Taipei Glass prototypes made at Generative-Glass 2013. Photo by Lida Marinkova.

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Generative-Glass : RoboGlass

Monday 28 July – Tuesday 5 August 2014

Generative-Glass is an international experimental research programme designed to investigate the evolving role of glass as a physical material in design, art and architecture, as well as, its potential relationship with new computational/interactive/ fabrication production processes.

Glass, unlike most materials used in contemporary architectural design, has remained relatively ‘inaccessible’ and ‘unmanageable’ due to various factors directly associated with its material behavior, making processes, assembly logics and cost of customization.

The ambition of this annual programme is to successively produce a body of work, in collaboration with both contemporary glass manufacturers and artisans, demonstrating ways in which the implementation of glass as a highly aesthetical and self-structural material could be approached afresh via generative processes.

For this second iteration of the programme, we would incorporate both industrial robotics and machineries during the glass-making processes to produce a series of physical glass prototypes. Led by a team of international architects/computational designers/glass-artists/robotics specialists, students would experiment with both traditional glass-blowing/casting techniques and new digital fabrication processes to propose and implement alternative modes of glassmaking.

Prominent Features of the workshop:

  • Teaching team: International architects/computational designers/glass-artists/robotics specialists/researchers
  • Facilities: Glass-Blowing Studio, Digital Fabrication Lab, Exhibition Space, Robotics/Machineries Access.
  • Lecture series: Invited Speakers and Teaching Staff.
  • Factory & Studio Visits.
Skill Developed: 
  • Computational skills: Digital Modeling, Creative Coding, Digital Fabrication
  • Theoretical understanding: Thinking and Making Glass in design, art and architecture, Open-Source Model
  • Fabrication: Digital Fabrication, Traditional Glassmaking and Industrial Glass Production


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 14 July 2014.

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. 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 programme is open to art, architecture and design students and professionals worldwide. Other applicants who are interested in glass making/design in general are also welcomed. 


Tittot Glass Art Museum: No. 16,
Lane 515, Sec. 4, Zhongyang N. Rd.,
Beitou District,

Tamkang University: No.151, Yingzhuan Rd.,
Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)


Programme Director
Immanuel Koh

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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

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