Architecture and Environmental Design - Year 3
Senior Lecturer, Year 3 and Module Leader, DS3A, BSc Architecture and Environmental Design, University of Westminster Born in Italy and grew up between West Indies and East Africa is an AA trained architect with a PhD at the intersection of environmental engineering and sustainable architecture. Paolo is founding director of CODESIGNLAB, he has been lecturing and teaching in different schools of architecture in Europe such as the ESA of Paris and the Milan Polytechnic, he is currently the scientific director of the African Fabbers project. His work on high/low tech design and performative architecture has been exhibited and published widely. The African Fabbers project is going to be displayed at the Italian Pavilion of the next Venice Biennale of Architecture (May 2021).Read More...
Part-Time Lecturer, DS3A, BSc Architecture and Environmental Design, University of Westminster Yota Adilenidou holds a Diploma in Architecture from AUTh, an MSc. AAD from GSAPP, Columbia University and a PhD by Architectural Design by The Bartlett, UCL. She is the Director of Arch-hives Ltd., a practice that focuses on the research of computational methodologies and digital fabrication for the evolution and activation of matter and form. She worked with Eisenman Architects, Evan Douglis, and Sakellaridou & Papanikolaou Architects. She co-curated the international exhibition Synathroisis, the conference Seeking Public Space, and designed experimental architectural installations for numerous exhibitions. She was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Architecture of AUTh, the Programme Coordinator for DRL MArch in Architectural Association, a Visiting Lecturer at Hertfordshire University, London College of Contemporary Arts, Central Saint Martins, and the University of Brighton. She is currently a Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Westminster and Chelsea College of Arts.Read More...
Asterios Agkathidis (University of Liverpool)
Scott Batty (UoW)
Conor Black (Arup)
Harry Charrington (UoW)
Christina Doumpioti (EPFL)
Elif Erdine (AA)
Farzana Gandhi (NYIT)
Nasser Golzari (UoW)
Francisco González de Canales (AA)
Mohataz Hossain (UoW)
Samir Pandya (UoW)
Annarita Papeschi (the Bartlett)
Marco Poletto (Ecologic studio)
Rosa Schiano-Phan (UoW)
Juan Vallejo (Uow)
Zhenzhou Weng (UoW)
John Zhang (UoW)
SEMINARS on “Decolonising Performative Architecture”: Wilfred Achille, Christian Benimana (MASS design), Edouard Cabay (IAAC), Stephanie Chaltiel (MuDD Architects), Mollie Claypool (The Bartlett), Hanaa Dahy (ITKE Stuttgart), Ron Eglash (University of Michigan), Jacopo Galli (IUAV), Farzana Gandhi (NYIT), Vincent Kitio (UN Habitat), Shneel Malik (The Bartlett), Giancarlo Mazzanti (Equipo Mazzanti), Will McLean (UoW), Alessandro Melis (University of Portsmouth), Michael Salka (IAAC), Abdoumaliq Simone (University of Sheffield), Simone Sfriso (TAMAssociati), Tumpa Fellows, Giulio Verdini, Also, to: David Scott, Maddalena Laddaga, Conor Black and Vincenzo Reale (Arup) and the local drivers in Cameroon: Triumph Tchulang (Maroua), Thresor Ndasse (Douala) and Murielle Bissek (Yaounde).Read More...
The Studio is conceived as a research by design laboratory where all the year 3 modules also contribute to feed the different theoretical, technological and professional aspects of the students Final Thesis projects towards a climate sensitive architecture. This year the Studio was exploring innovative and evolutionary ways of learning from vernacular architecture with the aim to generate new architectural ecological typologies able to respond to extreme climatic conditions. Such main axis of investigation was also supported by the CC3 module where the individual researches of the students were informing the Thesis design brief. The students investigations were also fed by the interdisciplinary seminars series on “Decolonising Performative Architecture”. After many years of post-colonial studies in architecture and design the Studio has investigated on African sub-Saharan architectural taxonomies, from the traditional and rural configurations to the more recent informal solutions of urban areas, as possible paradigm of sustainability to analyse and evolve. An analytical understanding of such taxonomies was developed to respond to the need of affordable solutions for housing, health and community-oriented architectures both for the African context as well as for similar climatic scenarios. For this reason, the students were analysing the Cameroon context as a possible paradigm that could cover 3 different climatic and cultural scenarios.Read More...