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Giancarlo De Carlo (1919-2005) is a major figure in the architectural debate and practice of 20th century for his capacity of listening, accepting and annexing the tensions of the city and its inhabitants. Born in Genoa in 1919 the son of a naval engineer, he spent his childhood in different port cities as Livorno, Trieste and Tunis. His university education in Milan Politechnic and in IUAV Venice provided the link with the modernist avant-garde, namely with Giuseppe Pagano and Ernesto N. Rogers and at the same time with William Morris.
Matthew Butcher is an academic, writer and designer. His work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, London; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; The Architecture Foundation, London and the Prague Quadrennial, Prague.
Recent projects and exhibitions include ‘2EmmaToc/Writtle Calling’ a temporary radio station in Essex, ‘Flood House’ a floating architecture developed in collaboration with Jes Fernie and Focal Point Gallery in Southend and The Mansio, a retreat for writers and poets that travelled sites across Hadrian’s Wall in the summer of 2016.
BA and MA Architecture students are invited to attend a lecture by architect and artist, Ola-Dele Kuku on Friday 24th February.
The theme of the lecture will be Drawings and Built Images.
Architecture course lecture 10th February 2017
Reflecting on Home Economics: The British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor based in London. She is a senior lecturer in Contextual Studies for BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and teaches History and Theory Studies at the Architectural Association.
Michael Grubb delivers Architecture Lecture on Light + Space.
Light defines the spaces we use, depicts the stories we tell and affects our well-being. Michael Grubb Studio delivers innovative and creative lighting solutions that address the way we perceive buildings, structures, environments and how we interact with them.
Whose Opportunity Area?
Jessie Brennan is a London-based artist whose practice explores the inter-relations between people and places – within increasingly contested sites – informed by their social and political contexts and a direct engagement with the individuals who occupy them.
Ece designed the wallpaper as part of the Architectural Research Methodologies unit.
Mike Davies was a founding partner, of RSHP. He has worked with the practice since its inception and has been involved with virtually all the projects it has undertaken.
He worked for six years in Paris on the Pompidou Centre in the 1970s and was project architect for the adjacent Institute for Research & Co-ordination in Acoustics & Music (IRCAM).
AUB has had a long connection with the Venice Biennale and this year the Masters in Architecture course has been celebrating the British Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale with two AUB MArch students, Jamie Humphrey and Nigel Clarke.
Jamie and Nigel were awarded British Council Fellowships to spend five weeks in Venice with the British Pavilion, developing their architectural design and research.
AUB celebrated the 80th birthday of acclaimed English architect and Honorary Fellow of the University, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, in its new multi award-winning Drawing Studio yesterday, designed by the Royal Academician himself.
The event, consisting of a lecture and drinks reception, honoured Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his contribution to architecture and teaching throughout his career. The Drawing Studio at AUB is the first of its kind to have been built in the country for 100 years and is Professor Sir Peter Cook’s only building in the UK.
Architecture Lecture with David Evans – Friday 18th November 2016
David Evans is a writer based in Berlin and a Research Fellow at Birkbeck’s History and Theory of Photography Research Centre.