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AA HIGH-LOW Visiting School

AA SÃO PAULO VISITING SCHOOL FILE - ELECTRONIC LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - CENTRO CULTURAL FIESP 12–21 JULY 2011 

The aim of this programme was to rehabilitate environments, populations and materials of Avenida Paulista through the use of innovative computational interactive and ecological design and digital fabrication processes. With these tactics the workshop defined a new generation of digital design that employs both high-tech and low-tech strategies.

Strategies explored in the workshop included environmental registration through sensors and simulation as well as parametrically and mechanically controlled mediation, to design both high-tech and low-tech environmental mediation systems, using supple material logics. The workshop scripted the calibration of devices to respond to multiple forces – structural and cultural as well as environmental forces. The goal was to create spatial organisations for various programmes, settings and building types, using different structured environmental devices and networking them within larger cultural and ecological systems of the Avenida Paulista urban setting. The workshop was a part of and inspired by the FILE  – Electronic Language International Festival, a yearly forum for avant-garde digital art in the iconic FIESP building. It was open to architecture and design profes­sionals and students, the studio-based workshop will include instruction in para­metric modelling, environmental simulation software, Rhino Grasshopper, GECO, Kanga­roo and Galapagos, as well as Processing and Arduino, and digital fabrication proc­esses using laser-cutting and CNC-milling machines to produce design proposals, physical models and one-to-one prototypes. The course was taught by tutors from the AA School, including Robert Stuart Smith of Kokkugia, Anne Save de Beaurecueil from SUBdV and Sandro Tubertini from Environmental Engineering Agency, BDSP, as well as computational experts including Thiago Mudim, Yoojin Kim, Arthur Mamou-Mani, Ernesto Bueno and Victor Sardenberg.

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A geração desta nova arquitetura high/low leva em conta a mediação dos fatores ambientais. Controlados pela computação e calibrados em simulações de conforto ambiental, os componentes mediadores são também estruturais, funcionais e ornamentais  e respondem a múltiplas forças – naturais e culturais. O objetivo é criar múltiplas organizações espaciais para diferentes tipos de edifícios e espaços públicos, utilizando variados dispositivos de controle ambiental constituintes do edifício e inserindo-os no contexto cultural e ecológico da metrópole paulista. O workshop fará parte do evento internacional FILE – Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, um fórum anual sobre a vanguarda da arte digital no icônico edifício da FIESP, na Av. Paulista, projeto do escritório Rino Levi que em seu térreo recebeu uma intervenção de Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Aberto a profissionais e estudantes de arquitetura e design, a oficina de design incluirá modelagem computacional paramétrica, softwares de simulação ambiental, Rhino Grasshopper, GECO, Kangaroo e Galapagos, RhinoNest, bem como Processing e Arduino, além de processos de fabricação digital usando corte a laser e máquinas de usinagem CNC para produzir modelos físicos e protótipos. O curso será dirigido por instrutores da AA, incluindo Robert Smith Stuart, do escritório Kokkugia, Anne Save de Beaurecueil, do anglo-brasileiro SUBdV, e Sandro Tubertini, da agência de engenharia ambiental inglesa BDSP. A Visiting School será complementada por palestras de arquitetos, urbanistas e outros especialistas brasileiros e estrangeiros.

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