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The collaboration between Bilgi University and Vertical Studio at Cardiff University runs from 20 – 24 April.

Hosted by Bilgi University, the Vernal workshops aim to bring together a multidisciplinary team to foster an atmosphere of exchange and collaboration within an international platform. This is integrated with ‘Articulating Istanbul’, this year’s vertical studio unit at Cardiff University, which focuses on students making an architectural artefact/intervention in Istanbul while creating the opportunity to work with students from the two different cities.

More information on the unit can be found on the Bigli University and Cardif University websites, and by visiting the programme's homepage

Date Submitted: 24/4/2013

Stationed in front of the AA, Ascending and Descending converts the everyday vernacular of a building site and its implicit expenditure of human labour power, into a sisyphian duration performance, as a worker loads earth onto conveyor belts, relentlessly moving earth back to the hole from where it came.  

Tatzu Nishi (Japan) creates out-of- scale and out-of-place encounters in public spaces around the world, transforming street lights, parked cars and monuments.

The installation is part of Cultural Hijack, which opens at the AA on Thursday 25 April. Cultural Hijack occurs in three parts: a survey exhibition of documented artworks from across the globe, supported by a programme of artists’ talks; a programme of live-interventions, in which artists arrive in London to agitate and infiltrate the urban territory, starting in Bedford Square and moving out across the city; and CON(tra)VENTION, in which the programme culminates in a carnival weekend of lectures, symposia, screenings, participatory actions, interventions, dinners and debate.

Date Submitted: 24/4/2013

AA graduate and former President Adrian Gale, who worked with Mies van der Rohe from 1958, will be giving a lecture on several of the architect's projects, particularly Mies’ use of brick in Chicago. 

ABA Gallery 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EJ

Doors at 6.30, lecture at 7.00

Tickets: £8.00, £6.00 for students

To book, reach Phillip Boyle on 020 7253 6624, or email phillip.sboyle@btinternet.

Date Submitted: 22/4/2013

Ricardo de Ostos (NaJa & deOstos/AA Inter 3 tutor) to speak at Columbia University The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation annual symposium on April 20th. For more information please click on link below:

http://events.gsapp.org/event/interpretations-discerning-fictions

Date Submitted: 18/4/2013

18–25 August

Led by AA graduate Tomas Pohnetal, the workshop will introduce key techniques of creating architectural space. Through direct, hands-on engagement with materials, participants will explore two distinct working methodologies – linear and non-linear, planned and spontaneous, ordered and chaotic – in order to recognise their distinct influence on architectural proposition.

Application Deadline: Friday, 31 May 

Find out more about the workshop.

Date Submitted: 17/4/2013

The theme of this year's Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe conference is 'Future Traditions' – Rethinking traditions and envisioning the future of Architecture through the use of Digital Technologies; 4–5 April, at FAUP in Porto, Portugal

Verma and Devadass will also present their project with CAADRIA 2013 at NUS, Singapore, which will be held from 14–18 May 2013.

Both London-based graduates now work at RoboFold Ltd and are pursuing independent research.

Find out more about their thesis project.

Date Submitted: 20/3/2013

Friday 15 March, 2013

The conference is organised by Zelena Akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia, with Transparency International Croatia.

Date Submitted: 20/3/2013

Photo, Valerie Bennett

Date Submitted: 19/3/2013

Koh was selected to present a full paper at the annual Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. This year's conference theme is 'Open Systems' and is hosted at the National University of Singapore.

Koh will also lead the workshop 'Open-Work 1.0', which will give participants the opportunity to explore the conference’s theme both philosophically and technically, through a series of hands-on design exercises and concluding with simple integrated prototypes that use processing, Arduino, X-Box Kinect and an assortment of simple sensors/actuators. 

Other paper contributions include those from Havard, MIT, ETH Zurich, CMU, RMIT, Delft and UC Berkeley. Workshop topics include 'Parametric Robot Control' and an introduction to Grasshopper and Kangaroo systems.

Date Submitted: 13/3/2013

Curated by Catherine Ingraham, the exhibition, COLD war COOL digital: variable, pre-constructed, consequential, presents 40 scaled prototypes of modernist, prefabricated, and globally-distributed Cold War-era housing systems produced using contemporary 3D printing technologies. 

The exhibition has received coverage by Arch Daily and Architectural Record. For further information, visit the Pratt website.

Date Submitted: 11/3/2013

He is a finalist in the category of Architecture and Aging for Woven Terrain, the competition entry for Senior Housing in Novato, California. 

Two awards will be given, with one selected by an esteemed jury and one by popular vote. Those who like limonLAB's design are invited to participate in the popular vote.  

Additionally, limonLAB received a 'special mention' in the Architecture and Modeling category for Elastic Urbanism, the competition entry for the civic centre in Bodo, Norway.

Date Submitted: 11/3/2013

From 263 national and international entries, 86 projects have been recognised by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards at a ceremony held at City Hall in Cardiff supported by Cardiff Council.

Casper Mueller Kneer Architects is comprised of Jens Casper, Marianne Mueller and Olaf Kneer. Jens Casper was previously Unit Master at the AA Berlin Laboratory, which his partners  – Marianne Mueller and Olaf Kneer – currently co-direct.

Learn more about the Commendation.

Date Submitted: 11/3/2013

The family of Mark Hayduk and the University of East London Architecture Department invite the AA School Community to a memorial service and celebration of his life on Wednesday 13 March 2013: 

5.00 Mass at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church 

21A Soho Square

London W1D 4NR

6.00 Reception at the AA School

Lecture Hall, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

To RSVP for the reception email: c.wade@uel.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 27/2/2013

Architect George Finch died of a heart attack Wednesday 13 February, aged 82. Finch, who graduated from the AA in 1955, designed for an egalitarian postwar London, and his buildings were constantly underlined by a social approach to urbanism. Working at first with London County Council, Finch went on to work extensively with Lambeth Borough Architects Department under Ted Hollamby, creating Lambeth Towers in Kennington and the iconic Brixton Recreation Centre, a well-loved feature of the area, which was recently saved from demolition. His Weston Adventure Playground Southampton, designed in collaboration with his life partner and architect Kate Macintosh, won a RIBA award in 2005. The work that both architects carried out in the 1960s is celebrated in the film Utopia London.

Date Submitted: 25/2/2013

Architecture has always been informed by the movement of ideas and looking outwards. Our towns and cities are testimony to centuries of shifts, changes and advances, but what ideas might shape the next big thing?

Inspired by the 'Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture', the RIBA hosts a season of international exchanges, debates and special events in a quest to re-imagine architecture and celebrate big thinking.

Learn more about the public programme.

Date Submitted: 25/2/2013
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