Kira Sciberras’ s sampling the street.
The Street and the Sample. Tutor: Alex Kaiser
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On Context – Exhibition & Jury of First Year Students’ Work.
Friday 20th AM: THEY HAD UTOPIAN TENDENCIES. Sara Entwistle;
Friday 20th PM: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONDITIONS. Monia De Marchi;
Friday 20th PM: WHERE DOES IT START, WHERE DOES IT END? Max Kahlen;
Monday 23rd AM: METROPOLITAN INSERTIONS. Valentin Bontjes van Beek;
Monday 23rd PM: THE STREET AND THE SAMPLE. Alex Kaiser;
Monday 23rd PM: THE REVOLUTION OF THE INSTITUTION. Ingrid Schröder;
WORKSHOPS & COLLABORATIONS
Marlie Mull – Design and Make Workshop;
Heather Lyon – Portfolio Workshop (Illustrator & InDesign);
Magnus Larsson – Writing Workshop;
Joel Newman – Videos Workshop;
Jorgen Tandberg – Collaboration;
Jeroen van Ameijde – Collaboration with Intermediate 5;
Nacho Marti – TS Material Workshops;
Carolina Bartram – TS Material Workshops;
Edward Tricklebank – TS Material Workshops;
Francesco Anselmo – TS Material & Light Workshops;
This year we will explore landscape photography in suburbia, taking inspiration from the work of legendary American landscape photographer Robert Adams. Instead of photographing iconic architecture within the city centre we will be working at the periphery of the city, where the landscape is subtler and reveals its forms more quietly.
An examination of the link between procedures used in representing and making space, through the translation of objects into drawings and the interpretation of sets of drawing into models.
Techniques for constructing performative instruments, including collage and bricolage, are to be tested through application to the city. We will be working both on drawings and physical assemblages to develop design concepts.
The course will bring together different methods of algorithmic modelling and rapid prototyping in order to design and fabricate a 1:1 scale lighting element for interior environments. Students will be introduced to the principles of parametric tools using Rhinoceros as the digital platform to produce a range of experimental design options depending on specific rules.
The figure will be used as a departure point for drawings that enable us to study tone, mass, line, rhythm and underlying geometric pattern. We will work with a number of techniques to develop observational skills and draw with a wide range of media.
How does the way we present information influence the way it is perceived and understood? The aim of this course is to introduce students to different techniques for the presentation of information. Each session will look at different toolsets and devices, from the typographic through to graphing, charting and mapping tools, the iconographic and other representational devices and techniques.
This course focuses on the potential of colour in creating/manipulating space. Students will be introduced to the materiality of pure pigments with the focus on colour as micro-structure. Students will be encouraged to create their own distinctive notational system sensitive to space, time, light and the characteristics of materials.
The course focuses on the interaction of subtractive and additive colour. We shall be considering micro structure of pigments and other materials as a source of the perceptual interdependence of micro and macro scale.
In a course focused on formal improvisation, each student will work towards the creation of 1:1 scale functional objects from Styrofoam. Working according to a set of parameters, the object will be the site for finding a successful structure by means of both improvisation and calculation.
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world – Jean-Luc Godard
In these sessions students will make a 1500-frame animation using video technology. That’s one minute in real time. After looking at examples of animated work we will embark on an exploration of techniques and methods. No techniques are excluded but students must create their own soundtracks.
The Term 2 course: First Applications, runs on Thursday morning and afternoon.
Giles Bruce (Environment)
Christina Doumpioti (Materials)
Marissa Kretsch (Structures)
The purpose of this course is to offer students a more direct hands-on experimental approach that will allow a greater integration of Technical Studies with the First Year design portfolio. Technical Studies tutors (experts on structures, materials and environmental issues) will join First Year studio tutors. Six separate briefs will cover three areas – structure, materials and environment. The submission for the course will be made as part of the TS workshop during Week 11 of Term 2 and will be assessed by the TS tutors in the presence of the First Year studio tutors.
The Term 2 course: History of Architecture: A Critical Outline, by Pier Vittorio Aureli runs for 3 hours on Tuesday mornings.
Seminar: 10:00am – 12:00pm;
Lecture: 12:00am – 1:00pm;
Course Lecturer: Pier Vittorio Aureli
Course Tutor: Mollie Claypool
Teaching Assistants: Emma Jones, Alison Moffet, Zaynab Dena Ziari
The course aims to a general introduction to the History of Architecture from antiquity to the present. Architectural history is a relatively recent field of knowledge which developed and flourished only in the last century. Yet any attempt to theorize architecture has always implied a discussion on its
historical evolution. History thus is not just a passive recollection of past events, but a project, which implicitly or explicitly imposes judgments, discriminations and ways to understand the present. In other words, history is always about the present since it always try to define the critical continuity of
what architecture has become today.
The sessions of this course will be devoted to critical moments in which architecture has become instrumental to project new forms of power and subjectivity. The lectures will focus not at history at large, but rather crucial episodes; paradigmatic examples that have the possibility to illuminate
wider historical scenarios. A special emphasis will be given to the reading of the relationship between architectural form and the social and political circumstances in which architecture was theorised, projected, produced, and lived.
Chris Dyvik – Bloomsbury Project;
May Safwat – Coordination of Events for the Bloomsbury Project;
Shintaro Tsuruoka – Bloomsbury Project;
Sue Barr – Photo shoot for the Bloomsbury Project;
Yuko Odaira – Digital Workshops (Vectorworks);
Gabriella Gama – Digital Workshops (AutoCAD);
James Chung – Digital Workshops (Rhino3D);
Yheu-Shen – Digital Workshops (Rhino3D);
Thomas Jensen – Digital Workshops (Rhino3D);
HaenSuk Yi – Digital Workshops (Rhino3D);
John Naylor – Digital Workshops (Rhino3D);
Kevin Primat – Digital Workshops (Rhino3D);
Tris Smith – Casting Workshops;