Christmas Cards on Sale Bookshop and AA Photo Library

£2.00 each but 10 for £10.00 in Photo Lib and Bookshop until end of term.

Available to purchase from:

AA Photo Library, 37 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

AA BookShop, 32 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

Online http://aabookshop.net/?wpsc-product=cards-pack-of-10

photolib@aaschool.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7887 4066

Opening hours 10am – 1pm and 2pm - 6pm monday to friday until 20 december

 

New this Year

Polychromatic staircase hand-painted by Antoni Malinowski

Donmar Dryden Street,
London
Haworth Tompkins Architects, 2014
Photo Valerie Bennett


Prelates quarters, Melk Abbey


Jakob Prandtauer, 1702-36
Frescoes by Johann Bergl
Photo F R Yerbury


Bamboo House, Las Pozas, Mexico


Edward James
Photo Umberto Bellardi Ricci


Woolworth Building, New York


Cass Gilbert, 1913
Photo F R Yerbury

Date Submitted: 8/12/2014

San Rocco "Book of Copies" now available to purchase

The book of last year's exhibition "Book of Copies" is now on sale on the sanrocco website.

Exhibition Page

Buy the book here http://www.sanrocco.info/book-of-copies

 

Date Submitted: 21/11/2014

Dates for AA Bookshop last Christmas post.

December 1st– Asia, Far East, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Caribbean, South & Central America.

December 5th – Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Canada, Poland & USA.

December 11th – Western Europe (not Greece or Poland).

December 16th – UK.

Date Submitted: 20/11/2014

Mark Fisher Scholarship 2015/16

The AA School is pleased to announce a new scholarship, given in memory of one of the school’s most remarkable graduates, Mark Fisher.

The scholarship has been initiated through a generous donation by James Fairorth and established by Tait Towers in support of AA Students.

The school seeks a worthy student recipient for the inaugural award, for admission to the Diploma School in 2015/16.

Eligible candidates include new and current AA students entering 4th Year in 2015/16. The Scholarship covers full tuition fees for two years, subject to review after the first year.

Candidates for the Scholarship must demonstrate in their application a commitment to and excellence in forms of architecture that extend to performance and entertainment, in ways that resonate with the career of Mark Fisher.

Recipients will be expected to organise, design and/or give a performance event within the school prior to completion of their studies, as part of a new annual event in the AA Public Programme.

Applications will be considered by a distinguished jury of AA tutors, architects, friends and collaborators of Mark Fisher.

To qualify for consideration applicants must meet the AA’s January admissions deadline for the 2015/16 year, and will be asked to attend an interview by Spring 2015 prior to announcement of this year’s award. Further details regarding the application process will be provided in due course.

For additional information on the Scholarship, please go to: markfisher.aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 12/11/2014

School Meeting 

The School Meeting, called by AA Council, will discuss the referendum process for the re-appointment of Brett Steele as Director of the AA School of Architecture, whose five-year contract ends in July 2015. All members of the School Community are encouraged to attend this important meeting and to participate in the referendum process. The School Community consists of all current full-time registered students, contracted academic and administrative staff and members of Council.

This meeting precedes the Director’s State of the Association Presentation on Friday 14 November at 1pm

Tuesday 11 November, 1.00pm
Lecture Hall

Date Submitted: 7/11/2014

Grasshopper, Rhino, Kangaroo, V-Ray Media Lab Workshop

AA MEDIA LAB : DIGITAL WORKFLOWS 1 / Kasper Ax 

Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, V-Ray

 
Mon 10th Nov - 10 - 6pm
 // No. 32 Second Floor Back 


Digital Workflow sessions focus on workflows rather than a single application.  Session 1, run by Kasper Ax,  covers advanced modeling techniques in Rhino, plug-ins Grasshopper and Kangaroo, as well as visualisation techniques in V-ray. Free-form 3D modeling with nurbs and polygons will be introduced as a tool for simulating objects and environments in a 3D modeling software, as well as an introduction to performance based simulation, where a design can be tested in a given environment. The visualization tutorials focus on the representation of the modeled design and will aim for the invention and build up of a distinct visual language (photo real or non- photo real) using various rendering techniques. Students are welcome to bring their own studio work as a testing ground. (A basic knowledge of Rhino workspace is recommended)

NB: Its a laptop run course so students will need to bring/ borrow/share a laptop and preload Rhino 5  (90 day trial available or buy at a discount from the AA materials shop), V-Ray (free trial www.vray.com) plus Grasshopper and Kangaroo ( free from www.food4rhino.com). 
Those with Macs will need to run a windows partition or Parallels as Grasshopper and Kangaroo are not available for Mac.  
 
For information about all of the MS LAB computer courses running this term please see the link below
http://www.aa-media.com/index.php/lab/
Date Submitted: 5/11/2014

Invite to annual "Moving House" lecture at Queen Mary, University of London

The Centre for Studies of Home annual lecture on ‘Moving house: home and hut myths in the installation art of Agnes Varda, Tracey Emin and Michael Landy,’ to be given by Gill Perry (Open University) on Wednesday 19 November at 6.30pm at Queen Mary, University of London (in Geography 126). The lecture is free to attend and will be followed by a reception. Registration is via Eventbrite - please follow the link on the invitation.

PDF Invite

Date Submitted: 29/10/2014

Visiting School Assistant Required

We are looking for a student to assist with preparation work in lead up to the running of our visiting school in Australia next year. The work would be based in London and involve assistance with the marketing graphics, mail outs, admin and some research. Candidates would need to know Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and either Microstation or Autocad. It is a part time role - so hours would be discussed with the student. To apply or for more information, please contact visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 23/10/2014

AA Media Discussion

Ryan Luke Johns

Greyshed Robotics
Tuesday 28 October, 11.00
New Soft Room
This AA Media discussion celebrates the tools we use as designers and how we might exploit the disruptive, cheeky and disobedient behvaiour with technology. Open to all 

Date Submitted: 23/10/2014

Media Studies Lab Courses

Mondays and Saturdays

39 First Floor Front, 10.00
Students from across the school are encouraged to enrol in Media Studies Lab courses to further their knowledge in a range of prominent digital applications. All courses will be open
to students from all years of study. The format for MS-Lab courses is structured around intense introductory one-day workshops of approximately five to six hours. In contrast to studio-based MS- Core courses, MS-Labs are not marked and are not a formal requirement.
They have been established as an accessible means for students to quickly gain technical knowledge in common applications that may not be offered elsewhere in their education,
or as a means of reinforcing existing technical knowledge. Courses will cover applications focusing on imaging and visualisation, 3D modelling, automated computation, CAD and CAM operations, and physical simulation.

Students wishing to participate may simply show up to the course at the outlined time and room. Enrolment capacity will be established on a first- come basis.

For more information see http://www.aa-media.com/index.php/lab 

 

Date Submitted: 23/10/2014

2015 Michael Ventris Memorial Awards for Architecture

The Trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund would like to invite applications for the 2015 Michael Ventris Award of £2000 for an architectural project. Applicants may have a first degree in architecture or a subject related to the project, and the award is open to applicants from all countries.

This Memorial Fund was founded in 1957 in appreciation of Michael Ventris’s internationally acclaimed contribution to the fields of Minoan and Greek Archaeology and architecture, and his supreme achievement of deciphering the ancient Linear B script. It is intended that the Award should support a specific project, rather than a continuing programme of study.

Applicants should give particulars of their qualifications and academic record, and should outline the work they intend to pursue in the event of an award being made to them, including projected costs.

Applications should not exceed 6 single-sided pages (A4). They may be submitted either as hard copy – labelled with the words ‘Michael Ventris Application’ and sent to:

Roberta Jenkins, Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, UK.

or sent by e-mail (PDF files are preferred and attachments should be compatible with Word 2007) prefixing their email subject box with the words ‘Ventris Award’ to:

roberta.jenkins@aaschool.ac.uk

Applications must be written in English, and must reach Roberta Jenkins at the Architectural Association, complete with the two required references not later than 1st February 2015. Applicants must also supply the names and addresses of two referees and ask those referees to write independently in support of their applications, sending their references by the 1st of February directly Roberta Jenkins to qualify for the award.

For further information on the award please contact Paula.Cadima@aaschool.ac.uk

The Awards are made by a Panel under the auspices of the Trustees of the Michael Ventris Awards in conjunction with the Architectural Association. Payment of awards will be made in a single instalment, payable after the announcement of the award and successful candidates will be required to submit a written report to the Advisory Committee on the work that the Award has enabled him/her to complete. S/he may also be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Date Submitted: 20/10/2014

Student Meetings with the Director

Brett Steele will hold a series of meetings this week. All students are encouraged to participate in this important feedback opportunity with the Director.

Monday 21 October Foundation and First Year students

Tuesday 22 October Intermediate and Diploma students

Wednesday 23 October Graduate students

Date Submitted: 16/10/2014

Media Studies Lab Courses

Mondays and Saturdays
39 First Floor Front, 10.00
Students from across the school are encouraged to enroll in Media Studies Lab courses to further their knowledge in a range of prominent digital applications. All courses will be open to students from all years of study. The format for MS-Lab courses is structured around intense introductory one-day workshops of approximately 5–6 hours. In contrast to studio-based MS-Core courses, MS-Lab courses are not marked, and are not a formal requirement for any students. They have been established as an accessible means for students to quickly gain technical knowledge in common applications that may not be offered elsewhere in their education, or as a means of reinforcing existing technical knowledge. Courses will cover applications focusing on imaging and visualisation, 3D modeling, automated computation, CAD and CAM operations, and physical simulation.

Students wishing to participate may simply show up to the course at the outlined time and room. Enrolment capacity will be established on a first- come basis. For more information see www.aa-media.com

Date Submitted: 16/10/2014

Night Photography Workshop

with Sue Barr
Wednesday 22 October, 6.00
Meet in the Photo Studio 'Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is ever what it appears to be' – Duane Michals

Photographing at night provokes many challenges and problems for the photographer, primarily because so often the results look completely different to what was originally seen through the viewfinder. This short, one-off workshop will look at the technical challenges of photographing at night – issues with long exposures, colour and white balance and accurate light metering. But it will also explore how to exploit these 'problems' and creatively expand the potential of the photographic image.

This workshop will be run twice in the first term and is open to any students throughout the school.
The second workshop will take place on Wednesday 5 November. Cameras and tripods are available to borrow if necessary.

To book a place for either session please telephone Sue Barr in the Photo Studio Office on +44 (0)20 7887 4080.

Date Submitted: 16/10/2014
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