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SCI-Arc Faculty Hosts Advanced Design Workshops in Athens, Greece

SCI-Arc faculty member Erick Carcamo and partner Nefeli Chatzimina of X│A Atelier are hosting two intensive workshops of advanced architectural design this summer in Athens, Greece.

Part of an ongoing academic research which introduces participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art, the workshops explore innovative, potential architectural expressions of the current discourse around form through computational tools such as Autodesk MAYA.

The workshops focus on technique elaboration, material intelligence, formal logic efficiencies and precision assemblies as an ultimate condition of design. They introduce a discourse based in the use of multi-layered techniques and production processes allowing for control over intelligent geometries, calibration of parts, and behavioral taxonomies, normalizing an innovative held of predictability.

Within this context, each student will operate within an expertise towards intuition by means of software and advancement of the discipline through a precise contemporary understanding of architecture’s reliance on surface performance, unspecified systems, scale within scale, mechanical parts and absurd precisions to expand its discourse.

Dubbed Omni(progra)chromatic, the two workshops are organized under the auspices of the Benaki Museum, the Helenic Institute of Architecture and the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Workshop sessions are scheduled July 2-16 and July 17-31st and will be hosted at the Benaki Museum in Athens.

Click HERE for more information and to register.