Jeroen van Ameijde and Brendon Carlin, directors at Urban Systems, this month received an honourable mention in the international ‘THECITYPLAN AWARD’. The Changyuan CBD Masterplan provides housing for 90,000 people, retail, culture, services, green space, and a CBD area with a large mall, office buildings and retail. Changyuan, Henan province, China.

Full details here

Jeroen and Brendon will be at RIBA speaking about the RIBA Shanghai windows project,"When Retail Meets Architecture", on June 16th 6pm - 8pm.

Images of the project- http://www.arch2o.com/urban-nature-urban-systems-office/

Book for "When Retail Meets Architecture" - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/when-retail-meets-architecture-tickets-16952432181



Urban Systems is a London-based architectural design office led by Jeroen van Ameijde and Brendon Carlin. The office employs digitally enabled design and construction techniques to deliver architectural, innovative urban and infrastructural solutions.
Applicable to a wide range of project scales and sites, this methodology allows for the generation of highly adapted and site specific outcomes, producing informed design solutions that contribute to the sustainability and vibrancy of our complex urban ecologies.
Urban Systems has since its launch in 2012 delivered several complex design projects, including a 5,500,000 m2 masterplan for the extension of Changyuan (Henan, China), a 400,000 m2 retail and leisure complex, and several mixed-use and residential projects.
The office has collaborated with several leading consultants including ARUP, Buro Happold, Bollinger+Grohmann and is currently working on an office tower for the Bank of China, a science museum and medical university building.


Date Submitted: 9/6/2015

LC Architects, (Natassa Lianou and Ermis Chalvatzis, DRL 2011), were invited to submit a design for regenerating 93 hectares in Athens, Votanikos area.  “Athens Vision” was received well by the local authorities and the discussion for realization of the proposal is underway.


Date Submitted: 8/6/2015

Materiality of Colour: from Neolithic Earth Colours to Contemporary Interference Pigments

Antoni Malinowski is a First Year Media Studies tutor running the Materiality of Colour course - the only colour dedicated course at any architectural school in the UK. He is also a co-director of the Saturated Space - an AA colour cluster. Together with Adam Furman he runs the Saturated Space website and Facebook page.

Antoni has been commissioned to produce a major wall painting in the foyer of the new Mathematical Institute in Oxford, the Andrew Wiles Building, built by Rafael Viñoly. To celebrate and introduce that work Antoni and a series of distinguished speakers will demonstrate the different impacts and perceptions of colour produced by the micro-structure of the pigments, from an explanation of the pigments themselves to an examination of how the brain perceives colour.


Jo Volley, Gary Woodley and Malina Busch, the Pigment Timeline Project, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
‘Pigment Timeline’

Dr. Ruth Siddall - Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences, University College London
‘Pigments: microstructure and origins?’

Antoni Malinowski
‘Spectrum Materialised’

Prof. Hannah Smithson Associate Professor, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow, Pembroke College
‘Colour Perception‘

10 June 2015
11.30am, Lecture Theatre 1
Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Date Submitted: 3/6/2015

Liam Young, of the AA’s Diploma 6- Unknown Fields Division and think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today will be performing at two events in Japan this week. He will be performing ‘City Everywhere, Kim Kardashian and the Dark Side of the Screen’ at The University of Tokyo on Saturday June 6th and on June 7th he will be speaking on the Post Human City at ‘The Saga of Continuous Architecture’, a symposium at the Yokahama Port Terminal. An event also featuring Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima, Arata Isozaki, Jesse Reiser and Hernan Diaz Alonso.



Date Submitted: 2/6/2015

The Anthropocene Project

Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium

Friday 5 June 2015, 10.15 – 17.00


Image : Museum of Evolution of Life Chandigarh, Indien, 2014, Anthropocene Observatory: artist and photographer Armin Linke © Armin Linke

Date Submitted: 1/6/2015

Nozomi Nakabayashi, a recent graduate of the Design & Make programme at Hooke Park, has completed a “Hut on Stilts” at a site a few fields away from the Hooke Park campus.

See the work here


Date Submitted: 29/5/2015

Dr Ana Araujo, Intermediate 2 tutor, will be lecturing at the Museo Teatro, Commenda di Prè, in Genoa, Italy. She will be talking about Lina Bo Bardi as part of an event that celebrates the cultural exchanges between Europe and Latin America. On 12 June.



Date Submitted: 27/5/2015

AA Landscape Urbanism co director Eduardo Rico will be giving a lecture on 19th of May as part of the DÉCROISSANCE/SHRINKAGE seminar organised by HEPIA School of Landscape and Engineering in Geneva. The lecture called “Pan European Atlas of Radical Territories“ will describe the current project of Landscape Urbanism in exploring forms of praxis that deal with processes active at the continental as design problem, outlining material on mapping, landscape simulations and studies of social structures behind landscapes. The lecture will also outline work on development of interfaces and applications of digital technologies in the development of new forms of design agendas.


Image: Territorial formations along the Maggia Valley. Eugenio Da Rin, Jannekke Eggink

Date Submitted: 18/5/2015
Architecture of Enjoyment, collaborations between Architects and Artists reviewed in the Wall Street Journal http://wsimag.com/art/15207-architecture-of-enjoyment
Date Submitted: 13/5/2015

Dr Ana Araujo, Intermediate 2 tutor, will be lecturing at the Marino Marini Museum in Florence, Italy. She will be talking about Lina Bo Bardi and Gio Ponti, the tradition of humanism in architecture and the notion of the historical present. On 27 May.

Date Submitted: 11/5/2015

Mehran Gharleghi and Amin Sadeghy have organized an exhibition in Asia House in Collaboration with British Council and SEA. It is called EVOLUTION. It is a multi disciplinary exhibition as part of season of cultural exchange between UK and Iran. It has been between 13 April- 1st May.

It includes their own work in architecture as well as art, film, history and sound design. 
Date Submitted: 28/4/2015

Amelia Holliday (AA MA H&CT 2012) has been appointed as one of the Co-creative Directors of the Australian Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale with the "The Pool"

The Pool is a lens through which to explore Australian cultural identity. Be they natural or manmade, inland or coastal, temporary or permanent, the creative directors will invite visitors to the new DCM designed pavilion to explore the pools of Australia in all their forms. From pools of necessity to the pools of excess, the pool is a key architectural device, a memory and also a setting. It has the unique ability to evoke both the sacred and the profane. It also aptly represents a distinctively Australian democratic and social space - a great leveller of difference.

The exhibition will create a pool within the exhibition space of the new Australian Pavilion (the first 21st century pavilion in the giadini) through an immersive multi sensory experience that will transport visitors poolside. In doing so it will bring to Venice a suggestion of a particular Australian architectural condition. This condition will be augmented and expanded through the use of light, scent, sound, reflection and perspective to create a series of perceptual illusions. Within this designed landscape, a series of Australia’s most remarkable pools will be profiled. Resource, celebration, community, commemoration, leisure and lifeblood, the exhibition content will reach deep within the Australian psyche.


Date Submitted: 27/4/2015

AA tutors, Miraj Ahmed, Shin Egashira and Theo Lorenz, are taking part in Between Thought and Space in Dilston Grove. The old deconsecrated chapel, now a gallery, becomes the site and focal point for various creative practitioners to react to its spaces.

There is a AA Members' Saturday Gallery Talk for the exhibition on May 16th.





Image :Foster Sprague

Date Submitted: 24/4/2015

Ahmad Sukkar (PhD candidate, MRes, London Consortium; MArch AADRL; BArch, Dip.Arch Damascus University) presented a paper entitled “Crossing Boundaries between the Body, Space and Architecture in the Islamic Tradition” on 20 March 2015 at an international conference entitled The Aesthetics of Crossing: Experiencing the Beyond in Abrahamic Traditions, which was funded by the European Research Council and hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands.






Date Submitted: 22/4/2015
Date Submitted: 1/4/2015


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