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SCI-Arc Faculty Hosts Advanced Design Workshop in Athens, Greece

As the fall 2013 term is coming to an end, design faculty Erick Carcamo and partner Nefeli Chatzimina of X|Atelier are preparing to kick start an intensive workshop of advanced architectural design hosted by their office this Winter 2013 in Athens, Greece.

Part of an ongoing academic research which introduces participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art, the workshop explores innovative, potential architectural expressions of the current discourse around form through computational tools such as Autodesk MAYA.

Focused on technique elaboration, material intelligence, formal logic efficiencies and precision assemblies as an ultimate condition of design, the X|Atelier workshop introduces a discourse based in the use of multi-layered techniques and production processes allowing for control over intelligent geometries, calibration of parts, and behavioral taxonomies, normalizing an innovative held of predictability. Within this context, each student operates within an expertise towards intuition by means of software and advancement of the discipline through a precise contemporary understanding of architecture’s reliance on surface performance, unspecified systems, scale within scale, mechanical parts and absurd precisions to expand its discourse.

Dubbed ‘Ornamentism,’ the workshop is privately organized by X|Atelier Principals and is under the auspices of the Benaki Museum, the Helenic Institute of Architecture and the Athens School of Fine.

Workshop session is scheduled December 15th – 23rd and will be hosted at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. Read more at