AA Istanbul Visiting School, Vertical Interventions (04-12 April 2012), in collaboration with Istanbul Technical University (ITU), has continued to rediscover verticality through novel generative design techniques and large-scale physical prototypes. For its 2013 cycle, the concepts and techniques of how to generate a building envelope which can respond to interrelated design criteria have been investigated. As such, the primary aim has been to create a multi-performance façade system, a transition between the ‘inside’ and the ‘outside’, by the precise implementation of advanced generative design and digital prototyping techniques.

In addition to the custom-made digital design and evaluation tools supporting the core methodology, Vertical Interventions also highlights the fabrication and assembly of large scale working prototypes realizing the performative characteristics of each proposal in examination. With digital computation as backbone, generative design approaches are the means to undertake these design tasks. The toolset of AA Istanbul 2013 has included Rhinoceros, Processing, and Grasshopper.

Programme Director: Elif Erdine
Host School Coordinator: Prof.Dr. Belkıs Uluoğlu
Visiting School Director: Christopher Pierce

Tutors: Elif Erdine, Alexandros Kallegias, Dağhan Çam, Müge Belek, Ahu Sökmenoğlu, Frederico Fialho Teixeira.

Students: Maryam Altaf, Özgün Balaban, Ezgi Baştuğ, Yin Hui Chung, Deniz Gezer, Işık Gören, Mutlu Güngör, Çağla Gürbay, Merve Güzel, Lida Marinkova, Canay Kara, Zekiye Nil Karamolla, Tolga Karasay, Fikret Can Kuşadalı, Augustine Ong, Sibel Yasemin Özgan, Emre Özdemir, Irem Pelit, Didem Şahin, Zeynep Şahin, Sibelle Urben, Yiğitcan Ülkücü.