21–22 February 2014

Writing about contemporary architecture is at a crossroad. In the changing media landscape, the need to develop new critical perspectives has never been more important. Critical Juncture, curated by Trevor Boddy, Yasmin Shariff and Manuel Cuadra, will allow a gathering of the world's architectural critics to consider the state of their art at a meeting at the Architectural Association and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The V&A Symposium at the V&A will 
celebrate the work of Joseph Rykwert, recipient of the 2014 RIBA Gold Medal award for architecture, as the world’s leading architecture critics come together to reflect upon key points within Rykwert’s six decades as a critic, examine the state of criticism today in a changing media landscape, and project how it may reinvent itself for the twenty-first century.


£25, £10 concessions

In collaboration with Comité International des Critiques d'Architecture and the Architectural Association

Book Tickets


photo Valerie Bennett

Date Submitted: 14/1/2014

The Association of European Schools of Planning meeting takes place at the Manchester School of Architecture on 16 January, and it aims to explore more closely the potentials and parallels between processes of spatial planning and urbanism/design, in particular, how the complexity sciences can create and enhance this discourse through an examination of processes of inevitable transformation.

Find out more.

Date Submitted: 8/1/2014

Greetings Cards Available in batches of 10 for £10.00

Postcards available in batches of 10 for £5.00

Available at :

AA Photolibrary - 37 Bedford Square

For delivery and postage options please email photolib@aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 1/1/2014

Available at www.aabookshop.net

The architectural community has had a strong and continuing interest in traditional and vernacular architecture. Lessons from Vernacular Architecture takes lessons directly from traditional and vernacular architecture and offers them to the reader as guidance and inspiration for new buildings. The appropriate technical and social solutions provided by vernacular and traditional architecture are analysed in detail. International case studies focus on environmental design aspects of traditional architecture in a broad range of climatic conditions and building types.

Date Submitted: 16/12/2013

Photographs will be released in limited editions of 20 at £300 or £240.00 for AA Members (inclusive of VAT). Each print will have a numbered certificate of authenticity on the back of the mount. A portion of the proceeds from the Eric de Maré prints will go towards the AA Foundation to support AA school bursaries and scholarships.


2013 Images:

Anti-God Museum, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Leningrad
Photograph: F R Yerbury, 1932
Giclée Fine Art Print on Hahnemule Photorag 308 gsm paper using pigment archival Inks
image size: 380mm x 380mm square
In 2.5 mm thick bevelled edge conservation mounts 580mm x 652mm

Transporter Bridge, Newport, Monmouthshire
Photograph: Eric de Maré, 1954
Giclée fine art print on Hahnemule Photorag 308 gsm paper using pigment archival inks
image size: 380mm x 405mm
In 2.5 mm thick bevelled edge conservation mounts 580mm x 652mm

Date Submitted: 5/12/2013

The competition seeks to find the best ways to create more space to live and work in London, and is open to architectural practices, interior designers and members of the public who have completed extensions or refurbishment projects in London within the last three years. 

Winning projects will be announced in early December, and all shortlisted projects will be shown in an exhibition at NLA from 6 December 2013 until 6 February 2014. 

See the complete list

Peter Murray of New London Architecture will be leading a tour of "The Great Estates Exhibition" Friday 13 December.

Date Submitted: 4/12/2013

Digital Design Drop In: Immanuel Koh Generative-Glass
Saturday 7 December
, 13.00 16.00
V&A Sculpture gallery 21a

Free, drop-in, no booking required

The Digital Design Drop-in is a monthly event exploring intersections of art, design, craft and technology, inviting artists to show work in the V&A galleries in a pop-up studio format and offering visitors opportunities to meet the artists and discuss new work. 
This session will feature one of Immanuel Koh's on-going experimentation with the aesthetical,structural and assembly logics of glass using new computational and interactive fabrication production processes. A series of recently produced physical glass artifacts, alongside their digitally fabricated moulds, will be on display. Visitors are also welcomed to interact with the custom software developed for these generative processes and hear from the designer on the forthcoming stages of his glass experimentation, which incorporate robotic arms within the glass-blowing studio.

Immanuel Koh is an independent computational designer/architect based in London. His code-based works investigate the real-time visualization /manipulation of data (physical & virtual) and their implications on generative designs/geometries in architecture & art, across scales and materiality. He graduated from the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architectures Design Research Lab (AA_DRL) and has since taught/worked/exhibited/published internationally. Currently he teaches creative-coding at the AAs Media Studies (AAMS), interaction design at the AAs Interprofessional Studio (AAIS) and computational urbanism at The Bartlett (UCL), while practising/researching architecture at Zaha Hadid Architects (London). 


Date Submitted: 3/12/2013

Alongside an ICE structural engineer and CIBSE electrical engineer, the team was awarded a cash prize and the invitation to apply for membership to the Worshipful Company of Constructors, the 99th Livery Company of the City of London.

Teambuild is an intense multidisciplinary competition for young professionals that takes place over one weekend. The event focuses on developing skills in leadership, communication and coordination beyond the sum of an individual’s skill. The competition helps identify the way teams must work together in the construction industry with challenging scenarios common to construction projects across the UK. 

To find out more: www.teambuilduk.com

Date Submitted: 27/11/2013

This is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of the architect Rafael Moneo (Pritzker Prize 1996, RIBA Gold Medal 2003).

The exhibition is open at The Fundación Barrié, A Coruña, until 30 March, 2014.


Image: Opera in Madrid, Spain, Rafael Moneo (courtesy Fundación Barrié)

Date Submitted: 20/11/2013

Location: WORK Gallery, 10A Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG
Date: Saturday 16 November 2013
Time: 3-4.30pm
RSVP to press@workgallery.co.uk
More information: www.workgallery.co.uk

Date Submitted: 15/11/2013

The AA’s Architecture Words was established in 2008 as a series of small, accessible books that counters the dominance of images in architecture by promoting the written word, in the form of texts, essays, conversations, interviews, manifestos and other forms of writing by architects, historians and critics. AA Publications is producing ebook versions of the first four books in the series, available now, with the digitisation of the remaining books in the series following soon after.

Available worldwide on Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle (visit via AA Publications). Prices from £7.71. Search ‘Architecture Words’.

Date Submitted: 13/11/2013

The new issue of the academic journal RevistArquis includes Mark Cousins’ lecture Technology and Prosthesis, and Robin Evans’ article 'In Front of Lines that Leave Nothing Behind'. Both were translated into Spanish by AA PhD Valeria Guzmán-Verri. The issue also features papers by AA Histories and Theories Studies Tutor Doreen Bernath and DRL Studio Master Robert Stuart-Smith.

Access the translations and articles.

Date Submitted: 11/11/2013

Immanuel Koh (AAIS & AAMS tutor) has been invited to showcase work-in-progress interactive works of AA students at the 'Digital Futures' exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum on Tuesday 12 November.

All are welcome to this free event from 11am–4pm at the V&A's Sackler Centre.


Date Submitted: 6/11/2013

The Architect's Guide to Effective Self-Presentation, by Andreas Luescher. Find out more about the book.

Date Submitted: 6/11/2013

For the site's theme of 'Real Fiction', Mond discusses his project 'Aditnálta: An Island dispersed across the internet', and its implications. 

From the interview:

'Otinif (finito backwards) draws [on the] relationship to our reliance on minerals. The program developed through the resource trails that our modern day tech objects leave. These electronics generate landscapes and places like Aditnálta. An ecstatic truth, the program is based on real areas with conflict minerals such as Serra Pelada, the Congo and the Amazon.'

Read More

Mond is one of four AA Honours recipients whose work makes up the AA Honours exhibition (now in its closing week), in the AA Front Members' Room. Insight into work is also published in the AA Diploma Honours 2013 (AA Publications). See his work on Projects Review 2013.

Date Submitted: 29/10/2013


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