Archinect - News 2014-04-17T17:48:58-04:00 Get Lectured: AA School of Architecture Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-30T12:48:00-04:00 >2013-11-18T23:09:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="753" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. (<strong>UPDATE</strong>: We've added international schools!) Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Today's poster comes from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association School of Architecture</a> in London. By looking at the poster alone, the AA School of Architecture is packed with events for the current term including public exhibitions, book launches, roundtable talks, symposia, and of course, lectures.</p> <p> There are plenty of lunchtime and evening lectures to look out for. A few notable speakers this season are Greg Lynn, Patrik Schumacher, and Charles Jencks in addition to upcoming lectures from Mark Wigley, Mark Cousins, Keller Easterling, Beatriz Colomina, Smout Allen, and Pier Vittorio Aureli.</p> <p> Last but not least, ...</p> "The Life Aquatech" by thinkTANK fuses aesthetics and performance with hydronics Justine Testado 2013-10-01T17:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:55:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> After 16 months of computational and fabrication research into building system technology, a team of students known as thinkTANK created "The Life Aquatech" for their thesis project at the AA Design Research Laboratory (AADRL). Prioritizing human comfort in terms of temperature, the structure has a self-regulating hydronic system that behaves more like a biological mechanism instead of the standard HVAC system. Additionally, the water-based system easily fuses with the building's contoured aesthetics and doesn't compromise performance.<br><br> Here's the project description and images that thinkTANK sent to us:<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> "The Life Aquatech investigates the relationship between the building systems that mediate between interior and exterior and architectural design by shifting from air-based systems to a water-based system.<br><br> Human comfort is one of the main drivers of the investigation, seeking an ideal relationship between the user&rsquo;s comfort in relation to temperature and how the building can sel...</p> AA DLAB Visiting School 2013: Light Forest Justine Testado 2013-10-01T13:22:00-04:00 >2013-10-01T13:22:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, London's Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) hosts collaborative workshops that challenge an international group of student participants at different levels of architectural experience [...]. The AA DLAB VIsiting School 2013 marked its completion with the recent installment of its final prototype, "Light Forest." This year's workshop took place at AA London and AA Hooke Park from July 22-Aug.4.</p></em><br /><br /><p> You can check out previously featured AA DLAB projects <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> ‘Bamboo Lakou’ Wins the Architectural Association’s 2013 Foster + Partners Prize Alexander Walter 2013-06-27T17:29:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:54:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Architectural Association School of Architecture and Foster + Partners have announced the winner of the 2013 Foster + Partners Prize, presented annually to the AA diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. The recipient is selected jointly by the AA and Foster + Partners at the end of each academic year. This year&rsquo;s prize has been awarded to John Naylor, of Diploma Unit 16, for his project &lsquo;Bamboo Lakou&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architectural Association’s Foster + Partners Prize 2012 Goes to Yi Yvonne Weng Alexander Walter 2012-07-06T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-07-07T16:53:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week in London, the Architectural Association and Foster + Partners announced AA diploma student Yi Yvonne Weng as winner of the 2012 Foster + Partners Prize for her project &lsquo;The 6th Layer &ndash; Explorative Canopy Trail&rsquo;. The award is presented annually to the AA fifth year diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. The recipient is selected jointly by the AA and Foster + Partners at the end of each academic year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Book launch The Sniper's Log. Architectural Chronicles of Generation X, by Alejandro Zaera-Polo facdat 2012-03-16T00:36:00-04:00 >2012-03-16T11:05:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="747" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This compilation of texts written since 1986 reveals a parallel activity to Alejandro Zaera-Polo&rsquo;s professional life. The book is like a sniper&rsquo;s log, a register of events and accumulated experience, for the purpose of identifying tendencies and assessing performance, rather than to establish truths.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This looks like an interesting book.</p> ARCHI-ZINES Exhibition to Launch Nov. 5 / Archinect is Represented (twice)! Paul Petrunia 2011-10-06T18:49:10-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition, curated by Elias Redstone, originated as an online project and showcases 60 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over 20 countries. From Australia and Argentina to the UK and USA, these independent publications are reframing how people relate to their built environment &ndash; taking comment and criticism out of just an architectural arena and into everyday life.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We're honored to have both our new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect News Digest 'zine</a>, as well as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bracket</a>, included in the upcoming ARCHI-ZINES exhibition at the AA in London.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p>