Yesterday, June 22, in the AA’s main building and in Bedford Square garden, London, there was the opening of the AA Projects Review exhibition (June 22 – July 14) .The Projects Review offers an overview of the AA’s academic year. On display are hundreds of drawings, models, installations, photographs and other materials documenting the diversity and experimental nature of the AA School.
The degree of experimentation and research of works normally makes its year-end exhibition of great interest to the world of architecture. The school counts among its ex students figures such as John Ruskin, David Chipperfield, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadidand many others. Each unit, composed from 12-14 students has planned the construction of the exhibition of their works.
In addition to the exposition of Diploma Units (4th and 5th years) and the Intermediate Units (second and third years) there was also the works of the PHD. In the ground floor the DLR directed by Patrik Schumacher has exposed his research on the forms of nature through models that are midway between art and architecture. The intimate and the conventional environment of Bedford Square puts even more emphasis on the irreverent and innovative character of the exhibition.
‘At the AA architecture is pursued as a form of cultural knowledge, across year-long design projects and portfolios. We believe that truly great schools don’t just nurture and support architectural talent: they build audiences for experimentation, out of which new architectural ideas, visions and projects emerge. Please join us as part of this audience, which the AA remains committed to promoting at the cutting edge of architectural cuture, practice and learning’.