AA visiting school to be held in Jordan

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The Architectural Association School of Architecture has opened registration for its newest AA Visiting School, held in Jordan on September 1st to 10th 2013.

AAVS Jordan is an intensive workshop directed by Riyad Joucka, with the support of Visiting School Director Christopher Pierce and Visiting school coordinator Priji Balakrishnan.

Collaborating with some of the best up and coming talent in the current Generative Architecture community, iterative parametric platforms will be introduced to participants, and used to simulate natural processes.

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Participants will work towards generating speculative architectural proposals based on natural formations inherit within the ecology of the Jordanian desert. Initiating the design process, the group will take a trip to the rose-rock carved city of Petra and the desert of Wadi Rum, where man-made and natural morphologies will be observed and documented.

With the objective of generating architectural solutions of a wide range of scales and programs, participants will digitally test their simulations to enhance the performance of their digital and physical design prototypes, operating in a feedback loop. This form-finding method aims at generating an optimal outcome through evaluating several iterations. The resulting architectural proposals should speculate on an ecological intervention within proposed sites of Petra and Wadi Rum, one that would emerges seamlessly from within its contextual conditions.

The 10 day program will be held within the period of 1st – 10th of September 2013. Registration closes August 20th 2013.

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