Organised by DUE on 27 April 2017 at 18:30, Lecture Hall. For more information visit AA website
Digital distribution of information, news, and knowledge is outpacing the remains of physical distribution, ‘fake news’ is redefining and watering out how we trust words. What is the value of the printed publication? What agency does ‘slow’ news have? Can the frequently printed word aid the inflated...
Pa.LaC.E. (Project by Valle Medina & Benjamin Reynolds with a contribution by Vera Bühlmann) on 26 April 2017 at 18:30, AA Bookshop. For more information visit AA website
Pa.LaC.E architecture group’s first monograph documents the ‘Paris Hermitage’, a building serving as a large temporal oscillator constituted by quartz articulations. Citizens visit the Hermitage to live and study while restoring their rhythms of work, rest, and wakefulness. Original plans, video sti...
The Term 3 Public Programme kicks off with a lunchtime lecture by Luis Rodil-Fernández on 25 April 2017 at 13:00, Lecture Hall. Luis just ran a workshop as part of the AA Makelab Visiting School in Hooke Park, so please join us for an interesting talk on Neurophysical design. For more information, please visit the AA website.
There is a deep and dynamic relationship between the evolutionary pathways of computers and humans, each influencing and helping to configure the other. Yet while machines are getting lighter, faster, easier to use, performing ever better at ever lower costs. The same cannot be said of the human, wh...
Don't miss the first of the AA Collections Talks of Term 3 with Dr. Amara Thornton talking about "Supply[ing] a third dimension": Architects (Re)Constructing Archaeology, 1990s-1960s on 25 April 2017 at 18:30 in the AA Lecture Hall. The talk will be accompanied by archival material from the AA Collections which includes material from the Library, the Photolibrary and the Archives. For more information, please visit the AA website.
Architect-archaeologist and Architectural Association graduate Seton Lloyd wrote his memoirs in the 1980s. He reflected on his own route into archaeology – through architecture – stating that what architects brought to the table (literally) was the ability to “supply a third dimension”. Reconstruc...
AA Museum Lab designed a Nomadic Bookstore for Lars Müller Publishers @ Salone del Mobile in Milan on 04 April 2017 at 10:00, Salone del Mobile @ Piazza San Marco, Milan . For more information visit AA website
Designed by the students of the AA Museum Lab, a Diploma unit of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, the Nomadic Bookstore for Lars Müller Publishers is intended as a manifesto of the relevance of books in the context of the expansion of the digital.
Hooke Park: Design & Make 2015-17.
The Sawmill Shelter.
Landscape Urbanism Presentations.
UNKNOWN FIELDS: THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY - A review of the powerful Term 1 lecture by Unknown Fields Division founders Kate Davies and Liam Young which explored their vast global investigations into ‘The Dark Side of the City’.
Liam Young and Kate Davies, directors of the intrepid design research studio Unknown Fields Division, gave a thorough insight into their explored worlds during their Term 1 lecture at the AA.
AAIS (Interprofessionals) Performance: Ithaca - Upon Every Arrival.
Final MFA thesis project by Kyriaki Nasioula and Argyris Angeli and their ensemble Gesamtatelier.
Photo: Jason Kim.
To all AA Staff, Students and Subscribing Members - if you haven't already, please vote on the changes to the AA Constitution - as outlined in the poster below, this is a critical time for the AA and it's important to make your voice count - use your vote for positive change! (Voting closes at 5.30pm on Thursday 23rd March).
Tony Fretton - FULLY BOOKED on 23 March 2017 at 18:00, AA Gallery. For more information visit AA website
Tony Fretton will give an gallery talk responding to the AA & Drawing Matter exhibition: JAMES GOWAN AND ÁLVARO SIZA:HOUSING AND THE CITY. The exhibition offers a close comparative reading of the design process within four housing projects by James Gowan (1923–2015) and Álvaro Siza (b. 1933). Partic...
Third Year Previews.
Photo: Byron Blakeley
AA Archives: K. Ahari drawings from Hadid, Koolhaas, Zenghelis unit donated.
Kamiar Ahari has kindly donated two of his amazing 2.5m long drawings made in Diploma Unit 9, 1978-79. The unit, ran by Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, was ‘concentrated on development of three categories of ‘modern textures’ that could respond to three urbanistic ‘crises’ in the European city’ (Projects Review 1978-79). The meticulously made drawings describe a hotel and a residential building in Bijlmermeer, modernist town in the Netherlands. It comprises of a plan and a beautiful axonometric drawing, mixing exterior and interior, a favoured projection technique in the unit. The design reveals a tension between a modernist repetition and Postmodern details, creating a sort of ‘welfare-state hedonism’.
Talia Davidi, March 2017
Tina di Carlo on 21 March 2017 at 18:00, AA Gallery. For more information visit AA website
Ellis Woodman is Director of the Architecture Foundation and the author of Modernity and Reinvention: Architecture of James Gowan.
Lina Stergiou on 17 March 2017 at 14:00, MA HCT & PhD Seminar with Lina Stergiou . For more information visit AA website
From the early twentieth century the avant-garde forms an important cultural and interdisciplinary sub-system with a strong impact on architecture. However, it is only in the sixties that the term ‘avant-garde’ starts describing architects, groups, and material and immaterial productions of the latt...
A conversation chaired by Robert Somol on 15 March 2017 at 17:30, University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information visit AA website
Please join us for a roundtable discussion at the University of Illinois at Chicago to celebrate the launch of Cedric Price Works 1952-2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective. Written by Samantha Hardingham and co-published by the Architectural Association and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, this...