Manuel Collado, Nacho Martin Mi5

Improve Your Life

Series: Evening Lectures
Date: Thursday 27 November 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 75 mins

Through a catalogue of Mi5 architectural situations we’ll explain how to enhance your life re-describing the relations between the users, their bodies and the spaces. Since we started working we believe that design decisions must be oriented to intensify life; because our discipline is too often dedicated to its own self autopsy. Our work is always looking for situations amplifying our powers to perceive an augmented reality. We vindicate the architect as someone capable to envision new hidden energies in order to offer them to the users. If you want to change your architectural habits come and listen!
Manuel Collado Arpia & Nacho Martín Asunción are founders of the Madrid-based office Mi5 architects, they obtained their PhD at ETSAM in 2013. They have won and built several competitions, and their work has been published in a wide range of media. They teach at various institutions and since 2012 they’re AA Unit Masters. They have also participated in several juries, lectures and exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, RIBA, GD-NYU and Off Biennale 2014.

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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 Certificate), 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.