Archinect - News 2016-09-27T23:39:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149966402/only-a-few-days-left-to-sign-up-for-aa-chania-visiting-school-progressions-4-14-october-2016 Only a few days left to sign up for AA Chania Visiting School Progressions, 4-14 October 2016 Sponsor 2016-09-05T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-02T17:38:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kf/kfknmz3be5jrrm6o.jpg" width="514" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>AA Chania Progressions::<br>4 October &ndash; 14 October 2016</em></p><p>In 2016, the AA Chania Visiting School will continue to pursue its design agenda concentrating on the bigger picture of the Chania city&rsquo;s characteristics. The city of Chania is the second largest city of Crete. Chania can be divided in two parts: the old town and the modern city which is the larger one. The Visiting School will revisit the way by which the built environment has been put together and will explore design possibilities which can be applied in order to improve connectivity and functionality in the city. Interactive design coupled with generative form-finding techniques towards the fabrication and assembly of a 1-to-1 scale prototype will be investigated.</p><p></p><p><em><a href="https://vimeo.com/181030542" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School :: Chania 2016 : Teaser I</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/aaathensistanbulvs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AI</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</em></p><p>Each year a series of software tutorial sessions takes place in order to allow participants develop their basic skills on controlling models par...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961844/sign-up-now-for-aa-chania-visiting-school-progressions-4-14-october-2016 Sign up now for AA Chania Visiting School Progressions, 4-14 October 2016 Sponsor 2016-08-10T12:32:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:05:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6huo0uwav0vjxztt.jpg" width="514" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>AA Chania Progressions::<br>4 October &ndash; 14 October 2016</em></p><p>In 2016, the AA Chania Visiting School will continue to pursue its design agenda concentrating on the bigger picture of the Chania city&rsquo;s characteristics. The city of Chania is the second largest city of Crete. Chania can be divided in two parts: the old town and the modern city which is the larger one. The Visiting School will revisit the way by which the built environment has been put together and will explore design possibilities which can be applied in order to improve connectivity and functionality in the city. Interactive design coupled with generative form-finding techniques towards the fabrication and assembly of a 1-to-1 scale prototype will be investigated.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h7/h7idqo2ko1efag0o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7km1p5rks8lj2eue.jpg"></p><p>Each year a series of software tutorial sessions takes place in order to allow participants develop their basic skills on controlling models parametrically and on producing interactive presentations. These session...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954309/reminder-the-2016-aa-summer-dlab-orange-application-deadline-is-july-11 REMINDER: The 2016 AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE application deadline is July 11! Sponsor 2016-06-29T15:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T01:29:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/nd6091mfozlq4wg0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4y/4yeri5eczuzwnhwt.png"></strong></em></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6khvffokapou0u0x.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/br/brnmz0ta4he57ju1.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange AA Summer DLAB 2016: ORANGE Sponsor 2016-05-31T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:56:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qaaqr130d29ixs6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i72aeg76o3xprlcy.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ab73d9brwvf7oc9.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946727/editor-s-picks-446 Editor's Picks #446 Nam Henderson 2016-05-23T09:19:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:35:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uwj1i27bgdlzi2n.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a> spoke with curators <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149943348/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-british-pavilion-s-home-economics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jack Self, Shumi Bose and Finn Williams, previewing their British Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Biennale</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>As they explained;&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>We&rsquo;re interested in the influence of bureaucratic apparatus like the Terms &amp; Conditions of Airbnb, the semantics of a mortgage, or the lifespan of product warranties, on the design of the home. But rather than seeing these as constraints, we want to show these as fields where architecture can expand its agency.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plus, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> h</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ad a chance to visit</a>&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta's expanded SFMOMA.&nbsp;Her conclusion, that it "<em>elegantly achieves its stated goals of being accessible and welcoming to all, if not necessarily being a stunning piece of architecture in its own right.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>LiMX</strong> liked what he read "<em>Good review, not the boring contrarianism I've read elsewhere.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/be/beiqs9pervq5nf04.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In late April the Vanna Venturi House, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944193/vanna-venturi-house-s-new-owner-plans-to-preserve-property" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was sold after more than nine months on the open market</a>.&nbsp;In response <strong>quondam&hellip;</strong>, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> and others, explored whether a building as "<em>volumi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135666655/apply-now-for-the-aa-visiting-school-greece-thessaloniki-revelations-workshop Apply now for the AA Visiting School Greece: Thessaloniki Revelations workshop Sponsor 2015-09-01T19:10:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:56:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w950e1hlxh9wts0f.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School Greece</a> program is getting ready for their Thessaloniki "Revelations" session, starting October 30 through November 9 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The collaborative workshop will investigate the urban fabric of the historic city of Thessaloniki through a series of multi-parameter morphological operations and the use of digital fabrication tools.&nbsp;</p><p>All architecture and design students and professionals worldwide are invited to sign up. Be sure to apply by <strong>October 15</strong>.</p><p>The workshop will challenge participants to rethink the way Thessaloniki's city environment has affected its population based on shifting needs, as well as to visualize these urban shifts in a hyper-specific contextualized construction model. Students' design proposals will focus largely on innovative urban interventions informed by the existing city conditions of Thessaloniki.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2u3jetmze05jq6q0.jpg"></p><p>During the design research phase, students will work in teams as they explore digital fabrication methods thro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108814986/aa-athens-visiting-school-2014-challenges-the-static-built-environment-with-kinetic-haze AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze” Justine Testado 2014-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T21:03:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z00xv4r57x1wvyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The program set out to challenge the motionless built environment in the collaborative creation of a kinetic pathway prototype called Kinetic Haze. Participants applied the basic design elements from their own proposals in creating the project in less than five days.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kin6gc043z19pfg4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqcqyncun09xugxj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hr86w3xicxiagxyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvltito0hgm4tlu.jpg"></p><p>Find more project photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aa_athens_visiting_school_2014_challenges_the_static_built_environment_with/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108636614/last-reminder-application-deadline-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force-is-sept-15 LAST REMINDER: Application deadline for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force is Sept. 15! Sponsor 2014-09-10T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odbk6896oxdq6lx5.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>There's less than a week left to apply for the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force</a> fall program. All current architecture and design students, Ph.D. candidates and young professionals are welcome to apply.</p><p>Starting September 22 to October 1, this year's installment will feature a series of traveling, mobile workshops that will begin in the Western Greece capital of Patras.</p><p>Apply now before the deadline next Monday, September 15! You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions.</p><p>More details below.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an activ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104191515/registration-is-open-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force Registration is open for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force Sponsor 2014-07-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T13:34:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbqbx959txaezq1u.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>The <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/visitingProgramme.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a> will come to Patras, the capital of the Western Greece region, and function as a series of mobile, traveling workshops.</p><p>The event runs from Monday, September 22 until Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and is open to all current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.</p><p>You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103174156/20-scholarships-for-aa-bilbao-visiting-school-computing-topos-iii-2014 20 Scholarships for AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 Archinect 2014-07-01T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T14:54:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efbih3wutqj13kln.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/visitingProgramme.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> is a worldwide network of design workshops and other&nbsp;programs organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture. The event will take place in&nbsp;Bilbao&nbsp;from July 23rd to August 5th, focusing on new lectures over territorial macro and micro scales.</p><p>We have 20 scholarships for our Archinect readers interested on this activity &mdash; you just need to send your CV/portfolio and a statement explaining why you would like to participate in this event. For more details read below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zczi99pnlt1jgixq.jpg"></p><p>From the AA Bilbao/San Sebastian Visiting School description:</p><p>"The workshop will explore the question of &lsquo;place&rsquo; or &lsquo;topos&rsquo; and its radical transformation in the recent years due to the proliferation and availability of environmental parameters. Departing from the notion of &lsquo;computing,&rsquo; understood as information processing, strategies of &lsquo;data mining&rsquo; and &lsquo;indexing&rsquo; will be proposed as sensible readings of the site and the territory."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckwj5s1hs9wg6th7.jpg"></p><p>"The breeding of local environmental parameters will ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100646405/rum-being-the-medium-of-choice-and-other-thoughts-from-play-with-your-food-the-upcoming-aa-visiting-school-in-puerto-rico "Rum being the medium of choice", and other thoughts from "Play With Your Food", the upcoming AA Visiting School in Puerto Rico Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-30T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-09T13:41:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12nd02knb7uxjq5s.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do cooking and mixology have to do with architecture? Can food and drink, as prototyped and iterative objects, help us better understand architectural design? The<a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/sanjuan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> AA Visiting School</a> is traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico this summer for &ldquo;<a href="http://sanjuan.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play With Your Food</a>&rdquo;, to tackle these questions and, in the process, try to find the secret link between gastronomy and architecture.</p><p>Program directors <a href="http://sanjuan.aaschool.ac.uk/144-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Merkle, Jorge Mendez-Caceres and Miguel Miranda</a> (all recent alumni of <a href="http://drl.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA&rsquo;s DRL program</a>) laid out "Play With Your Food" for us over email, touching on their own histories with culinary experimentation and why they decided to host the school in the alleged &ldquo;rum capital of the world&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mp0sad1y0ykn0zuv.jpg"></p><p><strong>What inspired AA to create a visiting school on the relationship between food and architecture?</strong></p><p>It was really us that brought the idea to Chris Pierce and Brett Steele who are the directors of the Visiting School, and the AA respectively. The relationship between food and architecture, is something which has been aro...</p>