DLAB 1DLab / Green 01, Architectural Association
DLab is an intensive computation- and fabrication-oriented workshop that explores the possibilities of digital design tools and rapid prototyping techniques as highly integrated systems of design development.
Starting in 2012, DLab is launching a new series that will take one of the most potent vehicles for emphasis in architecture – colour – and push it beyond the field of visual compositions and sensations, making it the common denominator for the generation of diverse computational proposals. In the first of this series, the colour green will be deployed as the vehicle for a number of rigorous experiments incorporating algorithmic design methodologies and digital fabrication techniques. Inspired by green, we will observe natural and biological structures of differing scales, then abstract and interpret these structures into elaborated design proposals. In this context, green is not just a representational/ graphic instrument but the catalyst for creative processes of meaning, interpretation and realisation.
Green 01 – the first of two workshops on the colour – will be the medium where design experiments of varying scales and formal/structural qualities will be generated and physically tested according to local and global design rules.
Based at the AA’s premises in London, DLab takes full advantage of the school’s richly varied public lecture programme, drawing on the expertise of London’s leading practitioners in the areas of digital design and fabrication techniques.
Participants have full access to the AA Digital Prototyping Lab for the fabrication of prototypes/models in various mediums and materials, including laser-cutting, CNC milling, 3D-printing and other forms of physical outputs.
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. All students will need to submit a CV and a portfolio. Please e-mail to Visiting School Coordinator: email@example.com or post to Visiting School Coordinator, Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES.
The programme requires a fee of £1,370 per participant, which includes a £700 deposit and a £50 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £50 by the online payment system.
Fees do not include flights. Accommodation during the workshop is not provided, but advice on accommodation options can be given.
Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.