- Tutor, ADS5
- Architecture MA
Amin Taha BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA, was born in Berlin and is settled in London where he is an architect and currently Chairperson at GROUPWORK.
Amin teaches a vertical studio on the Architecture MA: ADS5 - Joining, Binding & Completing – What Do You Mean?
School, Centre or Area
Current areas of interest are narrative ownerships, questioning whether any ethical criteria exists for architectural languages to be imposed and their expression controlled? And etymology of architecture, within Semper’s framework that all ‘products’ of the applied arts have their origin in the ‘process’ of “joining, binding and completing”.
2005 – EU Sustainability funding to research lower cost and lower process housing production.
2014 – Italian Government funding to research with Italian stonemasons the use of waste stone.
GROUPWORK is an employee ownership trust of architects, who have been twice shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2017, 2021 and EU Mies prize 2019. RIBA regional and National awards for all completed works. Winning various architectural competitions across 2003-2019 ranging from private houses, through metro stations/infrastructure and masterplanning.
Publications, exhibitions, other outcomes
Exploring, Building Completing - Multi-Form Architecture in an Age of Transition, 2021.
Stone - short essay on how to build with it and its sustainability advantages. Architects’ Journal, 2019.
Designs on History. Jonathan Hill, University College London, 2020.
The Knowledgeable Apprentice - Five Critical Essays on Architectural Education. Austin Williams, University of Kingston, 2021.
Interview of Gustavo Etrabo. 6,000 words exploring Gustavo’s biography: Modernism/Progress in Brazil and S.America, ethnicity and its conflict/influence on Modernism, early postmodernism in its various forms and aims for inclusion. El Croque, 2020.
The New Stone Age, exhibition at The Building Centre 2019/2020
Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2013, 2012, 2007, 2003.