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  • X|Ornamentism

    X|Ornamentism Advanced Architectural Design Workshop
    athens GREECE

    X|Atelier is organizing an international intensive workshop of Advanced Architectural Design. The X|A Winter Workshop 2013 is led by X|A principals Erick Carcamo (SCI-Arc) and Nefeli Chatzimina (USC) both Graduates of Columbia University in New York City, GSAPP AAD.

    “X|Ornamentism” Advanced Architectural Design Workshop with X|Atelier
    Athens: 12/15–12/23 @ Benaki Museum

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    X|A Winter Workshop 2013 : RECEIVING APPLICATIONS NOW : workshop@xatelier.com For more information see [HERE].
    Participation cost is 350 euros

    X|A ATHENS Winter Workshop 2013: 15th-23rd of December 2013 @ Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece

    The X|Ornamentism Workshop is organized under the auspices of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and the Athens School of Fine Arts. Selected Participants will attend the Computation Workshop, the Final Review and Exhibition at Benaki Museum of Athens. Daily meetings will take place from 10am to 6pm at the Benaki museum of Pireos 138.

    As part of an ongoing academic research, X|A workshops introduce participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art. Through technical attainment of design and digital production the X|A Workshops give the opportunity to students of Architecture and Art, Professional Architects, Designers and Artists to challenge new design territories. Our goal is to explore innovative, potential architectural expressions of the current discourse around Form through computational tools (Autodesk MAYA). We will focus on technique elaboration, material intelligence, formal logic e˜ciencies and precision assemblies as an ultimate condition of design. The workshop will develop and investigate the notion of proÿcient geometric variations at a level of com plexity, so that questions towards geometrical e˛ectiveness, accuracy and performance can begin to be under-stood in a contemporary setting. The workshop is a discourse based in the use of multi-layered techniques and production processes that allow for control over intelligent geometries, calibration of parts, and behavioral taxonomies, normalizing an innovative held of predictability.

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    X|Atelier was founded in 2007 by Erick Cárcamo and Nefeli Chatzimina ::X|A:: is an architectural practice based in the use of multi-layered experimental techniques and production processes networked in Europe, US and Latin America. Both hold a Master’s of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and have graduated from SCI-Arc and N.T.U. Athens respectively. Their teaching expertise extends to Sci-Arc, University of Southern California, Columbia University, Yale SOA, UPenn, Pratt Institute, University of Kentucky, Die Angewandte, N.T.U.Athens and LTH in Sweden. X|A’s work has been internationally published and exhibited at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, London, Lexington, and Barcelona. Their working experience includes the offices of Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York, COOP Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, Asymptote NYC and Xefirotarch LA.

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