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Computing Topos IV

Dates - July 2016 (tbc)

The workshop will explore the question of ‘place’ or ‘topos’ and its radical transformation in the recent years, due to the proliferation and availability of urban data and environmental parameters. The rise of digital methods in architectural analysis and design has produced a renewed interest in the relationship between architecture and phenomena, and in particular into the possibility of the integration of environmental aspects into the design process.

We will be working on Metropolitan Bilbao, looking for opportunities in residual areas as well as former industrial sites. These spaces, that are neither private nor public but ‘common’, are identified as potentially interesting to engage with the exploration of new types and their capacity to redefine the relationship between architecture and the city, as well as the feedback process generated throughout multiple scales. Thus, we will put forward a design strategy based on digital cartographies and prototypical notions which will project, intervene, decode and mediate both between local and abstract, or environmental and material conditions.





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Programme Directors
Maider Llaguno
Clara Oloriz


Programme Directors
Maider Llaguno
Clara Oloriz

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

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F +44 20 7414 0782

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