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 […]

BLOCKS

BLOCKS is a transdisciplinary endeavour investigating the aesthetic conditions that arise from the intersection of digital mediation and artistic discourse. The exhibition brings together selected cypriot and international artists of divergent artistic domains, to present a collection of brand new works that will explore the “geography” of robotic fabrication technologies and contemporary art. As alluded […]

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 […]

AA Visiting School + CAA Summer Workshop 2014 | Jul 21st to Aug 1st – Architeture Research Center [ARC] – University of Nicosia – Cyprus

The Architectural Association Cyprus Visiting School for 2014 joins brief, participants and structure with the annual Summer Workshop sponsored by the Cyprus Architects Association and hosted/organized by the University of Nicosia – Department of Architecture [ARC]. The target for 2014 is to assemble a diverse and dynamic group of students and young practitioners, both from […]

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 […]