Apomechanes is an intensive 3 week computational design 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. apomechanes brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds and fields of study to discuss, exchange and collaborate on projects that investigate modes of algorithmic and machinic processes in architectural design. At present computational techniques are predominantly employed in the optimization, rationalization or surface decoration of more traditionally created wholes. This research instead focuses on the inherent potential of computation to generate space and of algorithmic procedures to engage self-organization in the design process. During the workshop, participants create their own custom algorithms leading to the fabrication of working full-scale prototypes appropriate to their research trajectories. Participants engage closely with computational processes in order to develop an aesthetic and intuition of complexity that resides in a balance between design intent and emergent character.
Coordinators: Pavlos Xanthopoulos :: Ioulietta Zindrou :: Elisavet Antapassi
The studio is organized in 2 parts; the first part is the seminar and it includes a series of lectures on algorithmic design concepts, methodologies and techniques, while the second focuses on project development and fabrication. Apo Mechanes staff will review all applications and succesful applicants will be notified by June 15th. Upon receipt of the letter of acceptance participants will need to pay a 100/150/200 Euro (seminar/workshop/studio) deposit by June 31st to confirm their position.
Application Extended Deadline (Sunday 20th June)
Algorithmic Design Seminar (Monday 19th July - Monday 26th July)
Algorithmic Design Workshop (Wednesday 28th July - Friday 6th August)
Algorithmic Design Studio (Monday 19th July - Friday 6th August)