Vertical Vineyard goal is the design and construction of a project for a non-human user. In the same way that architecture traditionally accommodates human bodies, and is therefore derived from it’s dimensions, movements… we will examine the vine plant: its anatomy, its needs, its metabolism, its life cycle, its capacity to produce grapes. In the attempt to cultivate it remotely, we will remove the roots from the ground, from its terroir, introducing a local control of the resources as a hydroponic system. And the analysis of the anatomy of the plant will let us design a structure that will accommodate it branches and its growth.

The outcome of the seminar is a 1:1 vertical wooden structure located in Valldaura with several vine plants inhabiting it.



My group was dedicated to the development of the container, which would host the wive plants inside the structure.


Final proposal consists:


Edouard Cabay, Relja Ferusic and Carles Sala
Assisted by:
Sujal Kodamadanchirayil, Ricardo Mayor, Lars Erik Elseth

Students: Anaisa Franco, Sara kelliane Alves da Costa, Manojraj Manachanallur

Project of the Master in Advanced Architecture of IAAC developed in collaboration with the Architectural Association School of Architecture