Cultural

“apomechanes” by ahylo lab
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation |

nonlinear computational design strategies

The exhibition is scheduled to run until January 31, 2011, and presents selected projects of apomechanes studio 2009 & 2010. Apomechanes is an international intensive studio held each summer in Athens, Greece. The studio is devoted to furthering techniques and concepts of algorithmic processes as means for design and fabrication.

Algorithmic design introduces processes that allow the genetic growth of complex structures and forms, with the use of simple syntactic rules. Apomechanes is an attempt to set up a unique agenda on computational design methodologies and underline the morphogenetic qualitative characteristics of the algorithmic logic. Non-linear, self-organized and emergent behaviours are intravenous injected into the core of the architectural design process, and the focus is on the inherent potential of computation to generate space.

The catalogue of the exhibition* is published and presents the projects designed and fabricated during the apomechanes computational design studio in 2009 & 2010, supported by theoretical articles and professional projects by Karl Chu, Carla Leitao, Kokkugia and Ahylo, exploring computational design and its fields of materialization.

*published by asprimera publications, ISBN 978-960-99484-2-5

Ahylo Lab is a non profit organization created to promote architecture, design and the visual arts, to introduce the international architectural dialogue to the greek creative reality and to explore the role of design amongst today;s social issues. Towards this goals it organises exhibitions, studios, workshops, lectures, publications and in general academic and cultural events with an intense experimental character, hoping to contribute with its actions a qualitative comment on the culture and the arts.

The apomechanes instructors have a wide range of international teaching experience including teaching design studios and seminars in algorithmic design at Columbia University, the Architecture Association, SCI-Arc, Pratt Institute, UPenn, USC, UCLA, RMIT and the University of Michigan.

 From Monday 10 January 2011 to Monday 31 January 2011

Time: 18:00 – 22:00

Official Opening: Monday, January 10th 2011 at 20:00

Information αt the Foundation’s Box Office (Piraeus 206, Tavros) and over phone 210 3418579 Mon-Fri 11:00 – 14:00

 Hall: Exhibition Area -1st & 2nd floor
Tickets:
Free Entrance

Address: Piraeus 206, Tavros, Athens
Information +30 210-3418550

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