Communication is a critical part of developing our ideas. We enjoy dialogues in both academic and professional contexts, and have been lucky enough to be invited to various institutions both nationally and internationally to talk about our approach to architecture and environment. Below are some of the courses both past and on-going.
|Architectural Association,London, UK
|2010 – 2021 – TS1 – Unit Master / TS3 / TS5 tutor,
2010 – 2021 : TS_01 : FIRST APPLICATIONS :
12 week introductory course to first year students in the principle and application of environmental design in architecture.
2014 – 2021 / TS_01 : INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED DESIGN :
8 week course to first year students introducing the inter-relationship between material, structural and environmental aspects of design.
2010 – 2021 : TS_02 : ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY :
8 part lecture series in the practice and application of environmental design in architecture.
2015 – 2021 : TS_04 : RESPONSIBLE & RESPONSIVE MATERIALS:
All materials specified by architects embody a complex system of resource extraction, transport, assembly, in-use operation, disassembly and disposal. This journey over the life cycle of a material from cradle to grave can come at a significant cost in terms of resources and energy. This course looks ‘under the skin’ of materials, to see how architects can evaluate ‘responsible’ materials and what these mean in terms of ‘responsive’ building design. Throughout the course, students will evaluate traditional and contemporary materials and develop critical tools for informing design decisions in their studio projects.
2011 – University of Tehran, Iran, VISITING SCHOOL :
co-ordinated and ran a two week intensive programme entitled “RESPONSIVE SIMPLEXITIES” in which 30 students designed and fabricated 1:1 prototypes exploring the theme of architecture and environment. See http://a-zero.co.uk/portfolio/responsive-simplexities-_-2010/
|University College Dublin, Ireland
|September 2015 – Environment & Architecture : Lecture & workshop given to 5th year students
01.11.12 – GREEN VALUES, Lecture given to staff and students on a_zero’s work in architecture and environment.22.10.08 – PLEA 2008 – 25th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture http://architecture.ucd.ie/paul/plea2008/content/
|University of Nottingham, UK
|2010 – 2014 : MASTERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN invited tutor and lecturer.
2010 – 2012 : invited tutor / lecturer in IDM Integrated Design 3_AED Workshop2013 : Sustainability Colloquium
|Central European University, Hungary
|13.05.13 – SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CONFERENCE
‘Walking the Talk’ : Giles outlined the design strategy of the new Central European University Campus, which will seek to create a unified and occupant-friendly campus. The presentation highlighted elements that will reduce energy demand for heating and cooling systems and take advantage of natural lighting and ventilation, while delivering an optimal working environment.
|Green Sky Thinking
|20.09.12 – Proving things will work as you hope they will.
Lecture given as part of the 2012 : Green Sky thinking event, in which practices throughout London give seminars about current thinking and practice in sustainable environmental design. Giles’ presentation focused on the balance of intuition and analytical simulation to inform architectural decision making.
|University of East London, UK
|14.03.13 – University of East London, UK – UEL Architecture Society
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN – HOW SHOULD WE APPROACH IT?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUgf42mUwDE
|UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON,
|Bartlett School of Architecture
2014 : Technical consultant to Year 03 : Unit 5