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March 19, 2020

This is obviously a very confusing, and sensitive time. We advice everyone to follow the advice given by Oxford Brookes University (https://www.brookes.ac.uk/alerts/coronavirus/) & NHS (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/) at all times. However, do take...

March 6, 2020

It's hard to believe we're already at Week 6! Most undergrads have had their interim crits, and design projects are taking shape in every space. This week we also had Brookes alumni from Hawkins/Brown visit us for the penultimate OxArch In Conversation With... Lecture...

February 26, 2020

Technology is revolutionising Architecture and the Arts. We had the pleasure to attend the first 2020 session of Architects Underground on technological development. The topics were broad and controversial but refreshing and significant. Caleb Femi was a great host for...

February 21, 2020

This week has been a busy one (as usual!) with Unit G hosting their Northern:Lights Exhibition on Monday and OxArch's Post-Valentine's Social on Tuesday, which by all accounts was a much-needed break from studio work! 

Studio Update: Unit G 

Undergraduate design uni...

February 18, 2020

Wallacei is the tool for future designers.

Inspired by evolutionary theory and utilising genetic algorithms this AI is much better than Galapagos. It allows one to produce multiple solutions for a design problem instead of an optimised one. This is a means for generatin...

February 14, 2020

It may only be February but things are still picking up quite the pace around the studios, with plenty of workshops, experiments and discussions going on. It's great to see the studios so busy!

Art Materials Sale - 14 Feb, The Lab

OxArch is hosting a materials sale from...

February 12, 2020

Praxis: The process by which a theory is embodied, enacted, or realised.

Jhono Bennet is an architect based in Johannesburg, South Africa, specialising in place-based approaches to architecture and urban planning. He visited Brookes in October, sitting in on Unit D's Cr...

February 7, 2020

Week 2 is here, and with it we had our first OxArch In Conversation With... Lecture of 2020: Robin Partington of Apt came to talk about the connections between architecture and craftsmanship. Coverage of the lecture will be up on the blog soon! 

OxArch also announced se...

February 6, 2020

"You're never too old to play" - Anna Parker

Anna Parker is the founder and lead of Intervention Architecture (IA), a young practice based in Birmingham which Parker founded when she was 27. 

Their low-cost bespoke approach to architecture creates a playful design proces...

January 31, 2020

Welcome back to Brookes!

We hope you have all had an enjoyable holiday season, and have given yourselves some time off - now it's time to knuckle down and focus on the new semester! Semester Two has been off to a flying start this week, with cross-crits and pin-ups happ...

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