Summer School for Architecture and Design
1 – 7 July 2013
THEME AND GOALS
For the first time this year, the School of Architecture and Design at University American College Skopje is organizing an international architecture and design summer school in Ohrid.
The theme which works as a frame behind the summer school is determined by the title: Creative Ohrid “NOW”. The following relationships: architecture – culture, places – potentials, functions – identity are determining the principle guidelines which will develop broad discussion and that will be the main focus of the work of the participants (both students and professors).
The ultimate goal of the summer school is through a multidisciplinary approach to discover the values of the cultural setting in the context of widely understood creativity; in order to accept and verify the definition of: Architecture as performance.
During the one week summer school, students will use their academic knowledge in practice, make analyses and concepts, develop their ideas, debate, socialize, exchange ideas and experience etc. They will interact with the surroundings, work with the locals and be introduced to local crafts. The summer school, which will be only at the stage of an idea or conceptual design, will be concluded with an evaluation and presentation.
Ohrid (Macedonian: Охрид) is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth largest city in the country with over 42,000 inhabitants. It is located southwest of Skopje, close to the border with Albania.
Ohrid and its historic-cultural region are located in a natural setting of exceptional beauty, while town's architecture represents, with its old typical streets and houses and its particular atmosphere around old squares, the best preserved and most complete ensemble of ancient urban architecture of this part of Europe. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year. Today Ohrid and Lake Ohrid, are a leading tourist center in Macedonia. Since 1979 Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
The international summer school of architecture and design will take place in the premises of the Ohrid high school “St. Clement of Ohrid”. The four floor building, built at the beginning of the 20th century, is located in the center of the city. The building is fully renovated at the end of the 20th century.
Paul Noritaka Tange (guest lecturer)
Paul Noritaka Tange began his architectural career upon receiving his Master in Architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in 1985. That same year he joined Kenzo Tange Associates, the architectural firm headed by his father, well known international architect, Kenzo Tange. Paul became President of Kenzo Tange Associates in 1996 and founded Tange Associates in 2003. Tange Associates, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has worked worldwide and offers a full range of architectural and urban design and planning services. At this time, Tange Associates has close to 40 on-going projects in ten countries. The firm’s extensive international experience enables it to work effectively in all cultures. Its long standing associations with local architectural firms and its familiarity with local building practices is invaluable to Tange Associates’ ability to efficiently undertake small to large scale projects in urban as well as rural areas in all parts of the world. Paul himself exemplifies the international element of his practice. Born in Tokyo, Japan, and educated in Japan, Switzerland and the US, he is a registered architect of both Japan and Singapore.
Penezić & Rogina architects (tutors)
Vinko Penezić (born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1959) and Krešimir Rogina (born in Rijeka, Croatia in 1959) are collaborating since 1979. Establish PENEZIĆ & ROGINA architects in 1991. Zagreb School of Architecture graduates. Postgraduate studies at Belgrade School of Architecture with Prof. Ranko Radović, (from 1983 to 1990).
Prizes at competitions in Japan in 1984, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2001. A number of projects of various architectural typologies. Silver medal at INTERARH World Biennale in Sofia, 1987. Grand Prix at Belgrade Salon of Architecture in 1988. Viktor Kovačić and Bernardo Bernardi Awards in 1997 and Vladimir Nazor National Award for Architecture in 2002. Croatian representatives at the Venice Biennale 2000 with exhibition Transparency of the Hyperreal. Invited to participate at the Venice Biennale 2004 by director Kurt W. Forster with exhibit Absolute Internet. Also taking special interest in architectural theory and critics.
Main buildings: Mladost Swimming Pool and Athletic Stadium in Zagreb (1987 and 1999); Sacral complexes in Dubrovnik (St Michael 1987-) and Zagreb (Trnje 1994- and Dugave 1989-); Majetić family house near Zagreb (1999) and Social housing for war victims in Vukovar (2002) and Nova Gradiška (2003); Velebit office building in Zagreb (1985-1995); A number of interiors and TV sets.
Main bibliography: Book-box PENEZIĆ & ROGINA 59-79-04, Zagreb 2004; Paola Gregory: NEW SCAPES, IT Revolution in Architecture, Birkhäuser 2003; LESS AESTETICS, MORE ETHICS catalogue, Venice Biennale 2000. METAMORPH catalogue, Venice Biennale 2004.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Students who have completed the sixth semester of architecture/design studies.
Attached to the application form (.docx), applicants should submit a max. 5 A4 pages Portfolio + CV (including photo) in pdf format to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Portfolios should be designed and formatted for on-screen viewing. Maximum file size is 3 MB.
The deadline for applications is 26 may 2013. Selected participants will be notified before 31 may 2013 by e-mail.
A certificate will be awarded on completion of the summer school, as well as 2 ECTS points.
Please note that places are limited!
Participation fee for the SAD Summer School is 200 euros per participant.
Participation fee includes workshop, accommodation, meals and transportation Skopje – Ohrid – Skopje.
Students need to bring their own laptop computers.
For any other questions for the event itself feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org