August 24, 2017

Highlights of the Year: Diploma School

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Jack Hardy Diploma 7, Old Ken Toad Project.

The unit system emerged in the 1930s, during a period in which the AA played a vital role in introducing modern architecture to the UK. Alongside this innovative, project-directed form of teaching, the school implemented increasingly collaborative, experimental approaches to architectural education, refining a model of open, participatory study that has since gone on to greatly influence the teaching and learning of architecture across the world.

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Highlights of the Year: Intermediate School

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Inter 1 Jury.

Student life in the Intermediate and Diploma Schools is organised around year-long design studios or ‘units’. This innovative approach to architectural teaching and learning emphasises the development of comprehensive design projects undertaken within the setting of a single unit selected by a student at the outset of the year.

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Highlights of the Year: First Year

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The First Year design studio brings together students who work both individually and in groups in an open shared studio space located in the heart of the main school.

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Highlights of the Year: The Foundation Course

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Jewellery Workshop with Rathel Wolf.

A one-year introduction to an art and design-based education. The course helps students develop their intellectual abilities and conceptual ideas by engaging with a range of media and creative disciplines in an intimate studio-based environment.

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August 22, 2017

Highlights of the Year: AA Graduate School – Landscape Urbanism

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LU MSc/MArch Material interventions within a modulating urbanism.

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Highlights of the Year: AA Graduate School – MPhil in Media Practices

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Questioning the ways in which various media can inform and represent a reading of architecture.

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Highlights of the Year: AA Graduate School – SED

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Sustainable Environmental Design MSc/MArch. Refurbishing the city through adaptive architecturing.

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Highlights of the Year: AA Graduate School – H+U

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Housing and Urbanism MA/MArch.

Architectural intelligence and the contemporary urban condition.

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Highlights of the Year: AA Graduate School – AAIS

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Spacial Performance and Design (AAIS) MA/MFA.

Spatial arrangement through performance and interaction.

Performance in Las Heras, Girona with New Movement Collective.

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Highlights of the Year: AA Graduate School – PhD/MPhil

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Combining advanced research with a broader educational agenda.

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Highlights of the Year: AA Graduate School – EmTech

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Emergent Technologies and Design MSc/MArch. Researching design and production technologies.

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Highlights of the Year: AA Graduate School – DRL

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Architecture & Urbanism (DRL) MArch. Investigating computation forms in the pursuit of systemic design applications.

Tutorial in the studios with Theodore Spyropoulos.

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August 17, 2017

Highlights of the Year: AA Membership Building Visits – Chandos House

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Membership is tailored for different needs: become an integral part of the Association as a Subscribing Member, join as a Visiting Member for a year or choose a Researcher Pass for two weeks.

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Highlights of the Year: Sawmill Shelter Hooke Park – AA Design & Make

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Hooke Park is the Architectural Association’s woodland site in Dorset. The 150 hectare working forest contains a growing educational facility for design, workshops and construction. The Design and Make MArch and MSc  programmes are based here.

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Highlights of the Year: Instagram followers reach 25,000

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The Photo Library staff are responsible for photography of school life and have a collection of images dating back to the 1920s. These can be found on the Photo Library website.

The Instagram account @aaschool was started in November 2015.

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August 15, 2017

AA Visiting School: Summer DLAB

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AA Visiting School: Summer DLAB

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AA Visiting School: Summer DLAB

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AA Visiting School: Summer DLAB

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AA Visiting School: Summer DLAB

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