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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Famagusta – Rebuilding No Man’s Land, Parametric Urbanism Workshop, 22 Mar. – 12 Apr. 2010

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), […]