AA (Architecture Association of London)  | Visiting School

Unit Tutor: Kasper Ax,  Omid Kamvari

| Summer 2010



Unit Subject: Manufacturing the Immaterial


This workshop looks into the abstract realm between the material and the immaterial- and seeks a synergy between the two. The intriguing digital hype that has changed the working methodology of the architect has enabled complexity, efficiency and accuracy beyond what we have seen before. However, it has also changed the balance between idea and production and directed the focus of the architect towards a process where the medium ultimately dictates organisation and expression. We will contest that process and discuss matter before manner, but ultimately endeavour to break any hierarchy between the two.


The IMMATERIAL will be introduced as a study on the optical and visual effects obtained in works of OP art- . The immaterial quality will  act as performance criteria for a geometric exploration where the aim is to manufacture a large scale architectural piece informed by a set of simple rules that are based on manipulation of a given MATERIAL.        (http://tehran.aaschool.ac.uk/2010programme03)








Visual Effects


Bending Rules in Small Scale Testing

Working Process