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ADF Papers

The ADF Papers explore new directions in British architecture, design and fashion. We commission experts in the sector to write on particular issues that are pertinent to current practice in the UK. Each paper includes an introduction, case studies, examples of recent projects and suggestions for further reading. The aim is to share our understanding of our sectors with our Arts Managers all over the world as well as design professionals abroad and in the UK.

The papers are designed by objectif, and printed on Colorplan paper by GF Smith. The papers are available in print from the team or as print on demand through the related blogs below. 

ADF Papers Series 4

ADF Papers Series 4 © objectif

© objectif

29 January 2014
by Hannah Burgess

We are pleased to announce the fourth series of ADF Papers exploring new directions in British architecture, design and fashion.

The ADF Papers are an ongoing series that sees the Architecture, Design and Fashion department engage with experts in the sector to consider key issues relevant to contemporary practice in the UK. Each paper includes an introduction, case studies, examples of recent projects and links for further information. Through commissioning of the papers we share our understanding of new ideas in British design with our colleagues overseas, as well as design professionals abroad and in the UK to spark ideas for future projects.

Series 4 features writing from Shumi Bose on the revival of drawing in architecture, Jocelyn Bailey explores an increased engagement with social design, and Lou Stoppard discusses new trends in experimental fashion installation.

Case studies include Hussein Chalayan, Aitor Throup, Bart Hess, Alex Noble and Iris van Herpen & SHOWstudio; Nigel Coates, Fiona Scott, Liam O'Connor and the Paper Salon; Design Council, Design 4 Social Change, Design Against Crime Research Centre and Uscreates and NHS Birmingham.

Series four continues to be designed by Axel Feldman at objectif. Each feature a pictogram developed from a case-study image within, creating a unique visual identity for each of the papers. They are printed on Colorplan paper by GF Smith.

You can also downloaded digital copies of the papers from the links below:
A4: Architecture and Drawing by Shumi Bose
D4: Social Design by Jocelyn Bailey 
F4: Fashion as Installation by Lou Stoppard

As always we are keen to hear your thoughts on the papers so comments, feedback and ideas for future areas of research are welcome.

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29 January 2014

ADF Papers Series 4

ADF Papers Series 4 © objectif

© objectif

29 January 2014

A4 Paper: Architecture and Drawing

A4 Paper: Architecture and Drawing

29 January 2014

D4 Paper: Social Design

D4 Paper: Social Design

29 January 2014

F4 Paper: Fashion as Installation

F4 Paper: Fashion as Installation

13 November 2013

A3 Paper: Pop-Up Architecture

A3 Paper: Pop-Up Architecture  ADF Papers Series 3. Designed by Axel Feldman.

ADF Papers Series 3. Designed by Axel Feldman.

13 November 2013

D3 Paper: 3D Printing

D3 Paper: 3D Printing ADF Papers Series 3. Designed by Axel Feldman.

ADF Papers Series 3. Designed by Axel Feldman.

13 November 2013

F3 Paper: New British Menswear

F3 Paper: New British Menswear  ADF Papers Series 3. Designed by Axel Feldman.

ADF Papers Series 3. Designed by Axel Feldman.

13 November 2013

ADF Papers Series 3

ADF Papers Series 3 ADF Papers Series 3. Designed by Axel Feldman.

ADF Papers Series 3. Designed by Axel Feldman.

17 November 2011

ADF Papers Series 2

ADF Papers Series 2 ADF series 2 - designed by objectif

ADF series 2 - designed by objectif

17 November 2011

A2 Paper: Context and Change in Scottish Architecture

A2 Paper: Context and Change in Scottish Architecture A2 cover - designed by objectif

A2 cover - designed by objectif

17 November 2011

D2 Paper: Redefining Sustainability in Design

D2 Paper: Redefining Sustainability in Design D2 cover - designed by objectif

D2 cover - designed by objectif

17 November 2011

F2 Paper: Contemporary Displays of Dress

F2 Paper: Contemporary Displays of Dress F2 cover - designed by objectif

F2 cover - designed by objectif

28 July 2011

Launch of the ADF Papers

Launch of the ADF Papers ADF Folder and series 1 designed by objectif

ADF Folder and series 1 designed by objectif

28 July 2011

A1 Paper: Thinking Architecture

A1 Paper: Thinking Architecture A1 Cover - design by objectif

A1 Cover - design by objectif

28 July 2011

D1 Paper: Design Collectives

D1 Paper: Design Collectives D1 Cover - design by objectif

D1 Cover - design by objectif

28 July 2011

F1 Paper: Graduating Talent

F1 Paper: Graduating Talent F1 Cover - design by objectif

F1 Cover - design by objectif