LYNN, Greg

Going Primitive

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Date: Monday 8 November 2004
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Running time: 110 mins
The recent inexpensive and ubiquitous use of digital technology for design and manufacturing has been credited with introducing spline surfaces to architectural and industrial design. The contribution is not just these new shapes, but an entirely new dimensional sensibility of calculus, that is, infinitely defined components within a continuously defined series. Preoccupations with harmony, proportion, synthesis and holism, as well as the continuity between structure, fenestration, surface and ornament, will become increasingly prevalent in the fields of architectural and industrial design as architects come to understand the aesthetic principles implicit in the adoption of digital tools. Greg Lynn is the principal of Greg Lynn FORM, established in 1994. His degrees in philosophy and architecture have led to a combined awareness in his work of the realities of construction and design with the speculative and theoretical potentials of writing and teaching. He has taught and lectured around the world. His architectural designs have received numerous awards and have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums.


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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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