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.

Living University at El Hierro – IAAC / The Blue Economy

This second edition of the event in El Hierro offers you the opportunity to understand how a small group of committed people turned the future of their 10,000 citizen strong island around. You will understand their reasoning, the financing mechanisms, the time lost and the projects that gained traction. This unique meeting is limited to…

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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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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.

IAAC-Colette Scholarship: 3D Printing for Architecture

The IAAC-Colette Scholarship The Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture is a 6 month full-time course aimed at architects, engineers, designers, material engineers, mechanical engineers and construction professionals willing to specialise in this new technology, and willing to explore how it will shape the way we think, design and build a more sustainable habitat. Project Colette…

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Sum up of the event – Living University at El Hierro

Living University at El Hierro Last week, the Urban Sciences Lab of IAAC, together with The Blue Economy and the local Cabildo, organized the 2nd Edition of the Living University at El Hierro, in Canary Islands. The conference happened between the 21st and 24th of November, and was led by the worldwide known economist and…

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Alfredo Brillembourg Visits the Master in City & Technology

Alfredo Brillembourg Visits the Master in City & Technology We are happy to share with you pictures from Alfredo Brillembourg's visit at IAAC as he joined the Master in City & Technology students for a Theory of Cities masterclass. Alfredo Brillembourg founded the Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) collective in 1998 as an informal multi-disciplinary research group…

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