During the lockdown, Valldaura acts simultaneously as a place of residence and research for international students. The students work during these days in the development of their final presentations, as well as in tasks related to food production, collaboration with the entities of Barcelona or the printing of sanitary protection material. This forced isolation has…

MAA02 Student at the Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier

The Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier investigates new ways of reflecting on the physics of architecture, its design and materialization. The Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) Second Year Student Nikol Kirova was selected to be part of its second edition, which took place last November in Madrid, under the mentorship of Fabio Gramazio, Co-Founder Gramazio Kohler Research.

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MDEF Students Join the Citizen Science Revolution

Last week, the Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) students could celebrate with the Fab Lab Barcelona the launch of the latest generation of the Smart Citizen Kit. Started in 2012, Smart Citizen develops tools for citizen action in environmental monitoring, community engagement and co-creation. Data is critical to inform political participation at all levels; the new Kit includes sensors such as…

Fabio Gramazio IAAC

Robotic Fabrication & Material Innovation: MRAC Students Meet Fabio Gramazio

Fabio Gramazio, one of the seven members of the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) Scientific Committee, joined this week a debate session and lecture at IAAC about the future of the Construction Industry. Robotic Fabrication and Material Innovation were the main ingredients of the award-winning designs presented, ranging from 1:1 prototype installations to robotically fabricated high-rises.

internet of buildings

Internet of Buildings: MaCT Students Explore the Future of Barcelona

What is the Internet of Buildings to you? The Master in City & Technology (MaCT) researchers explored the future of Barcelona by defining new methodologies of designing buildings in the digital era. During the studio, students have been asked to create their own visions of the Internet of Buildings, as well as visualizing on an interactive physical model the inherent benefits…