AthensCipher City: Revolutions
Monday 31 March – Tuesday 8 April 2014
National Technical University of Athens
What would happen if a structure could transform in real‐time? AA Athens Visiting School embarks on its’ third cycle to address issues of change, adaptation and interaction in the design of an enclosed volume. In this time of social, economic, and environmental uncertainty, it's a quality for the built environment to regard transformation as a way of practice.
Revolutions have occurred through architectural history and vary widely in terms of design methods and fabrication techniques. Focusing on inspiring natural form‐finding techniques, AA Athens VS will work towards producing a large‐scale interactive prototype that will alter the real‐time perception of interior space.
Technology and architecture are coupled for the third year in Athens with a novel agenda of transforming an enclosed area and creating internal contrasting city‐life characteristics that transcend the local conditions. In collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens, Cipher City: Revolutions explores participatory design and active engagement modeling and continues building novel prototypes upon horizontal planes. The toolset includes mainly ‐among others‐ Rhino Grasshopper, Processing and Arduino platforms. With the completion of the Programme participants receive the AA Visiting School Certificate. As in 2013, the design agendas of AA Athens and AA Istanbul Visiting Schools are connected, allowing for a more
extensive learning experience through participation in either one or both Programmes.
1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions to pay by bank transfer.
2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment of £600, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.
The deadline for applications is 24th of March 2014. 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.
2. 6-15 people group: £60 + 540*0.70 = £438 (30%)
3. more than 15 people group: £60 + 540*0.65 = £411 (35%)
If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system.
Fees are non‐refundable.
Fees do not include flights and accommodation, 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, PhD candidates, and professionals worldwide.