The /ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE/ - program is an international design workshop series initiated by Andrei Gheorghe and Bence
Pap. It is intended for architecture students interested in exploring integrated digital design and fabrication while simultaneously
designing a full-scale built project within the teaching environment of the Institute of Architecture at the University of
Applied Arts in Vienna.
Integrated Digital Design and Fabrication
Architectural Design at the Angewandte is taught as an integrated, multidisciplinary process. Following this tradition, the
design process will be enriched with interactive strategies combining Grasshopper plugins such as the Arduino platform for
this fall. Specialists from the Institute of Architecture and invited guest experts will co-tutor the workshop. The handling
of virtual simulation methods and the engineering of movable, foldable, collapsible structures will be a primary focus of
the workshop. This week long intense workshop will result not only in moving and responsive built structures and environments,
but will also inform and prepare interested students for the MArch entrance exam (24th-28th September 2012) and the architecture
study program at the Angewandte.