Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Last call!! - IAAC Global Summer School 2017 (GSS17 Muscat)

July 15-27, 2017

Muscat (Oman)

The IAAC Global Summer School (GSS) platform is an ambitious, multiscalar investigation of the implications of emergent techniques in our planned environments. Each year, international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects deeply embedded in diverse local conditions.

IAAC Network

IAAC has an active alumni community around the world, generating a decentralized expansion of IAAC expertise and knowledge. The constant involvement of the community in IAAC activities keeps the connections strong. IAAC GSS17 places the Global Summer School in strategic positions to take place simultaneously in different cities around the world: Barcelona, New York City, Monterey, Moscow, Tehran, Ahmedabad, Beirut, Beijing, Boulder, and Muscat.

The GSS17 agenda focuses on the applications and implications of new technologies in the dynamic field of public space.

GSS17 Muscat

The research agenda for GSS17 Muscat is an intense period of 13 days of lectures, dynamic studio design, and learning tools to facilitate experimentation and discovering, extending the projection of the contemporary architectural discourse in national and international Arab cultures.

Participants work with daily ingredients such as fluid dynamics, data-driven design, data mapping, programming, material behavior, morpho-ecologies, advanced structures, composite tectonic, digital fabrication through a rigorous computational design workflow.

GSS17 Muscat aims to empower design creativity by incorporating a computational design methodology from analysis during initial stages to manufacturing, merging architecture and engineering.

The digital fabrication session's intent is to leverage digital design and manufacturing for perceptual, spatial, and formal effect and the reverse engineering approach for its optimization. Participants will explore the flow of information from design to fabrication, implement current equipment, and build their project proposal.

The application deadline has been postponed to June 15, 2017.

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