Bangalore AAVS Installation, HYPERTHREADS 2012 at InCITE, Bangalore

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HYPER|THREADS 2013, inCite galleries

Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 11 December 2013

This School intends to explore Computer Aided Design (CAD) as a means to enable architectural creativity whilst still responding to complex spatial and material performance constraints. In keeping with this spirit, the AA School of Architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects Computation and Design group (ZHA|CODE), will renew their collaboration to bring the fifith iteration of their workshop to Bangalore. The workshop will focus on the relations between contemporary design techniques, creative expression, software technology and its manifestation within India's emergent economy and ancient traditions of building. It also seeks to use production-proven design methods and software platforms in a judicious mix with innovative research. 

This year, we are excited to extend the association with InCITE , India ,who will be our local host institute and partner as also to continue our collaboration with BSB architects, who have been instrumental in the success of the previous two versions.

We aim to continue both the exploration and streamlining of the multi-stage process of concept to physical manifestation and the agenda of exploring physics-based design methods, integration of form and structure, computational methods of optimisation for fabrication, and adaptation to local means, methods and craft . 

The workshop will bring forth the wealth of knowledge the participants from previous years generated - both in design studio content and fabrication methods and processes as also that of experts from institutions such as Zaha Hadid Architects, London, AA School of Architecture, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, ETH Zurich, Sasaki Engineers Tokyo etc.

We aim to design-build a sizeable prototype as part of the primary objective: ‘learning-by-doing’. The participants will be exposed to the same design tools, techniques and analysis methods as the ones used to design and build the prototype. The prototype will executed parallel to a design-studio culminating in a one-day symposium and exhibition of student work with invited guests of local and international architects and academics.


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 for instructions to pay by bank transfer. 

2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2013.

All participants traveling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required and are advised to contact their home embassy early.


Early Bird discount 

For applications made before 10 November 2013, the fees is £518 plus the £60 AA membership fee. 

Fees after the 10 November is £575 plus the £60 AA membership fee. 

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. 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.

Group discount

Group discounts are available for a group of 5 or more. Email  for more information and how to apply as a group. 


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, professionals, enthusiasts , makers etc. Software Requirements: None


# 422, 2nd Floor, 9th Main, Banashankari II Stage
Bangalore 560 070 India                                                
Phone / Fax  : + 91 80 2671 3380 
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Programme Director
Shajay Bhooshan

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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