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

INTERMEDIATE / Term 1

MS-CORE



PAINTING ARCHITECTURE

Alex Kaiser
Weds, 10-1pm, 33 First Floor Back

β€œAll 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.” β€” Mark Twain

Throughout this course we will be drawing models and modelling drawings using projections such as
axonometric, orthographic & isometric. We will use drawing not as an 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.



Course Outline

Session 1: LINE DRAWING DEVELOPMENT & COMPOSITION
Wednesday 5th Oct
Introduction to our analogue - digital workflow, cataloguing

Session 2: PHOTOSHOP COLLAGE & BRUSH TECHNIQUES
Wednesday 12th Oct
Introduction to light, shadow, tone + texture in drawing

Session 3: UTILISING THE DRAWING TO EXPLORE POTENTIAL CONCEPTS & SCALES
Wednesday 19th Oct
Thumbnailing

Session 4: IDEATION OF PHYSICAL MODELS
Wednesday 26th Oct
Finalising the orthographic drawing. Axonometric drawing techniques

OPEN WEEK

Session 5: MAQUETTE MAKING, MODELLING THE DRAWINGS
Wednesday 9th Nov
Exploring colour + composition within the modelling space

Session 6: LAYERING PROJECTIONS
Wednesday 16th Nov
Developing large scale drawing

Session 7: DEVELOPING THE DESIGN LANGUAGE
Wednesday 23rd Nov
Developing drawing and model

Session 8: PRESENTATION
Wednesday 30th Nov