Tuesday, May 10, 2016

AA Visiting School Jordan 2016 - 16-25 July, Amman and Aqaba / Red Sea (Jordan)

AA Visiting School Jordan 2016
Hyperbolic Reefs
16-25 July, 2016
Amman and Aqaba / Red Sea (Jordan)

The Jordan Visiting School (AAVVJO) is a summer program which operates beyond the traditional context of the AA at Bedford Square in London. It is an intensive, thought-provoking workshop which investigates natural and ecological phenomena found in Jordan and across the Middle East region. The design-research investigations of the program aim to rethink the existing architectural practices in the region, and how architecture is conceived in ecologically sensitive areas. The program focuses on computational design methodologies and how they can relate to the abstraction and generation of natural phenomenon and morphologies.

This year's program brings together a network of distinguished international faculty and guests to offer design-research units, specialist software tutorials and a guest-lecture series. The program will be primarily based in Amman, and will include an exclusive visit to Aqaba to study and document various marine habitats via snorkeling, photography, and 3D-scanning.

At Jordan’s southern-most tip, the Gulf of Aqaba encapsulates a vast biodiversity of marine life including coral reefs and benthic organisms and habitats; many of which are endemic to the area.

In July 2016, the focus will be on distinct marine topologies and morphologies found in the Gulf of Aqaba and their transfiguration into outcomes within architecture and design, with a particular focus on computational design methods.

Program Director:
Kais Al-Rawi

Program Faculty:
Julia Koerner, UCLA | JK Design
Vincenzo Reale, ARUP | AA
Filippo Nassetti, Zaha Hadid Architects | Mhox
Kais Al-Rawi, Walter P Moore | AA
Rana Zureikat, AA
Marie Boltenstern, Boltenstern
Mohamad Makkouk, Laceco International

Limited spaces are available, register here.

Contact email: jordan@aaschool.ac.uk

Application/Payment deadline: 15 June 2016

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