Back to in5 Events

AAVSDXB 4.0 - Additive Constructions

When: 05 Jan 2018 10:00 am - 15 Jan 2018 7:00 pm

In its fourth iteration, AA Visiting School Dubai continues its operation as a laboratory of explorative design, powered by emergent technologies. This year the workshop draws inspiration from Expo 2020 Dubai and its surrounding areas.

Following the inauguration of the government-initiated project, 'Office of the Future' - the world's first fully functional 3D-printed building - it is estimated that some 25 per cent of Dubai's buildings will be 3D printed by 2030. This building symbolizes an attempt to solving issues around rapid-growth construction in order to create a more sustainable, safer and more efficient development.

AAVSDXB 4.0 takes on the responsibility of critically evaluating the use of the technology and exploring the formal and pragmatic potentials associated within the context of Dubai. Exploring additive manufacturing as a solution for overcoming the many challenges involved with eco-friendly and free-form architecture, participants will contribute to what will be the forth industrial revolution and the changing face of architecture.


Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed

- Expert Tutors in advanced computational design.

- Introduction to Algorithmic design and methods

- Access to 3D printers, CNC machines, Laser Cutters to produce 1:20 scale models

- Exhibition in Dubai Design District and the opportunity to network with interested entities in the region.


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements:

Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR8 or later), Grashopper3D, Python, CAM Software TBA.

in5 is offering sponsorship for one deserving candidate. 

RSVP at this Link or send an email

Event Speaker(s)

Riyad Joucka
About Riyad Joucka

Riyad Joucka Is an Architect and Researcher, currently based in New York City. He worked in Hong Kong from 2012- 2014 at the intersection of academia and practice, pursuing research that focused on simplifying the nonlinear logistics of complex building construction. He is particularly interested in design that is at the junction of technology, material research, and computation. Riyad earned his Master of Architecture at the Emergent Technologies & Design program at the AA School of Architecture (London, UK) graduated with distinction