Filed under: 2013-14
IMAGE: Maya Laitinen, The Lung of Phnom Penh
We are thrilled to introduce the 2014/15 AA Inter3 brief. We hope to see you all tomorrow at the introduction at the lecture hall,10:00am (first slot!).
STRANGE LAND MIRAGE
‘Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.’ • Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
From the far corners of the earth to the undisputed urban miasma of today’s metropolis, the value of land goes beyond metric figures, dimensions and price; it is the blood meridian of mankind. Whole societies have built their traditions, symbols, identities and myths upon the expansion of blazing desert landscapes, soaked lush forest valleys or convoluted rusted cities, and this is where Intermediate 3 begins: promised land, cursed land, wonderland and no man’s land – all these territories will form our horizon as we gaze into the future of our own planetary condition.
We will start our investigation by understanding actual values of land based on real situations and questioning what makes land temporary, permanent or mythological. Rooted in sci-fi perspectives and imaginary environments, we will picture tomorrow-land and its dwellers. Utilising narrative and fictional techniques we allow this future to germinate from the seed of the present land, creating new radical ecologies for not only the future of the built environment, but for our own selves. Concepts of digital technology, massive terraforming, inorganic growth and elemental metamorphosing will enter and collide with the imaginative mind of the creator. Through design research we will then reimagine the values for land and generate alternative uses enabled by modern technologies, ancient myths and, most importantly, by people and their pressing stories.
As a design unit, Intermediate 3 develops critical, theoretical and technological projects via models, prototypes and drawings – large drawings. In a series of workshops students will learn how to utilise fiction alongside line and render drawings as a tool to explore, experiment and create new and imaginative ways of producing architecture.
For downloading the extended brief please click here
Please come by and see Inter 3 space, you will find us at the ‘first year studio’ which is pass reception and half a level up the stairs.
28 June – 19 July 2014 Admission Free
Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am–7pm; Saturday 10am-5pm
Images: AA Intermediate 3 exhibition space
INTER 3 external examination will be at 33 FIRST FLOOR FRONT starting at 9:30am. Please come at 8:30am to help organize the room (place models/portofolio/arrange tables) . If you need to set up models before hand (Maya?) please just contact us in order to arrange/coordinate best place on room so you can start today maybe. If you are around school you can already take your models to the room in case there is availability.
We will be asking the second years to bring some material to illustrate the wall with samples of their work tomorrow morning too.
Please keep an eye on this space for more details and coordination coming soon. In the meantime if you have any questions, please just give us a call.
First Congratulations for all Inter 3 second year students for their successful examination results!! Well done!! Now exhibition ahead!!
Third year students please bring your portfolio in order including new drawings. Tutorials on Friday 13th order:
The tutorials on Tuesday will be:
And this is it, Friday tutorial, final one for the second years (!!). Second years please bring portofolio organised/in order (list of models for presenting and if you have any booklets or animations you would like to show next week) for review. Third years please bring work as agreed on previous session.
Attention some tutorial times are slightly different:
Tutorials today will be one hour later (maybe one and half) following the list order from previous weeks. Please come on time as I will have to leave on time today. Sorry about the late post. (Thanks Cheryl!)