The School proudly launched its annual student journal A+BOUT at the A+B Awards Night on 10 May. Students, academics, friends, family and industry partners all gathered to celebrate the achievements of our 2016 students, many of whose work was published in the 2016 edition of A+BOUT.
The aim of A+BOUT 2016 was to create a publication that highlights and displays the diversity of student work, as well as offers a singular interpretation and categorisation of the projects.
A+BOUT 2016 identifies four distinct categories as the elemental and fundamental components of the built environment including Forum (place), Cogitatum (deliberation, thoughts and reflections), Terranum (earth, land and country) and Tignum (building materials, posts, beam and floor). A+BOUT 2016 presents the curated selection of projects from the School, according to the presence and relevance of each of these four categories in their conception and design.
Each project in A+BOUT 2016 is assigned a value with respect to the four categories; these values are condensed in a symbol that maps out how the project responds to the four categories. The total area of the symbol provides the code you enter in the online version of A+BOUT 2016 where more extensive content of each project can be accessed.
Finally, each project is situated in the publication inside the booklet correspondent to the dominant category in the analysed proposal, avoiding the traditional hierarchical distribution in units and year levels. The four booklets in a single publication are representative of the School and the folded banner/cover that ties them together symbolizes our multiple, complex and diverse understanding of the built environment.
Visit the A+BOUT website to view students work or email us for a copy of the 2016 publication.