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 2

MS-CORE


Image: Mark West – Formwork Drawing


TAKING MEASURE

Caroline Rabourdin
Tues, 2-5pm, Room TBC

Architects routinely use units of measure without challenging their origin or significance. In order to understand the relationship between the body, geometry and architecture, we will look at feet and inches and measure bodies. We will draw 2D metric patterns from the measurements, define a datum, point zero of departure of our spatial experience and complete the representations with bespoke annotations. The aim of the course is to make drawings containing instructions for making.

takingmeasure.org



Course Outline


Session 1: INTRODUCTION: GEOMETRY AND STANDARD MEASUREMENTS
Tuesday 10 Jan / 14 Feb
Taking Measure of the body
Drawing a 1:1 pattern from individual measurements using geometrical instructions
(Aldricht book of Pattern Making)

Session 2: THE BODY AND SPACE
Tuesday 17 Jan / 21 Feb
Identifying and researching an existing garment, a particular technique or part of the body
Making a scaled paper garment

Session 3: THE SPACE OF THE PAGE
Tuesday 24 Jan / 28 Feb
Working with orthogonal projections and dimensions
Drawing the project pattern

Session 4: LINE WEIGHTS AND ANNOTATIONS
Tuesday 31 Jan / 7 March
Turning the pattern into a drawing
Drawing development layering