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Form as (Dynamic) Unknown workshop by AA Rome Visiting School

A 10-day architectural workshop hosted by the AA Rome Visiting School entitled Form as (Dynamic) Unknown will be held 8-19 May 2013 and will be an experimental laboratory in which kinetic interactive structures are researched and designed. International students will develop novel solutions, building upon the experiments of great Italian innovators.

Drawing on the work of Leonardo Da Vinci, participants design robotic systems inspired by nature. Projects will transform by adapting to environmental conditions and social behaviours happening at real and virtual levels. The internet, similar to the SuperSurface prophesied by SuperStudio, is considered as the virtual layer of data-exchange cutting across Rome and the rest of the world.

By the end of the workshop students will have developed their own interpretation of the future of architecture. Advancing design strategies that embrace the complex and unpredictable nature of the city will lead to forms as ‘(dynamic) unknown’.

The workshop is structured into three main stages with the aim of achieving innovative solutions to the many design themes proposed by the tutors. Lectures on current mainstream and academic research are integral to the whole workshop

- The first phase of the course includes a series of tutorials regarding digital parametric modelling with Grasshopper and robotics with Arduino board
- In the second phase, based on the methods acquired, the students develop in groups their projects, using analogue and digital techniques
- In the last phase they join experiments based on physical models to development of algorithmic tools and robots. Customized parts of these machines get digitally fabricated

Venue:
Galleria di architettura ‘Come Se’
via dei Bruzi 4
00185 Rome
Italy
www.aaschool.ac.uk

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