Rebecca, a recent graduate, is currently leading a History & Theory Class, a Projects Class (Unit) and an Introduction to Architecture class for the duration of one semester.

Date Submitted: 7/10/2013

Frances Edith Cooper of the University of Auckland is the post-graduate winner.

AA graduate Robert Taylor (Diploma 5) is a runner-up for his Golden Temple of Trash.

From the judges on Robert's work:

‘Many students today (or perhaps their tutors) seem to believe that the value of their work is in proportion to how many wry smiles they can elicit from a jury. Personally I long to see work that is clever because it is good, rather than good because it is clever. However, this project is the exception that proves the rule. Self-evidently trashy and on the knife-edge of poor taste, it is also stylish, witty and enchanting.’

Congratulations to all winners. Find out more about the projects.

Date Submitted: 7/10/2013

They will be teaching DRS01, ‘ENTER- ACT’, a design research studio where the focus will be on students creating tools that will generate spatial interactions and events.

Find out more about their course.

Date Submitted: 7/10/2013

WORKSHOP architecture will be building a 1:1 structure in the Front Members' Room of the AA as part of their forthcoming exhibition Not What, But How.

The structure will test design ideas and materials in advance of future projects in the Philippines and India.

The group is seeking volunteers to help with the build between Saturday 9 – Thursday 14 November for approximately 2–8 hours per day.

Those interested in learning, sharing building skills and being part of this exciting project shoul get in touch at hello@wrkshp.org

Date Submitted: 26/9/2013
Madam Studio's (former AA students Marco Ginex and Adam Nathaniel Furman) film 'Subject, Theory, Practice: An Architecture of Creative Engagement' has been chosen to be shown as one of the 25 films at this year's prestigious New York Architecture & Design Film Festival next month.
Date Submitted: 20/9/2013

Current SED MArch student Leo Sooseok Kim has won 1st prize for the Venice Biennale Pavilion competition hosted by Arch Triumph.

Date Submitted: 18/9/2013

SED MSc 2008-09 graduate Alberto Moletto wins competition for the Regional Archives Building of the North of Chile (Near Iquique). The jury liked the use of environmental strategies in the design and the overall "environmental approach” of the building. It is "an interesting scheme with a lot of transitional spaces that will create a pleasant space for people and researchers". The façade will be a double skin made by perforated bricks.

More details (Spanish PDF)

Date Submitted: 18/9/2013

Architect Michael Ventris
19 North End, Hampstead, NW3 7HR

Tour led by Current AA Student Manolis Stavrakakis, PhD candidate

The house was designed by Michael and his wife Lois Ventris in 1952. They were both graduates of the AA (Michael Ventris graduated from the AA in 1948). He deciphered Linear B during 1951-1953. Michael Ventris died in a car accident in September 1956.
To register your interest you must be there at 1.30 pm on the day. Availability will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Due to the compact size of many of the rooms within the house the visitors will be divided into groups of 6 for each 20 minute tour.

Weblink to Michael Ventris house visit:

Date Submitted: 17/9/2013

Type Tasting – a display of creative typography, 14–19 September

Participants get away from their computers and get their hands dirty, experimenting with typography and exploring its expressive qualities while learning about type. 

See more of Maria's project.

Workshops (drop in workshops, no prior experience necessary)
14 & 15 September 2013
10am – 5pm

London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre


Date Submitted: 5/9/2013

Immanuel Koh (AAVS Taipei Director,AA Media Studies & AAIS Tutor) exhibited 'Generative Glass' at Taipei's Songshan Cultural & Creative Park with the architectural glass prototypes made during the recent AA Taipei Visiting School from 6th-20th August 2013.

Date Submitted: 16/8/2013

'Eupnea' is a film by artist Ilona Dorota Sagar made exclusively for Saturated Space, a research cluster at the AA. It explores the colour-space of healthcare environments in Britain, which to this day are guided in their design by colour analyses from the 1950s. This has created a historic and continuing relationship for millions of people between whole generations of memories and experiences across the gamut of life's most intense moments – from birth, to illness, dementia, and death – in which specific colours, surfaces and spaces become intertwined, active players in the pain, hope, fear and release of the NHS' countless visitors.

From the artist:

'The film focuses on the connection between colour, health and well-being through its manifestation in the design of hospitals. Hospitals can be seen as the site of a collision between internal and external languages in design, cognition and the human body. The external syntax of technical and functional systems clashes with an internal language which is messier, more visceral and emotional.'

Watch the film. 

Saturated Space is a forum for the sharing, exploration, and celebration of colour in Architecture.

Visit Saturated Space on Facebook.

Date Submitted: 30/7/2013

'Moscow Metro : The Networked Labyrinth' appears in SA issue 72. 

About the project:

'A hybrid underground mix of music and entertainment spaces hijacks Moscow’s most prominent public transportation system and becomes the ultimate social condenser in the Russian capital city. Strategically located in the heart of Moscow within four Metro station interchanges, the Labyrinth will feed on travelling commuters while sucking in pedestrians from the city surface, deep into the whirling pool of endless euphoria that snakes hundreds of metres below ground level.'

See the project on SuperArchitects

Atira on Projects Review 2013

Image: 01. Provocation Section, Atira Ariffin

Date Submitted: 30/7/2013

Reynolds designed a prototype for data centres as social spaces, involving the use of a data centre in Palm Springs as a testing ground for linking social functions and technological requirements.

View the project.

Reynolds is the cofounder of Palace

Patricia Tindale graduated from the AA. She started as an architect in the Ministry of Education in 1949, became the final chief architect at the Department of the Environment between 1982–86 and was the last architect in the Civil Service to shape government policy on the design of public house-building.

Date Submitted: 30/7/2013

The August issue – 'Pick of the Graduate Shows 2013' – features Taylor's drawing, titled 'The Ragpickers' Kite Festival' from his project, Ahmedabad’s Golden Temple of Trash.

From Projects Review 2013:

'Ahmedabad’s Golden Temple of Trash is an alchemical playground which spoons the five toxic mountains of this Indian city’s Asnani landfill. Converting the unending stream of electronic commodities discarded by the western world into nuggets of pure gold, it is fuelled by the productive efforts of the city’s swarm of informal ragpickers as an ensemble of temples, wells and factories weave themselves into a form to market luxury goods to the burgeoning ranks of India’s super-rich.'

Learn more about Robert's work on Projects Review 2013.

Date Submitted: 25/7/2013

The East London-based architect talks about life after school, making great work, and his drive to always do more.

'There’s something about imagining as far as you can go with an idea and then reaching it, and realizing you’re in another center again...And then you’re wondering, "Now, where can I go from here?"'

Read the full article

Photo Michael Pisarri

Date Submitted: 25/7/2013


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