Archived News 2013

Projecting the future

Students from the Welsh School of Architecture were ahead of the times in May with their animations and images based on 3D modelling projected onto iconic Cardiff buildings, similar to those that appeared on Buckingham Palace just weeks later for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. read more

Vote for Ed's Green house

Ed Green, graduate and part-time tutor at the wsa, is in the middle of a 'shoot out' for a national design competition. Vote for his 'S,M,L Home' at, starting from 29.07.2012
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Graduation 2012

Date: Tuesday 17 July
13.15 Graduation Ceremony, St David's Hall
15.15 Arrive at the Temple of Peace Strawberries and Cream
15.30 Welcome to Graduates and Prize Giving
16.30 Exhibition viewing at WSA, Second Floor Bute Building read more

New Publication
Building Ruskin's Italy
Watching Architecture
Stephen Kite, Cardiff University, UK
[June 2012]

'Stephen Kite's study gives us an unprecedented understanding of the development of Ruskin's observation of, and thinking about, Italian Gothic architecture in the period leading to the publication of The Stones of Venice. The book sheds substantial new light on Ruskin's thinking at a key period in his intellectual
development. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the subject.' – Mark Swenarton, University of Liverpool, UK read more

Degree Show 2011/12
[June 2012]

Date: Friday 22nd June
Arrive 18:00/18:30 Drinks Reception
At Welsh School of Architecture,
2nd Floor, Bute Building read more

Olympic Torch Relay
[May 2012]

Guylee Simmonds, a student at the wsa, was selected as a Torchbearer for his dedication to charity work. In the summer of 2009, prior to coming to study Architecture at Cardiff University, Guylee travelled to spend a month in Haiti, working with the Haiti Hospital Appeal, to provide a better medical infrastructure in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. read more

Welsh Future Homes: Visitor centre
Traditional Welsh home with a modern context
[May 2012]

Following a design competition conducted by the Welsh Future Homes project partners, the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) were appointed to design the Visitor Centre on the Ebbw Vale site.
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Open Lectures Thursday 3rd May 2012
WSA>>> The Think Tank of Wales

[May 2012]

Dr Geiger and Prof Jan Cremers from the University of Applied Science Stuttgart, will visit the Welsh School of Architecture on the 3rd of May 2012 for a day of lectures, open to the public, the practicing architect and wsa students.
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Switzerland in Wales
Cultural Events

[May 2012]

UPCOMING EVENT  -  Architecture/ Photography
9 May – 25 May
Private View: 8 May, 6.30pm – 8pm

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Regeneration - The Whole Picture
[May 2012]

17th & 18th May, Cardiff

What are the challenges facing the regeneration of our communities? What do we need to do and what can we learn from others?

Further information on the event including the programme and how to reserve a place are available at
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v-studio2012 Japanese Style: Sustaining Design
[April 2012]

Dates: 1 April-24 June 2012
Location: Ruthin Craft Centre

Japanese Style : Sustaining Design shows how artists and design communities can make a valuable contribution to sustainable development by focusing on the relationship between the traditional and the innovative. The exhibition features an installation by Rhian Thomas and Mat Jones from DRU-w read more

Christopher Powell obituary
[April 2012]

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Christopher Powell, who lectured at the wsa and wrote 'The Welsh School of Architecture 1920-2008: a History' read more

Buildings of the future
[March 2012]

State-of-the-art technology to help transform buildings into energy producers is being developed at a research institute based in the Welsh School of Architecture.

The Low Carbon Research Institute – a multidisciplinary partnership of six universities including Cardiff, Glamorgan, Swansea, Bangor, Glyndwr and Aberystwyth – aims to promote energy research in Wales to deliver a low carbon future. read more

Seminar Series
[March 2012]

Past, Present and Prospective Energy Transitions
13 March 2012
Prof. Patrick Devine-Wright, School of Environment, University of Exeter
Power and protest: Investigating the role of place attachments in shaping public acceptance of new energy infrastructures

Location: Welsh School of Architecture, Bute Building 2.28
Time: 13:30-15:30

Rock Style
[February 2012]

Digitally printed clothing designed by Professor Richard Weston, Welsh School of Architecture is to be sold exclusively at Harvey Nichols. read more

[February 2012]

Cinema Architecture
Dubrovnik Fieldwork

Journey to Balkans Durbrovnik Exhibition & Film Sessions

Exhibition Opens Friday 10th February 2012

Place: Welsh School of Architecture (venue Green room)
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Digital Fabrication Lab at the WSA
[January 2012]

A new digital fabrication laboratory at the Welsh School of Architecture is now up and running. The lab currently consists of a CADCAM FB-700 series laser cutter and a MakerBot 3D Printer.
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