Master in City & Technology

The Eyes of the City: MaCT Students Answer 2019 Shenzhen Biennale’s Open Call

The Eyes of the City: MaCT Students Answer 2019 Shenzhen Biennale's Open Call The last two decades have witnessed an increasing penetration of digital technologies in the physical space – a phenomenon often described as... Read more

MDEF

SPACE10 Visits IAAC Barcelona and Meet Current MDEF Students

SPACE10 Visits IAAC Barcelona and Meet Current MDEF Students Invited by Fab Lab Barcelona Director Tomas Diez, SPACE10 Lead Creative Producer Mikkel Christopher and Fabrication Specialist Noe Bhandari visited IAAC last week, to meet the... Read more

MDEF

MDEF Students Join the Citizen Science Revolution

MDEF Students Join the Citizen Science Revolution Last week, the Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) students could celebrate with the Fab Lab Barcelona the launch of the latest generation of the Smart Citizen Kit. Started in 2012, Smart Citizen develops... Read more

Master in Advanced Architecture

MAA02 Student at the Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier

MAA02 Student at the Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier The Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier investigates new ways of reflecting on the physics of architecture, its design and materialization. The Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA)... Read more

MaCT

Internet of Buildings: MaCT Students Explore the Future of Barcelona

Internet of Buildings: MaCT Students Explore the Future of Barcelona What is the Internet of Buildings to you? The Master in City & Technology (MaCT) researchers explored the future of Barcelona by defining new methodologies... Read more

OTF

New Construction Scenarios for Sustainable Housing at the OTF Programme

New Construction Scenarios for Sustainable Housing at the OTF Programme The Open Thesis Fabrication (OTF) researchers have been recently working at the prototype of an innovative 3D printed wall, enhancing the design opportunities of on-site... Read more

MRAC

Robotic Fabrication & Material Innovation: MRAC Students Meet Fabio Gramazio

Robotic Fabrication & Material Innovation: MRAC Students Meet Fabio Gramazio Fabio Gramazio, one of the seven members of the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) Scientific Committee, joined this week a debate session and lecture... Read more

MAA

MAA Students Interprete Gaudi’s Column at Mark Burry’s Bifurcation Seminar

MAA Students Interprete Gaudi's Column at Mark Burry's Bifurcation Seminar The fifth edition of the Master in Advanced Architecture’s (MAA) Seminar Bifurcation, led by Mark Burry with the computational expertise of Rodrigo Aguirre, took place a... Read more

MAA

Bosc Nocturn: IAAC Glows in the Dark at Llum BCN Festival 2019

Bosc Nocturn: IAAC Glows in the Dark at Llum BCN Festival 2019 The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has once again had the honor to participate in the Llum BCN Urban Light Festival, this... Read more

OTF

IAAC “Sustainable 3D Printing for Buildings” Wins the First Prize at the NICE Awards

IAAC "Sustainable 3D Printing for Buildings" Wins the First Prize at the NICE Awards The Network for Innovations in Culture & Creativity in Europe awards IAAC with the 1st Prize for its research on sustainable... Read more

MAEB

MAEB Students Exploring Solutions in Water Cycles and Water Systems

MAEB Students Exploring Solutions in Water Cycles and Water Systems Last week Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings (MAEB) students have explored solutions in water cycles and water systems from an ecologic, economic and sustainable point of... Read more

MaCT

Winy Maas and the Why Factory Back at IAAC for the MaCT Green Dip Seminar

Winy Maas and the Why Factory Back at IAAC for the MaCT Green Dip Seminar Led by The Why Factory and MVRDV co-founding director Winy Maas, the students of the Master in City & Technology are... Read more

MDEF

Fab Academy 2019 Kicks-off with MDEF Students’ Participation!

Fab Academy 2019 Kicks-off with MDEF Students' Participation! After their great experience during their research trip in China, the Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) students joined the 10th edition of the Fab Academy... Read more

Events

MAA Students Present Their Works at the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion

MAA Students Present Their Works at the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion How can the interaction between architects and machines activate public space? How will emergent synthetic and biological ecosystems define urban infrastructure? Which emerging... Read more

MDEF

Digital Innovation, Emergent Technologies and Fast Growth: MDEF Students Visit Shenzhen

Digital Innovation, Emergent Technologies and Fast Growth: MDEF Students Visit Shenzhen The Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) students are about to discover one of the most vibrant cities in terms of digital innovation, emergent... Read more

MAA01

MAA Students Presenting their Work at the Design for Experience Age Midterms

MAA Students Presenting their Work at the Design for Experience Age Midterms Last week the students of the first year of the Master in Advanced Architecture went through the Mid-term presentations of the three Introductory Studios of the current Academic... Read more

Master in Advanced Architecture

BUILDers in Residence – Residency Programme for MAA02 students

BUILDers in Residence - Residency Programme for MAA02 students The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and Autodesk establish Research Residency Positions in Boston to further accelerate the research developed in the MAA02 programme towards... Read more

Research Trips

IAAC Master Students Visit the Venice Biennale 2018

IAAC Master Students Visit the Venice Biennale 2018 MAA, MaCT, MRAC, MDEF and MAEB Students are just back from their research trip to Venice, in occasion of the International Architecture Exhibition Freespace curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. The aim... Read more

Events

IAAC Educational Programmes Win the ACADIA Award of Excellence

IAAC Educational Programmes Win the ACADIA Award of Excellence IAAC has been one of the special guests at the 2018 ACADIA’s Mexico City Conference, that took place this October under the title of: Recalibration - On Imprecision... Read more

Innochain

InnoChain Conference 2018: Expanding Information Modelling

InnoChain Conference 2018: Expanding Information Modelling InnoChain invites to the international conference Expanding Information Modelling for a New Material Age. It will take place in Copenhagen on 8th and 9th November 2018 at the Danish Architecture Centre, in... Read more

MRAC

MRAC Students Getting Ready to Challenge the Wood Industry

MRAC Students Getting Ready to Challenge the Wood Industry Yesterday Master in Robotic and Advanced Construction (MRAC) students could visit three companies working in the wood sector: TallFusta, wood manufacturing for architecture and roof structures, Serradora Boix, the... Read more

MaCT

Descobrir Les Rondes: MaCT Students to Rethink Barcelona’s Ring Roads

Descobrir Les Rondes: MaCT Students to Rethink Barcelona’s Ring Roads Nearly 500 architecture students from 8 different schools have discovered this past weekend Les Rondes of Barcelona (the city’s ring roads) in the 2-day Hackathon “Descobrir Les... Read more

Lecture Series

Massimiliano Fuksas Opens IAAC Lecture Series 2018/19

There’s no Future Without Innovations: Massimiliano Fuksas Opens IAAC Lecture Series 2018/19 Last October 11th we had the pleasure of hosting Massimiliano Fuksas, founder and principal architect of Studio Fuksas, for the Opening Lecture of this year’s IAAC... Read more

OTF

Open Thesis Fabrication Students Visit WASP Headquarters in Italy

Open Thesis Fabrication Students Visit WASP Headquarters in Italy The Viaggio A Shamballa event, held at the WASP headquarters in Massa Lombarda, Italy, was a two-day conference on the topic of Large scale 3d printing... Read more

Events

Welcome Ceremony and Opening of the 2018/19 Academic Year

Welcome Ceremony and Opening of the 2018/19 Academic Year This week IAAC welcomed 169 new students from more than 40 countries for this year’s Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA01 and MAA02), Master in City & Technology... Read more

Events

Park Won-soon Mayor of Seoul Visit Fab Lab Barcelona by the Hand of Tomas Diez

Park Won-soon Mayor of Seoul Visit Fab Lab Barcelona by the Hand of Tomas Diez Park Won-soon, the Mayor of one of the Fab City member Cities - Fab City Seoul, visited Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC... Read more

Events

MAEB Students Discover Valldaura Self-sufficient Labs

MAEB Students Discover Valldaura Self-sufficient Labs Master in Advanced Ecological Building (MAEB) students just landed in the Valldaura Self-sufficient Labs, which will be home to the 12-month immersive experience that is about to start. Soon an intense programme... Read more

Events

MRAC at Rob|Arch 2018: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design

MRAC at Rob|Arch 2018: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design ROB|ARCH 2018: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design is taking place this week, hosted by ETH Zurich, with the aim of gathering international... Read more