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

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

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

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

OTF

Open Thesis Fabrication 2018/19 Kicks-off with its First Workshop: Walls

Open Thesis Fabrication 2018/19 Kicks-off with its First Workshop: Walls The first OTF Workshop 2018/19 “Walls” kicked off last week at IAAC, with the aim of giving students the occasion to print thin surfaces and... Read more

Global Summer School

The Summary of a Record Edition of IAAC Global Summer School Node by Node

The Summary of a Record Edition of IAAC Global Summer School A record edition of the IAAC Global Summer School just closed its doors! After an intense two-week course, last 14th of July each node... Read more

Events

IAAC Graduation & Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony

IAAC Graduation & Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony The Graduation Ceremony took place on June 28th at the Valldaura Self-sufficient Labs, officiated by IAAC Head of Studies Mathilde Marengo. More than a hundred and fifty students, coming from forty different countries,... Read more

Exhibitions

Experience Future Cities – Visions for the Experience Era at IAAC End of Year Exhibition

Experience Future Cities - Visions for the Experience Era at IAAC End of Year Exhibition Last June 26th, an enthusiastic crowd of visitors attended the opening of the IAAC End of Year Exhibition Experience Future Cities, the public event which... Read more

Presentations

MAA, MAI & MaCT Final Presentations Highlights 2017/18

MAA, MAI & MaCT Final Presentations Highlights 2017/18 The Final Presentations of the first and second year of the Master in Advanced Architecture, the Master in City & Technology and the Master in Advanced Interaction took place at... Read more

Presentations

Academic Year’s Closing Week: Final Presentations & Thesis Reviews 2018

IAAC is living an intense week full of outstanding projects at display for the closing of current's academic year closing. Students are presenting their final projects from Master in Advanced Architecture, Master in Advanced Interaction and the Master... Read more

IAAC

IAAC Closing Lecture 2018 with Bjarke Ingels: Form Giving

Last Friday, June 15th, IAAC opened its doors to conclude the 2017/2018 academic year with a very special and expected guest: the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the internationally renowned architectural firm BIG. The... Read more

Events

MaCT Design for the Responsive City Seminar – Final Presentations

MaCT Design for the Responsive City Seminar - Final Presentations Last Monday the students of the Master in City & Technology presented to a jury chaired by Areti Markopoulou the final outputs of the Design... Read more