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AA Istanbul Visiting School 2013

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AA Istanbul Visiting School 2013

Time: April 4, 2013 to April 12, 2013
Location: Istanbul Technical University
City/Town: Istanbul, Turkey
Website or Map: http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/ista…
Event Type: generative, computation, ++, digital, fabrication, workshop
Organized By: elif erdine
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2012

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Istanbul - Vertical Interventions

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Thursday 4 – Friday 12 April 2013

In its third year, the AA Istanbul Visiting School, Vertical Interventions, in collaboration with Istanbul Technical University, will continue to rediscover verticality through novel generative design techniques and large-scale physical prototypes. Abstracted as a fusion of various sub-systems, each subsystem of the tower will be investigated in relation to their various performance criteria. The correlations between the separate sets of performance criteria and evaluation methods will be analyzed, leading to the generation of unified design alternatives for a vertical system typology. In addition to the custom-made digital design and evaluation tools supporting the core methodology, Vertical Interventions will also highlight the fabrication and assembly of a large scale working prototype integrating the performative characteristics of each system in examination.

As in 2012, the design agendas of AA Athens and AA Istanbul Visiting Schools will directly create feedback on one another, allowing participation in either one or both Programmes.


The AA offers several discount options for participants wishing to apply as a group or participants wishing to apply for both AA Istanbul and AA Athens Visiting Schools:


1.       Standard application

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable.


2.       Group registration

For group applications, there will be a range of discounts depending on the number of people in the group.  The discounted fee will be applied to each individual in the group.

Type A. 3-6 people group: £60 (AA Membership fee) + 635*0.75 = £536.25 (25 %)
Type B. 6-15 people group: £60 + 635*0.70 = £504.5 (30%)
Type C. more than 15 people group: £60 + 635*0.65 = £472.75 (35%)


3.       Participants attending both AA Istanbul and AA Athens | 40% discount

For people wishing to attend both AA Istanbul 2013 and AA Athens 2013, a discount of 40% will be made for each participant. (The participant will pay the £60 membership fee only once.)

£60 (AA Membership fee) + (635*0.60)*2 = £822


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The deadline for applications is 21 March 2013. A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment. The online application can be reached from:


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