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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

mat-zine brick

some festive reading: mat.zine

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Thurs 16 Dec - Christmas drinks and Madrid Meeting

Christmas chill time with a glass of wine and talks about the trip to Madrid in January, after a good day of the 3rd Year Cross-crits. Cheers!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Interesting Pattern Emerging

0809 Unit A Site: Blackfriars... [SUPERBLOG] 2011 AJ Article
0910 Unit A Site: Deptford.... [SUPERBLOG] 2011 BD Article
1011 Unit A Site: Whitechapel... [PUBLICATION]... article in the pipeline...

Wed 6 Dec - interim crit at Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus

I travelled to Cottbus / BTU (Brandenburg University of Technology) this Wednesday to review work of the BTU master students for the Mount Pleasant site. They have been busy developing individual strategies and concepts of regeneration, that are now tested and spatialised on site. Here are a few impressions from the crit-session, their working environments and the campus library designed by Herzog deMeuron.

Thu 15 Dec - Unit A Xmas Gathering 5pm

In the studio space at 5pm - we will also chat about Madrid.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Portfolio Cross Crits week 12

Year 2  - Mon 12 Dec
Critic panel: Sara Shafiei (Unit J) & Colin Priest

Year 3  - Thu 15 Dec
Critic panel: Caspar Rodgers (Unit C) & Carsten Jungfer

Roaming critics: Jane Anderson, Matt Gaskin (tbc), John Stevenson (tbc)

start 10.00 (if you are using the screen - please upload your presentation before 10.00)
end 16.00

remember to bring any useful supporting information with you - e.g. key models - the syndicated material / working- and site models, etc.

-sleep the night before your presentation (essential!)
-prepare & structure what you are going to say. Be clear and professional. It's about the process, design development, your observations, your critical position and your final designs. Do a dry run before. (8-10 min max)
-make sure your presentation displays well on the screen and is in the right order. test this beforehand. Careful of pixellation! (Acrobat Pro can combine single pdfs/jpegs into a single multi-page pdf) Refer also to relevant section in the student handbook for preparing a digital submission.
- the pdfs for submission (on USB stick) should be at manageable file size (20-100Mb) max. and not in the Gb region!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

What's this all about?

Some sort of Fischli & Weiss installation?