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Takero Shimazaki

t-sa FORUM Vol. 5 : Refurbishment

Series: Book Launch
Date: Friday 5 June 2015
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Bookshop
Running time: 0 mins

This limited edition volume documents the work of Takero Shimazakis visiting school t-sa forum x AA.

At t-sa, refurbishment projects of existing structures and places are continually undertaken which lead to questions of why and how we 'refurbish' something and indeed why do we refurbish rather than rebuild; Why do we refurbish? Why is it so common in the UK? What are the stories worth preserving through refurbishment? How much do we wipe away?

t-sa forum 2014 explored why and how refurbishment is executed by investigating 3 case studies; Osterley House, The Attendant and The White Cube Bermondsey.

The research was carried out through photography, text, drawing and printing with accompanying workshops on each new technique. t-sa forum approached the research as a design process in a research studio.

Limited Edition of 150 copies



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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

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.

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