Relax, Short Course | Architectural Association | London, United Kingdom
12 days
975 GBP/full
975 GBP/full
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Lifeguard Towers, like a fleet of archi-characters dotted along the beach, watchfully safeguard the humans relaxing in the sun. The Relax programme is offered by Architectural Association.


After two years documenting Downtown LA, Architectural Association is shifting the focus to the west coast to study episodic and spatial encounters between Downtown Santa Monica and Venice during the Relax course. 

By the beach, we will use para-disciplinary representational tools such as drawings, renderings, photographs, videos, 3D models and performances to question the LA aesthetic in an early and complex 21st Century context. 

In a post-digital world saturated by gradients, glitches, and other vibrant visual qualities, we want to think about architecture’s potential during this delirious moment and operate within the city’s dreamlike and narrative landscape. 

We’ll journey around LA together to experience our favorite spaces and host talks from a series of architectural storytellers. By referencing films about the area and abstracting key scenes we will re-compose physical short stories about LA for a joint exhibition at the end of our time together.

Skills Developed

  • Digital modelmaking
  • Computational skills
  • Theoretical understanding
  • Professional awareness
  • Academic exposure
  • Physical model making
  • Exhibition design and fabrication
  • Lecture series

Programme Structure

  • This programme has committed to donate to the AAPI Stop Hate Against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders charity and to the Los Angeles LGBT Center - Anita May Rosenstein campus.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The workshop is open to current architecture and/or design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR7 or later)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    975 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 975 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.
  • National

    975 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 975 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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