Dubai Sadaf' a 3D Printed bus Shed Proposal for Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), -Image Courtesy of MEAN* Middle East Architecture Network

Dubai

AAVSDXB 5.0 - Additive Stereotomies

Friday 29 March – Saturday 6 April 2019

The Addictive Stereotomies Visiting School explores the potential of innovative technology to inform novel architecture in the Middle-East. Responding to the Dubai 3D printing strategy, which specifies that two per cent of new constructions should contain 3D printed elements, we will contribute to the city’s wider ambition to make Dubai the ‘3D printing hub of the world’. Working in collaboration with the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), we will build on our previous years’ work, exploring addictive manufacturing (which involves joining materials to make objects from 3D model data) to create exciting, sustainable constructions. We will generate, test and construct components using the principles of ‘stereotomy’ (the art and science of cutting 3D solids into particular shapes) in order to assemble structurally stable interventions. Through an experimental design process, we will arm ourselves with core skills in generative design, digital manufacturing, and visualisation. Finally, we will present our projects and an exhibition of our outcomes in a way that shares our exploration of  high-performance environments and form-making with a wider audience.


Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed

  • Access to 2 Innovation hubs in Dubai Design District (DIDI Studio, In5 Design Fablab)
  • Expert Tutors in advanced computational design.
  • Introduction to Algorithmic design and methods
  • Access to In5 Fablab 3D printers, CNC machines, Laser Cutters
  • Exhibition in Dubai Design District and the opportunity to network with interested entities in the region
  • Access to 2 Innovation hubs in Dubai Design District (DIDI Studio, In5 Design Fablab)
  • Expert Tutors in advanced computational design.
  • Introduction to Algorithmic design and methods
  • Access to In5 Fablab 3D printers, CNC machines, Laser Cutters
  • Exhibition in Dubai Design District and the opportunity to network with interested entities in the region

Applications

1) You can make an online 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 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: 20 March 2019

Location

In5 Design, Hai d3, Dubai Design District
DIDI Studios

Fees

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £890 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting 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.

Visas

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.

Insurance

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.

Eligibility

The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: 
Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR8 or later), Grashopper3D, Python, CAM Software TBA.

Biography

Riyad Joucka is an Architect, Entrepreneur and Researcher, based in Dubai. He is the Lead Architect and founder of MEAN* ‘Middle East Architectural Network’; an Innovative Architecture Practice, and the synergistic counterpart to MEAL* ‘Middle East Architecture Lab’; An Experimental Design Repository. The two symbiotic organizations are aimed at amalgamating material research with computational design solutions. He has gained professional experience in the Middle East and Asia as well as North America.
Riyad worked in New York and Hong Kong from 2012- 2017 at the intersection of academia and practice, on complex structures, facades and building technologies, with a focused interest in design that is at the nexus of technology, material research, and computation. Riyad earned his Master of Architecture (MArch, Distinction) at the Emergent Technologies & Design program at the AA School of Architecture in London.

Academic Partner

Dubai Institute of Design Innovation



Contacts

Programme Head
Riyad Joucka

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782
visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk


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ONLINE APPLICATION



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