AA Jordan is a ten-day computational architecture workshop as part of the Architectural Association' Visiting School Programmes.
Dates: July 16 to 25, 2016
Location: Amman and Aqaba / Red Sea . Jordan
At Jordan’s southern-most tip, the Gulf of Aqaba encapsulates a vast biodiversity of marine life including coral reefs and benthic organisms and habitats; many of which are endemic to the area.
As part of our programme agenda on ‘Natural Extremities’ we continue to build-up on design-research into unique ecological phenomena in the region. In July 2016, the focus will be on distinct marine topologies and morphologies found in the Gulf of Aqaba; and their transfiguration into outcomes within architecture and design with a particular focus on computational design methods.
The ten-day programme will bring together a network of distinguished international faculty and guests to offer design-research units, specialist software tutorials and a guest-lecture series; the programme will be primarily based in Amman, and will include an exclusive visit to Aqaba were participants will study and document various marine habitats via snorkeling, photography and 3D-scanning.
PROMINENT FEATURES OF THE WORKSHOP/ SKILLS DEVELOPED:
-Professional awareness of computational design methodologies
-Exclusive Site Visits in Aqaba / Red Sea including snorkeling
-International team consisting of emerging designers and educators
-Lecture Series including world renown guests
-Specialist seminars in cutting edge technical software (Including: Rhino Python Scripting, Grasshopper, Processing, Autodesk Maya)
-International networking and exposure opportunities
-Access to advanced digital fabrication facilities
-Public Exhibition of Workshop Outcomes
-Certificate issues from the AA upon completion
Julia Koerner , UCLA | JK Design
Vincenzo Reale , ARUP | AA
Filippo Nassetti , Zaha Hadid Architects | Mhox
Kais Al-Rawi , Walter P Moore | AA
Rana Zureikat, AA
Marie Boltenstern, Boltenstern
Mohamad Makkouk, Laceco International
Limited Spaces are Available, Application form accessible here
A 60GBP deposit can be made to secure a space, remaining payment before programme start.
The AA Visiting School Jordan requires a total fee of 895GBP. This includes:
Access to full workshop events
- Design-Research Units
- Specialist Technical Seminars
- Public Programme of Lectures, Discussions and Reviews
- Access to fabrication facilities
- Travel and Accommodation to the Aqaba for 2 Days
- All Site Entrance Fees
- 1 Year of Visiting Membership at the AA
You can Visit our website http://jordan.aaschool.ac.uk
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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