University of Technology Sydney
06 – 17 February 2012

In late 2010 and early 2011 Australia experienced the most devastating flooding around its territories in years. With changes to the climate that have recently occurred and the prospect of rising sea levels all coastal cites are at risk of evanescence – fading away. With over 100km of coastal edge and harbourside Sydney will be a ground zero for these changes. To address this condition we will develop floatable prototypes and test out their potential use in different scenarios. In other cites around the world it is about land reclamation for urban expansion, but we will focus on land retention and the expansion of new grounds. We will investigate how one can manage the tenuous conditions between the manmade and the natural.
This year a ten-day studio-based design course will explore the potentials of articulated envelopes and grounds through the use of computational design approaches and the constructing of 1:1 inhabitable and floatable spaces.

The deadline for applications is 27 January. All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment.

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £50 Visiting Student Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £50 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable.

Fees do not include flights. Accommodation during the workshop is not provided, but advice accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.

The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates, young professionals and those with an interest in architecture. Current AA students and non-AA School applicants may apply. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhinoceros.

Programme Director
Jeffrey P Turko
Host School Coordinator (UTS)
Adrian Lahoud
Visiting School Director
Christopher Pierce
Visiting School Coordinator
Sandra Sanna
T +44 (0)20 7887 4014
F +44 (0)20 7414 0782
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