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Elif Erdine

Programme Head

Architect, designer, and researcher. Currently, she is acting as the Studio Master at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Programme. During 2010-2015, she conducted her PhD at the Architectural Association PhD in Design Programme, titled ‘Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems’. Since 2010 she has been directing various AA Visiting School programmes (AA Istanbul VS, AA Summer DLAB), exploring generative design techniques, integration of algorithmic design methods with large-scale digital fabrication tools. She has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects during 2006 – 2010. She received her B.Arch. degree from Istanbul Technical University in 2003 (High Honors), and M.Arch. degree from the AA Design Research Lab (AA DRL) in 2006 (Project Distinction). She has presented her research in Design Studies, eCAADe, CAAD Futures, SimAUD, and ACADIA, among others.

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Angel Fernando Lara Moreira

Architect and researcher currently working at the Architectural Associations Digital Prototyping Laboratory. He studied architecture at UNAM(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and received his Masters in Advanced Architecture, Digital Tectonics degree from IAAC(Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya). Interested in researching the way in which machines and rapid prototyping techniques influence the way in which architecture is conceived and built. He is a registered architect in Mexico where he is a founding member of mexican firm BALA Architects.