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.'

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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

Virtual Synchronicity will be installed as part of the Microwavefest 2013 – TERRA ZERO

Hong Kong 8 – 17 November 

Tweet your images of sunrises and sunsets: @virtualsunset 

Tobias Klein studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen, Germany, the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. He worked for Coop Himmelb(l)au before founding his own practice, Studio Tobias Klein. The practice operates in between architecture and art, across the fields of installation, experimental design, interactivity and urbanism. Its production constantly evolves between static and dynamic models, shifting from objects to installations and design, prospecting new visual territories in the field of narrated embodied space. He is one of the founders of .horhizon, an experimental architectural design platform.

Date Submitted: 28/10/2013
Public Performance, Malet Street Gardens – 1 and 2pm
Public Talks and Discussion, Senate House (Beveridge Hall) – 5pm
Why are iron railings so firmly rooted in the British ideal of urban public space?  Might the abundance of railings betray particular cultural anxieties about open spaces and their potential?

The symposium will consider the effects and legacy of the wartime removal of iron railings from parks and gardens, opening a discussion about public space and accessibility in Bloomsbury and beyond.
The public talks at Senate House will be preceded by a specially-commissioned dance performance at Malet Street Gardens, site of 'PhantomRailings'

Speakers include:

Anna Minton – Writer, journalist, author of Ground Control, Fear and happiness in the twenty-first century city
Catalina Pollak – Architect and artist behind ‘Phantom Railings’
Dr. Matthew Ingleby – Lecturer, UCL
Zaynab Dena Ziari – Architect and writer, Architectural Association
Laurence Bain – Architect, CAB (Campaign Against Bollards)
Thomas Snow – Researcher (Chair), UCL
Date Submitted: 28/10/2013

Both graduates (MArch 2011–13) submitted an extension of their MArch thesis, adaptive[skins], as a proposal. They were shortlisted in the top eight emerging artists and architects from a total of 264 proposals from 37 countries.

The scholarships are designed for freelance artists, architecture students, graduates and diploma holders in architectural studies to explore innovations in art and architecture through experimental approaches
and also in practice-based projects.

The jury made its selection earlier this year, and the scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to realise one of their submitted works during the 2013/14 academic year while working from the MAK Centre for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. 

Find out more about this year's winners. 

Learn more about the MAK Center Residency Programme.

During their Emtech studies, the team established rat[LAB] – an independent research cell – that has now become a multinational and interdisciplinary collective of specialised practitioners from the fields of design and technology.

Date Submitted: 16/10/2013

The exhibition, which shows until 27 October at RAW Gallery of Architecture and Design, explores the tension between two contrasting forms of domestic dwelling: the vernacular architecture of the cabin and the ubiquity of the suburban house through an exploration of the cottages and cabins that surround the lakes of Manitoba.

Find out more about the exhibition – download the press release.

Date Submitted: 16/10/2013

What can one learn from an architectural education? What other skills can one bring to architecture? How does one navigate through the complex situations of the immediate realities upon graduating?

Contributors will include Jack Self, Editor of the Fulcrum magazine at the AA School.

Admission free

Thursday 31 October 2013, 7pm
AF Project Space, 136 - 148 Tooley St, London, SE1 2TU

RSVP essential via eventbrite due to limited capacity.

See other events at the Architecture Foundation: architecturefoundation.org.uk

Date Submitted: 16/10/2013

Jack will join a group of collaborators to talk about the exhibition and his own work at 'Futures in the Making: The Three Ecologies', tomorrow evening, Thursday 17 October, at 7pm.

Learn more about the exhibition

Find out more about the talk

Date Submitted: 16/10/2013

Akshay will deliver the paper at the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) International Conference 2013, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, Canada from October 24–26. 

Find out more about the conference: http://2013.acadia.org/

Akshay was also selected to exhibit his 'Dunescape' project at the Design Junction, London Design Festival, as part of the 3D Printed futures competition by Blueprint Magazine. 


Date Submitted: 14/10/2013

The Cocoon is a pavilion by Design & Make students Hugo Garcia-Urrutia (Mexico), Abdullah Omar Asghar Khan (Pakistan), Karjvit Rirermvanich (Thailand)


Read the full German article.

Date Submitted: 9/10/2013


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