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

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


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