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Adaptive Transport Machine V.02

Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 August 2019

Lima Visiting School version 2.0 will investigate Lima as contemporary emerging metropolis in South America blurring the boundaries between infrastructure / architecture and mechanic fields. We will approach architectural solutions as to embrace new technology into means of transport of different scales, public & private domains within three different existing sceneries of the city: land, water, air.

Lima, Peru’s capital, is in constant growth as an urban fabric extending 800km2, and 10million habitants. The traffic and unlimited variations of mobility makes Lima a city in urgent need to improve. One of the biggest problems is the lack of an effective public transport system, the few possibilities work independently.

Visionary exercises by means of research, mapping, design technology and fabrication processes participate in the entire infrastructure body that will populate across Lima terrain to obtain a faster moving network of differentiated routes on extensive simulation.


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 7 August 2019

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.


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 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.


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, San Miguel, Lima, Peru


We accept students and professionals, in the fields of architecture, engineering and design.


Alvaro Lopez is a Spanish architect and Phd candidate (etsam), holding an M.Arch from the European University of Madrid and a B.Pro M.Arch in Architectural Design (M.Arch AD) from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Prior to moving to London, Alvaro has worked with R&A and ALF Arquitectos in Madrid. He has a wide experience in digital manufacturing, working for the B-made at the Bartlett School of Architecture in the Digital Manufacturing department and with some collaboration with different projects like the Swiss pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2016, or the Digital Grotesque for the Pompidou Center. As a researcher he run robotics lab at the Architectural Association where he participated in many experimental projects. Currently he co-directs RC9 unit at AD masters degree at the Bartlett school of architecture while working as Digital Manufacturing consultant for different offices like Nagami Design.

Karl Singline is a graduate architect and roboticist from Australia. After graduating from the University of Tasmania, where he played a key role in integrating a KUKA robotic arm into the curriculum for both the school of architecture as well as other faculties and community groups, he launched his popular YouTube channel with over 100,000 views. Specializing in tutorials on visual programming and robotics. Currently based in Barcelona, Karl is undertaking his second masters through a postgraduate scholarship.

Federico Dunkelberg is a M.Arch graduate from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory. He was awarded the top 5 digital projects at the FEIDAD competition in Taiwan. He has previously worked for Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners in London and in the Middle East, before opening his studio DESSIN–TECHNISCH together with Sophie Le Bienvenu in Lima Peru. Together with Sophie, he is currently running a design studio at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru on experimental parametric architecture.

Sophie Le Bienvenu is a M. Arch graduate from Architectural Asociation Design Research Laboratory, where her thesis obtained a distinction. She has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects on several complex projects around the globe before co-founding the architectural practice DESSIN–TECHNISCH with Federico Dunkelberg. She is Director of Studies at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica School of Architecture, where she runs an experimental parametric architecture studio with Federico.


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Dessin Technisch
Kuka Mecanos
Association for Robots in Architecture



Programme Heads
Federico Dunkelberg
Sophie Le Bienvenu

Alvaro Lopez
Karl Singline

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Certificate), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.