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Read more at: The Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, PLP Architecture and Dukta have joined creative forces to develop a sustainable geometric timber structure that will be exhibited in this year’s London Design Biennale

The Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, PLP Architecture and Dukta have joined creative forces to develop a sustainable geometric timber structure that will be exhibited in this year’s London Design Biennale

7 June 2021

'Unfolding' responds to this year’s focus on global forestation, considering a future of design in relation to the climate emergency and the built environment’s contribution of nearly 40% of the world’s carbon emissions.


Read more at: End of Year Exhibition 28 June - 12 July 10-5pm

End of Year Exhibition 28 June - 12 July 10-5pm

3 June 2021

The Faculty is pleased to announce that the ArcSoC End of Year exhibition will be open to the public in Scroope Terrace from 10-5pm daily (including weekends) from 28 June- 12 July. Because of the ongoing situation with the pandemic there will be no opening event this year. Admission in line with latest Government...


Read more at: An article entitled 'How urban planning plays a role in Israel-Palestine' by Dr Irit Katz has been published on The Conversation website

An article entitled 'How urban planning plays a role in Israel-Palestine' by Dr Irit Katz has been published on The Conversation website

1 June 2021

To read the full article visit: https://theconversation.com/how-urban-planning-plays-a-role-in-israel-palestine-161035


Read more at: Bijou Harding, a Yr1 MAUD student, was awarded a traveling scholarship by Kohn Pederson Fox, an Architectural Practice in New York, NY. Her Portfolio was on West African Design, People and Social and Building Issues

Bijou Harding, a Yr1 MAUD student, was awarded a traveling scholarship by Kohn Pederson Fox, an Architectural Practice in New York, NY. Her Portfolio was on West African Design, People and Social and Building Issues

27 May 2021

Each year, Kohn Pedersen Fox presents awards to students who are in their penultimate year at one of the twenty-seven design schools with whom KPF has partnered. The purpose of the award is to allow students to broaden their education through a summer of travel before their final year at school. For more information visit...


Read more at: An essay entitled 'Medieval Masons and Tracing-Floors' by MAUD student Jennifer Smith was shortlisted for the Drawing Matter competition 2020 and has been published on the website

An essay entitled 'Medieval Masons and Tracing-Floors' by MAUD student Jennifer Smith was shortlisted for the Drawing Matter competition 2020 and has been published on the website

20 May 2021

The essay explores the construction of Gothic Cathedrals as an act of architectural drawing, seen through the unique preserved tracing-floors of York Minster, which contain some of the few surviving architectural drawings from the Medieval period. The etchings provide valuable insight into the process of design prior to...


Read more at: The Centre for Natural Material Innovation's research on the potential use of bamboo for cricket bats has been featured on the Cambridge University website
The Centre for Natural Material Innovation's research on the potential use of bamboo for cricket bats has been featured on the Cambridge University website

The Centre for Natural Material Innovation's research on the potential use of bamboo for cricket bats has been featured on the Cambridge University website

10 May 2021

Dr Darshil Shah and Ben Tinkler-Davies compared the performance of specially made prototype laminated bamboo cricket bats, the first of their kind, with that of typical willow bats. Their investigations included microscopic analysis, video capture technology, computer modelling, compression testing, measuring how knocking-...


Read more at: Alumni Enrico Brondelli di Brondello, Beth Fisher and James Powell have been involved with an exhibition entitled 'The Architecture of Multispecies Cohabitation' at the Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney

Alumni Enrico Brondelli di Brondello, Beth Fisher and James Powell have been involved with an exhibition entitled 'The Architecture of Multispecies Cohabitation' at the Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney

5 May 2021

The exhibition, which runs until the 4th June, will provide a snapshot of buildings designed by humans that come to be inhabited by human and nonhuman agents. It is the culmination of almost two years of research into how Architecture as a profession can begin to rethink its position towards biodiversity loss. The...


Read more at: Dr Ronita Bardhan, Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank and Professor Koen Steemers will each be giving a talk about how architecture can impact health from three different perspectives at the Cambridge Festival on Tuesday 30th March at 2pm

Dr Ronita Bardhan, Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank and Professor Koen Steemers will each be giving a talk about how architecture can impact health from three different perspectives at the Cambridge Festival on Tuesday 30th March at 2pm

1 March 2021

They will discuss architecture and public health form the perspectives of: 1) housing and wellbeing (in the context of everyday experiences in the developed world 2) urban development and slums (focusing on slum redevelopment programs and the effects of poorly considered building design in a developing context) 3) the...


Read more at: The work of MAUD students Julia Cabanas and Charlie Edmonds has been featured in the Schools section of the RIBA RETHINK Design Guide: Architecture for a post-pandemic world

The work of MAUD students Julia Cabanas and Charlie Edmonds has been featured in the Schools section of the RIBA RETHINK Design Guide: Architecture for a post-pandemic world

2 February 2021

Read more here: https://www.ribabooks.com/rethink-design-guide-architecture-for-a-post-pandemic-world_9781859469804


Read more at: Modelling the New Urban World Global Workshop UN-Habitat Session: The World's Metropolitan Regions: overview and case studies

Modelling the New Urban World Global Workshop UN-Habitat Session: The World's Metropolitan Regions: overview and case studies

27 January 2021

The session will take place on Thursday January 28th 2021 from 1 - 3pm. For more information visit the AUM2020: Modelling the New Urban World Online global workshop page.