HoustonInterScaless, University of Houston
Monday 22 July – Friday 2 August 2013
Inter Scaless is a two-week workshop where students develop parametric design strategies that enable them to generate design scenarios across scales, while focusing on a given conceptual framework. The challenge this year is to rebuild the relationship between the Houston's channel border and the public urban structure of Houston, to generate a sense of place.
Parametric systems that respond to both existing urban fabric and HoustonÕs port water mass, lead to a range of artificial landscapes that negotiate public space with the Ship Channels edge.
Situated at the crossroads of urban design, architecture, environmental design, infrastructure and building preservation, this exercise will give participants the opportunity to develop their skills through different methodologies based on the exploration of local conditions, material processes, and the experimentation with digital fabrication and representational tools. The Visiting School is an opportunity to experience methodologies and ideas developed at the Architectural Association in a two-week intensive full time studio.
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.
A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment.
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but advice on accommodation options will be given. On campus accommodation will be provided at student rates.
Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and modelmaking tools. UH will also provide access to a computer lab and fully equipped prototyping centre. 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.