• Along The Edge

    Read it! This book documents the intense ten-day workshop of the AA São Paulo Visiting School 2014, advanced computational design and digital fabrication were used to generate speculative new architecture models in the creation of a ‘liquid design’ that can mediate multiple-scale flows. The workshop explored the redevelopment of a bordering territory along the Marginal Rivers of São Paulo, where in the 1960’s, much of the water-system was disastrously canalized, causing problematic flooding and the creation of ill-conceived residual post-industrial riverbanks that are inhabited by monolithic, large-scale programs. The Visiting School São Paulo worked on bringing a new urban life for these sites by redefining the existing macro-architectural typologies along the river with micro-scale interventions to introduce new flows of urban street culture. Specifically, the workshop will focused on the reinvention of the Vila Leopoldina region around and including the large-scale market distribution center, CEAGESP (Companhia de Entrepostos e Armazéns Gerais de São Paulo), to introduce programs and structures that could mediate a new movement of people, commerce, and environmental forces using parametric design and fabrication. Students worked at various scales, from the urban to the architectural scale, bringing a new contemporary interface between agricultural production and consumption.