AA Summer DLAB
July 24-August 11, 2017
Architectural Association (AA) London campus
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
AA Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of advanced computational design, analysis, and large scale prototyping techniques. In its 12th year, Summer DLAB continues to build on its expertise of complex architectural design and fabrication processes, relying heavily on materiality and performance.
The programme brings together a range of experts – tutors and lecturers – from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, and others. The research generated at Summer DLAB has been published in international media and peer-reviewed conference papers, including SimAUD (Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design), eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe).
AA Summer DLAB investigates the correlations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication, coupled with analog modes of physical experimentation and prototype making. Each cycle of the programme devises custom-made architectural processes through the creation of novel associations between conventional and contemporary design and fabrication techniques. The research culminates in the design and fabrication of a one-to-one scale prototype realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques, with the aim of integrating of form-finding, material computation, and structural performance.
The toolset of Summer DLAB includes but is not limited to Rhinoceros, Processing, Grasshopper, and various analysis tools.
The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Prior software knowledge is not required.
Application / payment deadline: July 17, 2017
Elif Erdine (Programme Head, AA Summer DLAB)
Alexandros Kallegias (Programme Head, AA Summer DLAB)
AA Visiting School Coordinator:
AA Summer DLAB 2016 Prototype, Weave.X, is the Architizer A+Award Popular Choice Winner in the Architecture +Technology Category.