In AA Intermediate12 14/15 we explored the role of events in the production of architecture, focusing on the ‘moment’ as a trigger for something far larger and more impactful. These principals have helped develop the framework for our domains within PHASE3.
In this year Intermediate12 explored the more ephemeral manifestations of architecture and design that help define the experiences that are central to our cultural environments. The unit investigated happenings at various scales and included different programmes and asked how the audience and user can inform the production of spaces within cities. The premise is that architectural practice, and education, too often concentrates on the architectural object with less concern for the crafting of the actions that the architecture is there to support. By taking this position we be consider the contingent in architecture and test the idea of agency being spread beyond the profession by asking how the audience and user can inform the production of spaces and cities.
*Intermediate12 at the Architectural Association was taught with long-time friend and collaborator Inigo Minns.