Summer Term 2008 Vertical Studio BSc 1+2
Vertical Studio

VERTICAL STUDIO                                                                          WSA 2008

The Vertical Studios were a great success. 12 workshops with diverse subjects on design and research. Every workshop consisted of at least 2 tutors leading 12 students from year 1 or year 2.

140 students participated during intensive five week in specific studios, generating architectural concepts and fascinating spaces; analysing and mapping concrete social and environmental problems into academia; framing fast fabircation; etc.

The last 22nd and 23rd of May we celebrated our final crits with the attendance of over 30 reviewers. It was also an impressive event where we have visitors from Wales, UK and overseas.

Finally, The feedbacks from the students (questionaires) indicate a high level of satisfaction: over 95%.

Thanks to the WSA staff, friends and colleagues, tutors and, above all, our students who made this
experimental teaching experience a great success.


Dr. Cristian Suau
term III co-ordinator

Photos of Final Reviews 22 & 23 May 2008

Click on links below to view Final Presentations:


Slide Show

Click here to view slide show from launch event

Industry Ensemble The Research Project The Context of Sustainable Communities
Contact: Kevin Hong
Contact: Wouter. Poortinga
Contact: Mhairi McVicar
Making: Reusing and Recycling Nature, Form and Architecture Room for an inhabitant of a high-embodied energy house
Contact:: DRU-w
Contact: Richard Weston
Contact: Peter Salter
Folding Architecture The Function of the Facade Placing the Gods
Contact: Cristian Suau Contact: Stephen Kite Contact: Adam Hardy
Consulting the genius of the place Exploratory design and brief for an eco-classroom for edwardsville primary school Bird watch Cardiff
Contact: Adrian Cook Contact: Mike Fedeski Contact: Andy Roberts