Buenos Aires - Argentina

Buenos Aires - Argentina

Digital Constructivism


The production of architecture, and to a large extent our creativity, is increasingly conditioned by norms: the industrialisation of architectural elements and the design tools we use. While numerous digital design packages and manufacturers promise value less variation, the outcome is somehow predetermined. Rejecting this condition, we will reconsider the politics of construction to speculate on and develop elaborate, but nevertheless affordable, production strategies to counter the homogenisation of space. We will experiment with the integration of multiple design objectives into one form through an iterative process involving digital design techniques and form making. Rooted in socio-political contexts, our proposals will be grounded in experimentation, prototyping and material testing as a way of negotiating our ideas with the real. This will involve the making of 1:1 large-scale tensile installations, both socially purposeful and economical. 


1.You can apply by completing the online application through the AA Visiting School page under 'Links and Downloads'. If you are not able to make an online application, please email visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk 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 TBC


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee.

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.

All participants are reponsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.

Students should be aware that vaccinations are required for countries some Visiting Schools are held in.  It is the applicants’ responsibility to investigate the requirements. 

The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, academics and young professionals.
Participants need to bring their own camera equipment and laptops with the latest version of Rhino and Grasshopper installed. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen during the workshop.

Programme Head

Theo Sarantoglou Lalis has been the unit master of diploma unit 17 at the Architecture Association together with Dora Sweijd since 2009. He has taught postgraduate studios at Harvard and Columbia. He was a visiting professor at Chalmers and Lund University in Sweden between 2009 and 2016. He has run architecture and urban design workshops in Brazil, China, Iran, Belgium, Sweden, Australia and the US and has lectured internationally. Theo is a co-founder of LASSA Architects, an international architecture practice with offices in London and Brussels. LASSA operates at the intersection between the fields of art, technology and social science. Current work includes commissions from the public and private sectors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to founding LASSA, he worked in Brussels, London and New York and was a project architect at Future Systems and project director at Asymptote Architecture on a number of completed international projects. He received his masters from the Bartlett school of Architecture in London. He has experience practicing architecture in 18 countries and is a registered architect since 2000.


Programme Head
Theo Sarantoglou Lalis

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

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

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