The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Architecture + Urbanism recommends 'Gate 81 Preston Bus Station: Workshop 11 May 2013'

The fate of Preston Bus Station still hangs in the balance. This workshop invites creative ideas for new uses for this great modern landmark. To participate book here Speakers include Tom Jefferies and Kevin Rhowbotham

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

MA A+U Studentship - AHRC BGP Awards

As in previous years a studentship is available for a candidate for MA A+U under the programme entitled Professional Preparation Masters (PPM) Awards in Design and Fine Art · REF JB2013/1) If appropriate please include examples of practice with your application. Before applying for PPM Awards contact Janet Bezzant · To see the full list of studentships available from MMU click here
Previous holders of these awards include Carrie Bayley, Damien Woolliscroft and Thomas Sydney DEADLINE 31 May 2013

Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Philadelphia Story

We are pleased to announce that 2011 MA A+U graduate Luke Butcher has received a prestigious Thouron Award to pursue further graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania. Luke, who currently works at MACE, will enroll on the Master in Environmental Building Design programme in the Fall.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Where are they now? (7)

2010 MA A+U graduate Nima Dibazar has started a Ph.D at Cardiff University
Nima's research subject is Re-interpreting sustainable design in traditional Iranian cities and he writes   Traditions of vernacular architecture have developed over millennia in response to the Iranian plateau’s arid climate, scarcity of building material, and extremes of temperature. In contrast to modern Iranian cities, which are simply copies of the contemporary European and American cities, the traditional urban texture is dense and very compact, combining diverse land uses with tight relationships among its buildings. The study aims to investigate the spatial patterns and urban morphology of traditional Iranian cities in order to identify the historic knowledge and techniques behind energy-efficient buildings and the successful built environment of traditional cities and will subsequently analyse the potential use of this knowledge in contemporary architecture and urban design. Nima was featured in this short film here and is shown at graduation here

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Symposium Speakers: DENSIFY

The line-up of speakers has been released for the Fourth Annual MA Architecture Symposium DENSIFY
CANY ASH Ash Sakula
MARCO CASAGRANDE Casagrande Laboratory
Professor RACHEL COOPER Imagination Lancaster
DAVID HEIGHT Arup Associates
Symposium Chair ROBERT CAMLIN Camlins The Symposium will be held on 2 May 2013 at CUBE Gallery Manchester. Tickets (including lunch) are available here
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