July 16, 2011
Giles was a unit tutor on this year’s Architectural Association Visiting School to the University of Tehran, Iran. For 2 weeks eight AA tutors and 102 Iranian students sweated blood to fill an exhibition hall with 1:1 prototypes exploring the General theme of ‘Manufacturing Simplexities’. Together with Wolfgang Fresse, Giles’ unit explored the theme of ‘Responsive Simplexities’ asking the students to develop systems of response to the natural environmental and climate of Tehran. The students came up with some fantastic projects and these two weeks was an experience of a lifetime.