The aim of the Advanced Architecture Contest is to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like. The competition is open to architects, engineers, planners and designers who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and urban planning.

FÉNIX – Cavity Design for On-site Fired Architecture

The FÉNIX Project presented at the “Terracotta Biennal” of La Bisbal in October 2020. In the renowned context of ceramic crafts of Northern Catalonia, IAAC joined forces with the ceramists of La Bisbal to develop a unique solution for 3D printing with Clay. The project was oriented to designing and building a structure that acts…

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Why We Need a New Generation of Wood Buildings and Professionals

Written‌ ‌by‌ ‌Michael‌ ‌Salka‌ ‌ January‌ ‌4,‌ ‌2021‌ Can modest actions such as turning off the lights when leaving a room, reprogramming thermostats and investing in high quality doors and windows, insulation, renewable energy systems and energy-efficient appliances really make a meaningful difference in terms of alleviating global climate change? The answer is, of course, a…

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“Remix El Barrio” – Food waste biomaterials design exhibition

"Remix El Barrio", Food waste biomaterials design MATERFAD, Barcelona Materials Center, brings the exhibition “Remix El Barrio” to its headquarters, the Disseny Hub Barcelona. In the last 30 years, plastic production has increased by 620%. Every day in Catalonia, 720,000 kg of food is thrown away. This wasted food, totalling 260,000 tonnes per year, is…

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Every year IAAC announces a Scholarship Contest for prospective students who are interested in taking any of our master programmes. Three scholarships are offered per course, covering 50%, 30% and 20% of the total tuition fee, depending on the quality of the work of the scholarship winners.

Timber Preparation For The Final Project – MAEBB

Timber preparation for the final project Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities The students of the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities have begun to prepare the wood that will be used to build the final project. To develop this process, each of the participants assumes a specific task that they then rotate…

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IAAC Master Programmes – Application Deadline extended, July 31st

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia offers Masters and Postgraduate degrees in Advanced Architecture, Urbanism, Future Cities and Construction Robotics, Digital Fabrication, Sustainable Design and Self-sufficient Buildings. We train students with the skills demanded by the ever-changing industries of Design, Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC). Now in our 20th year of education, advanced research…

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MAEBB Final Project – Voxel Quarantine Cabin

The Collserola natural park, in the surroundings of Barcelona, is the setting for The Voxel project, produced by a team made up of students, professionals, and experts from the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB), held at of Valldaura Labs. It is a quarantine cabin designed for the self-confinement of one occupant. The…

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