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...
THE (DIS)ENCHANTED SUBJECT OF ARCHITECTURE: BETWEEN NEOLIBERALISM AND NEOBAROQUE - History & Critical Thinking MA student Lennart Wolff reviews the Term 1 symposium for AA Conversations in which a group of theorists discussed the possibility of a critical architecture, and going beyond, to critique the very notions of critique itself.
By bringing together a diverse group of theorists, this one-day event called for an inquiry into the possibility of a critical architecture, and further, for a recasting of the very terms of critique. It was organised on the occasion of the launch of two recent publications: Nadir Lahiji’s ‘Adventur...
Asao Tokolo: TOKYO 2020 GAMES EMBLEMS DESIGN WINNER - AA Fifth Year Tané Kinch interviews the designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic logos on AA Conversations
As the design was for an international sports event that brings together countries from around the world, I wanted to express the concepts of “diversity” and “connection.” I combined different shapes that, at first glance, didn’t appear to be connected.
– Asao Tokolo, artist and winner of the 2020 Tokyo Games logo design
In 2016, it was announced that Japanese artist Asao Tokolo won the design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic logo. Where many of his previous works merged the realms of art and architecture, shape and geometry, and colour and light, the design highlighted many of these qualities, forming an iconic logo. The...
oA- of alternative on 11 March 2017 at 12:00, The Doodle Bar, 60 Druid St, London SE1 2EZ. For more information visit AA website
is an experiential seven-day festival, questioning notions of Truth in a world lacking transparency and authenticity. Through a series of artistic collaborations, the festival presents itself as a commentary on the manufactured truth experienced daily. For a week , permanent exhibitions, choreograph...
Argyris Angeli, Kyriaki Nasioula, Gesamtatelier on 11 March 2017 at 19:00, Michaelis Dance Theatre, University of Roehampton, London SW15 5PJ. For more information visit AA website
The intermedia performance explores the process of integration into a new destination which entails a redefinition of one’s image/identity and their relationship with space and their body. Five artists and four creative fields intertwine and pass through phases inspired by Jacques Lacan's "Mirror St...
Join us on Friday 10 March at 6.30 pm in the AA Lecture Hall for An Evening of Cinematic Architecture - Remembering Pascal Schöning. With screenings of films made by the students of DIP3, and the premiere of the film "Without here and there" by Ron Kenley that looks at the life and work of Pascal from the objects in his home as well as the ideas, thoughts and memories of those closest to him, the evening is a chance to celebrate Pascal's life and to remember his contributions to the AA through his work with cinematic architecture. We hope to see you there!
The film below was taken by Valerie Bennett and Isabel Pietri of Pascal in Briey.
Remembering Pascal Schöning: An Evening of Cinematic Architecture will be held in the AA Lecture Hall on 10 March 2017 from 18:30. For more information, please visit the AA website
An evening celebrating the life and work of Pascal Schöning with his friends, collaborators and students from Diploma Unit 3.
AA Diploma and Graduate Students - apply now for 2016-17 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture and have the chance of winning £2,500 for a small, independent, innovative, project
in architecture. The deadline to apply is 24 March 2017. For more details, please visit: http://www.aaschool....ces.php?item=999
Christoph a. Kumpusch will be launching his new book Detail Kultur on 09 March 2017 at 12:00pm in the AA Bookshop. For more information, please visit the AA website. (Please note the new time for this event)
Architectural details are typically communicated through technical drawings, and from such drawings details are archived, revised, and appropriated. This book presents case studies of the technical constitution and construction of 13 exemplary buildings realised in seven countries over the past 15 y...