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Angeliki Koliomichou (AALU 2006/07) presented her MA project on Urban Morphology and Transformation at the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF 2009) co-hosted by South China University of Technology and Guangzhou Urban Planning Bureau, in September 2009.

Date Submitted: 3/2/2010

1 ecoLogicStudio shortlisted for ‘oxigen italia' in Abitare magazine competition, results published in December issue.
2 Their studio profile will be featured in next issue of AD.
3 The practice is currently submitting a planning application for AqvaHouse in Turin, a refurbishment for a four-storey housing complex, featuring a 3D facade/roof system working as water collector and vertical garden. ecoLogicStudio has been completing 'tropic playgrounds … towards playful collapse?' workshop and exhibition for Linz University.
4 AAInter10 students’ first term work 'coral gardens' exhibited in shelter gallery in DUBAI. The exhibition opening was followed by a roundtable with members from the local authority, local architects and representatives from Nakheel, developer of 'The World'. The exhibition featured the students’ project, an onsite installation and a series of critical films about Dubai. The exhibition brief questioned whether instability (such as the current economical and environmental crisis) can become a generative design opportunity rather than a limiting constraint.
5 AAinter10 has been re-describing this issue though a series of visionary design proposals, the Coral Gardens, sited in ‘The World’, the artificial lagoon in Dubai. Each project investigates specific architectural mechanisms of co-existence and co-evolution within the local marine habitat, prefiguring future scenarios of development whereby the lagoon is transformed into a population of urban artificial coral reefs.

Read article in National Dubai magazine:

Date Submitted: 3/2/2010

Deadline for papers 15 February, for posters 15 May

IFW2010 is looking for the ‘key words’ for Interiors. What are they? How many are there? What are they about? What stories, people, projects, architectural spaces and shapes do they conjure up? Are they declarations of intent? Or cultural manifestos? Are they words from the past that have survived into the present, or words of the present in which the future is germinating?
Words tell stories, specify things; words also open on to other worlds and different ways of thinking. We want to understand, discuss, and compare notes, without having to classify: for words generate ideas, not ideas words. Not only that: as they are passed around, words spread ideas, stimulate other ideas to germinate, constantly reinventing themselves because they are never definitive, but free and open to change. Words also represent things, and things can be a means of making new stories, new ideas. As words transform themselves over time in any given society, country or economy we should look for the ‘key words’ for Interiors: let us freeze-frame certain ideas, clarify them, assert them – but always remembering they belong in an open panorama of thought.

The premises laid down by IFW2010 is that in our globalised world it is possible to construct a single unified narrative – though one with different facets – or to describe/specify a complex constellation of Interiors by means of the words that characterise them.

For further information, email Cristina Colombo at or go to

Date Submitted: 3/2/2010

Christina Doumpioti (MArch EmTech 2008/EmTech Studio Master) and Evan Greenberg (MSc EmTech 2008/EmTech Course Tutor) have been invited for the Elegant Ecotones workshop at the University of Bologna, on 11–12 February. Doumpioti and Greenberg will be guest tutors and jurors, and give a lecture covering current EmTech research on active systems in nature and architecture.

Date Submitted: 3/2/2010

David Dobereiner gave a slide lecture to the Ecocity 2009 Conference in Istanbul in December. The 20-minute presentation was a summary of his book The End of the Street: Sustainable Growth within Natural Limits and was followed by a lively discussion.

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Drama Centre for Parmiter’s School by Architects Co-Partnership, practice of David Lloyd (AA Dip) receives RIBA Design Award, Hertfordshire branch

Date Submitted: 1/2/2010

We've moved to a new studio about a year ago.
We're finally going live with our new website.
And the year is still young enough for New Year’s drinks!

Please join us for a get together.
On Friday 5 February from 7.00.
At our studio at 1-5 Vyner Street.
London E2 9DG.
Phone 020 8983 3883.

Date Submitted: 1/2/2010

Mollie Claypool (AA MA H&T 2009/AADRL, HTS tutor) presented her MA dissertation research, The [dis]Appearance of the Architectural Object: Narratives of the Subject in Projects of the City, at the Architectural Humanities Research Association's (AHRA) Annual Postgraduate Research Conference in late 2009.

Date Submitted: 1/2/2010

'Post-Traumatic Urbanism’ will be guest-edited by Anthony Burke, Adrian Lahoud and Charles Rice.
A project for Beirut entitled ‘Re-framing the City: A monument of radical neutrality’ reinterprets the Green Line in Beirut as a continuous sectional void giving the possibility for a public infrastructure under the patronage of the Lebanese University that works twofold, in order to establish a new co-existence of the different existing factions.
See post-traumaticurbanism

Date Submitted: 1/2/2010

London-based ecoLogicStudio (co-founded by C.Pasquero and M.Poletto
Inter10) presents revised proposals for a woodland
home in Haslemere, West Sussex

See AJ article:

Date Submitted: 1/2/2010

Groundbreaking concepts for “coral gardens” presented for the first time last Thursday in Dubai.

Inter 10 (Claudia Pasquero Marco Poletto) plans could see The World become an eco-resort and scientific research base, reports the Emirates paper The National. The student exhibit was also reported online at abitare.

Date Submitted: 27/1/2010

"Methods", realised with Pierre Hebbelinck & Pierre de Wit for the AA School Exhibition in 2009 has won a prize for being one of the best books published in French-speaking Belgium. More information at:

Date Submitted: 27/1/2010

The Italia Design Center, an Accademy of Architecture and Design based in Italy, is holding its second annual workshop in the city of Civitanova Marche on the subject of "Design For Luxury Wellness". It will be held from March 3-13.

The project area will be in Iran, and will be taught by professors from Milan Politecnico and Roma Università Sapienza. Each student will develop a concept-project in the laboratory, and they will visit some of the most important italian factories in wellness-sector.

For more detailed information see:

Date Submitted: 27/1/2010


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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.