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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