AHRA Research Student Conference
On Saturday, 12th December the WSA will host the 6th AHRA (Arts and Humanities Research Association) Research Student Conference.
Link to Programme
Please join us in the exhibition / crit room from 2pm-5pm for group presentations of urban conditions in Aberdare and for the exhibition opening and end of term drinks celebration at 5pm on Friday 11th december.
The exhibition will close on January 4th 2010.
Universities UK have launched a new website which follows up on their Greening Spires report published last year. Alongside other leading sustainability work from unversites in Britain, the site features, from the Welsh School of Architecture, The Low Carbon Research Institute, and also the Ty Unnos project
@ Exhibition Room
The architectural exhibition Reflecting Wales 09:09 showcasing nine emerging welsh / Welsh resident architectural designers will close on Wednesday 4th November with a gallery talk with the exhibitors. If you haven't had a chance to see the exhibition, please join us for the closing and discussion with the architectural designers. We look forward to seeing you there. view pdf poster
The University’s Welsh School of Architecture will lead a new £34M European funding drive designed to help Welsh businesses develop innovative carbon reduction projects and meet strict carbon emission targets. read more
The Welsh School of Architecture
1920-2008: a History
by Christopher Powell
The wsa is pleased to announce the book launch of 'The Welsh School of Architecture 1920-2008' by Christopher Powell. The event was held on the 23rd of September at the National Assembly for Wales, sponsored by The Rt Hon the Lord Elis-Thomas AM, Presiding Officer. Copies of the book can be purchased by contacting Anne Evans on tel: 029 20874018 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org ... read more
Call for Papers:
Proposals are invited from current graduate students for the AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association) 6th Annual Student Research Symposium which will take place on Saturday 12 December at the WSA ... read more
Former wsa students Lianne Russ and Philip Henshaw have recently won a nationwide design competition to transform a concrete basement at the site of the former Ebbw Vale steelworks into a "vertical" garden in time for the 2010 National Eisteddfod of Wales...read more
An international seminar 'The Medieval and its Contexts' will take place in London on 1-2 July, as part of the large AHRC-funded project 'The Indian Temple: Production, Place, Patronage' being run by PRASADA, the WSA's centre for the architecture of South Asia... read more
Date: 4th June 2009
Time: 6:30 pm (Please join us at 6.00pm for a glass of wine and a chat.)
Location: Bute Building, Cardiff University
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Wed 20th May '09
WSA Landing @ 18.00 ... read more
A collaboration between the WSA and Coed Cymru which is helping to produce low carbon, affordable housing using homegrown Welsh softwood has been recognised at the University’s annual Innovation Awards. ... read more
Congratulations Dominic Yik & Erioseto Hendranata, 4th year students from WSA, have recently been shortlisted as one of the 12 honourable mentions in the Prisoned 2009 Competition organised by the Socio Design Foundation, Denver-USA.
Congratulations Abigail Lockey, graduate teaching assistant (MAUD) at the wsa, awarded Study Abroad Studentship by the Leverhulme Trust.
DRU-w at the Welsh School of Architecture won the Architecture and Surveying Innovation Award for ‘Sustainable Sitka spruce housing system: Ty Unnos - 'A house in one night'. This entry could make a real contribution to sustainable domestic housing.
further information about the Ty Unnos project can be found on the BBC website:
SAWSA eco ball
Location: Sophia Gardens (click here for map of location)
green tie dress code
This years Ball Is set to be the best ever! The aim is to show that ‘thinking sustainably’ can enhance the students designs rather than hinder them and, to prove that this truth can be paralleled with our everyday lives. ...read more
visit eco ball flash site
This venturesome and important Vertical Studio has attracted the interest and sponsorship of a number of companies both local and nationwide.
Among the sponsors are: Machine Mart, Hire Station, Lime Technology Limited and Loft Shop
Caring for older people-
International Student Design Competition 2009
Awarded second prize: Rachel Witham and Chris Wilkins
The RIBA competition sponsored by BUPA and DWA Architects sought a new approach to designing care homes for the elderly. Entrants were asked to respond to the demands of older people with diminishing mental and physical capabilities.
Earth is launched
The Earth's oldest art? Natural art? Organic art? Not art, just nature?
Richard Weston launchs his new website 'Earth'. To find out more goto http://www.earth.uk.net/
The Huffington Post
Zero Carbon Design and Architecture, But How Low is Zero?
Article posted March 13, 2009 -Phillip Jones
Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
The built environment is key to a low carbon future. Many countries are now planning for a zero carbon built environment, but the question remains "how low is zero?" click here to view full article
This years British Council Cityscapers studio
The wsa and the School of City and regional Planning, with the the University of Glamorgan, are jointly co-hosting this year's British Council Cityscapers studio. this is an international collaborative studio.
from these hands...
An exhibition of art works from the students of the wsa
Date: 9th-14th March 10am-7pm daily
Location: Exhibition and Crit Rooms of the Bute Building
Opening night 9th March 6.30pm-9.30pm on the landing for drinks & nibbles.
25% of all proceeds from the exhibition will be split between the charities Article 25 and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable trust.
click here to view digital catalogue of art works
ARB 2009 Election of architects to the Architects Registration Board:
Sarah Lupton was one of the successful candidates in the ARB election of architects to the architects registration board for 2009. She will serve as a board member from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2012.
...see results and read more
AHRC Studentship Opportunities
The University was successful in its Block Grant Partnership application to the AHRC for postgraduate studentships and has funding for the next 5 years. ... read more
Winners of Annual Student
Design Charrette : Cardiff University
One of the highlights of the AlA UK events calendar is the Annual Student Design Charrette, which took place this year on Saturday, 18 October at the Architectural Association. The Charrette is a lively opportunity for students to limber-up their design skills early in the academic year. ... .read more
New WISE (Wales) chair at WSA[Feb 2009]
Vicki Stevenson has just taken the Welsh chair of Women into Science Engineering and Construction (WISE). The WISE campaign (www.wisecampaign.org.uk) encourages young women to study technical subjects (e.g. Science, Technical Studies, Engineering and Mathematics) and to consider future technical careers. ... read more
WSA YEAR 2 WINNERS OF NATIONWIDE -
RIBA SUSTAINABLE HOUSING
Congratulations to Year 2 WSA students who won several awards at the 2009 Nationwide Sustainable Housing Awards Student Competition, in an awards ceremony held at RIBA on 2nd Feb 2009. ...read more
"Adrian Stokes: an architectonic eye" by Stephen Kite
Adrian Stokes (1902-72) - aesthete, critic, painter and poet - is among the most original and creative writers on art of the twentieth century. He was the author of over twenty critical books and numerous papers. ...read more