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    Crystalline Formations - AA Summer Workshop featuring the Dead Sea

    Kais Al-Rawi
    May 18, '15 3:35 AM EST

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

    Dates: July 23 to August 2, 2015

    Location: Dead Sea and Amman, Jordan



    The Dead Sea is a hyper-saline lake which exists at 427 metres below sea level and features a one-of-a-kind extreme ecological condition. It is the lowest point on earth and exhibits a diverse platform for research into the Ecomorphology of crystalline formations.

    In 2015, the AA in Jordan continues in its third-cycle to build up on research into naturally occurring phenomena in the region, and how these phenomena can inform design methodologies which re-think existing practices. The programme will focus on crystalline formations and their potential development at a variety of architectural and urban scales through the use of cutting-edge computational design technology.

    The programme will bring together a network of distinguished faculty and guests to offer design-research units, specialist tooling seminars and a guest-lecture series; which are based in Amman with exclusive visits to the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea.




    -Professional awareness of computational design methodologies
    -Exclusive Site Visit to the Dead Sea
    -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

    Vincenzo Reale

    Filippo Nassetti

    Kais Al-Rawi

    Marie Boltenstern

    Mohamad Makkouk



    Limited Spaces are Available, Application form accessible here


    The AA requires a fee of 845GBP. 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 Dead Sea for 2 Days

    - All Site Entrance Fees




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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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