February 15, 2007

Open Presentations


Diploma students presenting work on the day that the RIBA are visiting the AA.

Open Presentations


Diploma students presenting work.

February 14, 2007

Bill Hillier’s Guest Lecture


M.Arch Students in the DRL’s ‘Computational Space’ series this afternoon at n. 37 Bedford Square; a guest lecture by Bill Hillier.


A Brompton Bike in the Diploma 14 Space


Celina lifting up her supercool–and superlight– Brompton folding bicycle. It just arrived as the prize for Diploma Unit 14’s competition last autumn at the start of their year-long work at the Thames Gateway; competition sponsored by Brompton Bicyles.

February 13, 2007

Architecture as Initiative Presentations


This afternoon’s ‘Architecture as Initiative’ Research Cluster event in the AA Lecture Hall, organised by the Andreas and the APRI cluster.  Tomorrow afternoon’s cluster event as part of this Spring’s Open Week is Ed Burton from Sodaconstructor.

On the Walls: AA Student Projects in Progress


A few more highlights on the gallery walls today, getting ready for Thursday’s Open Presentations.



Student Work on Display in the Gallery


A few quick photos walking around the gallery and lecture hall today; working going up in preparation for this year’s Spring Mid-Year Open Exhibition and Presentations; AA Student projects from across the entire school. Presentations this Thursday, 10.00am – 4.45pm.


Architecture as Initiative Open Week Symposium


Carlos Villanueva-Brandt (AA Dipl Unit 10) introducing the next speaker at this afternoon’s Open Week Research Cluster event, ‘Architecture as Initiative’.

2005/06 Student Project Highlights


Lee and team from AA Exhibitions getting together 2005/06 portfolios and projects for a selection that will be presented as part of this week’s RIBA Re-validation visit; this selection is in the AA’s Morwell Street Building. Highlights from 05/06 Technical Studies are in the AA Bar and First Floor Back Members Room; Hooke Park and large-scale installations in the Front Members Room, and current 06/07 selections in the Lecture Hall and Exhibition Gallery.

Setting up the Mid-Year Open Exhibition & Presentations


Setting up the Mid-year Student exhibition; presentations begin at 10:00am Thursday, and include units and programmes from across the entire AA School. Visiting critics include Marta Male-Alemany (Barcelona); Philippe Morel (Paris); Nigel Coates and Ab Rogers (London); Bart Lootsma (Innsbrook); Roemer van Toorn (Rotterdam); Eric Parry, CJ Lim, & Jane Wernick (London); and others.

AADP Moving In


AADP (digital_platforms) moving downstairs into it’s new home; Vasili and Aris figuring out what plugs into what.

February 12, 2007

First Year Tutors in Action


Samantha, Nick and David putting up the First Year work in the AA Gallery Monday afternoon, as part of this week’s Mid-Year exhbition and presentations.

Preparations for the Mid-year Exhibition & Presentations


Work going up for the Spring Term Open Week’s Mid-year student exhibition and presentations this Thursday in the AA Exhibition Gallery and Lecture Hall.


SODA UK at the AA This Week


A notice for Wednesday’s ‘New Media’ Research Cluster event with Soda UK’s Ed Burton, creator of the  award-winning site ‘Soda Constructor’. Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 pm in the AA Lecture Hall.

Architecture as Initiative Cluster Event


The reader and flyer for Tuesday afternoon’s ‘Architecture as Initiative’ Research Cluster event; part of this week’s ‘Open Week’.


AA Fussball


The Weekly AA-Fußball game in Regents Park; last Saturday organised by Umberto Bellardi Ricci (AA Inter10). A sunny mid-winter day in Regents Park, about a mile north of Bedford Square.




Students putting up work.

February 10, 2007

Open Week, Spring Term 2007


Monday begins Week Six of Spring Term 2007: this term’s ‘Open Week’, featuring Cluster Events on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, this year’s Mid-Year Student Exhibition and Presentations in the AA Lecture Hall and Gallery, and the two-day RIBA Re-validation Panel Visit.

February 9, 2007

AA S.E.D. Out at Hooke Park


The AA’s MSc/MArch S.E.D. programme out at Hooke Park in early February building a prototype shading structure. Photos by Harsh Thapar.

Alison Brooks at the Inter Unit 2 Jury


London-based architect Alison Brooks at this morning’s AA Intermediate Unit 2 Pavilion Jury. Allison’s Evening Lecture at the AA this week presented recent work by her office, Alison Brookes Architects.