Forthcoming Events

London’s Street Trees: A Field Guide to the Urban Forest

Series : Bloomsbury Festival
Date : October 20 2018
Time : 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location : Architectural Association

 

Paul Wood – author of London’s Street Trees: A Field Guide to the Urban Forest – will lead a walking tour setting off from the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture to explore London’s urban forest.

Looking specifically at street trees and their impact on the cityscape, Paul will provide a brief history of urban trees and their use in planning from the 19th century onwards and offer some thoughts on best practice for planners and architects. Taking in streets around Bedford Square in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, coincidentally spanning two boroughs – Westminster and Camden – we will look at trees in situ highlighting their impact on the city, the differences between local authority planting, and the remarkable variety of species to be found.

This event was originally held as part of the Bedford Square Festival, an annual four-day programme of free events in July organised as a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury: The Architectural Association, New College of the Humanites, the Paul Mellon Centre, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Yale University Press London. For more information, please visit: www.bedfordsquarefestival.co.uk

This event is open to all and places are free, but limited. Book your place using the form below.

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AA Digital Prototyping Lab Open House: Developments in 3D fabrication for architecture

Series : Bloomsbury Festival
Date : October 20 2018
Time : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location : Architectural Association

 

Angel Fernando Lara Moreira – architect, researcher and head of the AA’s Digital Prototyping Lab – hosts an open morning at the AA’s brand new centre for 3D fabrication, demonstrating the latest technologies available.

Join us and find out more about how architects and designers make use of lasers, computer numeric control milling, robotics and 3D printing & scanning during the design process.

This event was originally held as part of the Bedford Square Festival, an annual four-day programme of free events in July organised as a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury: The Architectural Association, New College of the Humanities, the Paul Mellon Centre, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Yale University Press London. For more information, please visit: www.bedfordsquarefestival.co.uk

This event is open to all and places are free, but limited. Tours run every 30 minutes and last for half an hour. Book your place using the form below, choosing the start time you would like to attend.

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AA Little Architect Family Workshop: Yes SHE Can!

Series : Bloomsbury Festival
Date : October 20 2018
Time : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location : Architectural Association

 

Designed by Little Architect founder and director, Dolores Victoria Ruiz Garrido, this family workshop invites budding architects and designers aged 7-15 to hear from and get creative with female architects working in the profession. Children will hear from speakers about their careers in architecture and get to ask questions before designing buildings for a future city in a celebratory collective collaged mural and presenting their architectural visions to the group!

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

This event was held as part of the Bedford Square Festival, an annual four-day programme of free events in July organised as a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury: The Architectural Association, New College of the Humanites, the Paul Mellon Centre, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Yale University Press London. For more information, please visit: www.bedfordsquarefestival.co.uk

This event is open to all and places are free, but limited. Book your place using the form below.

 

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A celebration of the architecture of Bedford Square – Benedict O’Looney

Series : Bloomsbury Festival
Date : October 20 2018
Time : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location : Architectural Association

 

This walking tour tells the remarkable architectural history of Bedford Square, one of the best-preserved Georgian Squares in Britain, an exemplar of modern domestic architecture in the late eighteenth century. This walk is a unique opportunity to see some of the normally hidden interiors of the finest houses on the square where much original features and detailing survive. While the Grade l listed townscape of Bedford Square has been carefully preserved, in recent years there has been considerable new development on adjacent streets. This tour concludes with a look at some of the exciting new projects on the edges of the square showing how the West End has flourished and grown around this elegant oasis of historic Georgian architecture.

This event was originally held as part of the Bedford Square Festival, an annual four-day programme of free events in July organised as a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury: The Architectural Association, New College of the Humanities, the Paul Mellon Centre, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Yale University Press London. For more information, please visit: www.bedfordsquarefestival.co.uk

This event is open to all and places are free, but limited. Book your place using the form below.

 

BOOK / VIEW