A+BOUT is the School of Architecture and Built Environment's annual student publication; it's designed, produced and edited entirely by students. Featuring the very best student work, A+BOUT includes articles that detail the school's activities and what our students have been working on throughout the year.
A+BOUT 2016 highlights and displays the diversity of student work, as well as offers a singular interpretation and categorization 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.