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Vienna Hyper Agency, tutor: Igor Pantic, AAVS Seoul Winter 2015

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Engineering Design Tropisms

Saturday 8 – Sunday 16 September 2018

Our interests lie in the use of algorithms as an integral part of the design process. AAVS Vienna will conduct research into computational design and robotic fabrication, examining modes of interaction between the designer (human) and the logical constraints of algorithms (machines) in the process of design, and then creating virtual design ecologies that challenge the conventional notion of authorship. A set of programmed behaviours and rules form computational design engines, which are used to design and digitally grow a series of architectural systems. With this in mind, we will create a loop system between the input parameters (design decisions and environmental conditions), computational systems and ‘built’ space – a recursive process that results in architectural/computational tropism.


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: 31 August 2018

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.

University of Applied Arts Vienna “Die Angewandte”.


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 or Angewandte take 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. Students should have the following software installed on their laptops: Processing, Autodesk Maya,, Rhino+Grasshopper, Adobe Creative Suite (more details to be added) - any previous knowledge with listed software is welcomed, but not required.

Programme Heads

Igor Pantic is an architect and researcher, currently working as a lead designer for Zaha Hadid Architects in London. He received a Master's Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Laboratory (AADRL) at the Architectural Association in London. Currently, he is a visiting lecturer at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, where he is a studio tutor at the Graduate Architectural Design program. Previously, Igor has taught computational courses at the Architectural Association, and number of algorithmic design workshops in UK and internationally.

Christoph Klemmt received the AA Diploma from the Architectural Association in 2004 and has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects. He co-founded his own studio Orproject that has exhibited widely, at Palais De Tokyo in Paris, the China National Museum in Beijing and at the Biennale in Venice. Christoph is Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and pursuing a doctorate at the Angewandte in Vienna.


Programme Heads
Igor Pantic
Christoph Klemmt

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 Diploma), 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.