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Visiting Schools

- AAVS Lyon: Mud Body & Script Location: Les Grands Atelier Fabrication Laboratory, Lyon, France Date: 29 May- 7 June, 2014 Organization: Architectural Association, Les Grands Atelier Programme Directors: Stephanie Chaltiel, Marie-Perrine Plaรงais AAVS Director: Christopher Pierce Tutors: Angie Co, Suryansh Chandra, Zubin Khabazi Unit 2 [Transcend]: Alondra Vargas, Anne-Lise Leymarie, Daniel Wee, Eileen Lim Yan Ling, Goh Yi Qian, Gentiane Desveaux, Geraldine Quek, Ewan Lau Jiehao, Mersedeh Gharavifard, Sarah Hussein

Final Outcomes at Les Grands Ateliers


The AAVS Lyon ‘Mud, Body & Script’ was a manifestation of a lifetime personal dream; a vivid intersection of architecture, dance and performance.

Final dance improvisation at the AA Visiting School Lyon ‘Mud, Body & Script’ 2014


Final Outcomes at Les Grands Ateliers


Above: Setting up the ‘nursery’, square formwork 1m x1m Below: Physical Fabrication/ Layering of earth mixtures

Layer 0: Lycra + Bamboo Nerves

Layer 1: Barbotine

Layer 2: Jutte Reinforcements + Earth + Sand + Straw Fibre

Layer 3: Layer 4: 1 Earth: 1/2 Sand : 1/2 Straw Fibre 1 Earth : 1 Refined Sand: 1/3 Straw Fibre

Layer 5: 1 Earth : 2 Refined Sand


Design Catalogue 1- Formwork ( triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon....) 2- Arches within the fabric are either; - Quadrants - Segments 3- All arches in plan connect with edges of formwork 4- Always One Spine Only; that expands between the maximum length within the fabric and carries the biggest load 5- Load: evenly distributed along nerves and spine; spine carries evenly distributed load of A, quadrants and segments carries half A load evenly distributed. Below: Even distribution of loads along the length of nerves Center: 3D variations of assembled components in Rhino Right: AutoCAD 2D variations within square formwork

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Right Top: Changing length of sides of a squareformwork Right Middle: Changing depth of catenary arch Right Bottom: Changing the distance of connection points between arches and formwork


Yoga/ Meditation Breast Feeding area

Play area

Couples

Above: Design proposal; enclosures of different purposes inspired from the actual site and experience at the Grands Atelier Rest: 3D variations of assembled components in Rhino


Top: Initial form finding; Stretching Lycra within a 3D grid of 2.8 x 2.8x 2 m Above: Experimenting with Hanging Chain technique (random distribution of point loads across two parallel chains and one diagonal) Center: stitching lycra to bamboo nerves in order to achieve a well taught fabric before applying loads Right: Random point loads Middle, bottom and opposite: Final Structures


Photo by Zedd Madi


Visiting Schools

- AAVS JORDAN Location: Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan Date: 1-10 September 2013 Organization: Architectural Association Programme Director: Riyad Joucka AAVS Director: Christopher Pierce Unit 2 [ Co-de-iT] Tommaso Casucci, Alessandro Zomparelli Group 2, [Re.Connect] Sarah Hussein, Farah Mudhefer, Mahmoud Aref, Shahad Ghafoory, Ban Edilbi, Agata Kurzela Tools: Processing, Rhino, Grasshopper, Fabrication D-Shape About: AAVS Jordan proposes rethinking the process of developing architectural interventions within the Jordanian desert. Set within the dynamic city of Amman, the rose-rock carved city of Petra and the echoing desert of Wadi Rum. The workshop attempts conceptualizing natural formations inherit within the ecology of the desert, through a coherent approach to architecture.

Goal: Use patterns encountered in both man-made structures and nature alike as well as explore material intelligence to create geometry.


Final Outcomes at Wild Jordan, Amman


DIGITAL FORM FINDING Digital simulation using Processing, Grasshopper, and VB scripting for Rhino.

REACTION DIFFUSIONGRAY SCOTT

STRESS INPUT FORM SPLITTING SPOTS DIVIDING CELLS

STRESS

SPIRAL WAVES

PULSATING MODEL

DYNAMIC LABYRINTH

REACTION DIFFUSION

MOUNTAIN CONSTRAINT

OUTPUT FORM

SPLITTING SPOTS

SPIRAL WAVES

PULSATING

DYNAMIC LABYRINTH

LATE INITIALIZING

NORMAL

SLOWING DOWN THE SYSTEM

U REAGENT VOLUME (NEGATIVE)

UP SCALING PATTERNS


ANIMAL SHELTER

ANIMAL SHELTER

HUMAN SHELTER

TRAINING ZONE

ACTIVITY ZONE LEVEL A TRAINING ZONE

ANIMAL SHELTER

ANIMAL SHELTER HUMAN SHELTER

PASSAGES


FABRICATION D-SHAPE MODEL [D-SHAPE MODEL] Initial outcomes


FABRICATION PROCESS [D-SHAPE MODEL] Final outcomes

76 x cardboard

FAILURE

85% sand + 15% D-Shape

70% water + Intense manual 30% MgCl labour

SUCCESS

FINAL OUTCOMES

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