Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - GSS Muscat 2017
July 15-27, 2017
Muscat (Sultanate of Oman)
IaaC Global Summer School Muscat is an innovative opportunity of research, design, technology and experimentation on the urban fabric organized in the Sultanate of Oman from the 15th to the 27th of July.
The GSS Muscat will focus in the development of new concepts of mobility, in order to propose an augmented system of transportation with its spatial and organization continuity, and to create the ultimate user experience in the metropolitan city of Muscat. We truly believe in public transport infrastructures as a primary need of development, and a social and urban interaction among other attractors of the city itself. A hub as an essential engine of regional and global economic growth.
A design approach will take in account a new configuration of bottom-up and self-organizing design strategies, tools and techniques, being a multi-disciplinary study and its proposition that form follows flow, in order to implement a dynamic and mutable contemporary structures.
The research agenda is an intense period of 13 days composed of lectures, dynamic studio design, studio trip, learning tools, in order to facilitate experimentation and discovering, extending the projection of the contemporary architectural discourse in national and international arab cultures. Participants will work with daily ingredients such as: fluid dynamic, data driven design, data mapping, programming, material behavior, morpho-ecologies, advanced structures, composite tectonic, digital fabrication through a rigorous computational design workflow.
GSS Muscat aims to incorporate a computational design methodology as a central role from analysis during inception stage to manufacturing in the direction of merging the intimate relationship between architecture and engineering and to empower design creativity.
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