia: Reframing Spatial Practices and Boundaries, c.1968-2008', concluded at The Architec tural Association in 2013, with the support of FCT, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal, under the supervision of Dr. Marina Lathouri (AA) and Prof. Dr. Edward Soja (UCLA/LSE).

Date Submitted: 21/11/2014

Arturo Revilla (AA PhD candidate, Mexico Visiting School) won the competition for swimming pool facilities for the Club Campestre de Aguascalitens. Mexico.

As part of the research for his PhD in Architectural Design, Arturo is also responsible for the BAGNET collective plastic bag installation at Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes. ICA. 2014

Bagnet Collective

"A cultural design experiment with public participation."

Date Submitted: 12/11/2014

A portrait of Roz Barr Architects has been chosen as one of 60 photographs in this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Valerie Bennett photographed the practice on a visit to the church of San Lorenzo, Venice, in conjunction with a project for the Venice Biennale. Eleven other portraits by Bennett are held in the National Portrait Gallery collection. The Taylor Wessing Prize is an international open competition which celebrates the best of contemporary portrait photography. The exhibition opens on 13 November.

For more information:



Date Submitted: 11/11/2014
Date Submitted: 7/11/2014

Nuria Alvarez Lombardero and Francisco Gonzalez de Canales (inter 8 unit masters) presented work at the Ready-made Architectures exhibition at the Andalusian Centre for Contemporary Arts.

Date Submitted: 5/11/2014

The AA Archives is pleased to announce the donation to its collections of the manuscript for an unpublished novel by Alison Smithson, entitled '1916 ASO:The Earth of the Modern Movement'. The 268 page manuscript is the only complete version of the text in existence and includes a unique publishers 'mock-up' showing Alison's proposed layout and art-work, revealing a sophisticated inter-play between text and image. 

The manuscript was given to AA tutor, Pascal Schoning in 1985 and has recently been donated by him to the AA Archives.


Date Submitted: 30/10/2014

Haworth Tompkins Architects last Thursday won the Stirling prize for this building.

"...Across the ceilings here Antoni Malinowski has created a suite of paintings in reds that resonate around the copper and old-gold hues that recur through the building. Their red stream seems to flow overhead through the five bays of the long gallery, pauses for a shoal of copper fish to pass above the stairwell, then turns to merge into the recital room’s depth. As the bays are spanned by concrete beams, the red course runs through them like a current across the panels of a folding screen - or, maybe, for imaginative beholders - a bloodstream through the building..." - Brian Hatton in Architectural Review

Date Submitted: 28/10/2014
Samantha Lee (AA Dip 2012) and Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu (AA MS & DRL Course Tutor) will be speaking at Bartlett Plexus 14 'Game-Change' on 30th October, 6:30pm. 140 Hampstead Road NW1 2BX.
The event is free to all.
Date Submitted: 28/10/2014

The anatomy of a building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians

A unique exhibition marking the centenary of visionary architect Sir Denys Lasdun and his modernist masterpiece - the Royal College of Physicians

Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE

Visit Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm

Free entry

Sir Denys Lasdun CH CBE FRIBA HonAADipl and RIBA Gold Medalist studied at the AA in the early 1930s. He served as a Council Member in 1959-61 and again 1974-78.



Image: Valerie Bennett photos.aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 22/10/2014

Adam Nathaniel Furman, (Director of the AA's Saturated Space Cluster http://www.saturatedspace.org/ ) wins an award for Design Innovation at the Blueprint Awards 2014.

"Identity Parade consists of 3D-printed and ceramic vases and ornaments, painted in luminous colours and busy psychedelic patterns."


identity Parade reviewed in Dezeen magazine

Date Submitted: 15/10/2014

Evan Greenberg (Emtech Studio Master) will be speaking at this year's Timber Expo at the NEC Birmingham, presenting the 2013/2014 Emtech Design / Build Project 'Fingers Crossed: Pushing friction fit to its limits at the London Design Festival' on Tuesday, 8 October.

Date Submitted: 8/10/2014

The exhibition Architecture Dialect(ic) with 3rd yr students of architecture in Bangalore. The intention was to highlight the current ongoing flux in the discipline, with things appearing as part of a whole, as well as conflicting and contradicting to the parallels/ contemporaries, titled hence as "Architecture Dialect(ic) - with a duality of meaning as [dialect - common language] and [dialectic - investigating into the opinions/ theories].


Images from the exhibition here

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Date Submitted: 8/10/2014

Opening Saturday 4th October 2014 until 4th January 2015

Full Details

Liam Young, of the AA's Diploma 6- Unknown Fields Division and think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today will be premiering a new 3 screen projection work 'New City', a series of near future city skylines, for Future Fictions. Perspectives on worldbuilding at Z33 Gallery in Belgium.

The exhibition explores how contemporary artists, designers and architects relate to future thinking and imaging: from map-ping, questioning and criticizing, to developing complex visions about the structures and systems that may shape our life in the future. With these visions/fictions, Z33 wishes to shift the debate away from what is possible, plausible and probable towards what is preferable: Future Fictions there-fore is essentially a project about ideas and ideals, about dreams beyond hope and fear. Can we learn to critically assess the future visions presented? Which criteria would be valid in doing so? In other words, can we learn to become ‘future literate’? Other artists include Dunne & Raby, Atelier Van Lieshout, Near Future Laboratory and many more. Curated by Karen Verschooren.

Date Submitted: 2/10/2014


The AA School in realtime



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