Time: September 22, 2014 to October 1, 2014
Location: Architecture Department, University of Patras
City/Town: Patras, Greece
Website or Map: http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk
Event Type: generative, design, computation, digital, fabrication, interactive, kinetic, maya, rhinoceros, grasshopper
Organized By: Alexandros Kallegias
Latest Activity: May 28, 2014
Greece | Patras
AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which will travel and reach every other city outside the country’s capital. It functions as a ‘satellite’ of education that promotes the Architectural Association’s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an active nod of communication among the various locations.
In 2014, the School will initiate its design agenda with an architectural approach that is focused on the aspect of connection. The city of Patras which is the starting node of AA Greece VS, was chosen by the European Commission to be the European Capital of Culture for the year 2006. The concept of the event revolved around the main theme of "Bridges" and "Dialogues", drawing benefit from the city's rich history and its position as a "Gate to the West", to underline the essence of the productive interaction of culture and civilizations in Europe. The AA Greece Visiting School investigates how well existing buildings with various sightlines and variant spatial grammars perform according to human perception. In sync with the flexible and adaptive concept of parasitical structures, the research focuses on the making of transformable large-scale creations that accentuate prominent architectural features of existing buildings. The research looks at how cultural factors, specific preferences, experiences, and expectations can lead to the transformation of architectural parasitical structures.
1. Standard application
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £600 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non-refundable.
2. Group registration
For group applications, there will be a range of discounts depending on the number of people in the group. The discounted fee will be applied to each individual in the group.
1. 3-6 people group: £60 (AA Membership fee) + 540*0.75 = £465 (25 %)
2. 7-15 people group: £60 + 540*0.70 = £438 (30%)
3. more than 15 people group: £60 + 540*0.65 = £411 (35%)
3. AA students
For current AA students studying in Undergraduate or Graduate programs, a discount of 50% will be made for each participant. (AA students are exempt of paying the £60 membership fee.)
The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide. Participants receive the Architectural Association certificate of participation upon completion.
The deadline for applications is 15 September 2014. Online application form and payment required. No portfolio/CV required. The online application can be reached from the link below: