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How to Deal With Unseasonal Rains

Living in an area that does not get too much rainfall can be highly rewarding because of the fact that rain can be a huge nuisance. This will prevent water damage from occurring and will make it far more likely that you will be able to go out and have some fun without the weather ever getting in your way and spoiling everything for you by making transportation a hassle that you might not be able to manage to the best of your abilities.

While there are a lot of areas that don’t see a lot of rain, freak weather accidents often occur, which means that you might have to contend with unseasonal rains at some point. If this ever happens you shouldn’t worry too much since there is nothing that this rain can do that will harm you and over time it will subside. However, your home may not be optimized to deal with rain. The thing about unseasonal rain is that it is often torrential in nature. This might sound like a paradox to you, but in truth it happens quite often, and it is up to you to prepare yourself for this inclement weather so as to ensure that it won’t do too much harm.

When it rains, your roof might leak. Water dripping down into your home would be very irritating since it would end up getting everything quite wet. A plumber Cranbourne can help with this. Leaking roofs often have to do with improperly fixed tiles, but they are also often caused by poor runoff systems. If a runoff pipe is clogged, a plumber would be able to clear the blockage and allow water to be drained from your roof. This will prevent the water buildup which causes roof leaks.

Anger Management: A Key to Self Improvement

Improving the person that you are is important because of the fact that we are often raised with the wrong kinds of values and we often need to change ourselves so that we can end up being genuinely good people that are working tirelessly to make the world a better place in all things both big as well as small. If you are working on being a better person, there is a very clear starting point that you can begin your journey at. This starting point involves learning to control your anger.

When it comes to improving aspects of your personality, you are probably going to notice that you often end up reacting to certain things with anger automatically. This has to do with the fact that you have been raised this way, and that you simply don’t know how else to manage things. It’s fair to say that anger is not a productive emotion at all. While it is perfectly natural to feel anger, after all there are a lot of injustices in the world and you often feel helpless when you are faced with them, the manner in which you express your anger is very important.

Instead of shouting or getting violent, you should instead try to vent your anger in more productive ways. Go for a run, try to hang out with some friends, and if your anger is legitimate try to talk it out with whoever you feel would be willing to listen. If you read a manifestation miracle review, you will see that this self help tome contains volumes of important information about managing your anger and making it so that you don’t have to worry about it getting out of hand in any serious way.

Self-Assembled Prêt-à-Porter

AA School Paris, Fall/ Winter 2011

Fashion is a unique creative platform that must undergo onto mutation. Self-assembled Prêt-à-Porter Unit seeks to raise awareness within architectural education to avoid processes of ‘pop’ aestheticisation and thereby, preventing the risk of anaesthetisation of our society.

Self-assembled Prêt-à-Porter develop a new kind of skin operating as responsive systems to the contemporary needs of the human body, society and technology.
Confronting the currently existing ‘capitalism comfort zones’ in fashion industry (mass- distribution primarily) this studio seeks to engage self-assembled protocols as dynamic landscapes to generate architectonic surfaces.
Aided by handcrafted and software-generated physical modelling, the unit experiment with form finding methods and prototyping in order to achieve a design proposal.

During week 1 the workshop commence by researching the possibility of integrating natural systems within contemporary design disciplines, fashion and architecture. Participants examine biological systems found in nature, from sea flora and fauna, like sponges, to all common-structure vertebrates and reptiles. The aim of the initial research is to draw inspiration to biomimic the local intelligence and structural systems of these creatures.
During week 2 participants were introduced to methods of creating feedback loops between their physical experiments and digital tools. Computation is used as means to facilitate multi-scalar design: from landscaped bodies and tectonics to experimental fashion design.

Melisa Orozco (Mexico)
Fernanda Arrillaga (Mexico)
Aileen Pham (Australia)
Megan Sadler (United Kingdom)
Giulia Conti (Italy)
Yan Anya Yan (China)
Maria-Thala Al-Aswad (Syria)
Marie-Perrine Plaçais (France)
Olivia Pearson (United Kingdom)
Stephanie Bashir (Lebanon)

Jorge Ayala (Mexico) / Riyad Joucka (Jordan)

Ana Maria Feijião (Portugal)

Bodily Interarticulations

AA School Paris, Spring/ Summer 2011

Within the framework of fashion, designers recognize the value of innovation and surprise in clothing designs and spectacle within seductive displays of retail to attract press, clientele and capital to continue this same endless process season after season.
Fashion scene today is not only a collection of captured images, but rather an ensemble of socio-morphological forces connecting people, catalyzing experimental, open-ended design. Fashion and its affinity for transformation is a complex terrain of architectural identities, scenery and performance. These dynamic spaces are the field where vanguard ideas incubate.

From right within fashion’s creative nexus Bodily Interarticulations will foster ‘integral spatial qualities’ by harnessing the surprising typolo¬gies intrinsic to temporal bodies, fluid matter(s), and singular proportions. On the edge of couture’s technologi¬cal transformation, we will rapid prototype templates that stage sharp, raw, urban, experimental and alien spatial apparel logics.
We will work towards a mutual understanding of various couture forms so that we can computationally adjust their spatial characteristics. On the edge of couture’s technological transformation, we will rapid prototype templates that stage sharp, raw, urban, experimental and alien spatial apparel logics.

Julien Deffontaines (France)
Marja Mia Kolendic (Croatia)
Tadyanee Koranee (Thailand)
Yinghao Lin (China)
Luiza Melo (Brazil)
Nicholas Pajerski (USA)
Fai Sasimanas Hoonsuwan (Thailand)
Kamkan Supabanpot (Thailand)
Ayami Takada (Japan)
Vinita Tejapaibul (Thailand)
Tamara Trumbic (Croatia)
Rui Xu (Germany)
Ming Yin (China)
Petra Zaninovic (Croatia)

Jorge Ayala (Mexico) / Christoph Eppacher (Austria)

Brice Maurin (France) / Mario Saenz (USA)

Guest Critics:
Alexandra Verschueren (Belgium) / Philippe Morel (France) / Brendan MacFarlane (New Zealand) / Maria Martinez (Spain)

AA School Paris F/W ’12

Les Arts Décoratifs – Palais du Louvre, Paris, France, 2012

The Architectural Association School of Architecture, one of the world’s most respected and ambitious pedagogical laboratories for architectural design and spatial research, offer a 10 day international visiting programme in Paris running twice per year since 2010.

The course is an intensive studio-based programme that requires full-time participation.

An AA certificate will be awarded upon completion of this ten-day programme.

Designing Desire

Following the great acclaim of the school’s Parisian agendas throughout the past 2 years of experimentation, the Architectural Association is proud to announce its 3rd academic year. From Fall 2012, AAMA Jorge Ayala and his international students will look into the future of fashion in collaboration with Louis Vuitton.
Premiering and pioneering a new discipline that operates between architecture and fashion, the Architectural Association School Programme in Paris combines these adjoining fields and leverages from their particular design knowledge, technology and articulation to contemporary culture.

The AA Parisian program will offer AA students and participants the unique opportunity to work with experts from the field of fashion and design and speculate on real world demands and scenarios, ranging from handbag design to pop-up store speculations to urban interventions. Design and Craft talents from Louis Vuitton Paris will be actively involved in the studio to inform these explorations.
Through the investigation of current industrial processes in analogue and digital fabrication, AA Paris seeks out new nichés in design representing creative opportunities by addressing the rapidly growing gaps in terms of specific needs, demands and cultural desires.

AA School Program in Paris is today’s only cutting-edge unit in Academia worldwide focusing exclusively on novel approaches to the [fashion + architecture] emerging praxis, alternative forms for clothing – accessory morphologies and methods of retailing. AA Paris international students will speculate into the future of fashion in collaboration with luxury inventiveness market-leader Louis Vuitton. AA School in Paris seek to raise awareness within architectural education to prevent the continuous risk of anaesthetisation of our societies.

Programme Director:
Jorge Ayala

AA School Director:
Brett Steele

AA Global Schools Director:
Christopher Pierce

Louis Vuitton:
David McNulty
Architecture Department Director

Kar-Hwa Ho
Architecture Design Director

GDR UK Features Editor Sheena Patel

Guest Critics:
Chris Pierce
SKINGRAPH Karl Kjelstrup-Johnson

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107-111 rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001