AA Design & Make students test the limits of timber in tensile woodland canopy

A sculptural, tensile timber canopy has been constructed in Dorset woodland by five students from the Architectural Association as part of the school’s Design & Make programme. Built on the school’s Hooke Park forest campus in Dorset, England, Sawmill Shelter provides rain cover for the campus’ sawmill and its operator. However, it also forms part of

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AA director Brett Steele to become dean of UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

Brett Steele, director of the Architectural Association in London, has been appointed as the new head of the arts school at the University of California, Los Angeles. Steele will leave his post at the AA next year, after serving as academic leader and chief executive of the prestigious institution since 2005. As dean of the

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London’s AA School taps into robotic construction trend by launching specialist course

London’s Architectural Association has released a film showing its first major foray into robotic construction, and has revealed it will this year launch a new course focussed on digital fabrication (+ movie). Students from the AA School’s Design & Make programme used robotic fabrication for the first time earlier this year in the construction of Woodchip Barn. The success of this project led More

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“Zaha stood out from the start” says son of former AA head

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: Zaha Hadid was “part of a mini-rebellion” as a student at London’s Architectural Association, setting the tone for the career that followed, says Nicholas Boyarsky, son of former AA director Alvin Boyarsky. In this exclusive interview, he shares some of the drawings from his father’s collection, and remembers growing up under Hadid’s More

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AA Design & Make students use a robotic arm to build a woodland barn

Students from London’s Architectural Association have completed a robotically fabricated barn in a wood in Dorset, England, using timber harvested from the surrounding trees. Five students from the AA’s Design & Make course built Woodchip Barn as part of an annual programme at the school’s forest campus in Hooke Park. The barn will store the woodchip used to More

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Nozomi Nakabayashi creates writer’s hut on stilts in the Dorset woods

Sheltered beneath an oversized roof, this tiny timber cabin by AA graduate Nozomi Nakabayashi stands on stilts among the oak trees of a wood in Dorset, England (+ slideshow). Nakabayashi was commissioned to create Hut on Stilts for a writer after graduating from the Architectural Association’s Design and Make programme last summer. The small treehouse-like structure is elevated above a […]

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Jan Kaplický’s futuristic drawings go on show at London’s Architectural Association

Collages and sketches of designs by the late architect and Future Systems founder Jan Kaplický have been collected together for an exhibition at the Architectural Association in London (+ slideshow). Entitled Jan Kaplický Drawings, the exhibition brings together preliminary sketches and collages produced between 1970 and 1999 by the Czech architect. Related story: Tchoban Foundation exhibits fantastical drawings by Lebbeus Woods […]
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Floating pyramid and wooden tunnel built in the woods by Architectural Association students

Two new structures have been erected by students amongst the trees of Hooke Park, England – a translucent pyramid suspended from the branches and a wooden burrow that nestles amongst the trunks (+ slideshow). Five students from London’s Architectural Association designed and built the wooden shelters for their first task on the AA Design & […]
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