Barcelona will be the European Forest City of 2022

Barcelona will be the European Forest City of 2022 and will organize the annual conference of the European Forest Institute as decided by its annual Assembly held this year in Bonn. Barcelona, which presented its…

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IAAC Faculty

MAEBB Co-Director Vicente Guallart Wins Post-COVID Housing Competition in China for the Xiong’an New City

Guallart Architects, directed by Vicente Guallart MAEBB co-director, has won an international competition for the design of a mixed use community in the Xiong’an New City, defining a new standard in the post-COVID era, that can…

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Alumni

Congratulations to the MAEBB 2019/20 Graduates!

Nobody will forget where they were during the turbulent year of 2020. This is especially true for the recent graduates of the 2019/20 Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities, who concluded the program on September…

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Alumni

Valldaura Labs wins EU Project for Temporary Urban Elements Adapting Public Spaces to COVID-19

Valldaura Labs has won a call issued by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT) Urban Mobility group for rapid responses to COVID-19. The Valldaura Labs project, FURNISH (Fast Urban Responses for New Inclusive…

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MAEB

Leka to Open New Restaurant in Can Valldaura in the Coming Weeks

Leka, which has been described as the world’s first open-source restaurant and enjoyed much popularity from their original location in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhood, is opening a new restaurant, Green Leka, at Can Valldaura in the…

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MAEB

Ecological buildings, biocities and biostudents of 2020/21

Closing the last period of the Master in Ecological Buildings and Biocities was a harsh experience. Covid pandemic scenarios made even harder the intense effort to build a 1:1 sustainable building. It demanded an extra…

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10 Years of the First Solar House Manufactured in Barcelona by the IAAC, for the Solar Decathlon Europe

June 17 marks the 10th anniversary of the Fab Lab House, the first solar house produced in Barcelona, carried out by IAAC in its workshop in the 22 @ neighborhood. The project took part in…

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IAAC

Valldaura Labs Installs a Cross-Laminated Timber Press!

Valldaura Labs has a new tool! Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is one of the key technologies revolutionizing wood architecture. Made from gluing together perpendicular layers of solid sawn lumber, CLT achieves large spans and can be…

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Launched! The 8th Advanced Architecture Contest: Design for Living

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) calls its 8th Advanced Architecture Contest as a global reflection to rethink human habitats, at a time when the fight for life and climate allows us to consider…

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IAAC

IAAC collaborates with Barcelona hospitals by printing 3d elements for respirators

IAAC’s Fab Lab Barcelona, Valldaura Labs, and Advanced Architecture Group have made their digital fabrication facilities and resources available to the medical community to print protective wear and elements for respirators. This is the first time that…

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MAEB

MAEBB midterm presentation using ZOOM

March 26th was the day fixed in the calendar since some months ago to present the final projects for the first phase of the Master program. During the previous five months the students studied all…

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Global Summer School

IAAC Launches the Global Summer School 2020

IAAC Global Summer School 2020 June 29th - July 11th 2020 Applications are now open! The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to inform you about the launch of Global Summer School 2020 (GSS20),... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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