The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is proud to announce that Mass is More, Solar Greenhouse and TOVA have been selected as some of the Best on Archilovers 2022 for theirs outstanding aesthetics, creativity and functionality.

The three projects are amongst the most ‘loved’ out of the 50,000 projects published by Archilovers last year and have been included in a special Section of their website.

Mass is More

Mass is More was the installation designed by IAAC and Bauhaus Earth for the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The project, opened from 1st to 9th of October 2022, established a dialogue between the industrial modernity of the 20th century and the new low-emission buildings of the 21st century.

Solar Greenhouse

Students of the 2021 Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) designed their final thesis project, the Solar Greenhouse, a full-scale prototype that actively aids in the intensive food production efforts at Valldaura Labs.


TOVA is Spain’s first 3D printed prototype using earth, built with a Crane WASP. The project born from the ongoing research conducted by IAAC to find new ways of facing the social and environmental challenges of the future through its various education and research programs. The construction has been carried out at the Valldaura Labs and represents the bridge between the past — vernacular earthen architecture — and the future — large scale 3D printing technology.


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