On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Mamori Art Lab’s first workshop, AAVS Amazon Director Nacho Marti tells the dramatic tale of how this visiting school came into being – starting with the purchase of a parking lot and ending in the creation of a laboratory for art, photography and design workshops.
We want to use film as designers. There has been this idea of fiction as a device to understand reality… So while it was meant to be an architectural design exercise, it’s also something that could become an architectural device for the conceiving of exceptional architecture.
– Brendon Carlin
Co-director of Tropicality
AAVS Costa Rica
Marie Louise Raue, recipient of the AA Prize 2015 speaks to her graduating class. http://t.co/JDhcdlx3mb3:28 PM 26 Jun 15
I envisaged the blog as a kind of ‘notice board’ allowing researchers to stay informed about relevant new materials but also as an elegant means by which to introduce an element of serendipity within the collections- highlighting interesting projects, new discoveries, photographs, writings etc.
– Edward Bottoms
AA Visiting School Jordan Director Kais Al-Rawi questions how the built environment can be shaped by natural phenomena where the programme is sited such as the Wadi Rum Desert last year and this year’s agenda in the Dead Sea, developing emergent architecture as these phenomena are analysed, simulated and reproduced digitally.