X|A Istanbul Summer Workshop : 17th-28th of June 2013 @ Istanbul Technical University of Turkey
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Participation cost is 550 euros. For ITU students participation cost is 450 euros.
X|A is offering a full scholarship and a half scholarship based on portfolio selection.
X|Atelier is organizing an international intensive workshop of Advanced Architectural Design hosted by
the Istanbul Technical University and Yapi-Endustri Merkezi, as part of an ongoing academic research,
which introduces participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and
Art. Through technical attainment of design and digital production the X|A Workshops give the opportunity
to students of Architecture and Art, Professional Architects, Designers and Artists to challenge
new design territories.
The X|A Istanbul Workshop June 2013 is led by X|A principals Erick Carcamo (SCI-ARC) and Nefeli
Chatzimina (USC,NTUA) in collaboration with Sevgi Türkkan (ITU). Selected Participants will attend the
Computation Workshop taking place from 17th-27th of June in ITU [Istanbul Technical University] and
the Final Review and Exhibition of workshop results hosted by YEM [Yapı-Endüstri Merkezi] on 28th of
June. Daily meetings will take place from 10am to 6pm at ITU.
Our goal is to explore innovative, potential architectural expressions of the current discourse around
Form through computational tools (Autodesk MAYA). We will focus on technique elaboration, material
intelligence, formal logic e ciencies and precision assemblies as an ultimate condition of design. The
workshop will develop and investigate the notion of pro cient geometric variations at a level of com
plexity, so that questions towards geometrical e ectiveness, accuracy and performance can begin to be
understood in a contemporary setting. The workshop is a discourse based in the use of multi-layered
techniques and production processes that allow for control over intelligent geometries, calibration of
parts, and behavioral taxonomies, normalizing an innovative held of predictability. We will focus simultaneously
in the attempt to negotiate the question of topology vs. typology, odd genus (Greek. )
and species within the condition of space and how fragmented surface state emerges through, constituting
a potential assembly of parts and quanti ed normalities. Within this context, our work will turn
into design and production each student will operate within an expertise towards intuition by means of
software and advancement of the discipline through a precise contemporary understanding of Architecture's
reliance on surface performance, unspeci ed systems, scale within the scale, mechanical partsand absurd precisions to expand its discourse.