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New Desks for WSA Students Designed by WSA Students

Students studying on the BSc in Architectural Studies degree have recently been creating digital designs for student studio desks. Students worked on this project as part of the Design Principles and Methods 2 (DPM2) module as the WSA wishes to digitally manufacture 120 studio desks for its Year 2 and Year 3 students to furnish its newly refurbished studio space in Bute Building. read more

MSc Sustainable Mega Buildings study trip in Dubai

Students of the MSc in Sustainable Mega Buildings spent a 5-day study trip in Dubai where they visited several major developments in the UAE. Foster and Partners architects accompanied the group in the World Trade Centre in Abu Dhabi - a major development that includes a traditionally designed souk and the tallest residential tower in Abu Dhabi. read more

Prof Chris Tweed at TEDx Cardiff

Design creates 'dirt.' Professor Chris Tweed presented on the topic of misalignment between design intentions and users' behaviours at the TEDx Cardiff conference on Saturday, 28 March. read more

Adam Hardy's Latest Book launched.

Adam Hardy's latest book, Theory and Practice of Temple Architecture in Medieval India, was launched by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, on 20th February 2015. An exhibition of drawings and photographs relating to the book was inaugurated at the event. .... read more

Robot helps manufacture sculptural acoustic panels for WSA meeting room

The new Conference Room at the Welsh School of Architecture is a beautiful modern space, but has one problem: It has bad acoustics. All the surfaces are hard and very reflective. In order to soften some of the surfaces and introduce a sculptural element, Dr. Wassim Jabi, a Senior Lecturer, suggested using the WSA's KUKA KR60 HA 6-axis robot to manufacture and install undulating sculptural acoustic panels made of polystyrene.... read more

New issue of ARQ: curated by Juliet Davis

The special issue aims to bring together a set of critical perspectives on London's Olympic legacy, paying special attention to the Stratford and Lea Valley site and to the themes of sustainability and regeneration that have occupied centre-stage in claims about the transformative potential of London's Olympic legacy for communities, for architecture and for urban design.... read more

The special issue is now available and can be accessed on Cambridge Journals Online ( ), with Juliet Davis' introductory perspective available for free until 31 March 2015.

Scholarships available for International Post Graduate Students

The College of Physical Sciences and Engineering is offering self-funded, international students scholarships worth a maximum of £4,000. Scholars must evidence outstanding academic achievement, and display commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship and community engagement. Applicants must have firmly accepted a conditional offer on a post graduate taught course at the Welsh School of Architecture by 30 July 2015; and, have firmly accepted an unconditional offer via the Cardiff University SIMS Applicant Portal by 30th September 2015. Details of eligibility and deadlines can be found here.
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact our International Admissions Office on

Low Carbon Architecture Summer Programme 2015

The Welsh School of Architecture is launching its third Low Carbon Architecture Summer Programme (LCASP) taking place from 25th July to 8th August 2015 in Cardiff, Wales, UK. A two week programme aimed at undergraduate architecture students keen to develop a UK/International experience in low carbon design. An opportunity to participate in design workshops, field trips and visits, and practitioners' lectures and seminars, read more

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