ACTIVITIES OF THE 9th WEEK!

Dear superTEAM!

Here we go! This is the week number 9th of our year…. Beautiful number that proves our CRIT will be extremely rich and useful. Here we go with the activities of the week so everything is clear.

  1. BARTLETT DRAWING CLUB, Monday the 30th of November, from 19:30 to 21:30 in 133 (140HR). I go there to relax after the day! As always, 5£= materials, tutor, tea, and nudity galore.
  2. FINAL TERM CRIT, FIRST ROUND:
  • WHERE: 140HR 132.
  • WHEN: FROM 9:30 TO 17:30. The Crit is for all, so please, attend massively. There are 10 slots available. Please comment to this post to choose the running order. Jack, as birthday present, has asked to go on Wednesday, and I think it is more than fair. But for the rest of the year4 students I think it is better to present on Thursday because our Practice Tutor will be in the panel.
  • HOW:
  • A: printed information of your project developed in Term 1. Please bring Armillar sphere, models, 3D drawings, videos etc.
  • B: brief for second and third term projects.
  • C: upload to the blog (to select the projects to develop in the Vietnam workshop). The blog upload will allow us to see the animations you have done without loose time. Please name the post as following: FRISTtermWORK+fullname.
  • WHAT: it is important to use the CRIT as a validation and design evet. So please highlight in which aspects you need help (brief, narrative, structure, construction.. etc)
  • WHO: morning slot from 9:30 to 13:00 (having as CRIT panel the ones and only Tania Sengupta, Fani Kostourou and Jorge Martin Sainz de los Terreros), afternoon slot from 14:00 to 17:30 (having as CRIT panel the ones and only Fani Kostourou and Jorge Martin Sainz de los Terreros and Abril Herrera). Bios in the end of the post.
  1. INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES, Wednesday the 2nd of December, Chemistry auditorium, from 18:30pm. I’m not sure if we will have time…. But in case we do: Sheila O’Donnelland John Tuomey founded O’Donnell + Tuomey in 1988. They have built widely in Ireland, exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and received the 2015 Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Their projects include Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, 2004; Sean O’Casey Community Centre, Dublin, 2008; Timberyard Social Housing, Dublin, 2009; Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 2011; and the London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Students’ Centre, 2014. They are currently working on a campus redevelopment for the Central European University in Budapest and a new cultural and education quarter on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, which includes new buildings for the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Both teach at the University College Dublin.
  2. FINAL TERM CRIT, SECOND ROUND.
  • WHERE: 140HR 140.
  • WHEN: FROM 9:30 TO 16:30. The Crit is for all, so please, attend massively. There are 5 slots available + the ones we have not seen the day before. Please comment to this post to choose the running order. I think it is better for 4th years to present on Thursday because our Practice Tutor, Pedro Gil, will be in the panel.
  • HOW:
  • A: printed information of your project developed in Term 1. Please bring Armillar sphere, models, 3D drawings, videos etc.
  • B: brief for second and third term projects.
  • C: upload to the blog (to select the projects to develop in the Vietnam workshop). The blog upload will allow us to see the animations you have done without loose time. Please name the post as following: FRISTtermWORK+fullname.
  • WHAT: it is important to use the CRIT as a validation and design evet. So please highlight in which aspects you need help (brief, narrative, structure, construction.. etc)
  • WHO: morning slot from 9:30 to 13:00 (having as CRIT panel the ones and only Pedro Gil, Isabel Gutierrez + Jan Kattein), afternoon slot from 14:00 to 17:30 (having as CRIT panel the ones and only Pedro Gil, Isabel Gutierrez + Lulu le li).

 BIOS: 

  • Tania Sengupta: An architect, urban designer and architectural and urban historian, my primary research and teaching interest and expertise lie in colonial and post colonial studies on architecture and urbanism, more broadly in the global history of spatial cultures and their production through transnational and transcultural processes – especially those traversing Europe and Asia. Further, my work engages with a range of themes such as colonial architecture and urbanism, localisation of global culture and spaces, governance and its spatial imagination, spatial structures of domesticity, and architecture/ urbanism in South Asia and its historical interpretations.Presently a Lecturer in Architectural History-theory at the Bartlett, I have taught and done research in a range of cultural and educational environments. My teaching has been at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, on architectural history-theory as well as design, at different scales/ domains (urban design, architecture and art), on different contexts (Western and South-Asian) and in different contexts (Britain, India, France). I recently completed my PhD from the University of Westminster on architecture and urban form of provincial towns in colonial India in the nineteenth century, which was shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects President’s Research Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis 2011. I also teach in the Masters course on ‘Architecture, Globalisation and Cultural Identity’ at the University of Westminster, and have worked with or been invited speaker on various inter-disciplinary platforms such as the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, the Karl Jaspers Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg, and the Wellcome Unit for Medical History Research, Oxford.
  • Jorge Martín Sainz de los Terreros. Thesis research: Eventual urbanism, an enquiry on socio-material participation. The purpose of his research is to unlock current debates on public participation in the realm of urban theory and practice, debates traditionally grounded on human-centred perspectives. The aim of his thesis is to reconceptualise both the concepts of participation and public by drawing on a socio-material perspective – specifically Actor-Network Theory and New Materialisms – and combine it with urban and political studies – in particular, an agonistic approach. In drawing on such combined approach, participation will be understood as socio-material performative phenomenon rather than as an instrument of decision-making processes, and public as a set of practices related to the formation and emergence of issues and their networks of affection. Ultimately, the thesis intends to contribute to urban theory and practice by considering how the incorporation of a socio-material understanding of participation could have an impact in the development of alternative urban models.
  • Fani Kostourou. Thesis research. Sustainable Architecture at the time of mass production: Diachronic (Re)assessment of the Social and Spatial Capital of Mass Housing. This research explores the degree of sustainability in mass housing by looking at the configurational characteristics of large scale housing schemes produced to house low-income population groups during the nineteenth and twentieth century. Post-war social housing schemes in many cases have developed a bad reputation for being vulnerable to social malaise often giving rise to its premature demolition. However, in light of a current transnational demand for new affordable and sustainable housing, a key question is how to design mass social housing that will avoid deprivation in the long term. Therefore, the main objective of this research is to demonstrate how and why certain configurations of the past proved to sustain their social and human networks in space while others have not, shedding light on the hidden potentiality of social housing and thus informing its future design and implicitly, the future of our cities.
  • Abril Herrera: Abril Herrera is a Mexican Social Scientist and Cultural researcher doing a PhD at The Space Syntax Laboratory of the Bartlett School of Architecture. She works the socio-cultural patterns of change. She was a lecturer on History of Cultureand Psychosocial Theories about Conflict at the BA in Psychology, Autonomous University of Morelos. Her research interest is on Internet-mediated practices and social empowerment of vulnerable social groups.Thesis Research. Internet and Urban Media for Social Neighbourhoods: Broadband in Rural Villages of Cornwall. The overall objective of the project explores the way in which broadband infrastructure access achieve socio-cultural and spatial changes in the everyday social life of individuals and collectivities from rural neighbourhoods of Cornwall. To meet this overall objective it is proposed to:
    Identify the patterns of social connections at neighbourhood places.
    2.    Discover how people operate within offline and online social networks and explore how all this might relate to the places in which they choose to enact social behaviour.
    3.    Address the impact of accessibility to broadband on how people interact and use public / semi-public spaces, and the consequential effects of this on social inclusion. 
  • Pedro Gil: UNIT22 Practice tutor, runs his own studio Studio Gil LTD. It is an architecture and design practice that believes passionately in design and work closely with their clients to produce innovative solutions to the project. They handle projects on a variety of scales including new build, domestic, re-use, interiors. They believe good architecture and good projects are born out of strong process and communication.
  • Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez: As Isabel introduction I copy here I link to Isabel Final Project developed at the ETSAM http://super-architects.com/archives/1923. The project is a direct response towards the current housing market. Architecturally speaking, a dual investigation between anthropology and typology of Lavapiés’ neighbourhood in Madrid.  This spatial investigation attempts to justify the types of users and necessities of the domestic realm in a delimited scenario. Lavapiés presents a complex situation in the social sphere as well as in the building state framework. Some examples of these located users (addressed by the project) are: people evicted from their homes (foreclosed homes), dependents, new immigrants without resources, and temporary refugees.The common feature is their temporary situation. In reference to the building sphere, the neighbourhood is inserted in a development process, guided by the Integral Rehabilitation Plan of the Administration. Nevertheless, this plan is not solving the main problem: the 16% of substandard dwelling that exists in the interior of the blocks. As a response, the project proposes an alternative; a system that proposes to challenge and regenerate the interiors of the blocks at an urban scale. The system doesn’t dismiss, but rather re-adapts the urban elements of the areas context: the traditional ones (balconies, courtyards, terrace roofs…) and the new ones (scaffolding, braces…). The system also implements the temporary-use of domestic equipment, to complete the existing housing-hardware in the neighbourhood. However it is reversible through this organic system, by reinforcing the structure of the blocks through the stabilization of the party walls, it displays the access to the inhabitable dwellings. These new exposed technological advancements reduce water and energy consumption of the inhabitants and equip the common open spaces. These devices fulfil special needs of the proposed domestic-common life by fostering processes of participation, negotiation, exchange and sustainability. The ultimate intention of the system is to provide a collective link within the community, through the inhabitants’ insertion in daily life.
  • Jan Kattein: Jan Kattein Architects is an award-winning practice based in Islington, London. We specialise in housing, urban design, town center regeneration and theatre design. Our clients include private individuals, developers, housing associations, local authorities, charities and opera houses. We understand architecture as an interdependent process which emerges from the collaborative exchange between designers, makers and users. Shaping this dialogue is an important part of our work and helps us to deliver projects that are specific, functional, enjoyable and sometimes entertaining. The city is a politically tangled territory. Many of our projects are in the public realm, they involve neighbours, building owners, customers, constituents, residents, stakeholders, vendors, officers and religious groups. During the last year JKA have worked closely with some 300 – 400 people that were directly affected by our work. We know that the success of our projects depends on an understanding of the aspirations and concerns of every single person that we work with. Sustainability is a major concern for us. We reject the notion of a fixed design-life-expectancy common in contemporary construction. Timeless architecture has the ability to take account of its fluctuant context, accommodating cultural, political, economic and environmental changes and the cyclical nature of day-time and night-time activities. Considering whole-life performance during the design process makes our buildings adaptable, upgradeable and repairable.
  • Lulu Le li, Lulu was a UNIT22 student in 2012/2013 and her work was remarkable in both design and Thesis development, here you have the links to her work to let you study it: http://issuu.com/lulu_leli/docs/hutong_architecture_school_project   http://issuu.com/lulu_leli/docs/thesis_lulu20130423

 

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13 Responses to ACTIVITIES OF THE 9th WEEK!

  1. Shuo 5th Wednesday
    Oli 6th Wednesday

  2. 20142015anaalonsoalbarracin says:

    Ana wednesday 8th

  3. 4th years Thursday

    (and 5th years that havent gone on wednesday)

    1.
    2.
    3. Georgina
    4.
    5.
    6.

  4. 4th years Thursday

    (and 5th years that havent gone on wednesday)

    1.
    2. Elaine
    3. Georgina
    4. Whitney
    5.
    6.

  5. Can I go on Thurs please?
    I really wanna go to the lecture, I’ll still come watch the wed crits!
    4th years Thursday
    (and 5th years that havent gone on wednesday)

    1.
    2. Elaine
    3. Georgina
    4. Whitney
    5. Han
    6.

  6. 4th years Thursday
    (and 5th years that havent gone on wednesday)

    1.
    2. Elaine
    3. Georgina
    4. Whitney
    5. Han
    6.
    7. Max

  7. Jack 03rd Wednesday
    T-me 4th wed
    Shuo 5th Wednesday
    Oli 6th Wednesday
    Lily 7th Wed

  8. okokay I’ll go first. 😛

    Wednesday
    1. Nawan
    2. Li
    3. Jack
    4. Timmy
    5. Shuo
    6, Oli
    7, Lily
    8. Ana

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