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Master Project-Theme III

With the idea of producing multiple versions of a single result, students progressed on their projects having to choose their site, create the program and giving it context. Within this realm , they consulted with Jordi Pagès i Ramon and Lluis Viu on how their designs could possibly be adopted, as well as multiplied in [...]

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Solar House construction – The fabhouse team

The workers house – fabhouse team having lunch at iaac Organized by the Iaac fabhouse team, all who are working at the Solar Fabhouse construction at IaaC had lunch at the IaaC premises. There are more than 45 people working on the solar house fabrication, local carpenters from Barcelona, and students from 20 countries are involved in [...]

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D-HUB Modules

Working prototypes The various prototypes for the D-HUB exposition www.dhub-bcn.cat are being fabricated at the FabLab cut with 3-axis milling machine. Using Alucobond 5mm, which provides lightness as well as stiffness, these prototypes can be attached to multiple forms of organization providing ample flexibility for the space. After being cut they are then manually folded and [...]

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Solar House Construction at IaaC

As the time for the Solar Decathlon competition is approaching, IaaC is filled with energy of students (both IaaC and FabAcademy), Solar house researchers, faculty and participants finishing its assembly which is  composed of over 1500 pieces milled from 2.5mx12m LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) panels. The construction of every part requiring different techniques. They have been designed and fabricated [...]

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RSIII. Digital Tectonics (FAB)BOTS – Final Presenations

   The final presentations for the design research studio ended with MAA students presenting their works, to invited guest Mara Balestrini (Communicator / Microsoft),  Borja Martinez(Art Director,www.losiento.net),  Olaf Gipser( Architect,www.olafgipser.com), Jordi Truco(Architect / hybrid-a.blogspot.com), Carme Romero(Research Director www.hangar.org  Jorge Velazquez (Robotic Engineer  www.pal-robotics.com),  Olga Subiros(Architect / www.programcollective.com), Catalina Pollack (Architect), Esteban Colmenares (Architect), Faculty Marta Malé-Alemany , Victor Vina, [...]

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Solar House Under construction In IAAC

The FabLab House Project (www.fablabhouse.com) is now undertaking construction phase in IAAC main hall. The pieces are being constructed in IaaC and will be transported to Madrid grouped together. The major structure (the machine room and first floor ground areas) have already been constructed, including the roof top sections, making it easier to make the [...]

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Designing with Passive Solar Gain

This assignment examines the design with Ecotect utilizing thermal and natural ventilation strategies for a small size fitness centre located in the city of Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington is located next to Cook Strait, which forms a narrow gap between the mountain ranges of the North and South Islands of New Zealand resulting the wind accelerate [...]

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