giovedì 12 maggio 2011
ECO_LOGIC HABITAT WS - June 27th - July 9th 2011
ECO_LOGIC HABITAT workshop of performative self-construction
June 27th - July 9th 2011
by Paolo Cascone/CodesignLab
2 weeks of full immersion at Casa dell'Architettura di Roma
in collaboration with:
Fabrizio Carola - NEA e Aga Khan Award Architect
AKT engineering (London)
High-tech design / low-tech-construction
Given the urgent need for a sustainable design able to respond to emergency conditions (social/environmental) this workshop is a concrete opportunity for building a scale 1 to 1 prototype of an eco_logic habitat. The design to manufacture process intends to speculate on temporary and environmentally responsive architectural solutions using low-tech and fast deployment construction techniques.
Thanks to Paolo Cascone's innovative approach in the field of ecological design, the 30 years experience of self-construction projects in Africa of Fabrizio Carola and the tremendous experience of AKT engineering in the field of complex structures, this workshop proposes a new way to bridge high-tech design process and low-tech construction.
This workshop will involve both students and tutors on a two phases project: phase 1 / studio based (parametric modelling and environmental simulations) and phase 2 / self-construction based. This with the aim to explore the cause-effect relations between the material system and its performances according to programmatic and spatial needs.
The construction of the scale 1 to 1 eco_logic habitat prototype will be the output of the environmental parametric design master class directed by Paolo Cascone with the aim of unifying theory with practice trough a self-construction experience. The final prototype will be realised in the garden of the House of Architecture in Rome, the opening of the installation will be the 9th of July with a ceremony open to the public.
Eligible individuals must be graduate students in architecture, urban design, engineering, or related disciplines.
The deadline for submitting an application is May 25th, 2011
email : firstname.lastname@example.org