AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000
@AAMediaLab

STUDIO

INTERMEDIATE / Term 1 & 2

MS-CORE



PAINTING ARCHITECTURE
ALEX KAISER
Wednesdays, 10am - 1pm

“All ideas are secondhand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources. We are constantly littering our literature with disconnected sentences borrowed from books at some unremembered time and now imagined to be our own.”
Mark Twain Throughout this course we will be developing drawings using projections such as axonometric, orthographic & perspective. We will use drawing not as a final outcome, but as an iterative process to explore certain investigations, tectonics, and stories. Through adopting the modus operandi of the musician sampling sounds found in the street, or of the video artist splicing together a piece of film from existing snippets of video, we will create and splice together samples extracted from design, architecture and toys to be re-mixed into new architectures and landscapes. Throughout the course drawings and physical models will begin to manifest themselves slowly through an iterative process of digital-analogue alchemy.

Session 1: LINE DRAWING DEVELOPMENT & CATALOGUING: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
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Introduction to analogue - digital workflow
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Selecting and Cataloguing drawing components 

Session 2: PHOTOSHOP COLLAGE, BRUSH AND STENCIL TECHNIQUES: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Introduction to light, shadow, tone + texture
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Experiments in stencilling 

Session 3: UTILISING THE DRAWING TO EXPLORE POTENTIAL CONCEPTS: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Thumbnailing and exploring various projections
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Experiments in composition 

Session 4: DRAWING AND IDEATION OF PHYSICAL MODELS: Wednesday 24th October 2018 
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Developing the drawing
- Exploring how to combine a physical model with the drawing

OPEN WEEK

Session 5: MAQUETTE MAKING, MODELLING THE DRAWINGS: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Exploring colour + composition within the modelling space
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Testing the model with the drawings 

Session 6: LAYERING PROJECTIONS: Wednesday 14th November 2018 
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Developing large scale drawing

Session 7: REFINING THE DESIGN LANGUAGE: Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Developing drawing and model. 

Session 8: MS JURY DAY: Wednesday 28th November 2018
- Presentation and discussion