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F(AA)SHIONS Marco Verde Studio

F(AA)SHIONS/ AA Visiting School Paris, Spring 2011
The Architectural Association School of Architecture, one of the world’s most respected and ambitious pedagogical laboratories for architectural design and spatial research, will offer a 10 day international visiting programme in Paris running this academic year 2010-2011.

The workshop will take place from the 21st to 31st March 2011 and will be hosted by Musées des Arts Décoratifs, 111 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.

Marco Verde’s Studio
Marco Verde is an Engineer from UNICA, Università degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy).
He earned his Master’s degree in Architecture (2005) and a DEA’s degree (2008) as PhD candidate at EsArq-UiC, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona. Marco Verde is an expert designer focusing on contemporary design strategies and tools for Non-Standard Architecture. He is a specialist in Parametric Design with strong experience in Digital Fabrication methods. Marco is the principal of [P]a, Performative Design Processes for Architecture a research initiative linked to his architectural practice.
Through an integral design and fabrication computer-based session, this workshop will challenge students to understand form as an actual expression of dynamic processes that occur in space and time. Form will be regarded as a dynamic process of space-occupation that manifests through the Generic levitra whithout prescription organization of matter into differentiated patterns.

During the workshop, students will learn how to integrate fabrication and assembly logic as design features while embracing the entire process of production from design to final materialization. The final aim of the course will be the detailing, digital fabrication, and assembly of refined prototypes that are catalyst of a holistic understanding.

Students will first develop catalogues of numeric studies in dynamic systems to investigate processes of formation of structures and patterns in space and time. The digital diagrams will then be investigated as a pre-material state of potential architectures. Physical prototyping will be critical to a complete development of the spatially articulated and heterogeneous formations.

The agenda of the workshop will be to investigate novel gallery-like shopping spaces where established firms and emerging designers can find alternative opportunities to engage new audiences. The final discussions will be focused on whether or not the students’ proposals suggest actual unexpected futures for multimodal and mobile Pop-Up Retails and Stages.
Marco Verde, Curator
Eng. MArch, Assistant Professor, HYPERBODY, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft