Patterned Landscapes

Cyprus has a long history of decorative patterns of noteworthy geometric complexity.  Starting from discovering such a 2D pattern, participants of ARCH-262, Advanced Computer Aided Design, [ARC] University of Nicosia, developed and proposed their own 3-dimesnional pattern and populated it to create a tessellated tile, using the knowledge acquired during the course. The tile was […]

Flex-Shell

Title: ARCH-392 Catalyst I –Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication Workshop Dates: 15th March – 18th March 2016, [ARC] University of Nicosia Gridshells are efficient lightweight structures that are shaped to purely correspond to the forces of nature. Historic outcomes of such form-finding design processes are remarkable doubly curved shells, efficient and affordable to construct. Pioneer […]

University of Nicosia, Department of Architecture [ARC] Team among the Winning Designs of Sukkahville 2014 International Design Competition

Selected [ARC] University of Nicosia Submissions The 4th annual Sukkahville Design Competition, aiming to raise public awareness on affordable housing, invited architects, students, artists, builders and allied design professionals to submit their design proposals for a temporary, freestanding Sukkah for the holiday of Sukkot. Eight winning designs were chosen by a select high profile jury […]

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 […]