Coastal Futures Issuu Publication

AA Landscape Urbanism Coastal Futures is the design thesis of Valeria Garcia and Yunya Tang:

Abstract: The project examines contemporary flooding scenarios and the possibility to use coastal erosion and deposition through tidal creek land formations as productive spatial territories. By instrumentalising these landforms, we intend to radically change the economic conditions and future potential of coastal communities in South England.

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Coastal Futures Issuu Publication

AA Landscape Urbanism becomes MArch (16 months) & MSc (12 months)

The AA Landscape Urbanism programme is evolving!

From 2015-2016 it will become an MArch (16 months) & MSc (12 months) programme.


2015/16 Academic Year – MSc* (12 months) / MArch* (16 months)

Landscape Urbanism explores how the techniques, dynamics and discourses of landscape-based disciplines can be re-appropriated so as to ask fundamental questions about the contemporary city. It explores the ways in which the intersection of physical and social processes and dynamics of territorial formation generates new forms of urban typologies, governance and knowledge. The course combines material explorations of landscape evolution (facilitated by digital simulations) with the development of critical perspectives and studio work.

For the 2015/16 academic year Landscape Urbanism will offer a 12-month MSc* and a 16-month MArch* aimed at a wide range of professionals engaged with territorial disciplines ranging from architects and landscape architects to engineers, urban planners and geographers to explore a cross-disciplinary research by design approach to these practices.

The MSc course develops students? ability to abstract complex territorial formations in order to generate a set of territorial guidelines (Manual) that can be potentially deployed in comparable territories (Atlas). The 16-month MArch produces site-specific design thesis projects that work as an operative test bed to inform the Atlas and Manual of territorial formations. Students? work is based on a combination of team-based studio, workshop and seminar courses. At the end of September (MSc) and January (MArch) the projects are presented to a panel of distinguish visiting critics in order to finalise the design thesis in the form of a book.

* Please note that for the 2015/16 academic year the degree of this programme will change to a 12-month MSc and a 16-month MArch in Landscape Urbanism, subject to approval and validation by The Open University.

If you wish to apply please follow the link below which will guide you through the process.— at Architectural Association School of Architecture.

AA Landscape Urbanism becomes MArch (16 months) & MSc (12 months)

The Riparian Land-Shaping Machine Issuu Publication

The Riparian Land-Shaping Machine is the design thesis of Josine Lambert and Eugenio Darin.

Abstract: Mountain landscapes have been subjected to a relentless conflict between conservative-picturesque attitudes and economic exploitation approaches. The project proposes a strategy that understands the river as a sediment management machine that choreographs newly manufactured riparian landscapes in order to put forward a decision-making mechanism to face the conflicting perspectives with existing social formations.

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The Riparian Land-Shaping Machine Issuu Publication

AA Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series on Geomorphology

All welcome to the AA Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series on Geomorphology 2014 starting next Tuesday 7th October at 14:00, Soft Room, Architectural Association:

These lectures from experts in geomorphology will give an overview of existing methods and practices that describe the active processes shaping the landscape. These are intended to support the development and knowledge of the course in order to fabricate an understanding how these processes interact with human driven environments.

Geomorphology and Landscapes

Andrew Goudie (Emeritus Professor of Geography at University of Oxford)

07 October 2014 14:00 PM

Soft Room

Architectural Association

What were the landscapes of the past like? What will landscapes look like in the future? Landscapes are all around us, but most of us know very little about how they have developed, what goes on in them, and how they react to changing climates, tectonics and human activities. Examining what landscape is, and how we use a range of ideas and techniques to study it, Andrew Goudie a demonstrate how geomorphologists have built on classic methods pioneered by some great 19th century scientists to examine our Earth.

The AA Landscape Urbanism is committed to develop a thorough research by design that explores landscape practices and territorial formations into alternatives for concrete realities and contexts and


AA Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series on Geomorphology