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
Inigo Minns
Acting Department Head
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

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

+44 (0)20 7887 4000

STUDIO

FIRST YEAR / Term 1

MS-CORE



ORDINARY DOMESTICITY

Flavien Menu
Tues, 2-5pm, 33 First Floor Front

99% of the spaces we are living in are by-products of the architectural realm. They are mostly banal but it does not mean that ordinary spaces are away from qualities, not convenient or even comfortable. So, what does make a space a place? The studio aims to create a link between spaces and imaginaries to understand what constitutes the value of places. Based on the Species of Spaces book, we will explore the potential of situations we can find in our daily life, from interior intimacy to exterior situations. A generous window edge, round hole in the kitchen’s wall, vaulted ceiling in the tube station are uncanny details that create comfort and domesticity - or at the opposite - malaise and irritation. This wide range of sensations activated through everyday spatial experiments will be the starting point to develop scenery and explore the invention of daily-life narratives.



Course Outline


Session 1: STUDIO PRESENTATIONS
Tuesday 4 Oct / 8 Nov
Introduction of the course and presentation of the “ordinary domesticity” topic.
Selection of the spaces according to Species of Spaces.

Session 2: W02 MAQUETTE WORKSHOP
Tuesday 11 Oct / 15 Nov
Student presentation of 50 images related to chosen space that will be used to develop maquette. 1:20 maquette building start.

Session 3: W03 MAQUETTE WORKSHOP (WITH ANTOINE ESPINASSEAU –EXTENSIVE SESSION)
Tuesday 18 Oct / 22 Nov
1:20 maquette development.

Session 4: W04 MAQUETTE WORKSHOP (WITH ANTOINE ESPINASSEAU –EXTENSIVE SESSION)
Tuesday 25 Oct / 29 Nov
1:20 maquette completions