AALU - Groundlab in the Hong Kong - ShenZhen Biennale

The work of AA Landscape Urbanism 2004-2007 altogether with Groundlab Collective is shown in the c-6 pavillion on the Hong Kong - ShenZhen Biennale until March 2008. The work features panels and models of research work by student works as well as design work undertaken under the Groundlab Collective, linking academic to professional realm.

AALU Paracloud Workshop

Images by Hossein Kachabi

AALU Paracloud Workshop

Images form Tomaz Pipan

Relational towns workshop

A la carte city by Tomaz Pipan

Paracloud intro for AALU 0708

These are some samples of work done by AALU students in the Paracloud Intro session. Images featured by Tomaz Pipan.

Network analysis session

Space Syntax will be giving a lecture to the AALU students introducing the current projects of the office, where spatial analysis operations are becoming a fundamental tool in the masterplanning process. Christian Beros, form Space Syntax, will be giving an introduction to the spatial analysis software and its different applciations. The students will be able to use these computational tools for thei individual projects, in order to increase their understanding of the working of transportation networks in the territory.

Images featured form http://www.spacesyntax.com/

Relational Towns: Paracloud intro

Landscape Urbanism students will be doing a two day intensive introduction to Paracloud in which Dr Eyal Nir (paracloud developer) will be giving an insight of behavioural modelling and proliferation systems during the days 23th and 24th October

AALU public review (continued)

AALU Public review

Congratulations to all of the AALU 0607 students for one of the most successful reviews in the histiry of AA Landscape Urbanism. These are some of the images form the work of the students as they were shown to the audience.

AALU Public Review: Wendesday 10th October

AALU Public Review details confirmed: 11AM Lecture hall

Featured Projects: AALU0607 - AALU 0405 (selection)
Guest Jurors will include:
  • Charles Waldheim (Toronto University)
  • Douglas Spencer (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University)
  • Alfonso Vergara (Findacion Metropoli)Neil Davidson (Dip14)
  • Andreas Rubi (TextBild editions)
  • Pedro Alonso (Arup Urban Design Team)
  • Gareth Doherty (Harvard University Graduate School of Design)

AALU Briefing session

A lecture by Pablo Lazo (Arup Urban Design) will act as an opening for the DIagrammign Cities Workshop. Pablo will be giving an overview of the different problems and fundamental reasoning behind the decision making of early stage town plannign in large scale new developments. Case studies of Dongtan project and masterplans in Russia will serve as a basis for later discussion and project brefing session.


AALU starts the new academic year 0708 with course presentation within the graduate introduction at the AA. Teh first academic event will on Friday 16:30 with a briefing session and kicking off of Diagramming Cities workshop.

LU in greekarchitects

The project "Augmented Waterways" of Angeliki Koliomichou has been recently published in greekarchitects.

The Greek Architects e-Magazine edited by V. Mistriotis is running since March 2002 and aiming at covering an info void regarding architecture in Greece.

AALU public enquiry

The projects of AALU will be shown to the public on 10th of October in the AA lecture hall. A set of guests will critisize and give opinion of the worlk of the studies as the next year kicks in.

Charles Waldheim (Toronto University)

Douglas Spencer (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University)

Alfonso Vergara (Findacion Metropoli)

Neil Davidson (Dip14)

Andreas Rubi (TextBild editions)

Pedro Alonso (Arup Urban Design Team)

AALU end of year presntation

The projects of Landscape Urbanism come to an end. The students will show their final projects on the Introductory week of the AA on the Thursday 28th September. The images above show the Landscraper projected by Matt Wilson

LU in Plataforma Urbana

The project Resposive Coastline of Alejandra Bosch has been recently published in Plataformaurbana.cl.

Plataforma Urbana is a chilean group blog that covers weekly news about the city and architecture in Chile and the world..

AALU goes to IFLA congress lecture

The work of two AALU graduates Carolina Blanco (image above) Eduardo Carranza (image below) and has been selected to form part of a set of lectures on the 2007 IFLA congress to be celebrated in Malasya on August 2007. Both projects deal with a radical approach of dealing with water management and floodplains, each of them trying to find different strategies to incorporate recreational uses with flood alleviation / storage infrastructure.

Projects Review Exhibition

The Projects Review exhibition is open until this Friday
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 to 7.00, Saturday 10.00 to 3.00 until Friday 27 July.

The 2006/07 AA Projects Review show winds through the School’s Bedford Square premises, starting with the newest students (Foundation and First Year) and ending with some of the most senior (AA Landscape Urbanism). In between, visitors are taken through a year’s worth of intensive experimentation, speculation and creation. The loop connects the various strata of undergraduate and graduate programmes: each unit devises its own display as a minimanifesto of the year’s work.

Press images are available from Simone Sagi
simone@aaschool.ac.uk or 020 7887 4145

Landscape Urbanism in Building Design magazine

Building Design issue 20/07/2007 out today.

Thomas Muirhead has hailed this year’s projects review as ashow that no architect or London planner should miss.”

Radical approach to cities rethinks the urban myths

All the Landscape Urbanism projects directed by Eva Castro of Plasma Studio begin by rejecting the obvious to seek fresher ways of analysing cities. If the drawings of this group seem beautiful, this is not because they self-consciously try to be so but because they are the outcome of scientific, logical processes. If only one were singled out, this might be Responsive Coastline by Alejandra Bosch for her denunciation of the stupid antiecological developmental model being pursued in Dubai. Instead she proposes extending the desert into the ocean, not as palms but as irregular land tentacles that work with sea currents instead of against them, and offer more inspiring possibilities.

This is a show that no architect or planner in London should miss, but to get the most out of it visitors should be critical and selective or they will be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of work displayed.