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AA Istanbul Visiting School: Vertical Interventions

  • 00:00 - 29 January, 2013
AA Istanbul Visiting School: Vertical Interventions
Courtesy of Architectural Association
Courtesy of Architectural Association

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: 

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Courtesy of Architectural Association

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 

For more information in discounts, please visit:  

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Courtesy of Architectural Association

The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide. 

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: 

For more information, please email: Elif Erdine (AA Istanbul Visiting School Programme Director): 

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