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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 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 […]
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, […]
This is the first attempt towards defining a Comprehensive Parametric Model (‘a phenotype’) able to define most of the wooden roof churches of the Troodos region in Cyprus. The idea will be further explored during an upcoming workshop starting on the 26th of March 2012 at [A.R.C.] University of Nicosia.
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 […]
The workshop will be held at the [ARC] University of Nicosia, Cyprus from the 29th of November – 3rd of December. Alongside the workshop, there will be a series of lectures (Monday the 29th and Wednesday the 1st) followed by a round-table debate/discussion (Friday the 3rd), the students presentation and a reception.
We would like to highlight a workshop which is currently taking place at the University of Cyprus (UCY) in Nicosia. Eight teams from four academic institutions, Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture ‐ DRL, Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA), DELFT University of Technology – The Why Factory and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), […]