Architecture Knowledge and Writing – 2014/15

Writing Exercise 2 (600 – 800 words) Task: Identify a building in London and speculate about the political, socio-economical and technological conditions that informed and possibly determined its design. Example: Jonathan Massey, Risk Design, 2013 Savia Palate Stefan C. Popa Sunaina Shah Daniela Puga Davi Weber Elena Palacios   Melissa Hollis

Design by words 2014/15

Workshop on Reading and Writing with Fabrizio Gallanti and Marina Lathouri. In this one-week intensive workshop reading and writing are considered as a tool to share and communicate ideas in a clear and direct way. The objective is to introduce the students to formats and techniques of academic writing, with particular emphasis on the strategies… Continue reading Design by words 2014/15

Sunaina Shah

Since having completed the HCT programme at the AA, Sunaina Shah spent about a year traveling extensively in Italy, while she lived in the Ticino region of Switzerland, working at the office of the Swiss architect Mario Botta. Here she contributed to several different projects on various scales – from designing a newspaper cover to… Continue reading Sunaina Shah

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Shengze Chen

Shengze Chen (Yingkou, China 1987) studies History and Critical Thinking at the AA. He graduated from Tianjin University in Tianjin in 2010 and interned in Rotterdam briefly after graduation with BArch. He was then back in Beijing and worked with Kengo Kuma and Associates as architect/project architect until 2014. He is interested in the dynamic… Continue reading Shengze Chen

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Savia Palate

Savia Palate graduated top of her class from the University of Cyprus in 2011 (BSc Architecture / Diploma in Architecture and Architecture Engineering). Her diploma thesis The AsYouWish Game was selected and exhibited at the ACSA International Conference Open Cities: The New Post-Industrial World Order in Seoul, South Korea. She later pursued a post-professional degree… Continue reading Savia Palate

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Rajeel Arab

Rajeel Arab graduated from Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai in 2010 after which she went on to learn more in Art criticism and Theory, Architectural research later pursuing a diploma in Indian Aesthetics. Before commencing her Masters at the AA in History and Critical thinking, Rajeel was also a practicing architect and an assistant professor… Continue reading Rajeel Arab

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Rachel Serfling

Rachel Serfling is a native of the United States and hails from Chicago, Illinois. She is an architectural designer and writer. She previously studied architecture and cognitive psychology, receiving degrees in both areas from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 2013. Before attending the Architectural Association, she acquired additional experience in museum exhibition design and green… Continue reading Rachel Serfling

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Davi Weber

Davi received her Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 2014, and her interest lies in further investigating the intersection of domestic architecture, global ecologies, and the implication of desire. Recent writings include “The Surreal in the Rational”, “Deflection and the Minimal M-House”, and “Critical Objects; an Exercise in Doha’s Soft Power”.

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Daniela Puga

Daniela submitted her Master thesis at the AA on September 2014 after which she is working independently as a curator and architecture designer at the young and emerging office Dyvik Kahlen Architects. Daniela is organizing various series of lectures and events with the Barbican and in partnership with the Architecture Foundation. She helps generate a… Continue reading Daniela Puga

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Amina Al-Failakawi

My name is Amina Al-Failakawi and I am from Kuwait. I am currently preparing for my MA in History and Critical Thinking. Working as a Creative Director for one of Kuwait’s most notable design companies and simultaneously studying at the AA is quite a challenge, however it is the marriage between these two disciplines that… Continue reading Amina Al-Failakawi

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Melissa Hollis

Melissa Hollis graduated from the UTS in Sydney via a short stint in TU Delft in 2009. Having embarked on an interdisciplinary journey from the fringes of architectural practice through environmental law and urban policy and politics, she brings an ever broadening position to the Architecture Association, where she is currently questioning the ever fictionalised… Continue reading Melissa Hollis

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