Riyad Joucka

Riyad Joucka

Hong Kong, HK



Riyad Is a Jordanian-Canadian Architect. He earned his bachelor of architecture (BArch) with distinction from Carleton University School of Architecture / Ottawa in 2009.

He earned his Master of Architecture (MArch) at the Emergent Technologies & Design program of the AA School of Architecture/ London 2011-2012. His thesis entitled ‘HYbrid BIOStructures’ received a lot of attention and was awarded Thesis Distinction.

Joucka's research is focused on non-linear logistics of novel building construction, aided with computer simulation. The methodology of his research revolves around developing a material system composed by the hybridization of compressive casting materials and tensile membranes, to develop a simple method of constructing doubly curved surfaces.


Fabrication-based computational design.


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The next edition of The Architectural Association Visiting School will take place in Jordan from September 1st to 10th.

Here we will publish coverage of the 10-day programme set between Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum and share day to day events, activities and works throughout the workshop.

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Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, HK, Fabrication Lab Manager

Aug 2012 - current

theOtherDada, Beirut, LB, Architect

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

maisam architects & engineers, Junior Architect

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), MArch, Emtech

The programme is focused on the concepts and convergent interdisciplinary effects of emergence on design and production technologies, and on developing these as creative inputs to new architectural design processes. Seminar courses and workshops of Phase 1 provide the theoretical context, setting out the origins, theories, instruments and practices of Emergent Technologies and exploring relations to the discourses of contemporary architecture. Outputs from the seminar courses are critical and technical analysis, digital experiments, computational design systems and material strategies are driven by industrial processes and production. The Core Studio consists of design experiments and projects that together comprise an integrated evolutionary development of a population of active material systems. The outputs from Phase 1 provide the aims, techniques and conceptual armature for Phase 2, the Design Thesis or Design Dissertation developed in spring term and finalised in summer term.

Sep 2010 - current

Carleton University, BArch, Architectural Studies

Sep 2004 - Feb 2009



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