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B-Pro Prospectives Lecture Series Summer 2024 08/05/2024

10 May: B-Pro Prospectives Lecture
Room 5.02, 22 Gordon St

Dr Kostas Grigoriadis and Dr Guan Lee introduce their new book '3D Printing and Material Extrusion in Architecture', a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of how 3D printing technology is advancing architectural practice.

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B-Pro Prospectives Lecture Series Summer 2024 A B-Pro History and Theory lecture series, highly recommended for Architectural Design, Urban Design and Architectural Computation students as well as interested professionals.

The Bartlett Mental Health Awareness Week 07/05/2024

Coming up: The Bartlett Mental Health Awareness Week
14 – 17 May 2024

The Bartlett hosts a programme of free wellbeing sessions to help support students and staff. Taking place across the school's Bloomsbury and Here East campuses, activities include yoga, gong siestas, drawing and dance workshops.

Learn more and sign up:

The Bartlett Mental Health Awareness Week The Bartlett Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from Tuesday 14 May to Friday 17 May, hosting free events centred around wellbeing for all students and staff. The week-long engagement of activities scheduled will help raise awareness and bring community together.

01/05/2024

CRUNCH: The Exhibition as Pedagogical Situation
⏰ 18:30–20:00, Thursday 02 May
📍 Room G.12, 22 Gordon Street

In this public conversation, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh and Tamar Garb explore the work of blaxTARLINES KUMASI, an experimental incubator of contemporary art at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology spearheading the resurgence of young Ghanaian contemporary artists on the world stage.

This event is first-come, first-served and is limited capacity.

Find out more:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/events/2024/may/crunch-exhibition-pedagogical-situation

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 24/04/2024

Automated Architecture (AUAR), a startup founded by Bartlett Associate Professors Mollie Claypool and Gilles Retsin, has raised £2.6m in seed funding.

AUAR licenses robotic micro-factories to European and North American contractors and homebuilders, enabling local ecosystems of communities, contractors, architects and developers to produce low-energy housing at scale. Mollie and Gilles, who co-direct AUAR Labs as part of the school's Architectural Design MArch programme, have worked together for over a decade researching and teaching how robotics, generative design and AI could radically transform housing and the way we live.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/news/2024/apr/bartlett-associate-professors-startup-raises-ps26m-seed-funding

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 17/04/2024

Have you registered yet for the Here East Architecture In-person Open Evening?

Join us on 24 April, 16:00–18:00, and find out more about the five innovative graduate courses offered by UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture at our Here East campus: Design for Performance & Interaction MArch, Design for Manufacture MArch, Situated Practice MA, and the dual Bio-Integrated Design MArch / MSc.

You'll be able to talk to course leaders and current students, tour the extraordinary state-of-the art facilities at our Here East campus, and discover what sets our architectural programmes apart.

• Situated Practice MA examines how architecture cross-pollinates with other creative art forms.

• Design for Performance & Interaction MArch teaches students how to place design skills in the context of 3D and 4D representation.

• Design for Manufacture MArch equips students to use design in the context of making components and assemblies for the construction industry.

• Bio-Integrated Design MArch/MSc teaches students to develop design solutions for a world shaped by environmental factors.

Secure your place: https://app.geckoform.com/events-embed/ #/events-embed?uuid=21FO00icsae3hl00ksz94frvhy&event_field_id=23016&date_format=d%2Fm%2FY&time_format=H:i

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 12/04/2024

Join us on 24 April, 16:00–18:00, for the Here East Architecture In-person Open Evening.

Find out more about the five innovative graduate courses offered by UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture at our Here East campus: Design for Performance & Interaction MArch, Design for Manufacture MArch, Situated Practice MA, and the dual Bio-Integrated Design MArch / MSc.

You'll be able to talk to course leaders and current students, tour the extraordinary state-of-the art facilities at our Here East campus, and discover what sets our architectural programmes apart.

• Situated Practice MA examines how architecture cross-pollinates with other creative art forms.

• Design for Performance & Interaction MArch teaches students how to place design skills in the context of 3D and 4D representation.

• Design for Manufacture MArch equips students to use design in the context of making components and assemblies for the construction industry.

• Bio-Integrated Design MArch/MSc teaches students to develop design solutions for a world shaped by environmental factors.

Secure your place: https://app.geckoform.com/events-embed/ #/events-embed?uuid=21FO00icsae3hl00ksz94frvhy&event_field_id=23016&date_format=d%2Fm%2FY&time_format=H:i

10/04/2024

For the second year running, The Bartlett has been ranked the #1 place in the world to study architecture and the built environment in the QS World Rankings 2024. The Bartlett is also #1 in the UK for the 10th year in a row.

Find out more: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/news/2024/apr/bartlett-ranked-1-world-second-year

Image: 'Impruneta Birth Centre' by Esme Dowle, Architecture BSc, UG3

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 08/04/2024

'A Parliament for the Posthuman'
by Daniel Graham Stokes
Architecture MArch, PG15, Y4

From The Bartlett Summer Show 2023

Set in the flooded historic seaside town of Southend-on-Sea in the year 2100, this project explores how to interact with and maintain our seaside heritage once the function and landscape it is set within is lost.

Focusing on the Southend seafront and the world's longest pleasure pier, the project proposes redevelopment reusing existing built material resources to reconstruct a seaside heritage economy and create the world's first parliament for non-humans. By embracing decay as a natural agent of change, reimagining our heritage as a material resource with long-established and enmeshed relationships with the natural world can enable heritage conservation to become an action within the natural temporal, geological and biological cycles that humanist heritage models of interventionist practices have historically removed it from.

Discover more forward-thinking design projects at The Bartlett Summer Show 2024, opening in June. Find out more at the link below.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/news/2024/mar/save-date-bartlett-summer-show-2024

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 05/04/2024

The Bartlett Summer Show 2024 opens to the public on 22 June. Discover dynamic and exciting architectural projects by undergraduate and Master's students in one of the largest student architecture shows in the world. Find out more at the link below.

Images: 'The Tale of the Drifter'
by Hester Clara (Hettie) Tollit
Architecture MArch, PG16, Y5

From The Bartlett Summer Show 2023

Inspired by the exploration between memory and perception in Tarkovsky’s poetry, The Tale of the Drifter explores a navigation of Stow-Cum-Quy Fen in Cambridgeshire. An irrigation network softens the way we currently view agriculture and activates the imagination, as the journey does not end at the horizon's edge but expands all around the walker as a series of life situations.

Sitting between the limit of frontline rising sea levels and one of the driest areas of the country, shortages and flooding are real risks, highlighting the importance and respect for seasonality. By re-wetting the landscape, a restoration of the peat landscape defines key areas that seek a more humane approach towards agriculture, land management and harvesting. The spaces offer an alternative to the hyper-industrialisation that currently haunts the fenlands, providing agency to inhabitants to adapt and formulate new rituals.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/news/2024/mar/save-date-bartlett-summer-show-2024

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 27/03/2024

Launching today: Site-Writing: Arranging the Archive

A new exhibition launches today at https://www.facebook.com/thebuildingcentre. The exhibition presents architectural writings by alumni and the current cohort of The Bartlett's Critical Spatial Practices: Site-Writing module, selected by Jane Rendell and curated by Polly Gould.

The exhibition launches with a free opening event today, Wednesday 27 March, from 16:00 – 18:00, with an introduction to the exhibition by Polly Gould and Jane Rendell, with selected readings and refreshments.

Site-Writing, a core module of The Bartlett's Situated Practice MA programme, has also pioneered a wider interest in alternative modes of writing and research across the school, as a means to engage and explore architecture through different disciplinary positions and subject identities, and is now a frequently engaged dimension to pedagogic method and research.

This exhibition is a reading room for the forthcoming Festival of Feminist Architectural Writing, at The Bartlett School of Architecture, 01 May 2024.

Register for today's opening event: https://www.buildingcentre.co.uk/whats_on/exhibitions/site-writing-arranging-the-archive #:~:text=Book%20your%20place%20below

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 26/03/2024

SAVE THE DATE: Here East Architecture In-person Open Evening 🎓

Join us on 24 April, 16:00 – 18:00 to explore the postgraduate programmes taught at our Here East campus:

✔️ Bio-integrated Design MArch / MSc
✔️ Design for Manufacture MArch
✔️ Design for Performance and Interaction MArch
✔️ Situated Practice MA

You will have the exclusive opportunity to chat with course leaders and current students, explore the extraordinary state-of-the art facilities at Here East, and learn more about what makes these architectural courses so unique.

Register here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/events/2024/apr/architecture-here-east-person-graduate-open-evening

25/03/2024

Registration is open for our Summer Schools in August!

Our on-campus Summer Schools offer a unique opportunity for students aged 18 and under to explore architecture within a world-leading institution. Registrations are almost full already for 16-18 year olds but places are still available for 14-16 year olds.

Through a combination of individual and group exercises with a focus on drawing and model-making, we aim to promote architecture as a fundamentally collaborative practice, introducing students to the wider societal forces that shape our built environment.

Book a place: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/study/short-courses/bartlett-summer-schools-2024

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 25/03/2024

'Public?'
by El Hadi (Hadi) Boudouch
Architecture MArch, PG18, Y4

Cairo’s Garbage City is inhabited by the Zabbaleen, a primarily Coptic Christian minority within the slum of Manshiyat Naser. This densely populated informal settlement sees its population collect, sort, and sell the city’s waste. It can be said that its inhabitants both live from and among the garbage. The Zabbaleen are able to recycle 80% of the waste they collect, but this system mainly functions due to excessive manual labour as opposed to technological advancements.

This project rethinks how public space relates to the slum setting and how garbage can be considered as an asset in creating energy, producing building materials and giving its inhabitants an economic incentive to innovate. Given the industrial process of waste management totally engulfs the public realm, understanding how to incorporate this within a multi-programme system which allows industrial, social, and commercial interventions to develop symbiotic relationships is paramount to creating a design that hopes to improve the quality of life of the slum’s community and potentially serve as a model for slums across Egypt.

See more student projects at our Shows Archive: https://bartlettarchucl.com

22/03/2024

Are you planning to apply for one of our Landscape Architecture MA/MLA programmes?

Don't miss our virtual open event next week - Tuesday 26 March. Sign up below to join the open event, which will include a presentation introducing you to Landscape Architecture and a live Q&A.

Image: 'Kilburn Uncovering Park: The Risk of Flooding From Lost River With River Restoration' by Xinyu Su
Landscape Architecture MA/MLA, Design Studio 2, Year 2

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22/03/2024

Urban MYCOskin, a project by Bio-ID graduates Natalia Piórecka, Rita Morais, and Jennifer Levy is shortlisted for the New European Bauhaus Prize 2024 - and voting is open to the public until 27 March.

Urban MYCOskin explores the transformative potential of mycelium, aiming to convert textile waste into an architectural system that nurtures healthier ecosystems, and addresses environmental challenges through innovative design and sustainable practices.

Vote here: https://prizes.new-european-bauhaus.europa.eu/home

Landscapes in Dialogue Lecture Series 2023/24 21/03/2024

Monday 26 March, 13:00: Landscapes in Dialogue
Active Landscape: Designing for Health

Architect, researcher and urban designer Dr Anna Boldina shares her latest research and her findings on the potential benefits that landscape elements can bring to the cardiovascular system, bones, muscles, vestibular system, and mindfulness.

The Landscapes in Dialogue lectures are presented by the Landscape Architecture MA and MLA programmes and are open to the public.

Landscapes in Dialogue Lecture Series 2023/24 Landscape Architecture MA/MLA presents the 2023/24 'Landscapes in Dialogue' lecture series.

20/03/2024

CRUNCH: Collective Construction: From Housing to Revolution
🗓️ Thursday 21 March, 18:30–20:00
🏛️ Room G.12, 22 Gordon Street

Join us tomorrow for the last CRUNCH of the spring term.

Silke Kapp (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), João Marcos Lopes (University of São Paulo) and Anurag Verma (University of East London) discuss the crisis of resources in relation to housing, material extraction and land looting. Our panellists discuss what it means to foster collective autonomy in planning, designing, and building; why this entails the end of architectural design as we know it; and the role that architects play in such a process. Chaired by The Bartlett's Megha Chand Inglis.

Please arrive early to guarantee entry.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/events/2024/mar/crunch-collective-construction-housing-revolution

Bartlett Research Conversations: Mengdi Mao 19/03/2024

Today, 17:30: Bartlett Research Conversations
Beyond Cladding: Reviving Brick Architecture Towards New Materiality and Structures through Topological Interlocking Assemblies

PhD candidate Mengdi Mao presents research that pushes the boundaries of ‘old’ brick architecture to develop ‘new’ materiality and structures within the contemporary digital environment.

Bartlett Research Conversations: Mengdi Mao PhD candidate Mengdi Mao presents research that pushes the boundaries of ‘old’ brick architecture to develop ‘new’ materiality and structures within the contemporary digital environment.

19/03/2024

SAVE THE DATE: The Bartlett Summer Show 2024

Over 900 students from across multiple year groups and programmes will exhibit their work on campus and online in the school's flagship architecture show, launching on Friday 21 June and opening to the public from Saturday 22 June – Saturday 06 July. The show will fill six floors at 22 Gordon Street, with a full accompanying digital show online.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/news/2024/mar/save-date-bartlett-summer-show-2024

Photos from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL's post 15/03/2024

Homage to Gastronomy: The Institute of Catalan Culinary Arts
by Betty Liang Peng
Architecture MArch, PG14, Y4

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity” – M.F.K. Fisher

At the civic heart of Barcelona, a free-spirited and cultured city, The Institute of Catalan Culinary Arts is a celebration of Catalan gastronomy and culture. Through notions of food and heritage, the design explores the intimate relationships between food, people and space, and the ever-present dialogue between tradition and contemporary re-interpretation. Responding to local Gothic architecture, the building engages with its historical and present context to re-imagine eating typologies and the Catalan traditional style. Amidst the dense urban fabric of the city, the building stands as a monument, a homage to Catalan heritage and identity.

From The Bartlett Summer Show 2023

https://summer2023.bartlettarchucl.com/pg14-constructed-futures/year4-betty-liang-peng

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