Unit A

Unit A is an undergraduate design studio at the School of Architecture at the University of East London, lead by Carsten Jungfer and Ferndanda Palmieri


Fri 1 Feb 15.00 Open Jury - Unit A

It goes without saying that we need a full house tomorrow. The open jury panel of guest critics for the session with Unit A is made up as following. Good luck!

William Firebrace
Thomas Hillier
Simon Tucker
Shahid Hussain
Satoshi Isono (unit C)


Under the Cranes Film at Bishopsgate library 7 pm 13th February

Mixing rare film footage from Hackney Archives with freshly shot cinematography, Under the Cranes is a lyrical, painterly evocation of Hackney over several hundred years. Based on Michael Rosen's poetic play for voices, we hear from Shakespeare in Shoreditch, a Jamaican builder, a Turkish Barber and the 43 Group taking on Moseley in Dalston. Join Director of Under the Cranes, Emma-Louise Williams, with Michael Rosen and Ken Worpole as they discuss how the film celebrates diversity whilst critiquing the rush for urban "regeneration".


Tue 29 Feb - 10.00 Relational States Workshop

10.00 -11.00 Relational states Workshop briefing
Bring model making tools and model making materials, e.g. card, grey board, etc.
We will start to explore a spatial sequence through model making.

11.00 -14.00  TS meeting with Raphael Tzlee and us for Level 2 and 3

14.00 - 18.00 Relational states workshop continues in afternoon

Please bring your complete portfolio in tomorrow. All work up to date printed out.
We will choose from this for the work to be pinned up for the OPEN JURY this Thursday / Friday.
We will ask a number of students to present the work of the unit on Friday, 15.00
If you can please keep Wednesday afternoon clear to prep for the open jury.


Tue 22 Jan Urban Charrette

We will do a massing workshop tomorrow. We will start at 10.00 and finish around 17.30. It's a full day event in the studio and everybody is expected to attend.


Field-trip sketches

Can you please upload one best sketch of yours from Belgium to Dropbox fieldtrip. Filename = your name. Place in folder sketch. Thanks


Highstreet Panorama


Tue 15 Jan 10:00 Mapping workshop

Everybody bring laptop and all your observational info from Fridsay's onsite analysis.

All groups to have pinned up by 10:30am on our studio wall. Dont wait to be told. Map(s), additional mapping info + key photograph.

10:30-11:30 presentation / quick summary from each group explaining your mapping drawings

11:30-13:30 mapping tutorials with each group - for the rest of the day. All groups working towards bringing everything together into a pdf document by the end of the day.

from 14:00 with 2 members from each group site model explanation and get the model underway.

18:00 finishing

Group site model: we have uploaded the individual group "tiles" here. May be useful for next week - model making LINK


Project Detroit scholarship win

A team consisting of Unit A students Julia Hedander and Paulina Huukari and four further students from University of East London have been awarded a scholarship by Going Global for a research project in Detroit, that will be carried out during summer 2013.

They are writing that, "Project Detroit: Post-industrial wastelands, ...will record the urban deterioration and will investigate what used to be there, by showing examples of a past vibrant city and finally what the city hopes to do in the future; how new organisations and partnerships are working towards regeneration. This will be done through documentation such as drawings, photographs, film and interviews with local community and city authorities."


Fri 11 Jan - Site Analysis Workshop

meet you at 10:00 in front of Whitechapel Gallery.
bring the usual site analysis equipment: coloured pens, sketchbook, camera, audio recorders, etc.

in prepatation for the workshop please read the following text extract from "the image of the city" by Kevin Lynch in advance.


Tue 8 Jan - kick off

Happy new year to everybody!
We hope you had a great start into the new year and got some rest, too.

We would like to meet at 11:00 tomorrow in our unit space for a briefing of what the next couple of months will look like and what we have in mind in terms of programme.

Carsten / Stephanie