Last Monday the Open Thesis Fabrication 2016/17 students presented the findings from the research they have been developing for the past month of September. The Open Thesis Fabrication Program 2016/17 aims at producing a performative pavilion to be exhibited in Barcelona by march 2017.
IAAC Alumni Ilaria la Manna’s Bombix Bricks project looks at silk as a valid construction and structural material to be used within architecture. The overall goal is to create a growing space, acting as a temporary installation. Through time, the morphology of the fabric would be reduced back again to to its initial liquid state, allowing one to restart a different development in their desired location.
Last monday, in a crowded main hall, IAAC team members warmly welcomed the 150 new students from 41 different countries who decided to make their life changing experience at IAAC Barcelona this year.
The competition is divided in three categories: Construction and mixed uses, Public space and urban landscape, and Town planning and connectivity. . The deadline is November 17th at 2pm and prizes are 4.000€ for each of the 15 selected teams and 10.000€ for each of the 3 winning teams.
Next October 7rd, join us for the Open Fabrication Day at Fab Lab Barcelona. Come and learn how to 3D print and laser cut. There will be robotics and Arduino demos and some surprises too.
The exhibition Barcelona-Beijing: Hyperconnected Cities of the Cervantes Institute of Beijing showcases projects developed this year during the Global Summer School Program – run by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in seven different locations around the world.
Future Traditions has been a seven-day workshop held in Tehran, Iran focused on the reinterpretation of vernacular architecture through the use of digital tools and digital fabrication machines, under the guidance of IAAC Robotic Expert Alexandre Dubor and IAAC Alumni Sofoklis Giannakopoulos.
15 outstanding speakers, including Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University Saskia Sassen, 54 international panelists and more than 400 visitors animated the two-day gathering, held in CaixaForum Barcelona and followed online by more than 700 spectators.
In which ways can people have a more active role in the design of their spaces? How technology can enhance our capability of understanding and interact with our space? Poblejoc, an interactive installation conceived during the Active Public Space workshop, has been designed as an Urban Game with the aim of activating public space.