SingaporeOBJECTIFY, School of Design, Singapore Polytechnic
Wednesday 21 – Friday 30 August 2013
DANIEL LIEBESKIND, DP ARCHITECTS, KEN YOUNG, KENZO TANGE, KEVIN ROCHE, KISHO KUROKAWA, KPF, IJP, I.M PEI, MOSHE SAFDIE, NBBJ, NORMAN FOSTER, OMA (REM KOOLHAAS), PAUL RUDOLPH, PHILLIP JOHNSON, POPULOUS,RARE, SCDA, SERIE, SOM, TOYO ITO, UN STUDIO, WILKINSON EYRE, WILL ALSOP, WOHA, ZAHA HADID…
Can architectural objects define a city? Singapore’s territorial enclave is punctuated with signature buildings designed by the worldwide architectural stardom. The exaggerated objectification of the architect’s status and designs is embedded in the city’s culture and apparent belief in their value. This lush accumulation of signature objects generates an urban fabric made of accumulated uniqueness.
For this eighth year running, the course will sample starchitecture to suggest and respond to the city's idea of growth through image forging The workshop will explore these conditions, sampling icons to extract novel proposals.
If starchitects are brands what is the common grammar - if any - of a city inventing its iconic self on the international scene? Questioning objectification we will focus on the critical continuation of a model where expressions of individualities have value for the planned built fabric. The particular conditions of this utopia will allow a consideration of large-scale planning through local and object-like proposals.
The deadline for applications is 15 July 2013. All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment.
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable. Fees do not include flights. Accommodation during the workshop is not provided, but advice on accommodation options can be given.
Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.