AA Visiting School Jordan

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    AA Visiting School Jordan 2016

    Kais Al-Rawi
    May 12, '16 3:43 AM EST

    AA Jordan is a ten-day computational architecture workshop as part of the Architectural Association' Visiting School Programmes.

    Hyperbolic Reefs

    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.




    -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




    Kais Al-Rawi


    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




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    Polymorphic Variation Project (2015) - Joy Georgi, Hidaya Budair & Rasha Al-Shami - Crystal Radiosity Unit instructed by Vincenzo Reale & Marie Boltenstern

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This blog will be about the AA visiting school workshop in Jordan. Occuring this July, between Amman and the Dead Sea - lowest point on earth. The workshop includes invited faculty including Kais Al-Rawi, Julia Koerner, Vincenzo Reale, Rana Zureikat, Filippo Nassetti, Marie Boltenstern and Mohamed Makkouk Also world-renown guests including Ross Lovegrove in 2014. Full information:

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