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1. Speakers’ Corner

12. Warburg Library

2. Kew Gardens 11. Penguin Pool 3. Colony Room

10. Fun Palace 09. John Soane Museum 08. War Room

4. Kubrick’s Archive 5. Saint Paul’s Cathedral

6. BroadGate Bld 7. Mary’s Room

UNIT 1

Directed by Ariadna Barthe (SPAIN) Frida Escobedo (MEXICO) Derek Dellekamp (MEXICO) Antoine Vaxelaire (BELGIUM)

... AND YOU!


AA Summer School 4-22 July 2016

Unit 1 Clockwork London

CHRONOGRAPHING S PA C E Building a Clock in which Hours become Spaces.

Flamsteed House

Octagon Room

Working on the Mechanism

In 1648, on the edge of London, a group of scientists built a house in which they dreamt of materialising their obsessions with T ime. Tw o h u n d r e d s y e a r s l a t e r, i n 1 8 8 3 , t h e y s u c c e s s f u l l y i n v e n t e d t h e f i r s t mechanical clock and subsequently the diagram that has o r d e r e d t h e w o r l d s i n c e t h e n : G M T.

!st Mechanical Clock

Its Mechanism

I n 2 0 1 6 , Clockwork London w i l l p u r s u e a n e q u a l l y a m b i t i o u s o b j e c t i v e a n d f o l l o w a similar working method than these scientists.

Objective:

Parting from the principle that time and space are inseparable and reciprocal, we aim to explore time as the trigger for perceiving, representing and imagining space.

Method: 1. Perceive: Experience an iconic room of London at opposing times (AM&PM). 2. Represent: Reveal what makes it a unique and fascinating space. 3. Imagine: Physically create your own new Room at opposing times (AM & PM). 4. Construct: Collectively assemble the Clockwork London.


Unit 1’s Studio Space


AA Summer School 4-22 July 2016

Unit 1 Clockwork London

BUILDING THE CLOCK’S MECHANISM AND ITS Q U A D R A N T. Clockwork London w i l l r e p l a c e t h e 1 2 h o u r s o f t h e q u a d r a n t w i t h 1 2 i c o n i c L o n d o n rooms, each activated at opposing times (ex:10am & 10pm). Working in groups of two, you will be in charge of one room.

THE MECHANISM:

T H E Q U A D R A N T:

TA B L A G R A M

CRONOTOPO

TA B L E A U + D I A G R A M

T I M E + S PA C E

What: U s i n g y o u r p e r s o n a l i n t e r e s t s and obsessions as a lens, you will draw a large scale tablagram that uncovers the specificities of your room.

What: Yo u r t a b l a g r a m w i l l r e v e a l m u l t i p l e c o n d i t i o n s o f y o u r r o o m ’s environment. The Cronotopo will be the physical translation of these qualities into a constructed space (model).

How: W e w i l l i n t r o d u c e t w o g r e a t tools of architecture and teach you how to combine them in one drawing.

How: T h e m o d e l w i l l p h y s i c a l l y represent your imagined room as time and space.

T H E U N I T F I N A L P R O D U C T:

CLOCKWORK LONDON During a three-week period, we will collectively work towards a common goal: a new kind of clock. All your individual work will be inseparable from the rest of the unit and will reach its full potential once placed within the large Clockwork London.


Unit 1’s

ARIADNA BARTHE Barcelona, ES

DEREK DELLEKAMP Mexico City, MX

After graduating from Interior Design in 2009 (EINA), Ariadna as worked as a Production Designer for CANADA, Nanouk, Mosaic and Escandalo Films. In 2009, Ariadna joined the AA School, where she graduated in 2014.

Derek founded Dellekamp Arquitectos in 1999, in Mexico City. Derek received the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices award in 2009, NYC. His work has been exhibited in major institutions such Centre Pompidou and the Venice Biennial.

Since then she works for Foster and Partners, currently living and working in Mexico City. Her interests have been always oscillating between the film industry and the architectural world.

Derek has been an invited to teach in many universities, such as Rice and University of Texas.

FRIDA ESCOBEDO Mexico City, MX

ANTOINE VAXELAIRE Brussels, BE

Frida has a bachelor degree in Architecture from University Iberoamerica and a masters degree in Arts, Design and the Public Domain from Harvard GSD.

Antoine first studied architecture in Lausanne before moving to London to join the Architectural Association, where he graduated with Honours in 2013. During his studies he has worked in several offices in Zurich, London and Brussels.

For four years she taught 2nd year studio in Iberoamerica. Last fall, she was a visiting professor at Columbia GSAPP, and last spring in Harvard GSD.

After graduating Antoine moved to Tokyo, where he worked two years. He now lives and works in Mexico City.

Frida founded her architecture studio in Mexico City.

*SMUPIDITY

ORIGIN > late 20th century: mix of English smart and English stupid


AA Summer School 4-22 July 2016

Unit 1 Clockwork London

W H E N W E W I L L D O W H A T:

S C H E D U L E W E E K Monday 10:00

14:00

20:00

Tuesday

Wednesday

Introduction + Unit Presentations

UNIT KICK-OFF Secret Location

MasterClass 1 TABLAGRAM

Unit Selections + 1st Unit Meeting

GIFT Marathon Visits around London.

Work Session

Drinks!

Unit Space Introduction

Thursday

Monday

14:00

Tutorials Unit Space

Enjoy London

Enjoy London

Enjoy London

Enjoy London

Tutorials Unit Space

Unit Guest Work Session Eleanor Dodman on T. Demand. Unit Visit 1 Pinewood Studios

Unit Dinner

AA Cinema Unit Drinks Clockwork Orange

Tuesday

0 2

Wednesday

Thursday

Enjoy London

Unit Visit 2 BBC Archive

Tutorials Unit Space

Work Session

Enjoy London

Pre-Jury Rehearsal

INTERMEDIATE JURY

Post-Jury Discussion

Tutorials Unit Space

Work Session

Work Session

Enjoy London

Party!

MasterClass 3 CRONOTOPO

Unit Dinner @ St John’s Bakery

W E E K

20:00

Sunday

INTERMEDIATE JURY

Monday

14:00

MasterClass 2 TABLAGRAM

Saturday

Work Session

20:00

10:00

Friday

Tutorials Unit Space

W E E K 10:00

0 1

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sunday

0 3 Friday

Tutorials Unit Space

Tutorials Unit Space

Tutorials Unit Space

Work Session

FINAL JURY

Work Session

Work Session

Work Session

Pre-Jury Rehearsal

FINAL JURY

Drinks @ French House

Saturday

End Party!

Saturday

Sunday

Unit 1 Brief - AA Summer School 2016  
Unit 1 Brief - AA Summer School 2016