University of Nicosia Department of Architecture [ARC] Team Wins 1st Prize at Sukkahville 2013 International Design Competition

The competition invited architects, students, artists, builders and allied design professionals to submit their design proposals for the third annual Sukkahville Design Competition. The participants were called to re-imagine the traditional Sukkah, a temporary structure, constructed for the holiday of Sukkot. The event was organised by Kehilla foundation, a non-profit organization funding affordable housing and […]

AUTO-Mason13 | Winning Entry

The advancement and proliferation of Digital Design tools and Fabrication methods calls for re-evaluation of current design and building processes. Within the above context, the AUTO-Mason design competition has been initiated to explore the potential of CAD-CAM applications in the construction sector and promote collaboration between academia and industry on the island of Cyprus.  AUTO-Mason-13 […]

AUTO-Mason 13 | Digital Design + Fabrication Competition

Digital Design tools and fabrication methods have been advancing rapidly, changing the way spaces are designed, and realized. The competition seeks to explore the potential of CAD-CAM workflows and principles in construction industry using an industrial robotic arm specialized in stone and marble carving. Industrial Robotic Arms have been a fascinating challenge for designers that […]

AA Visiting School- Cyprus UN Buffer Zone | Aug 23rd to Sep 3rd 2013 – Architeture Research Center [ARC] – University of Nicosia – Cyprus

AA Visiting School- Cyprus UN Buffer Zone Aug 23rd to Sep 3rd 2013 – Architeture Research Center [ARC] – University of Nicosia – Cyprus http://cyprus.aaschool.ac.uk/ Agenda The island of Cyprus is currently split into north and south parts separated by the UN Buffer Zone, an 180km dividing line that encompasses a small portion of almost […]

Fractal Recursion – Digital Design Workshop @ [ARC], University of Nicosia, CYPRUS

“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.” Mandelbrot Fractals escape the concept of fixed topological dimension. What architects understand as a finite size or length, what we try to comprehend in different scales and annotations in plans […]

[RvsR]₂ – 3rd Parametric Design + Physical Computing Platform Workshop @ [ARC], University of Nicosia, CYPRUS

[RvsR]₂ Workshop will run @ [ARC] University of Nicosia from the 19th – 23rd of November 2012.   Workshop Brief: During the 70s, Nicholas Negroponte suggested that architecture would be greatly benefited from the integration of computing power into built spaces, thus creating better performing and more rational buildings. In 1991 Mark Weiser published a […]

[DvsI] 2nd Parametric Design + Digital Fabrication Workshop @ [ARC], University of Nicosia, Cyprus

The 2nd Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication Workshop has concluded @ the Architecture Department [ARC], University of Nicosia. The workshop was held from the 21st – 25th of November 2011 and the participants were called to explore the dyad data/information [DvsI]. The workshop theme emerged from the mere observation that digital data is nowadays abundant, […]

[RvsR] Parametric Design+Fabrication Workshop @ [ARC] University of Nicosia, Cyprus – the outcome

The Workshop has concluded and all four teams have successfully presented their real scale prototypes. RvsR started as an attempt to highlight the difference between the processes of repetition and replication, with the last being the requested outcome. The workshop has therefore implemented Parametric Design Tools (PDT) to investigate the above notions. In addition, RvsR […]