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venerdì 11 febbraio 2011

AA Istanbul Visiting School 2011

In spring 2011, the AA will hold its first Istanbul Global School in collaboration with Istanbul Technical University. This 10 day long intensive team-based workshop, taught by recent AA graduates/ AA staff, will explore tall structures through vertical growth algorithms by focusing on local crafts.

The parametric toolset for the studios will be Rhino, Grasshopper, scripting within Grasshopper using VB.net, and Processing. The exploration of diverse parametric platforms and their associated outcomes will enable the participants to grasp the discrete approaches taken towards parametric design. The students are expected to organize themselves into teams of 3-4 people. After a brief common module that introduces students to Rhino, Grasshopper, Processing, and a scripting crash course, the studio will be split into units, focusing on the same objectives with different briefs.

Invited lecturers include Patrik Schumacher (Partner/ Zaha Hadid Architects), and Michael Weinstock (Director, AA Emtech Programme).

During workshop visits and sessions, students will benefit from getting a hands-on experience towards the integration of analog and digital tools in a context specific brief. Being the integration of crafts and computation, latest fabrication techniques will be explored based on specific briefs. Model making and the testing of different digital fabrication methods will be integral to the core of the course throughout the workshop.

The course will take advantage of Istanbul’s geographic and historical diversity by organizing tours to different parts of the city. The unique artistic and historical periods of Istanbul will be explored through its crafts. In accordance with the team work carried out in studios, a series of seminars and lectures relating to computational design and Istanbul’s contemporary architecture will be organized.

The deadline for applications is 18 March 2011. A late deadline of 1 April 2011 is also in effect, but this will incur a £50 surcharge. Application forms and additional information are available online at:
www.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul and applications can be submitted to: visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk

The microsite for the AA Istanbul Visiting School is:

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