SoMe+hing On The Side

Series: What’s Next
Date: Monday 2 February 2015
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 39 mins

SoMe+hing On The Side focuses on pattern design and surface modulations, starting by looking into translating these into small wearable pieces such as scarves, and then looking further into expanding this idea to explore the manifestation of the pattern in relation to the whole body, object and space.

The designs draw inspiration from the architectural concepts of perspective, movement and space and how the experience of three-dimensional space can be translated back into two-dimensional shapes, surfaces and patterns. Each design draws its colours and concepts from a story and that in turn defines the shape of each design.

Katerina Scoufaridou was born in 1986 and is originally from Cyprus. She moved to London in 2005 to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture where she successfully graduated in 2011. Throughout her studies she had the opportunity to work with very influential figures within the profession and had the opportunity to participate in a world renowned competition with CRAB Studio and Peter Cook during her year out. She has been working since 2011 at Squire and Partners in London on a variety of high-end residential projects. She has started SoMe+hing On The Side two years ago as a platform for experimenting and exploring architectural ideas and questions at a completely different scale with unique materiality. 

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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.