Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efren Garcia Grinda (Diploma 5 unit masters) to exhibit inflatable pavillion at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
They were selected by Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa and Yuko Hasegawa, the curators and managers of the exhibition. They will be presenting their our work among a select group of architects and artists
(Frank O. Gehry, Studio Mumbai, SANAA, Junya Ishigami, Tetsuo Kondo, etc.). Their temporary pavilion is currently under construction (let's say construction, although it is an inflatable pavilion) and it will be accompanied by a group of 18 models.
Sejima, Nishizawa and Hasegawa think that the pavilion is one of the most important pieces in the exhibition and therefore it is one of the main pieces. They were also selected in 2007. The opening is on 29 October.
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Read more at www.cero9.com/amidmagazine
Date Submitted: 12/9/2011
International news from Immanuel Koh (AA Media Studies tutor; AA_DRL 2010; AA Visiting Schools tutor)
Immanuel Koh exhibited work at the 'DigitalFUTURE' Exhibition at Tongji University (in collaboration with University of Southern California) in Shanghai, curated by Neil Leach & Philip Yuan. Exhibition ends Sept 2011.
Read more at http://arch.usc.edu/
Immanuel was interviewed and featured on Zhulong (China's largest architecture website) as part of the Tsinghua Parametric Design Workshop in Beijing where he taught as a Unit Master in July/August.
Students at Dessau Institute of Architecture(DIA|Bauhuas) taught by him won the Lars Lerup Prize 2011 for best student project for the academic year 2010/11.
Read more at http://lehre.afg.hs-anhalt.de/dia/
Date Submitted: 12/9/2011
Jorge Ayala (founder and principal, [Ay]A; director, AA Paris Visiting School; AA graduate) invited to sit on RIBA Presidents Medal Jury 2011
Jorge Ayala will sit on the RIBA Presidents Medal Jury in October 2011.
Read more here:
On RIBA President Medals http://www.presidentsmedals.com/theJudges.aspx?cat=2#Jorge_Ayala
On practice projects, works in progress and material research http://www.ayarchitecture.com
On founder and principal Jorge Ayala: www.jorge-ayala.com
Follow [Ay]A on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/AyA-S-T-U-D-I-O/130636983671743
[Ay]A is an international design studio committed to cutting-edge research and experimentation, across scales. [Ay]A engages with multidisciplinary fields from fashion design, architecture to landscape urbanism, in both theoretical and professional praxis.
Date Submitted: 5/9/2011
News from Ludovico Lombardi (AADRL v10) in London and Singapore
Ludovico Lombardi was invited to present a two-day lecture at the Istituto Marangoni visiting school in London in August.
Read more at:
www.ldvc.net and www.istitutomarangoni.com/corsi_aprile/?gclid=COuAwu_106YCFQgMfAodl1HpMw
Ludovico also lectured at the AA Singapore Summer School in July.
Date Submitted: 3/9/2011
Next Generation Energy-saving House in Taik-Cho: TOSTEM International Student Competition
Date Submitted: 2/9/2011
Eventica seeks Spatial Designer for Olympics 2012 project
Eventica is a well established company with over 15 years of experience in organisation, management and design of b2b, social and cultural events as well as a dynamic range of PR, media and government relations support. As the company is reshaping and getting ready for some really big projects next year, it would be great to get some creative talents on board and nurture them in the company.
Eventica is looking for exceptional thinkers and space / event designers for putting their brightest ideas to life for the most exciting Olympics project yet. Experience and visualisation skills (hand drawing, 3D, etc.) are essential. Russian language would be a bonus.
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on something really big.
One test week, if successful a one-month probation period is offered with a possibility of employment after that.
Freelance basis is possible.
Please send your CV and portfolio or a link to your website to Varvara: firstname.lastname@example.org (max. 3mb)
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Date Submitted: 2/9/2011
Volunteers sought for London's Open House weekend, 17/18 September
As part of London’s Open House weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2011, the Design Museum will offer free public tours of its future home, the former Commonwealth Institute, on Kensington High Street. It will be the last chance for the public to see the remarkable 1960s site before it re-opens as the New Design Museum in 2014, so we are looking for volunteers to help us for one morning or afternoon session on either the 17 or 18 September.
To take part volunteers will need to attend a short training session one morning or afternoon on either Saturday 10 or Sunday 11 September. Lunch will be provided for each day you volunteer; in addition Open House will also ensure that you receive free, fast-track entry to every other participating venue in London and an invitation to the Volunteers’ Party.
If you would like to participate in Open House with the Design Museum, please email Sara Ayres at email@example.com with your name, address, telephone number and whether you would prefer to act as a steward or tour guide and which session/s you would like to attend. Available sessions are scheduled from 10.00–1.00 and 2.00–5.00 on 17 and 18 September.
Date Submitted: 2/9/2011
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marina Abramovic, Marcel Wanders and Ross Lovegrove at Galleria Illy pop-up space, Rosebery Avenue, EC1 13 September to 16 October
Galleria illy has revealed the initial schedule of performances and talks for its temporary London exhibition space.
The Galleria will play host to a programme of art, design and food and drink events and while the majority of artists have chosen not to reveal the exact nature of their appearance until a few days before they arrive in London, four ‘must visit’ highlights include:
· Marina Abramovic meets Patricia Urquiola
· Marcel Wanders with a special lunchtime design event
· Questions & Answers with Ross Lovegrove
· ‘In conversation’ with Carlito Carvalhosa and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Other Galleria participants confirmed include photographer Martin Parr, multimedia artist Paola Pivi and award-winning British architect David Adjaye. Additional literary and artistic contributors will come from the Charta and Corraini publishing houses, both of which illy has a longstanding partnership with.
Michelangelo Pistoletto, who has been invited to provide artistic direction along with Cittadellarte (his Foundation in Italy), will officially open the Galleria [for invited guests & media on Monday 12 September].
Pistoletto and Cittadellarte will contribute a range of works and projects to the Galleria linking London to the Mediterranean and Africa (including the Mediterranean Mirror Table Love Difference).
The Africa connection will be further enhanced by Cameroonian artist Alioum Moussa. Moussa – in conjunction with Cittadellarte - has designed the outfits for Galleria illy’s attendants using second-hand clothes (originally sent to Africa but which turned out to be unsuitable for the climate), hand embroidery and a touch of graphic design.
Artist Francesco Clemente will reveal his take on the espresso cup as part of the illy Art Collection. His contribution will be added to a new installation that showcases illy coffee cups interpreted by some of the greatest artists and most influential contributors to film and music of our generation, including Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg, David Byrne and Pedro Almodóvar.
Pistoletto’s Cittadellarte will also provide Galleria illy with edible artworks by ‘Love Difference Pastries’: a project that sees artists, confectioners and chefs give people the chance to literally ‘taste’ different cultures through the sweets and pastries they create.
Still on the food & drink theme, the pop-up will also feature appearances from Michelin starred chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Viki Geunes as well as a series of [Dammann Frères] tea, [Domori] chocolate and [Mastrojanni] wine tasting events.
And if all that wasn’t enough, illy baristas from the Università del Caffè will provide free courses to help people master the art of coffee preparation. The premium Italian coffee maker will be giving all visitors the opportunity to enjoy a delicious and free coffee from a purpose-built London Galleria counter to ensure the coffee-themed aesthetic prevails throughout.
The complete, regularly updated schedule of events will be posted at illy.com/galleria. You can also follow Galleria developments at facebook.com/illy or @illycaffe on Twitter.
Visitors wanting to guarantee a place at any of the artist talks or speciality food & drink tastings should register their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Galleria illy – hosted by flos and moroso
13 September – 16 october 2011
15 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4SP
Open: Monday to Saturday 10.00 -7.00
Artist talks and performances will run: 7.00 – 8.30
Università del Caffè courses will run Monday – Friday (5.30 – 6.30) and Saturday (11.00 – 12.00).
Price: Free of charge + one free illy coffee of your choice
Date Submitted: 1/9/2011
Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon includes Adam Curtis, Marcus du Sautoy, Dan Graham, Zarina Hashmi, Charles Jencks, Alison Knowles, Dan Pearson, Peter Saville and Peter Zumthor, 15/16 October
Two-day live event hosts artists, scientists and thinkers creating garden-inspired works
15-16 October 2011
The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon is the sixth in the Gallery’s acclaimed Marathon series. This two-day event is an exploration of the concept of the garden and inspired by the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 designed by Peter Zumthor and the garden inside, designed by Piet Oudolf.
Contributions will include explorations of the spatial, urban and scientific importance of gardens by key figures from horticulture, design and architecture. The Marathon will also present works by artists, poets, writers and philosophers, exploring the significance of the garden in our experience of the world, as well as cutting-edge research in biodiversity, conservation and genetics.
The Marathon will consist of approximately 50 participants, including: Rosie Atkins, Adam Curtis, Marcus du Sautoy, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Zarina Hashmi, Charles Jencks, Alison Knowles, Dan Pearson, Peter Saville, Corin Sworn and Peter Zumthor.
Date Submitted: 1/9/2011
Architectural Review publishes Drawing on the Soane Media Studies Project by Patricia Mato Mora (Inter 2)
The July issue of the magazine published the project in the Delight section.
Read more at: http://www.architectural-review.com/delight/linking-the-architectural-worlds-two-most-famous-london-townhouses/8616669.article
Date Submitted: 28/7/2011
ecoLogicStudio (Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, Inter10 Unit Masters) has completed phase1 of
Simrishamn Regional Algae Farm, on the Baltic Sea, Sweden
The project is currently exhibited in Simrishamn Marine Center. The exhibition features an algae hanging garden as well as our regional design proposal, presented in the form of a series of maps illustrating
potentials for algae-related urban activities and architectural prototypes in the Osterjion region.
Enjoy the video from the opening:
Date Submitted: 25/7/2011
Architectural Review publishes piece on AA Archives, by Ed Bottoms
The significant role played by architecture schools in the formation, propagation and transmission of architectural culture, theory and practice is the central concern of the Architectural Association’s recently opened Archive, which moves this month to new premises at 32 Bedford Square.
Read more at http://www.architectural-review.com/delight/architectural-association-archives/8617213.article
Date Submitted: 18/7/2011
Kirk Wooller (AA PhD 2010, MA H&T 2006) appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Illinois Chicago, and published 'Media Matters, in Architecture Today #219.
Kirk will be teaching architectural history and theory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He published the article in Architecture Today after being invited by the editor to comment on the role of the journal in contemporary design culture.
Date Submitted: 16/7/2011
Talk to Me AADRL Director Theodore Spyropoulos’s practice Minimaforms featured in forthcoming MoMA New York exhibition
AADRL Director Theodore Spyropoulos’ practice Minimaforms featured in forthcoming MoMA New York exhibition called Talk to Me organised by Paola Antonelli and Kate Carmody. The show opens to the public July 24, 2011.
Talk to Me Exhibition
Date Submitted: 12/7/2011
Clerkenwell practice kreado seeks intern for one month, leading to full- or part-time job
This six-person practice has been searching for internship students to join the team. Their aim is to give one month training period then to offer a part time or full time job.
30 st. john's lane
london ec1m 4nb
+44 020 3441 9766
Date Submitted: 7/7/2011