Mumbai Deployable Structures-Carlos Henrique Hernandez Merchan



Thursday 1 – Saturday 10 August 2019

The digital craft workshop is focused on the learning of new and old construction methodologies and how these can offer solutions to addressing social problems facing developing countries such as India. The workshop questions current building techniques and how the production of architectural building systems can be optimised through new digital manufacturing processes.  This forms the groundwork to facilitate the building of modular prefabricated building systems. This will be combined with local crafting knowledges that can be used to be created to create deployable, adaptable structures for areas of crisis in India.

Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed

  • Material explorations using new low tech methodologies to produce dynamic forms.
  • Tectonics and fabrication methods to deliver deployable adaptable structures.
  • Introduction to computational tools used to translate digital geometry into fabrication processes such as cnc milling and 3d printing and robotic arms.


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: 15 July 2019

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required and are advised to contact their home embassy early.


Mumbai, India


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee, payable by all participants.

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.


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR7 or later).


Nicolas Cabargas Mori is a licensed architect in Chile, In 2014 he obtained his Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Architectural Association at the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme. Nicolas is currently partner at OF Arquitectos, Chile; Professor at Architecture, Art and Design Department of the Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) and Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB).

Marco Corazza is a graduate of the Architectural Association earning a Master of Science in Emergent Technologies and Design with distinction in 2013. His thesis, Composite Morphogenesis, was presented at the Acadia academic conference in Los Angeles in 2014. He is a senior architect at Wilkinson Eyre currently working as on the Battersea Power Station in London.

Tejas Sidnal is an architect from Mumbai, India. Tejas earned his B.Arch degree from the University of Mumbai in 2011. Having a strong inclination towards Biomimicry he has been researching over this field from the past 4 years. Successfully completed his Masters on Tata Scholarship in Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) with a distinction from Architectural Association (AA), School of Architecture during 2012 – 2013.


Programme Heads
Nicolas Cabargas Mori
Marco Corazza
Tejas Sidnal

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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