marți, 15 iulie 2008

Nitropix Arqchitecture News: Hyperhabitat, Reprograming the World

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia launches the digital fabrication summer workshop. The aim is to produce the Venice Biennale installation that Guallart Architects, IaaC and the Bcn Fab Lab, with the collaboration of Bestiario, will present during the Venice Biennale, based on digital fabrication procedures.
The aim of the workshop is to produce an installation designed by Guallart Architects, IaaC, and the BCN Fab Lab in collaboration with Bestiario (website) that will be presented during the Biennale of Venice which this year has a focus on digital fabrication procedures.The installation Hyperhabitat: Reprogramming the World, will reproduce, in
1:1 scale, a youth dwelling with sharing spaces. It will be fabricated with from acrylic and interconnected with information systems to the networks and urban systems of larger scales. Multimedia designers, software and hardware programmers, designers and other experts of diverse disciplines will participate in the production of the installation. For more information, please contact: <>
Requirements: architects and students of architecture or design with computer design skills will be admitted. Aim: The aim will be to fabricate items for the installation through digital fabrication, laser cutter machines and other techniques to be taught during the workshop.
Aim: The aim will be to apply the digital fabrication techniques to be taught during the workshop to machine output, including large scale laser cutting machines.
Phases: The workshop is subdivided in three stages:
Workshop 01: 07July - 19July
Workshop 02: 21July - 02August Assembly
Workshop: 04August - 11August (Venice)
Selection: Each sub-workshop will be composed by 20 participants. The workshop is subdivided in two workshops of two weeks each one. The applicants can choose to participate in one or both sub-workshops. Among both sub-workshops participants, five people maximum will be selected to travel to Venice for the Assembly Workshop.
Registration: until july 7th. 2008. All participants that successfully complete the workshop will be mentioned as participants in the production of the installation in the Venice Biennale.
Accommodation: Participants should look for accommodation options in Barcelona.
Registration Price: 500 euros each workshop

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