Sunday, November 24, 2019

archEatable, A journey through architecture and pâtisserie

The Architecture Department of The American University in Dubai presents archEatable, A journey through architecture and pâtisserie, an innovative course created by the Associate Professor of Architecture and Authorized Rhino Trainer, Jose A. Carrillo.

archEatable is an unconventional class that explores the limits of education in architecture through a unique and disruptive approach in the teaching of digital design tools such as Rhino/Grasshopper and fabrication techniques. It is also an opportunity to collaborate with professionals from diverse disciplines with compatible design processes and a chance to interact with students and faculty from other departments at AUD.

archEatable focuses on a crossed relationship between architecture and the world of gourmet pastry in Haute Pâtisserie. Twelve students were asked to design unique pieces and edible works of art. The course incorporates novel 3D-printed prototyping, silicone molds, and laser cutters into the process to create stunningly unique geometric cakes.

Jose A. Carrillo bases his research on professional emerging practices and current teaching in architecture. It deepens the strategies to create new scenarios supported by emerging technological advances and unique techniques associated with digital design and fabrication processes.

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