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Week 06// 05/03 - 11/03

​OSA Magazine is a platform for documenting, sharing and publicising the varied agendas of students at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture.

Here on our new weekly update, we will be recommending arts and culture events currently open in London and Oxford. We'll also be sharing articles from our limited edition print publications past, present and future, so you'll still be able to read contributions from the OSA writers, even if the magazines are sold out.


Student of the week:

Our featured student of the week is

James Budd

Architecture Undergrad Third Year// Unit F

You can find more of his amazing work on his instagram : @jfb_arch

These 4 pages are a summary of my final proposal from last semester in unit F. The series of drawings show the final form of the proposal, structurally and compositionally. Yes, it's pink.

The concept responds to the high levels of secrecy and disparity in the planning process in the UK. The idea is that this small building is an amalgamation of intermediary spaces that would normally be used for personal private discussions in a grand building such as the Guildhall (located on site). Spaces such as stairwells and hallways, however, most of these supposed 'secret spaces' have a secret themselves. This being that they can be seen or heard from another area of the architecture.

The architecture dictates to the user that they are hidden and in private but in fact the discussions and dealings they are having, immediately after coming out of a planning hearing, are able to be seen and heard by their peers that they were just debating with, but also the public with the frontage being clad in a polycarbonate sound mirror so that the findings from both the planning hearing and the conversations in the building can be presented to a wider audience in Guildhall Yard.

Follow Unit K on Instagram at @_unit_f_

OSA Launch Party:

Last week we had the "Artifice" launch and we would like to thank everyone that showed up and made the night amazing.

We had an amazing turn out and if you didn't get the chance to get your copy, you can buy it on our online shop or at the RIBA bookstore in London from the 20/03/2018

OSA "Annual" Send in your work:

OxArch events of the week:

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Wigglesworth will be giving a lecture focusing on the ethos and concerns of her practice, explored through examples from her portfolio of built, written and made projects. Sarah is an architect with over 30 years experience in practice. She is acknowledged as a pioneering influence in British architecture. She has extensive expertise in green and sustainable design. Her work is characterised by careful theorising of the issues unique to each project and close engagement with clients and users.

Event Info:

OxArch in collaboration with the RIBA have set up a one-off guest CV session with dozens of architects to run personal one to one tutorials with students. You will be free to discuss your CV in an informal and relaxed setting, this should give you a fresh pair of eyes on and help you in your job hunt after graduation! Please sign up here: For non-members it will be 3£ See you there, OxArch

Have a fab week

- OSA team

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