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Some images from today's visit to the SED Studio by Prof. Anne Feenstra founder of Sustainable Mountain Architecture. ... See MoreSee Less

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AA SED Alumni presenting papers at the PLEA 2018 Conference in Hong Kong. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sustainable Environmental Design AA Graduate School Virtual Open Day, 2.10.18
Paula Cadima (SED co-director), Melissa Romo (MArch17-19) and Bálint Bakos (MSc 17-18) in live discussion on the scope and contents of the programme at the AA Virtual Open Day. Check it out if you want to know more about the AA SED approach. Environmental Design (MSc/MArch)
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Prof. Anne Feenstra, founder of Sustainable Mountain Architecture (SMA) in Katmandu, Nepal and former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India, will be visiting the SED Studio on Thursday 13th December to present SMA's award winning projects. ... See MoreSee Less

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AA SED staff and former students will be attending the PLEA 2018 Conference in Hong Kong, next week 10-12 December, and are scheduled to present some 12 papers featuring SED MSc and MArch Dissertation Projects. The work of AA SED will also feature in a special event on Tuesday 11 December 12.45-13.00. Watch this space for more! ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebrating on Graduation Day



AA SED End of Year Show


Merge Studio, Varun Kohli’s (AA SED MSc 2006) New York based architectural practice is currently on site with a new building in Bangalore, India:




Joao Oliveira Cotta’s (AA SED MSc 2012) architectural practice Oliveira Cotta Arquitetura wins international competition for the headquarters of the Electric Power Company in Northern Brazil.



Suraksha Bhatla AA (SED MArch 2011) wins in 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

DSCN0900 India’s Slum population is expected to surge to 104 million (9% of the national population) by 2017. As the nation’s disparity between the rich and poor deepens, the number of people living below poverty line (<1$ per day) has doubled over the last decade. Chennai city’s Nochikuppam slum is home to 5,000 fishermen families living in less than 1,500 shanties making it the third largest slum dwelling amongst the Indian metropolises. The rise of city’s squatters over the past decade indicated the struggle to cope with rapid urbanisation and the lack of political will, resulting in the failure of the government to regularise and successfully build resettlement tenements. The government’s only indirect response to such slums has been the construction of large-scale resettlement colonies on the outskirts of the city rather than recognising improving residents’ access to services.

Shanty-Scraper aspires to provide a unique solution for the fishermen of Nochikuppam located at Marina bay beach. The vertical squatter structure predominately is comprised of post-construction debris such as pipes and reinforcement bars that crucially articulate the structural stability. Recycled corrugated metal sheets, regionally sourced timber & thatch mould the enclosure of each dwelling profile and lend to their vernacular language. The double height semi enclosures serve as utility yards & social gathering spaces. The vertical transportation is fragmented into multiple plank lifts that are constructed from a simple mechanically driven lever & pulley contraption. The rhythmic timber lattice membrane structure at the ground level, houses the public sea food market, & forms the first level of defence against future tsunamis. The high rise typology serves as a vantage point for the fishermen to gauge high risk waters & during emergencies.


AA SED at PLEA 2014 Conference in Ahmedabad, India

An exhibition of twelve MSc and MArch dissertation projects by SED graduates from India was presented at the PLEA 2014 Conference “Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies” held at CEPT University, Ahmedabad 16-18 December 2014.


SED MArch 2015  Catalogue of AA SED MArch Dissertation Projects 2015

MArch Dissertation Projects 2014

A selection of AA SED MArch Dissertation Projects completed in February 2014

SED study trip to Lisbon  to explore the city’s urban morphology and microclimates

SED MArch Showcase 2014 Catalogue of SED MArch Dissertation Projects 2014; see also SED entry to the Graduate Honours Projects exhibition which opened at the new AA Graduate Gallery.