GIA Design Competition 2018: Bending Rules

“Bending Rules” is a design & build competition workshop that will introduce students to concepts of ‘Post-Digital Architecture’ by designing and building bending-active bamboo structures that combine digital/procedural design and simulation techniques with traditional craftsmanship and natural materials. In teams, students will iteratively work toward the creation of 4 large bamboo structures that will vie for the winning prize. A democratic selection process, driven by student voting, will decide which initial ideas will be developed further in larger groups and at the bigger final scale.

Design criteria that need to find an equilibrium in the design are:

  1. Buildability → system complexity/simplicity. Can it sufficiently easily be built?
  2. Level of expansion of the design solution space → how ‘unprecedented’ is the structure?
  3. Architectural qualities of the proposal → Why is it worthy of pushing projects in this direction?

2018 |秋| 交大建築所期初全所競圖工作坊&展覽

競圖出題/ Kristof Crolla (高仕棠)老師

  • 探索式建築與設計實驗室(LEAD)主持人
  • 香港中文大學建築系設計運算教授
  • Zaha Hadid事務所專案建築師
  • MArch (AA-DRL), Ir-Arch (UGent), RIBA, ARB

地點/ 交通大學人社一館大廳


  • 9/10 13:30-15:30 Intro lecture & briefing 介紹發題
  • 9/10 18:00 Phase 1 begins
  • 9/13 10:00-12:00 Phase 1 Review & Vote
  • 9/13 12:00 Phase 2 begins
  • 9/17 10:00-12:00 Phase 2 Review & Vote
  • 9/17 12:00 Phase 3 begins
  • 9/20 14:00-17:00 Final Review 總評
  • 9/21 10:00-14:00 Prep for exhibition 展覽準備


YA Talk: Kristof Crolla

YA Talk: Kristof Crolla

YA Talk: Kristof Crolla

YA Talk: Kristof Crolla

2017.09.25 19:30~21:00

Kristof Crolla

Kristof Crolla (高仕棠) is a licensed architect who combines his architectural practice LEAD with an Assistant Professorship in Computational Design at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture (CUHK).

He both trained and taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London (AA) and worked for many years as Lead Architect for Zaha Hadid Architects. After graduating Magna Cum Laude at Ghent University and practicing in Belgium, he moved to London in 2005 and attended the AA’s master program Design Research Laboratory (AA-DRL), from where his student work with team “Sugar Inc.” was exhibited at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has been invited as a jury critic, lecturer and tutor in numerous institutions in Europe, China, Chile and South Africa and moved to Hong Kong in 2010 where he currently teaches and practices. He is the recipient of  the Perspective 2012 40 under 40 Award.