AA files

Title AA Files
Location London
Publisher Architectural Association
Periodicity Biannual
ISSN 0261-6823
URL AA files
Published Since 1981-
Indexed Holdings 2000


The Library of the Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Periodical's Overview

AA Files is the Architectural Association School of Architecture’s journal of record. Launched in 1981 by the AA School’s then chairman Alvin Boyarsky, the journal appears twice a year and is sent out to members of the Architectural Association, individual subscribers and is distributed to a global network of bookshops. Currently under the editorship of Thomas Weaver, AA Files looks to promote original and engaging writing on architecture. It does this by drawing both on the AA School’s own academic research, lecture programme, exhibitions and events, as well by a rich and eclectic mix of architectural scholarship from all over the world.

Selected Subject Headings

  • Anomaly in architecture
  • Architecture - bridges
  • Architecture and philosophy
  • Architecture, Modern - 20th century - biennials
  • Cities and towns - Brazil
  • Express highways - United States
  • Forts & fortifications
  • Landscape - Japan
  • Military architecture
  • Sarajevo - architecture


Alongside AA Books, a.k.a. Projects Review, AA Files is the Architectural Association School of Architecture’s showcase for its intellectual, educational, and professional activities. Texts by architects, as well as projects, realized and unrealized, are featured. Students work & research is also featured.

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