Chania Progressions
October 4-14, 2016
Chania (Greece)

The Architectural Association School of Architecture is visiting the city ofChania in the island of Crete in Greece.

In 2016, the AA Chania Visiting School will continue to pursue its design agenda concentrating on the bigger picture of the Chania city’s characteristics. The city of Chania is the second largest city of Crete. Chania can be divided in two parts: the old town and the modern city which is the larger one. The Visiting School will revisit the way the built environment has been put together and will explore design possibilities which can be applied to improve connectivity and functionality in the city. Interactive design coupled with generative form-finding techniques towards the fabrication and assembly of a 1-to-1 scale prototype will be investigated.

Each year a series of software tutorial sessions takes place to allow participants develop their basic skills of controlling models parametrically and of producing interactive presentations. These sessions also embody manufacturing techniques, enabling a hands‐on experience in architectural design. Also, lectures and special events enable the participants to advance their understanding of new design anatomies and begin developing a theoretical background on topics including machinic control, computational space, and complexity in systems, and innovative urban design approaches.

Prominent features of the workshop/ skills developed
  • Participants become part of an active learning environment where the large tutor to student ratio allows for personalized tutorials and debates.
  • The toolset of AA Greece includes but is not limited to Maya, Rhinoceros, and Grasshopper.
  • Design seminars and lecture series support the key objectives of the programme, disseminating fundamental design techniques and relevant critical thinking methodologies.

The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.

Participants receive the AA Visiting School Certificate with the completion of the Programme.

The deadline for applications is September 20 2016. No portfolio or CV, only requirement is the online application form and fees.

Alexandros Kallegias (Programme Director):[email protected]

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