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2021 - 2022 Design Charrettes!

Design Charrette

/ʃaˈrɛt/
1. collaborative workshops devoted to solving a problem and planning its design solution.
2. to generate a design solution integrating the aptitudes and interests of a diverse group of people.

2020 KAUST Fall Break Design Charrette

Join our nomad family of four in designing the ultimate Recreational Vehicle for their Arabian Peninsula Expedition!
The family enjoys a life of travel with minimal belongings, schooling on the road and working remotely. The R.V. will be configured to address functional needs such as arrangement and sequence of different spaces relatively to one another, good lighting and circulation, multipurpose and convertible furniture. Once they have reached their ultimate destination in the Red Sea, they will support marine scientists living for an extended period of time underwater while researching. A Deep Sea Habitat will also be designed. It will act primarily as a marine research station and as an underwater community. It will explore the possibility of deep sea habitats of the future. Design considerations will refer to concepts of neighbourhoods/communities and meet ambitious marine sustainability goals.
*If this special KAUST Fall break Camp does not obtain the minimum number of attendees, the camp may need to be cancelled.

Recreational vehicle + Red Sea Deep Sea Habitat

FULL
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Price: $450 USD
Age: 8 - 13yrs

Dates & Times:

25 - 29 October 2020
8:30 - 11:30am AST

Monday, 6 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Tuesday, 7 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Wednesday, 8 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Thursday, 9 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)

Upcoming
Design Charrettes


This sequence of design charrettes will introduce you to the fundamentals of architecture, engineering, science, structures, materials, forms and spaces. We will play with scale and proportion as we experiment with arrangement and composition. Drawing design inspiration from nature (blooming flowers, shells, spider webs, hurricanes, honey combs, etc.) and beyond, we’ll walk you through the engineering design process. In addition to S.T.E.A.M., drawing, designing and rapid prototyping skills will be developed.

Each Charrette consists of 5 fully online hybrid classes (alternating virtually and asynchronously).

Recreational vehicle

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Commissioned by a modern nomad family of four, you will design the ultimate recreational vehicle! The family enjoys a life of travel with minimal belongings, schooling on the road and working remotely. The R.V. will be configured to address functional needs such as arrangement and sequence of different spaces relatively to one another, good lighting and circulation, multipurpose and convertible furniture.

Age: 8 - 13yrs
5 Sessions

Fall 2021
Mondays
September 20, 2021 - October 18, 2021
9:30am - 10:30am PST

Winter 2022
Mondays
February 7, 2022 - March 14, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am PST

Monday, April 5, 2021: 9-10am PDT
Tuesday, April 6, 2021: 9-10am PDT
Wednesday, April 7, 2021: 9-10am PDT
Thursday, April 8, 2021: 9-10am PDT

Space
Pod

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The Space Pod design charrette will be a visioning exercise, where we imagine our future shelter in outer space. Inspired by advancements in neighborhood regenerative resiliency, we will be proposing self sustainable pods that will meet day to day needs in our new environment. The Space Pod will be designed using whole systems thinking.

Age: 8 - 13yrs
5 Sessions

Winter 2021 - 2022
Mondays
December 13, 2021 - January 24, 2022
10:45am - 11:45am PST

Monday, 13 July 2020: 10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 :10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Wednesday,15 July 2020:10-11amPDT (5-6pmGMT)
Thursday, 16 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)

Deep sea
Habitat

FULL
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To support marine scientists living for an extended period of time underwater while researching, a Deep Sea Habitat will be designed. It will act primarily as a marine research station and as an underwater community. It will explore the possibility of deep sea habitats of the future. Design considerations will refer to concepts of neighbourhoods/communities and meet ambitious marine sustainability goals.

Age: 8 - 13yrs
5 Sessions:

Fall 2021
Mondays
November 1, 2021 - November 29, 2021
10:45am - 11:45am PST

Spring 2022
Mondays
April 18, 2022 - May 16, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am PST

Monday, 20 July 2020 :10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 :10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Wednesday,22 July 2020:10-11amPDT (5-6pmGMT)
Thursday, 23 July 2020 :10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)

Toy
Lab

FULL
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Become part of a team that will generate cool toy ideas and playful experiences.
Instead of being consumers, we’ll be creators! Your creativity will be ignited as you ideate a fun toy that transforms a regular day into an awesome adventure. Explore possibilities, sketch ideas, tinker, and validate your toy concepts.

Age: 8 - 13yrs
5 Sessions:

Fall 2021
Mondays
September 20, 2021 - October 18, 2021
10:45am - 11:45am PST

Winter 2022
Mondays
February 7, 2022 - March 14, 2022
10:45am - 11:45am PST

Monday, 6 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Tuesday, 7 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Wednesday, 8 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Thursday, 9 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)

Play
Club

FULL

It’s time to reconnect with your innate creativity, to the awe-inspiring wonder and curiosity that makes each day unforgettable when shared with like-minded friends.
In this workshop you will ideate your unique play club, where your imagination can soar and friendships can flourish. As you design your ideal play club you will add more skills to your design toolkit.

Age: 8 - 13yrs
5 Sessions:

Winter 2021 - 2022
Mondays
December 13, 2021 - January 24, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am PST

Monday, 20 July 2020 :10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 :10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Wednesday,22 July 2020:10-11amPDT (5-6pmGMT)
Thursday, 23 July 2020 :10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)


Treehouse

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Design your own imaginative space out in nature amongst the trees and the fresh air! Add climbing features, swings, zip lines, pulley systems, places to play and hide, your imagination is the limit. You’ll be designing a treehouse where you and your friends will actively play taking into account function within a “surprise” environment.

Age: 8 - 13yrs
5 Sessions:

Fall 2021
Mondays
November 1, 2021 - November 29, 2021
9:30am - 10:30am PST

Spring 2022
Mondays
April 18, 2022 - May 16, 2022
10:45am - 11:45am PST

Monday, 13 July 2020: 10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 :10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)
Wednesday,15 July 2020:10-11amPDT (5-6pmGMT)
Thursday, 16 July 2020:10-11am PDT (5-6pmGMT)

How our virtual campus works:

- Fully online hybrid classes (virtual and asynchronously).
- Workshops include offline extensions to support learning and thinking throughout the day.
-Workshops will be conducted via third party platforms.
- Before the workshop, a detailed list of materials and class invitation will be sent.
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Created by accomplished engineers, architects and educators with a passion for S.T.E.A.M., travel and world cultures.
Through active cultural and scientific exploration, our engineering workshops empower young individuals with 21st century S.T.E.A.M. skills and cultural understanding.