ArchitectScripta ATHENS Workshop: 12th-22nd of December 2016 @ Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece
ArchitectScripta is organizing an international intensive workshop of Advanced Architectural Design under the Thinking Tank of .:RepetiGRiD:. based on Maya and Grasshopper techniques. The ArchitectScripta Winter Workshop 2016 is led by ArchitectScripta Principal Nefeli Chatzimina (University of Southern California, NTUA) Allumni Graduate of Columbia University in New York City and Nikos Papavasileiou (ArchitectScripta Office Manager)
ArchitectScripta Athens Workshop is organized under the auspices of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and the Athens School of Fine Arts. Selected Participants will attend the computation design workshop, academic lectures, final reviews and exhibition at Benaki Museum of Athens from 212th of December until the 22nd of December 2016. Daily meetings will take place from 10am to 6pm at the Benaki Museum of Pireos 138 in Athens.
As part of an ongoing academic research, ArchitectScripta Workshops introduce participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art. Through technical attainment of design and digital production the ArchitectScripta Workshops give the opportunity to students of Architecture and Art, Professional Architects, Designers and Artists to challenge new design territories. Our goal is to explore innovative, potential architectural expressions of the current discourse around Form through computational tools (Autodesk MAYA, Grasshopper Rhino). We will focus on technique elaboration, material intelligence, formal logic efficiencies and precision assemblies as an ultimate condition of design. The workshop will develop and investigate the notion of proficient geometric variations at a level of complexity, so that questions towards geometrical effectiveness, 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.
ArchitectScripta was founded in 2007 by Nefeli Chatzimina ::aS:: is an architectural practice based in the use of multi-layered experimental techniques and production processes networked in Europe and the US. Principal holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and has graduated N.T.U.Athens. Teaching expertise extends to the University of Southern California and N.T.U.Athens. ArchitectScripta ‘s work has been internationally published and exhibited at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, London, Lexington and Barcelona. Her working experience is held in offices of Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York and Xefirotarch in Los Angeles.