AA Inter 3

Inter 3 @ AA Projects Review 2015 by tutor
June 29, 2015, 12:34 pm
Filed under: 2013-14

Now OPEN. Please come and visit Inter 3 exhibition at the AA School in Bedford Square, London.

Architectural Association School Life 2014-2015

The exhibition will be open until 18 July 2015, Mon to Fri from 10am to 7pm and Sat from 10am to 5pm.

Tutorial 12/06 Friday + Saturday by tutor
June 11, 2015, 9:51 pm
Filed under: 2014-15, programme

The last third year tutorial before the tables will be slip in two days. Please bring your portfolio in the right order and a list of models or videos you want to show. Make sure you have the presentation prepared but also leave enough time to talk about the latest material, final drawings.


11:30 Assaf

12:00 Nathalie

12:30 Yonathan


11:00 Nicholas

11:30 Nathan

Exhibition meeting by tutor
June 11, 2015, 2:05 pm
Filed under: 2013-14

2nd year students please, let’s meet today at 4pm at the unit space, for a brainstorming exhibition design meeting. All ideas and inspirations welcome!

Tutorial Wednesday 10|06 by tutor
June 9, 2015, 9:54 pm
Filed under: 2014-15, programme

First of all congratulations to all the second years today for the great presentations and success! More feedback soon, for now enjoy the sleep (and if you can help the third years soon would be great).

The third year tutorials list for Wednesday 10/06:

12.30 Natalie

13.00 Nathan

13.30 Assaf

14.00 Yonathan

14:30 Nicholas

See you tomorrow!

drawings for portfolio by susiekinston
June 6, 2015, 5:00 pm
Filed under: 2013-14

Hi Ricardo

So sorry I am only uploading something now – been impossible to get things scanned.

So for now I will only attach the hand drawing section but by sunday morning i will upload the other drawings of mine as discussed.

Drawing2.dwg copy

I have changed the section from what it was before as it was not properly showing how the project is – consistency being important.

The next steps I’m going to do is to add colour on photoshop to parts – like how i had done with my cell render diagrams two weeks ago so only in parts so that the hand drawn line is still strong – in the water, parts of the canopy/ material floating about/ the silk worms that appear crawling in places, the children, little bags and background of the slums. I’m not too sure what to do about the sky? Do I leave it white or should I faintly paint a suggestion of a sky to it? Im drawing directly with my wacom some sand on the columns blending up from the sand on the ground and maybe add a bit of colour to that as well.

I will add the colour work version of this to the rest of the work that i will upload sunday morning.

Kind Regards



Here are some of the others – the 2 plans 1/1000 site plan with canopy, 1/250  and diagram of the space . I will upload following soon the other section and cell render drawing.

A1 vignettes The elements are together in the centre to create the diagram with the bridge slicing through it but then I pull out/isolate each piece on the side around it. This also then repeats the motif of the kind of diagrams below in the portfolio -Ive kept it completely linear but I could add some texture to it.

a1 diagrams with dimensions copy

A1 revised 1125 plan  1:!25 plan I have added detail s by hand of what goes on in the spaces – but I am just waiting for one more bit to be scanned in for the empty sand circles displayed. I have added some depth/shadow to the plan as well to try and give more of a sense of it. There are also figures move pieces of the silk/material through into the site to give a suggestion of the landscape feeding back into the  community.

This 1:1000 plan is solely from the top so there are no longer lines/details going through the bridge and I have added cars/some figures to add a sense of some life to it.A2 revised plan with canopy

These are the diagrams from the last crit I mentioned that I think should go in at the beginning of the portfolio because it starts to show the organisation/thought

a2 page levels- zoning diagram.dwg

I will upload the other drawings later – it takes a while to upload – they are being put together but its all on its way coming together as discussed.

I think the cell render hand drawing looks nice in the black and white tone as it adds to this idea of a wonderland – is this real or is this a fabrication of the children’s minds? If not let me know and I can quickly add some colour tomorrow but I want to focus on preparing for my presentation.

Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 22.13.29


Friday 05|06|2015 by tutor
June 4, 2015, 8:48 pm
Filed under: 2013-14

2nd year students: apart from latest work / project development, please bring your portfolio printed (real size/no drafts please) and your text, we will rehearse your presentation. This will be your last tutorial, please be prepared!

3rd year students: as usual please bring your latest work / project development printed, for discussion.

10.00 Nicholas

10.30 Natalie

11.00 Assaf

11.30 Nathan

12.00 Yonathan

12.30 Susanna


2.00 Dominika

2.30 Raphael

3.00 Thong

3.30 Christoph

4.00 Avery

4.30 Henry

Michael Ondaatje Poet/Writer by tutor
June 3, 2015, 6:34 pm
Filed under: 2014-15, reading


Photograph: Murdo Macleod Murdo Macleod/Murdo Macleod

Michael Ondaatje is a poet and writer born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and raised between England and Canada. One of his fictional books Anil’s Ghost is a story about the war time Sri Lanka of a female forensic pathologist that studied abroad but returns home and investigates a – potentially – politically motivated murder.

The link for the book is here