IAAC- Master in City & Technology 2019/20
Theory of Cities Masterclass
Curated by: Mathilde Marengo

SpeakerEnric Ruiz Geli

Photography credits: Cat Piper, copyright Virginia Tech.

Enric Ruiz Geli is IAAC Senior Faculty, Director of Self Sufficient building Studio (2012 to 2019), Professor of Practice and Commissioner of Big Sticky Projects at College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech (since 2018), Adjunct Professor for Architecture and Design at RMIT (since 2016), Professor of Diploma 18, Architectural Association (2010-2018) and Master teacher of Advanced Architecture, Bartlett, UCL (2010-2012).

Enric and his interdisciplinary architectural team Cloud 9 in Barcelona since 1998 works at the interface between architecture and art, digital processes and technological material development.

Cloud 9 multifaceted projects include stage designs and buildings, installations and patents, and are realized together with c collaborative partners. Committed to the use of new technological developments for digital fabrication and the performative character of architecture, which creates intelligent structures in emulation of nature, its green agenda is to look at Pilot Projects in Global Warming Scenarios. Enric Ruiz Geli / Cloud 9 been awarded nationally and internationally for the Research and Innovation applied to the design at, above other multiple times, the Research and Development Award of the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the Catalonian Award of Environment for the Sustainable Architecture. The most important projects include the CaixaForum Valencia, currently under construction, the Villa Nurbs in Empuriabrava, an organically
formed, ecological and futuristic house; the Millennium Project in Valladolid, with an urban retrofitting and using for the first time 10 urban wind turbines; elBulliFoundation for the chef Ferran Adrià as a living laboratory in Cap de Creus; and the Media-ICT building in Barcelona that has been awarded as Best Building of the World by WAF 2011; a Net Zero Building with a very competitive cost of construction.

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