Jordan Natural Extremities: the Dunes of Wadi Rum; the Crystalline Formations of the Dead Sea; and the Coral Reefs of Aqaba.


Natural Extremities

Dates - Summer 2016 (tbc)

The Jordanian territories exhibit a concentration of diverse natural extremities. These range from the Eroded Morphologies of Wadi Rum, to the Crystalline Formations of the Dead Sea, and further to the Hyperbolic Reefs of the Gulf of Aqaba.

In 2016, the fourth-cycle of the Visiting School programme in Jordan will build-up on past design-research work and continue to investigate the transfiguration of natural extremities to architectural outcomes at a multitude of scales.

The focus is on learning and developing advanced computational design methodologies, including: 3D-Scanning, Scripting, Agent-based Modelling, Visual Programming, Algorithmic Design, Digital Simulations, 3D-Printing and Digital Fabrication.

The programme will bring together a network of distinguished international faculty and guests to offer design-research units, specialist tooling seminars and a guest-lecture series. The Visiting School will be based in Amman and will conduct visits to explore, study and research natural phenomena in Jordan.





Students should be aware that visas are required for Visiting Schools held both in the UK and abroad and it is the student's responsibility to investigate what is required via the relevant embassies in their country.

Programme Director
Kais Al-Rawi


Programme Director
Kais Al-Rawi

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

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

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