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IAAC takes part in national and international events in the fields of higher education, architecture, technology and robotics for the construction sector. In recent years the Institute has not only participated in but also collaborated as a sponsor for, several events which aim was to situate Barcelona as a pioneer city in the field of urban spaces and intelligent habitats.

IAAC receives grant: Europa Redes y Gestores – Europa Centros Tecnológicos 2019

Subvención : Europa Redes y Gestores – Europa Centros Tecnológicos 2019 Total: 129.117,24€ Referencia: ECT2019-000484   Following up on the development of “Europa Redes y Gestores – Europa Centros Tecnológicos” grant, IAAC coordinated a two-days conferences related to the promotion and acquisition of H2020 projects. The courses, “How to write a competitive proposal for H2020”…

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New job opening – IAAC is recruiting!

Valldaura Labs education coordinator   Tasks include: Preparation of Master Program materials such as program, schedules, forms, posters etc. Setup and administration of Master Program content, current student and alumni database; Faculty coordination; Communication with the scientific tutors, providing guidance and assistance in all organizational steps of the Master Program; Invitation of speakers and students;…

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IAAC’s first printed edition of IAAC Bits Journal is out now

The IAAC BITS journal “Black Ecologies” is out now  The journal collects material stimulating, promoting and developing research in the diverse areas of Advanced Architecture through a multi-disciplinary approach. The IAAC BITS journal is a collective container of knowledge developed by the Advanced Architecture Group of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. With the…

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IAAC – @LLUM BCN 2020

IAAC has been invited again to participate in the Llum BCN Urban Light Festival in Barcelona, an event that illustrates the capabilities of light, digital technology, movement, virtual reality or AI to be a intrinsic part of the cityscape and its ability to merge with the architectural design of the urban environment.  It is with…

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OPEN CALL EXTENDED! ON PUBLIC PLAY SPACE INITIATIVES

Are you interested in placemaking, participatory co-design and digital technologies? Last days to submit your project!    Public Play Space (PPS), a project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and developed by IAAC, BUAS, and CLAC, is extending the deadline for the Call for projects and concepts focusing on innovative and creative…

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IAAC-Colette Scholarship for African students: OTF-3D Printing for Architecture

For 2020, Project Colette and IAAC are offering 2 full scholarships to African students studying 3D Printing for Architecture. The IAAC-Colette Scholarship Africa is rising. It is home to the world’s fastest-growing cities, and host one of the most dynamic and young generations of entrepreneurs and designers set to become the new game changers of…

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New Job Opening! IAAC is Hiring a Sales Representative

Job Description - Sales Representative The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia offers a wide range of pioneering masters programmes. We give the next generation of architects and changemakers the space to imagine, test and shape the future of cities, architecture and technology. At IAAC, we offer a truly multicultural and dynamic Educational experience. We…

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Open Call: Creative Food Cycles International Symposium

How do we approach FOOD CYCLES to foster future urban demands and ecological resilience? How do we scale-up FOOD CYCLES for the co-design of new processes and materials? How can responsive design enhanced by ICT innovate our experience of FOOD CYCLES? CREATIVE FOOD CYCLES is calling for innovative and creative contributions in the transformation of…

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Scholarships Competition for the Academic Year 2020/21 Announced

Submit a design proposal to answer impending global challenges. Winners have the opportunity to develop these solutions and more.  Apply to one of our masters programmes today. Each Educational Programme invites the student to submit a project which gives an answer to some of the current global challenges: Climate Crisis, Data Management etc. The information…

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New Job Opening! MAEBB Coordinator at IAAC – Valldaura Labs

Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities Coordinator Position: Educational coordinator Location: IAAC – Valldaura Labs The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is seeked a dynamic and energetic coordinator for our Master Program based at Valldaura Labs. Valldaura is our Campus hidden away in the Barcelona mountains. Valldaura's history dates back more than 850…

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Open Call on Public Play Space Initiatives!

Public Play Space (PPS) is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, aiming at exploring the development of innovative and creative practices for the co-design of inclusive, cohesive and sustainable public spaces, through the use of games and digital technologies. PPS is launching a Call for Best Practices of projects…

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IAAC Masters Open Day: Join IAAC for a Life Changing Experience!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia hosts 2020 Masters Open Days, inviting you to discover one of the most advanced European Centres for Education, Research and Fabrication located in Barcelona. The next event, to be celebrated in IAAC's Main Hall on Friday 20th of March 2020, will give to candidates interested in pursuing their…

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IAAC is pleased to announce the first printed edition of IAAC Bits Journal

The IAAC BITS journal is a collective container of knowledge developed by the Advanced Architecture Group of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. The journal collects material stimulating, promoting and developing research in the diverse areas of Advanced Architecture through a multi-disciplinary approach. With the 9th issue, Black Ecologies, IAAC BITS is entering a…

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Meet Elisabetta Carnevale, earth architect and new Faculty of IAAC’s postgraduate in 3D printing architecture

Architect Elisabetta Carnevale recently joined IAAC as a new Faculty for the Institute's postgraduate in 3D printing architecture. Working as an earth architect, Elisabetta tells us what made her take conscience of the real energetic footprint of our current construction models and how she came to work with earth.    Could you tell us a…

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El IAAC recibe una subvención de Europa Redes y Gestores para la gestión de los proyectos europeos H2020

Subvención : Europa Redes y Gestores – Europa Centros Tecnológicos 2019 Total: 129.117,24€ Referencia: ECT2019-000484 Esta subvención ha sido otorgada por el Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades a través de la Agencia Estatal de Investigación, cuyo objetivo es dotar a centros de investigación de los conocimientos necesarios para la adecuada promoción, preparación, apoyo y…

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Towards a more sustainable food system with the new FoodSHIFT 2030 European project

Starting next January 2020, FoodSHIFT 2030 is a new European project led by the University of Copenhagen to tackle the issue of sustainability within our food system. Developed in the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 programme, the project has received €7,5 million and will intent to transform the current European food system into a more…

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New job opening at IAAC! Become our new Fab Lab Assistant!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is looking to extend its team. If you are interested in joining our team, have a look at the job opportunities below! Company Description   The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a center for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of imagining the…

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New job opening at IAAC: Valldaura Digital Fab Lab Manager

VALLDAURA DIGITAL FAB LAB MANAGER   We are looking for a Digital Fabrication Laboratory Manager for our Valldaura Labs Campus, who will be in charge of explaining how the Laboratory works, help students and all IAAC community with the use of machines, supervise and maintain all machine operations and tool-kits workshop, and managing the Lab…

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POP-MACHINA: a project to enhance EU circular economy through collaborative production

Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, POP-MACHINA is a project born from the idea to demonstrate the potential and relevancy of both the maker movement and collaborative production to progressively implement a necessary circular economy model at the European scale. Engaging various organisations and communities across 7 different countries within the next 4…

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Encuentro con Ana Vallés, nuevo miembro del Patronato del IAAC

¿Nos puede profundizar un poco en su trayectoria profesional? Soy licenciada en Economía y también tengo formación humanista. Al tiempo de terminar mi carrera, me incorporé al grupo Sorigué, donde he tenido la oportunidad de desempeñarme en diferentes departamentos, lo que me ha permitido conocer de primera mano los procesos clave de la empresa y…

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IAAC, Generalitat de Catalunya and AMB present the concept of urban Big Data in the Biennale of Seoul 2019

From September 7th to November 10th 2019, Seoul (South Korea) will welcome the second edition of the Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism where will gather various international stakeholders working for change and innovation to showcase pioneering projects of architecture and urbanism. At this occasion, the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) together with the Generalitat de Catalunya and…

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Discover the Food Interactions Catalogue, a collection of best practices for creative food cycles

In the framework of the Creative Food Cycles project– European project aiming to enhancing innovative and creative practices between food, design and architecture to create more conviviality in food cycles from a transnational perspective – the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC, Barcelona - España), the Chair of Regional Building and Urban Planning (LUH, Hannover…

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Tomas Diez, Fab Lab Barcelona Director, took part in BRIDGE for Cities 4.0 2019

On September 3rd 2019, Tomas Diez, Director of Fab Lab Barcelona and of IAAC's Master in Design for Emergent Futures, attended the 4th edition of BRIDGE for Cities 4.0, a two-days event co-organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) in Viena, Austria. Expert on new technologies…

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New job opening – IAAC is recruiting!

Join our future-thinking Institute in Barcelona as new Master Program Coordinator!    JOB OPENING -  MASTER PROGRAM COORDINATOR  The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC is an international centre for Education, Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st century habitability. Based in…

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Prototyping the self-sufficient eco-house of the future in Valldaura Labs this summer

Over the summer, the students from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) have undertaken to prototype a fully off-grid and completely functional ecohouse in the forest of Valldaura. Committed to enhancing a more ecologically aware and self-sufficient future for architecture and housing, these students from IAAC’s Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings will complete…

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Encuentro con Betiana Pavón, ganadora del premio Samsung EGO Innovation Project 2019

En ocasión de su segunda edición, el Samsung EGO Innovation Project eligió a Deconstructive Heads, un concepto creado por la diseñadora argentina Betiana Pavón que combina hábilmente tecnología y arte del diseño, como proyecto más innovador del año 2019. Además de ganar 10,000 euros, la diseñadora barcelonesa tuvo la oportunidad de inaugurar el primer día…

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New job opportunities: IAAC expands its team in Barcelona!

Future-thinking Institute in Barcelona, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia trains the new generation of architects, engineers and designers to challenge traditional approaches of architecture and design, empowering them with the right knowledge to become in the present the change-makers of tomorrow.  Do you want to contribute to making our innovation journey thrive? Join us!…

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Food Shakers-Remarkers workshop: how to convert organic food waste into consumer products?

In the framework of the Creative Food Cycles European initiative, the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Cataluña (IAAC), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany) and Universitá Degli Studi di Genova (Italy) organised a workshop from 17 to 21 of June 2019. The aim of the workshop was to explore, with a creative approach, the potential…

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Fab Lab Barcelona tackles the issue of waste circularity in cities joining the EU consortium REFLOW

Fab Lab Barcelona, one of the dynamic innovation hubs of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Cataluña (IAAC), has joined a European consortium REFLOW with the aim to deliver a three year H2020 European Union funded research project aiming to systematically change waste processes in cities. The project aims to contribute real-world prototypes through the development of…

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Encuentro con Xavier Marcet, el nuevo presidente del Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña

Damos la bienvenida a Xavier Marcet, nuevo Presidente del IAAC desde Junio 2019. Su gran experiencia y trayectoria en el ámbito de los negocios, consultoría estratégica e innovación, beneficiará al IAAC para afrontar los desafíos futuros. ¿Nos puedes profundizar un poco en tu trayectoria profesional? Es sinuosa. Desde hace 18 años me dedico a la…

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Fabricademy graduate Betiana Pavón was awarded by Samsung EGO Innovation Project

Alumni of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the Argentinian designer Betiana Pavón, who recently completed the Fabricademy programme, was awarded by the Samsung EGO Innovation Project for her project: Destructive Heads. She will inaugurate the first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid (MBFWM) on July 6th 2019. Betiana Pavón had the opportunity to be…

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Edouard Cabay’s Third Deviation project exhibited at CIVA KANAL Centre Pompidou in Brussels

Developed by Edouard Cabay, architect founder of Appareil and Researcher/Co-Director of the OTF - 3D Printing Architecture programme offered at IAAC, Third Deviation is part of a series of experiences aiming to interrogate the tension between the two opposed concepts of stability and instability. Exhibited at the CIVA KANAL Centre Pompidou of Brussels from June…

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Materialising Future Cities – IAAC Exhibition

Through the exploration of the digital revolution at all scales (from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory), Materialising Future Cities explores the boundaries of architecture and design and meet the challenges faced by humanity in shaping our future habitat. How can the application of urban technologies and big data…

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Beca Visoren 2019 para el Máster in Advanced Ecological Buildings (MAEB)

Visoren, empresa en Viviendas Sociales en Alquiler, quiere sostener la construcción ecológica en los edificios de viviendas a traves toda España. Por eso, la empresa ofrece dos becas, una completa y otra parcial, para cursar el Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings organizado por el Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña (IAAC) que empezará en octubre 2019. El…

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Fab Lab Barcelona reinvents alternatives to fashion and textile industrial processes with Fabricademy

As textile and fashion industry counts among the most polluting industries in the world today, reinventing its production processes and finding alternatives more respectful and viable for the environment has become vital. Committed to addressing these changing needs, Fab Lab Barcelona, as part of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)’s educational programmes, offers…

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IAAC and UN-Habitat collaborate to develop new urban planning solutions in Africa

The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and UN-Habitat present an innovative project, which strives to develop, test, and implement innovative architectural and planning solutions for people in selected urban and rural areas in Africa. This project will take place within the context of the OTF - 3D Printing Architecture programme, a post-graduate programme…

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IAAC and WASP: New 3D Printing Strategies Towards the Realisation of Load-bearing Earthen Structures

IAAC and WASP present an innovative prototype of a 3D printed wall designed and engineered by IAAC and realised by Crane WASP within the Open Thesis Fabrication research (OTF), a programme of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) focused on additive manufacturing in the field of construction. This wall continues the research already…

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Fixing the Future: two days to shape tomorrow’s world

On June 7th - 8th 2019, IAAC will join Fixing the Future, a gathering of changemakers organized by Atlas of the Future at the CCCB in Barcelona to discuss and shape our world’s future. Coming from many different fields - architecture, gastronomy, energy, etc. - these change makers will explain how they are already working to fix…

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Ecological Business Trainers: a workshop to achieve resource-smart architecture

From May 15th to 17th 2019, BUILDS gathered different stakeholders from the field of biology and architecture with the objective in mind to empower them with the necessary knowledge about business courses setting-up, business thinking and start-ups development to allow them to face the transdisciplinary students' programs.  Hosted at Vienna University of Economics and Business,…

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IAAC Curates the Future House Exhibition at Barcelona Building Construmat 2019

IAAC Curates the Future House Exhibition at Barcelona Building Construmat 2019 Unmissable professional gathering for the international construction community, the 2019 edition of Barcelona Building Construmat will take place from the 14th to 17th of May. As a recognised reference of advanced and innovative architecture worldwide, IAAC will naturally take part in this event, curating the Future House…

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IAAC Invites you to the BCN Architecture Week’s Costume Party

“Quien no conoce las fiestas de la Bauhaus, no conoce la labor de la Bauhaus” decían los propios alumnos de la escuela. "Who does not know the parties of the Bauhaus, does not know the work of the Bauhaus" said the school's own students. Durante la Semana de la Arquitectura, la ciudad de Barcelona acogió…

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3rd Global IAAC Alumni Meeting – Venue & Speakers Announced!

In the last 18 years, the IAAC has opened its doors to more than 1,000 students from more than 70 countries. Some of the most outstanding among them, will return this May to Barcelona to present their latest works and discuss the future of architecture. Professional and research-based works, which spans from Advanced Material Systems…

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IAAC rethinks architecture education 100 years after Bauhaus

Growing interactions between physical and digital spaces have deeply revolutionized architecture and these multifaceted changes need to be taken into account in current and future architecture education. For 100 years now, the trajectory of the Bauhaus School of Architecture and Design has been revealing the importance of a simultaneous evolution of education and architecture. Celebrating…

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IAAC and APPAREIL depict the relationship between geology and civilisation

At the occasion of the first edition of the Biennale de l’architecture et du paysage taking place in Versailles (France) from May 4th to July 13th 2019, IAAC and APPAREIL are showcasing Programming the Perpetual Unknown, a project aiming to stimulate reflection on the role of geology and the ways we have had to inhabit…

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Studio Shaji 2019: a summer course in China to study new online entrepreneurial models

Urban manufacturing model, the “Taobao Village” is meant to help enhance development and raise community income via e-commerce and digital technology. As the first “Taobao Village” of China, Shaji Town has become a real success story when explaining how can e-commerce bring development and prosperity in the rural area, becoming indeed a significant force for…

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IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona Open its Doors for the Poblenou Open Day

This May 4th, the Poblenou Open Day at Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC will be the perfect chance for makers, curious minds and lovers of culture and creativity to meet the professionals who are building the cultural and creative district of the city! Join this day of open doors in the creative spaces of the Poblenou…

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Pritzker Price RCR Arquitectes Lecturing at IAAC Valldaura Labs

The official opening of the Barcelona Architecture Week will take place next May 9th. On that date, in the exceptional setting of the IAAC Valldaura Labs, the Pritzker Prize Carme Pigem of RCR Arquitectes will give an open lecture presenting the most representative works of her career. Aranda, Pigem and Vilalta founded the practice RCR…

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IAAC Joins the 2019 Barcelona Architecture Week Celebrations

"Who does not know the parties of the Bauhaus, does not know the work of the Bauhaus" said the school's own students. During the 2019 Barcelona Architecture Week, the city will host activities of various Institutions, emphasizing the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus School of Design and Architecture. IAAC joins the celebrations with multiple…

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ROUND-TABLE: Robotics and Advanced Construction – Human-Machines Collaboration

On April 10th IAAC will host a roundtable with experts in the fields of architecture, robotics and construction to discuss the potential and challenges faced by this sector in the face of emerging technological innovation. Advances in Human-Machine Interactions and mixed realities allows for a seamless collaboration between humans and robots, taking advantages of the…

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IAAC Students’ Works on Display at the Rei Marti Water Tank

Over the last months, in the framework of the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings, young architects, engineers and designers have joined forces to critically analyse what is considered today Ecological Building Design. Next April 5th at the Rei Martí Water Tank, their proposals for the future of Barcelona will be unveiled and displayed in the Advanced Ecological Building Design…

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Visions of the Future at the Design Beyond Technology Festival

The first edition of Design Beyond Technology, promoted by ADI-FAD and held last week at the Design Hub Barcelona, brought together speakers of international renown, drawn from the new technologies sector. The Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction Director Aldo Sollazzo was one of those experts, contributing to the debate with his Cognify Design, Embracing…

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Decelerating Ecosystems: Tomas Diez at the IAM Conference 2019

This year, the ever-expanding IAM community of thinkers will converge upon Barcelona for the fifth annual gathering of an event as unique as the goal it sets itself: to understand the internet. On the weekend of 21-23 March, 2019, in Barcelona, some 400 creative thinkers and leading organisations from all around the world - each…

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IAAC + ISAD in Mexico City: Urban Design Workshop

Urban Design Workshop: learning how to identify new paradigms and new opportunities in the development of new cities The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in conjunction with the Escuela del Desierto (ISAD) has recently presented the workshop Taller de Diseño Urbano, Territorios de Oportunidad given by Willy Müller, director of the Urban Sciences Lab at IAAC,…

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LIGHT<>MADE by IAAC and Materfad at Architects @Work Barcelona

LIGHT<>MADE by IAAC and Materfad CCIB Barcelona, 13th - 14th of March 2019 Light<>Made is an exhibition about the complex interactions between light, matter and space. It features novel materials which enable new ways of perceiving form, texture, colour, transparency and content to generate new opportunities in architectural expression. The way we perceive space is…

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Creative Urban Farming Workshop at IAAC

Creative Urban Farming Workshop 4 – 6 May 2019 | BARCELONA, SPAIN Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia  Today, we have accessibility to products coming from anywhere in the world, all year round. However, it is questionable whether the quality of these products is healthy, and whether the process to produce and distribute them is…

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International Women’s Day 2019 at IAAC: The Future is Equal

IAAC, as an institution committed to equality and progress, celebrates the International Women's Day with all the Institute's powerful, awe-inspiring and talented women. The theme of this year's International Women's Day (8th March), "Think Equality, Build Smart, Innovate for Change" places innovation for women and girls at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality.…

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IAAC Masters Open Day – 29th March

On Friday, March 29th IAAC celebrates a new edition of its Masters Open Day from 17h to 19h. This is an open doors event for prospective candidates interested in pursuing their postgraduate studies in IAAC and it will give the chance to discover the Institute and meet our Faculty, Masters Coordinators and Alumni. There will be separate desks for each…

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3D Printing in Architecture Debate & OTF 2019 Research Presentation

3D Printing in Architecture Debate and OTF 2019 Research Presentation 28th February 18:00 - 20:30 Additive manufacturing technology will radically change the design and construction process of our Buildings. The IAAC Open Thesis Fabrication (OTF) Programme develops technological and architectural solutions in collaboration with Industry partners for the production of sustainable affordable buildings with 100%…

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Alumni Success Stories – Monish Kumar Siripurapu

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is pleased to highlight alumni success stories! The research developed by our alumnus Monish Siripurapu on biomimicry cooling systems inspired by the structure of beehives has been recognised by United Nations Environment Programme. Monish took the Open Thesis Fabrication programme in 2015 and collaborated as an assistant in…

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IAAC wins the First Prize at NICE Awards 2019 organised by the European Centre for Creative Economy

The Network for Innovations in Culture & Creativity in Europe (n.i.c.e) awards IAAC with the 1st Prize for its research on sustainable 3D printing for buildings among 8 other nominees.  IAAC work on "3D Printing Sustainable Building" has been valued as promising research for the potentials of additive manufacturing technology and robotics in the production of…

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IAAC participates in the Annual Baltic Conference on Modern Architecture 2019

On February 7, IAAC participated in the Annual Baltic Conference on Modern Architecture in Vilnius, Lithuania, entitled Rethinking contemporary architecture designs organized by the Lithuanian Union of Architects in cooperation with  “Structum” magazine. About the conference The conference is a space for the debate of professional speakers in which they analyse how to guarantee the development of the city from an integral evolution and how…

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IAAC “NIGHT FOREST” IS READY TO SHINE FOR BCN LLUM FESTIVAL 2019

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has once again had the honour of being invited to participate in the Llum BCN Urban Light Festival in Barcelona. Llum BCN will be illuminating the city, using light to transform its spaces. Join us at the Poblenou Urban District, from the 15h to the 17th of February, and play with our interactive…

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“THE CITY AS A LIVING ORGANISM” – ARETI MARKOPOULOU AT BARCELONA’S BIENNIAL OF CITY AND SCIENCE

From 7th to 11th February the city of Barcelona - as one of the most important centres for knowledge, research and experimentation in Europe - is hosting the Biennial of City and Science: an open event in which academics, researchers, educators and scientists with the aim of enhancing citizen participation and discussion engagement. Is scientific knowledge…

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IAAC Global Summer School 2019 – Applications Now Open

IAAC opens the call for applications for the 12th edition of its Global Summer School 2019 (GSS) entitled "Becoming" that will start in Barcelona and our worldwide network of nodes from the 1st to 14th of July The IAAC Global Summer School is open to creative and innovative people, interested in fields of architecture, urban…

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CREATIVE FOOD CYCLES OPEN CALL – FOOD INTERACTIONS CATALOGUE [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

Creative Food Cycles is looking for valuable experiences in the transformation of urban and rural space and society, for rural-urban interactions, and for creating sustainable futures. The catalogue will collect and map successful examples in the fields of architecture, design, and arts. How can we create new conviviality through FOOD CYCLES? How can we scale-up…

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ROUND-TABLE: Robotics and Advanced Construction – Scanning and Learning Machines

On Friday 11th IAAC will host a roundtable with experts in the fields of architecture, robotics and construction to discuss the potential and challenges faced by this sector in the face of emerging technological innovation. Advances in data collection and analysis allow for better integration of construction's challenges such as site monitoring and adaptability, heterogeneous…

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Distributed Design Market Platform to partner with “INDEX: Award” for the 2019 World’s Best Sustainable Design

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Distributed Design Award, a partnership between Distributed Design Market Platform (co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union) and INDEX:Award. European makers and designers who have developed a design project affiliated with a Fab Lab are encouraged to apply from now until the closing date March 10…

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2018 – A year of research with a European hallmark and acknowledgements for IAAC

During this year, IAAC consolidated its position as a centre of reference and excellence in the management of European research projects, recognised by the Catalan Government and the European Commission. Only this year, 5 new projects of the H2020, Erasmus + and Creative Europe programmes have been launched. In 2019, two more initiatives are expected to start throughout…

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Fab City Foundation launched in Estonia

The Fab City Global Initiative is closing 2018 with the best Christmas present: the launch of the Fab City Foundation in Tallinn Estonia on December 12. The launch event of the Fab City Foundation, hosted by partners at Tallinn University of Technology, brought together the members of the newly established Founding Members, Supervisory Board, and…

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How can urban renewal improve people’s lives? – Vicente Guallart Guest Speaker at Palau Macaya

How can urban renewal improve people's lives? All of us dream about cities that are more sustainable, high-tech, healthy and people-friendly, but the current state of our public and private spaces falls a long way short of meeting the needs of present and future generations. For this reason, in response to the question How can urban…

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IAAC Head of Studies Mathilde Marengo at FAB BIENNALE in India

Last week Mumbai hosted the first ever Biennale for innovators from the field of design and architecture where IAAC Head of Studies Mathilde Marengo and alumni participated in sessions and conferences aiming to promote disruptive innovation and design thinking  Mathilde Marengo gave the conference "Shaping the Future of Cities, Technology and Architecture" in which she…

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Advanced Architecture: IAAC at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Next Thursday 13th of December the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Fundació Mies Van Der Rohe will organize an open presentation around the topic of Advanced Architecture. Through the academic and students’ research developed at the IAAC Master in Advanced Architecture, the experimental work redefines urban space and architectural design through the use of public space…

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Fab Academy 2019 – make a change, make your job!

The Fab Academy 2019 applications are now open and this year, the global Fab Academy programme is asking students to think about how we can equip ourselves to make our own jobs to not only change our own future but have a positive impact on the future of those around us. Since 2001, Fab Lab…

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IAAC Co-Founder Willy Müller Guest Speaker at Jeju International Architecture Forum 2018

IAAC Co-Founder and Urban Sciences Lab Director Willy Müller takes part in the 2nd Jeju International Architecture Forum entitled ‘City and Tourism: Post Tourism for Sustainability’.  The Korean island of Jeju has been experiencing a population growth and the sides effects of ‘overtourism": the local identity and life quality degradation for locals. For this reason, Jeju…

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IAAC Founder Vicente Guallart designs Shenzhen’s new urban centre

The studio Guallart Architects, together with a team of international experts, has won the First Prize in the competition organised by the Government of Shenzhen.  Vicente Guallart, IAAC founder and former chief architect of the city of Barcelona, has won the first prize to design a new model for the next generation of green cities in…

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Barcelona Metapolis +20 – The Future of the City 20 Years Later

3rd of December 2018 Open Debate Moderated by Ricardo Devesa Barcelona Metapolis +20 - The Future of the City 20 Years Later @ 19.00, IAAC Auditorium Free and Open to the Public The debate will be held in Spanish and Catalan Twenty years ago, a group of young architects were discussing the future of Barcelona and presented…

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“Build Solutions” Kick-Off Meeting at IAAC with International Partners

The Building Urban Intelligent Living Design Solution (BUILD) project, co-funded by the Erasmus Plus programme, launched last week its kick-off meeting at IAAC bringing together educational and industry partners.    On November 20th, the Building Urban Intelligent Living Design Solution (BUILD) project kick-off meeting took place at IAAC. BUILD, lead by IAAC and co-funded by…

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Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC recognised as one of Europe’s 100 digital champions

Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC has been recognised by the Financial Times, Google and leading European policymakers as one of 100 digital pioneers in Europe. Led by Tomás Díez, the Fab Lab Barcelona has been included in a special report from the Financial Times Europe’s Road to Growth, highlighting not only its role as a technological and digital…

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IAAC joins “Creative Food Cycles” Kick-Off Conference

The EU Projects team from IAAC's Advanced Architecture Group, represented by Chiara Farinea and Federica Ciccone, together with faculty Manuel Gausa participated at the kick-off conference at LUH University in Hannover Creative Food Cycles is a Creative Europe programme co-funded research initiative that enhances innovative and creative practices between food and architecture, which is developed and…

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Applications are Now Open for the Academic Year 2019/20

Challenge the Traditional Approach to Design and Building The Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC), directed by Alexandre Dubor and Aldo Sollazzo, seeks to train a new generation of architects and engineers capable of leading the construction industry to the fourth industrial revolution. Bringing together international researchers and industry partners, MRAC focuses on the emerging design and market opportunities arising from Advanced Manufacturing Systems. Design and Fabricate…

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IAAC at “System Reset”: Disruptive Innovation Festival’s Documentary 2018

Fab Lab Barcelona's Director Tomás Diez and IAAC's Academic Director Areti Markopoulou are interviewed at the DIF documentary 2018, which explores the story of change in our economy The documentary explores the idea of an economic system based on in abundance rather than scarcity, by harnessing the latest digital tools, computational power, material science, biomimicry and…

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IAAC participates at Festival della Scienza in Genoa

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) participated last week at the Festival della Scienza in Genoa, which encouraged young minds to pursue science. Together with the Italian Institute of Technology, researchers and former students from IAAC displayed several projects developed during the Digital Matter Research Line from the Master in Advanced Architecture. Some of the research projects…

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IAAC participates at UrbiNat’s Middle East – Europe Forum in Iran

This past October 19th to 21st 2018 IAAC Head of European Projects Chiara Farinea joined the Middle East - Europe Forum held in Kish Island, Iran. Together with Brazil, Oman and China, Iran is one of the international observatory partner countries of EU H2020 project UrbiNat. This initiative focuses on the regeneration and integration of…

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IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona takes part in the Poblenou Urban District Open Night

Save the date! Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC is putting together a very special programme for the Poblenou Open Night 2018, organized by Poblenou Urban District. The Maker and Design District of Poblenou is putting on its party dress for one night only. Next Friday 23rd of November, from 19h to 22h, the Institute will…

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2A Magazine Awards Ceremony at IAAC: Recognizing Worldwide Talent

Last week IAAC hosted the 4th edition of the 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe organized by the prestigious 2A Magazine. These international architectural awards highlight international accomplishments in the field. The international architectural award takes place every year to encourage and celebrate European and Asian accomplishments in the architectural arena and foster an architectural discussion…

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Kyle McDonald’s Workshop on “Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Interactive Art” at IAAC

Introduction Under the framework of the MIRA Digital Arts Festival of Barcelona that will take place the 8-10 November, IAAC is offering a Workshop on Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Interactive Art for the interested public on the days before this event (Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th November). This is a great opportunity to…

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InnoChain Final Conference – Expanding Information Modelling for A New Material Age

InnoChain invites you to the international conference Expanding information modelling for a new material age. It will take place in Copenhagen on 8-9 November 2018 at the Danish Architecture Centre in the new Blox building by OMA. The conference is organised in collaboration with the Danish BLOXhub organisation and aims to create a forum for…

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IAAC at the ACADIA 2018 Awards Conference in Mexico City

IAAC will be one of the special guests at 2018 ACADIA's Mexico City Conference taking place in the Universidad Iberoamericana from October 18–20. ACADIA brings together researchers and experts who push the boundaries of architecture through design and computation. Under the title of RECALIBRATION: on imprecision and infidelity, this year’s annual ACADIA conference is held…

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Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas in charge of IAAC Lecture Series Opening 2018/19

This Thursday 11th at 19:00h the worldwide renowned Italian architect Massimilano Fuksas will inaugurate the first conference of IAAC Lecture Series 2018/19 with his talk entitled "Love Will Save The World" which will pay special attention to the sustainability of our cities.   Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, is one of the…

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Areti Markopoulou on El Periódico daily: “The future lies on cities that integrate nature and technology to produce food and energy.”

IAAC's Academic Director Areti Markopoulou along with five other experts from the private and public sector participates in a debate held by El Periódico to address how cities have to move towards sustainability.   By 2050, it is estimated that two out of every three people will live in cities, which will need to cover…

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Farshad Mehdizadeh – October’s Alumni Story

After a few weeks of autumn and the start of the new academic year, we release a new Alumni Story! In this case, the story of one of our most successful former students in recent years: Farshad Mehdizadeh, from Iran.   Founder of FMZD Architects, his professional career began in Tehran, at Fluid Motion Studio.…

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ROUND-TABLE: Robotics and Advanced Construction – Needs and Challenges of the Construction Industry

On Friday 5th IAAC will host a roundtable with experts in the fields of architecture, robotics and construction to discuss the potential and challenges faced by this sector in the face of emerging technological innovation.   Are digital manufacturing technologies the future of construction? Are we living a true revolution in the field of design…

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A new Academic Year 2018/19 starts at IAAC with the launch of new masters

This week IAAC welcomed 169 new students from more than 40 countries for this year's Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA01 and MAA02), Master in City and Technology (MaCT01 and MaCT02), Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC), Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings (MAEB) and Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) programmes. This is the…

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IAAC opens positions to work on EU projects!

We have recently opened two vacancies to work on projects co-financed by the Horizon 2020 programme. We are currently looking for a Researcher with experience in digital manufacturing, design and educational management for the “Do-It” project; as well as a Communications Designer for the Robotics for Microfarms (ROMI) and Distributed Design Market Platform (DDMP) projects.

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Vicente Guallart and Yu Kongjian joined by architecture in the “Urban Ecologies” exhibition in Beijing

This event is part of the Beijing Design Week programme and establishes a dialogue between both architects on their design concepts, urban planning and their integration into a growth model that minimizes environmental impact.   On Thursday 27 September at 18:30 the Cervantes Institute in Beijing is hosting the opening of the exhibition Urban Ecologies…

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IAAC invited at the ‘Tomorrow Cities’ roundtable by El Periódico Newspaper

IAAC's Academic Director Areti Markopoulou participates on Thursday 27th as a guest speaker and contributor for the panel discussion on the future cities organized by El Periódico de Cataluña newspaper.   One of the leading dailies in Catalonia's media environment, El Periódico, will be holding a debate titled 'Complex Infrastructures for Tomorrow Cities' with experts from…

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Applications for Fab Academy 2019 are Now Open!

Fab Academy is an intensive six month programme that teaches students to design, prototype and invent almost anything using digital fabrication tools and machines.   The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will host a new edition of Fab Academy in its Fab Lab Barcelona for those who are interested in developing their skills in the field…

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Fabrication Laboratory Assistant at FabLab Barcelona – IAAC is Hiring!

ORGANIZATION Fab Lab Barcelona, part of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), is one of the leading laboratories of the worldwide network of Fab Labs, a small-scale production and innovation laboratory, equipped with digital fabrication tools. Fab Lab Barcelona develops several educational and research programs related to the applications and implications of digital…

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IAAC participates at ROB|ARCH 2018 in Zürich

IAAC participates in this edition of the ROB|ARCH which aims to strengthen a network of international teams and researchers by creating greater knowledge and stimulating innovation   “The advent of robotics in the creative and construction industry has led to a surprising revolution, changing not only the way objects are created and designed, but also…

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InnoChain Research Initiative highlighted as a “Success Story” by the European Commission

IAAC is part of this European network connecting established and emerging research environments in academia and industry from architecture, engineering, development and manufacturing of design software   The European Commission has selected the InnoChain research initiative involving 6 academic institutions across Europe, including IAAC, as an example of "success" among the projects co-financed by the…

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Distributed Design Summit in Copenhaguen: Creative Minds for Productive Cities

DDMP (Distributed Design Market Platform) European project, coordinated by IAAC and co-funded by Europe Creative programme, participates at the Techfestival by bringing together innovative makers and designers On Friday 7th participants will experience at the Techfestival in Copenhaguen a unique Distributed Design Summit where a great line-up of speakers, among them FabLab's Barcelona Director Tomás Díez and project manager Ingi…

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InnoChain Network Exhibition: “Practice Futures – Building Design for a New Material Age”

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is happy to present the InnoChain exhibition "Practice Futures: Building Design For a New Material Age" at KADK in Copenhagen. The exhibition showcases the results of the 15 Innochain PhD projects from 6 institutions across Europe. With a strong industry focus, the PhDs are undertaken in collaboration with…

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IAAC’s “Auto-màtic” exhibition on display until October in Arts Santa Mònica

Due to the great success of the exhibition this summer, "Auto-Màtic" will remain on display until October 7th at Arts Santa Mònica cultural centre in Barcelona   If you happen to be in Barcelona until October 7th, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the cultural highlights of Barcelona's expositions circuits this summer:…

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New Alumni Story Before IAAC’s Summer Break!

Stories about extraordinary people engaged in important endeavors across the world Each of our IAAC alumni has a story to tell, and we are gathering them in a series of videos that are posted in our website and social media channels every month. These graduates excel in their careers, impact their countries and local communities and carry…

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IAAC and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center join forces to create an urban simulator and promote “the science of making cities”

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center sign an agreement to implement supercomputing technology to assess the resilience of cities Researchers from IAAC and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC) will work on the creation of a digital platform that allows the simulation of cities in…

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Job Opening Admissions Coordinator – IAAC is Hiring!

IAAC ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR   THE INSTITUTE – The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC is an international centre for Education, Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st century habitability. Based in the [email protected] district of Barcelona, one of the world’s capitals of…

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Green Fab Lab Coordinator – IAAC is Hiring!

We’re looking for a Lab Manager that will be responsible for the Green Fab Lab at Valldaura Labs, supervising the daily operations of students and faculty. We want a motivated and enthusiastic person who shares our values and beliefs. ABOUT VALLDAURA LABS AND THE GREEN FAB LAB Valldaura Labs is a research centre about self-sufficiency…

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MRAC Director Alexandre Dubor discusses about robotics for construction in specialized media

Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) Director Alexandre Dubor discusses with specialized press the future of 3D printing & robotics and the shift currently taking place in the construction industry  Since 2012, Dubor has worked at IAAC as an expert in digital manufacturing and robotics and currently directs the Open Thesis Fabrication programme and, together…

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Emotions & Technology: Meet MAI Guest Juror Moritz Waldemeyer

The artist and designer Moritz Waldemeyer discussed with Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI) Director Luis Fraguada about the role of emotions and technology in his creative process. Trained as an engineer, his work is a fusion of technology, art, fashion and design. He has collaborated with many of the world’s top architects and fashion designers…

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Fab Lab Barcelona & MDEF Director Tomás Díez interviewed by El País about the “Fab City” Revolution

The leading language newspaper in Spanish “El País” interviews Tomás Díez, Director of IAAC’s Fab Lab Barcelona and the Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF), on the impact of digital manufacturing tools and technologies on neighbourhoods and cities. This new revolution, according to Díez, is changing the model of the city and the economies…

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Giovanna Carnevali at the Moscow Urban Forum as panel discussion’s moderator with world-renowned architects

On 17–22 July 2018, Zaryadye Park will host he Moscow Urban Forum. This year’s theme is «Connect Generations». The lecture and educational part of the Festival is aimed at providing clear answers to vital questions with the participation of famous Russian and foreign architects, economists, scientists and business representatives by means of lectures and discussions. In…

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Vicente Guallart about Future Cities at the Moscow Urban Forum 2018

Next 17th–18th July, the Moscow Urban Forum 2018 "Megacity of the Future: New Space for Living" will focus on a discussion on the results of large-scale urban transformations over the last decades and the solutions and tools for building the future of the largest global cities. IAAC Co-founder Vicente Guallart will be part of the international…

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Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings Coordinator – IAAC is Hiring!

Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings Coordinator Tasks include: Preparation of Master Program materials such as program, schedules, forms, posters etc. Setup and administration of Master Program content, current student and alumni database; Faculty recruitment; Communication with the scientific tutors, providing guidance and assistance in all organizational steps of the Master Program; Budgeting and invitation of…

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Job Opening Fab Lab BCN Community Manager – IAAC is Hiring!

POSITION: Community Manager at Fab Lab Barcelona ORGANIZATION Fab Lab Barcelona, part of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), is one of the leading laboratories of the worldwide network of Fab Labs, a small-scale production and innovation laboratory, equipped with digital fabrication tools. Fab Lab Barcelona develops several educational and research programs related…

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Job Opening Director of Marketing, Communications & PR – IAAC is Hiring!

Director of Marketing, Communications & PR Job Summary Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the Institute’s marketing strategies, communication strategies, and public relations activities, both external and internal. Directs the efforts of the Marketing, Communications & PR team and coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the…

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IAAC Announces Winners for MRAC’s CRICURSA and ABB Scholarships

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is pleased to announce the winners of the full Scholarship and Internship call announced on June 2018 for the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC). After reviewing the proposals submitted, the jury integrated by Master programme directors, Aldo Sollazzo and Alexandre Dubor, they have decided to award…

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Barcelona and Paris join forces at the Fab City Summit 2018, the global initiative for the productive city

The IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona is one of the driving forces behind this initiative, born in 2014, which aims to form a worldwide network of locally productive and globally connected cities.   The Fab City project, as a global initiative, has as its main objective the development and implementation of an action plan for cities…

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Job Opening Fabrication Laboratory Assistant – IAAC is Hiring!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is looking to extend its team. If you are interested in joining our team, have a look at the job opportunities below! Company Description The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a center for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of imagining the future…

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IAAC Machinic Protocols in Arts Santa Mònica Centre for Summer Season Exhibitions

On Friday at 19h IAAC is glad to invite you to the opening of Auto-màtic, an exhibition curated by IAAC Senior Faculty Edouard Cabay which will be displayed at the Arts Santa Mònica centre of Barcelona from June 29th until October 7th. The exhibition addresses the limits and potentials of generative drawing, emerging from data through…

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Experience Future Cities – IAAC Exhibition at the Union Space

Can we have spaces acting as living organisms that respond to our emotions and our needs? Can self-sufficient homes be built with the help of digital fabrication, augmented reality or autonomous robots? Will advanced technologies ensure citizen participation when designing urban spaces? The exhibition Experience Future Cities, on display at Union Space (Carrer Joan d'Àustria,…

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Highlights of Academic Year’s Closing Week: IAAC Final Presentations & Thesis Reviews 2018

IAAC is living an intense week full of outstanding projects at display for the closing of current's academic year closing. Students are presenting their final projects from Master in Advanced Architecture, Master in Advanced Interaction and the Master in City and Technology. Evaluating juries made up of international experts together with IAAC faculty and masters directors are assessing…

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Digital Matter Roundtable – Programming Building Performance

This June 20th, in the framework of the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) Digital Matter Research Studio, IAAC's Advanced Architecture Group is organising the Digital Matter - Programming Building Performance Roundtable. Leading researchers, architects and material experts will debate on the contemporary research and development of advanced materials, coupled with digital technologies, in the field of Architecture…

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FINAL PRESENTATIONS + ROUNDTABLE + EXHIBITIONS + GRADUATION CEREMONY & PARTY

Join IAAC at the Celebrations for the End of 2017/2018 Academic Year The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia prepares itself for the end of this Academic Year's celebrations. Several appointments will fill up the two weeks from Friday 15th until Friday 29th of June. Five locations, in Poblenou, the Barcelona city centre and Collserola Park,…

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Master in Advanced Interaction students exhibit their research projects at Sónar+D 2018

IAAC and Sónar+D festival join forces to showcase the latest advances in interaction technology. PlayBall! and Augmented Senses projects, developed by Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI) students, will be exhibited from 13 to 15 June at the festival.   IAAC presents at the Sónar+D 2018 MarketLab, PlayBall! and Augmented Senses, two projects that combine innovation and…

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Submit your project at the 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe (2ACAA) 2018!

2A Magazine is proud to launch the fourth 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe (2ACAA). The 2ACAA Architectural Design awards, with the theme “Innovative Contextual Design”, are aimed to recognize and praise an individual's or group's substantial contribution to today’s architecture. This gathering is a manifestation of the diversity of cultures, identities, themes,…

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Making Sense Documentary: Citizen Science Revolution

EU's H2020 project Making Sense produced recently the documentary "Citizen Science Revolution", in which IAAC participated, aimed at showing the work done by empowered citizens in Barcelona, Pristina and Amsterdam who addressed environmental issues through technology. Can a low cost sensor change the reality of a city? And dozens of them? In the spring of…

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Getting Ready for Barcelona Maker Faire 2018!

On the 16th and 17th of June a new edition of the Maker Faire Barcelona will take place, an event aimed at those who are passionate about innovation and technology as well as those inventors or curious people who want to share their projects that have the mission of reinventing our cities and societies.  …

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CRICURSA Scholarship for Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction

Are you a creative engineer willing to explore the future of construction? Are you a designer craving to discover the potential of new technologies? Are you a digital craftsman eager to master robotics and computational design?  Are you interested in starting a unique, hands-on learning experience in Barcelona? CRICURSA offers a full scholarship for the…

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IAAC Advanced Nature-Based Solutions at the ‘Transforming Cities Forum’ 2018

IAAC advanced nature-based solutions were featured at Transforming Cities, Enhancing Well-being: innovating with nature-based solutions” Forum in A Coruña, Spain, organized by "Think Nature" and "Connecting Nature" Horizon 2020 EU projects.   Chiara Farinea, Head of EU projects at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, presented IAAC Advanced Nature Based Solutions in the Nature Based Entreprise (NBE) pitch hosted…

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IAAC Interactive Projects & Research Initiatives at Sónar+D Barcelona

This June 13th to 15th, IAAC will take part in the international technology summit Sonar+D in Barcelona. Several projects will be exhibited, ranging from Master in Advanced Interaction's installations, to research projects such as Smart Citizen or Open Grow, and EU co-funded initiatives such as ROMI. All the works will be presented at the MarketLab 2018, a space…

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IAAC wins ACADIA’s Innovative Academic Award of Excellence

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) educational programmes led by Academic Director Areti Markopoulou have been awarded 2018 ACADIA’s Innovative Academic Programme Award of Excellence. ACADIA is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals who facilitate critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning, and building science, encouraging innovation…

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Explore Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC & Barcelona’s Maker District at Poblenou Open Day 2018!

On Saturday 12th one of the most eagerly awaited days of the year will take place: Poblenou Open Day! For the sixth consecutive year we will enjoy a day where the creative district of Poblenou will open its doors to offer a wide variety of cultural activities.   Art galleries, creation and training centres, artists'…

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IAAC’s Academic Director Areti Markopoulou about Urban Commons at the Construmat BBSeries ’18

Next May 16th the Urban Innovation and Renewal Congress: From Cities to Materials, presented and curated by IAAC Urban Sciences Lab International Programmes Coordinator Giovanna Carnevali, will take place at the Construmat BBSeries 18. The seminar will reflect on the different scales of the concept of innovation-renewal, including the materials, construction systems, buildings, urban spaces, infrastructure and…

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Smart Citizen and Streamr join forces to empower citizens against pollution through technology

Fab Lab BCN at IAAC is excited to announce a new partnership between Streamr and Smart Citizen aimed at creating decentralised pollution monitoring networks, on a not-for-profit platform, where families and researchers can subscribe to the data. “We believe that Streamr and Smart Citizen are a perfect match to enable a more inclusive and accessible Smart…

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IAAC’s Global Summer School 2018 – DIGITIZE

The Global Summer School (GSS) takes place in Barcelona and in other nodes worldwide from the 2nd to the 14th of July 2018. GSS 2018 brings together experts from around the world to discuss the future of urbanism and the impact of technology on cities. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to…

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IAAC’s Academic Director Areti Markopoulou on “Fixing the Future”

IAAC's Academic Director Areti Markopoulou gave a conference at Atlas of the Future event "Fixing the Future" as a leading expert working on the intersection between architecture and digital technologies. Last March a future-‘supergroup’ gathered for the first time in Barcelona to participate at ‘Fixing the future: adventures in a better tomorrow’ . This event was organised…

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InnoChain’s Conference Call For Participation – Expanding information modelling for a new material age

Innochain announces the international conference Expanding information modelling for a new material age. It will take place in Copenhagen on 8th and 9th November 2018 at the Danish Architecture Centre in the new Blox building by OMA.   The conference is organised in collaboration with the Danish Bloxhub organisation and aims to create a forum…

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Bjarke Ingels interviewed by Vicente Guallart at ValldauraLabs

On the occasion of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels visit to IAAC Campus ValldauraLabs for the official launch of the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings (MAEB), the founder of IAAC Vicente Guallart interviewed and discussed with him about the future of architecture and sustainable and self-sufficient construction. The Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings is a 12-month fully…

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IAAC welcomes Fab Linkage 2018!

The Consulate General of Italy in Barcelona is organizing, for the next 27-28-29 April, the Fab Linkage meeting and boot camp. This year with the collaboration of IAAC, Valldauralabs, IED Barcelona and Noumena. The Fab Linkage is one of the main activities of ITmaKES, the second edition of an initiative aimed at collaboration, creative design…

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Don’t Miss the Advanced Ecological Buildings Talks in Beirut

The Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings will be presented this week in Beirut, Lebanon with a series of four lectures revolving around the main topics of the new Master Programme. Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings Co-director and IAAC Founder Vicente Guallart will be soon visiting ‎Beirut, to give a lecture in its main Architecture Faculties such as BAU, ALBA, Balamand University and AUB. Vicente will present the new immersive…

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Barcelona Maker Faire 2018 is Here! – Call for Makers Now Open

Barcelona Maker Faire is a partnership between Sónar+D, SokoTech, IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona & IN(3D)USTRY with the support of the Barcelona City Council.  Be a part of a new edition of Barcelona Maker Faire and visit us on June 16 & 17. Over 200 local and international makers, being Paris its main 2018 invited city, will…

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IAAC’s Fab Lab Barcelona & INTANA’s music at La Pedrera ArtLab 2018

IAAC's Fab Lab Barcelona and Intana Music project are the protagonists of the last performance of the Pedrera ArtLab 2018, a programme promoted by the foundation that manages Gaudí's building that brings together new musical groups from the independent scene with young creators, institutes and schools of leading artistic disciplines. IAAC's FabLab innovation will be…

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IAAC recognised as an Experienced Centre for European Research by Catalan Government

The Foreign Affairs and European Union department of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia's Government) has selected the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia as an experienced and distinguished centre in the management and attraction of European funds for its research. IAAC, as a centre committed to the creation of an innovation hub at the [email protected]

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Hacking for a Brighter World: IAAC Hosts the Red Bull Basement Hatch

How can technology transform the way we inhabit our cities? Next April 20th and 21st, the Red Bull Basement Hatch Barcelona, hosted by IAAC, will connect creative minds, makers, coders and hackers to transform innovative solutions into reality. The gathering will be a brainstorming session where the details of the Red Bull Basement Residencies will be unveiled.

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Master in Design For Emergent Futures (MDEF) at ‘AND&’ Summit 2018 in Belgium

From May 2 -5,  IAAC's MDEF Director and Fab Lab Barcelona Leader Tomás Diez will attend AND& Summit to talk about Fab City initiative and present IAAC's new master programme aiming to take design one step further by turning big ideas into great solutions   The Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) is about…

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Vicente Guallart in La Vanguardia’s Daily: “Barcelona’s mission is to lead the reinvention of the city of the future”

"Barcelona's mission must be to invent the city of the future and build it in the present, for the well-being of its citizens and to inspire the world" - Vicente Guallart highlights in La Vanguardia's Catalan daily.  IAAC's founder and MAEB Co-Director Vicente Guallart writes this week in one of the most relevant newspapers in Spain La…

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‘Mixed Use, Mixed Time, Mixed People’ Exhibition in Barcelona

On Thursday 12, Barcelona's Mercè Sala Space inaugurates 'Mixed Use, Mixed Time, Mixed People' Exhibition organised by the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). "Mixed Use, Mixed Time, Mixed People" aims to show the full potential of hybrid public facilities: a model of spaces of…

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MRAC’s Co-Director Alexandre Dubor on Robotics & 3D Technology in Construction at WorldBuild Moscow

How the construction industry will change using 3D Technology and Robots? On April 4th MRAC and OTF Co-director Alexandre Dubor will represent IAAC at the round-table conference of the 24th International Exhibition WorldBuild Moscow.

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Presentation of Ildefons Cerdà General Theory & IAAC’s Urbanization.org Platform at Harvard University

In 1867, Barcelona's urbanist Ildefons Cerdà set the science of making cities known as urbanization. 150 years later, his work is now translated into English thanks to the initiative of IAAC founder Vicente Guallart, who will be presenting Cerdà's work as well as new IAAC's project urbanization.org at Harvard University on 4th April.   Barcelona's engineer Ildefons Cerdà,…

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IAAC Head of Studies Mathilde Marengo Guest Speaker at ‘Design Does Forum’

We’re glad to announce that on April 4th and 5th, IAAC Head of Studies Mathilde Marengo will be among the guests of the Design Does Forum, the first output of Beyond Borders, an on-going curatorial and research initiative created by IAM and commissioned by ELISAVA to explore the futures of arts, design and learning in…

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IAAC’s SPACE10 Scholarship Winner Announced!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Copenhagen’s Innovation Lab SPACE10 are happy to announce that Australian Communication Designer Veronica Tran is the winner of SPACE10 Full Scholarship for the new Master in Design For Emergent Futures (MDEF) starting in October 2018 in Barcelona. Congratulations Veronica!The Jury was impressed by the quality of…

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Scholarship Contest 2018 Winners Announcement

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is pleased to announce the winners of the Scholarship Contest announced on February 2018 for the following Master Programmes of the academic year 2018/19:  Master in City & Technology (MaCT), Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI), Master in Robotics & Advanced Construction (MRAC), Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings (MAEB) and Master in Design…

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New Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Sciences at ‘Saló del Ensenyament’ 2018

IAAC, together with ESCI-UPF, participated in the 29th edition of the Saló del Ensenyament in Barcelona, the most important education fair in Spain that is aimed at promoting the most innovative degrees in the university field. New Bachelor's Degree on Urban Sciences was presented this last week at Saló del Ensenyament 2018, Barcelona's Education Fair,…

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IAAC’s Double Event 21-22 March: MRAC’s 3D Printing RoundTable & OTF Prototype Inauguration

In the framework of IAAC Open Thesis Fabrication Programme and Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction, leading researchers, architects, industry partners and start-ups teams from Europe have been invited Wednesday 21st of March to IAAC's Roundtable titled '3D Printing in Architecture' aimed to discuss the potentials and challenges of the additive manufacturing technologies in this field. Don't miss the…

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IAAC launches the Global Summer School 2018: Digitize

The Global Summer School (GSS) is a platform defined by ambitious, multi-scalar investigation on the implications of emergent techniques in our planned environments. Each year, international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects that are deeply embedded in diverse local conditions.

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BUILDers Residency in Architectural Advanced Construction – IAAC and Autodesk on Joint Research

In the interest of further consolidating their research in the field of Advanced Construction, the IAAC Advanced Architecture Group and Autodesk will once again collaborate in establishing short Research Residency Positions in Boston at the Autodesk BUILD Space, for students enrolled in a Master programme at IAAC.   The residency positions will allow the IAAC…

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Bjarke Ingels Guest Lecturer at the Launch of the New Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings

Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner and Creative Director of Bjarke Ingels Group, the most widely envied professional practice of the moment, with its head office in Copenhagen and branches in London and New York City, will be lecturing in the next month of March at IAAC. The firm BIG is currently developing projects such as the…

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IAAC offers a Workshop on Blender on March 3-4

Do you want to improve your skills using Blender software? Next March 3 to March 4, IAAC is offering a 2-day intensive course for students and professionals! You can apply now online. Deadline is 27th February!

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Space10 Design Lab in Copenhagen offers a full scholarship for MDEF programme

IAAC is excited to announce a new partnership with Space10 experimental design studio, IKEA's new innovation lab in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the new Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) MDEF is an academic programme powered by IAAC and Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering in collaboration with the Fab Academy and Ideas For Change.…

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IAAC will be present at “Fixing the Future: Adventures in a Better Tomorrow” event in Barcelona

Are you a future curious? On 13 March a future-‘supergroup’ will gather for the first time in Barcelona to participate at ‘Fixing the future: adventures in a better tomorrow’ . This is an event organised by our friends from Atlas of the Future and Diari Ara, which will take place at Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona…

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Leka Restaurant pieces exhibited at Barcelona’s [email protected] 2018 Edition

Leka Open Source Restaurant furniture was exhibited at [email protected] event, which took place in Barcelona last 14-15 February. At the Future Woods Earth & Mars expo, organised by MaterFAD as part of the [email protected] construction fair at CCIB, visitors were able to see the ceiling systems and various pieces of wooden furniture currently placed at Leka…

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Barcelona’s Llum Festival 2018 in Poblenou will showcase MAI students proposal ‘PlayBall!’

IAAC will have once again the honour to participate in the Llum BCN Light Festival 2018 in Barcelona. Join us at Poblenou District, from the 16h to the 18th of February, and participate in our interactive light installation 'PlayBall!' To celebrate the festivities of Santa Eulàlia, Festival Llum Barcelona will be illuminating the city, using light to…

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Job Opening Academic Secretary – IAAC is Hiring!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is looking to extend its team. If you are interested in joining our team, have a look at the job opportunities below! Company Description The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a center for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of imagining the future…

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InnoChain 2nd Year Colloquium & Research Exhibition “Prototypes” on 12-14th February

The InnoChain Second Year Colloquium, which will take place between 12-14 February 2018, is a shared evaluation event in which all Early Stage Researcher (ESRs) present their research development. The InnoChain ITN Network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions.  The…

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Join us at IAAC Masters Open Day!

On Friday, February 1st IAAC celebrates a new edition of its Masters Open Day from 17h to 19h. This is an open doors event for prospective candidates interested in pursuing their postgraduate studies in IAAC and it will give the chance to discover the Institute meet Faculty, Programmes Coordinators and Alumni. There will be separate desks for each…

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IAAC Senior Faculty Enric Ruiz-Geli selected to design New CaixaFòrum Building in Valencia

The Spanish city of Valencia will have a new "CaixaForum" cultural centre designed by IAAC Senior Faculty Enric Ruiz-Geli, professor at the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA). With this new building, CaixaForum network underpins its strong cultural network of museums and cultural institutions across Spain with its two most representative landmarks located in Barcelona and…

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FabLab Barcelona at IAAC gets ready for a new edition of MIDTalent

FabLab Barcelona at IAAC hosts a 3rd edition of MIDTalent programme, an opportunity for unemployed young people to learn and develop new skills in the field of design and new technologies. During the second week of February, from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th, a series of sessions related to Fab City Global Initiative will be organised…

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Leka Open Source Restaurant elegible for ArchDaily’s Building of the Year 2018 Nominations

IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona designed Leka Open Source Restaurant in Poblenou's [email protected] district in Barcelona by means of digital fabrication technology The world-renowned architecture publication ArchDaily opened nominations for the Building of the Year 2018. This year’s selection includes some Building of the Year relevant architecture firms alongside a selection of disruptive and emerging practices.…

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Vicente Guallart presents IAAC’s New Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings in China

IAAC founder and Master's in Advanced Ecological Buildings (MAEB) Director Vicente Guallart presents the new academic programme in China for city officials, architects and students in various cities of the Asian country. Specifically, on March 22nd he presented the programme in Shenzhen, within the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, which will run until March 2018. The conference was held at…

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Ohla Hotel’s chosen for ArchDaily’s Building of the Year 2018 Awards Nominations

IAAC designed Ohla's Hotel Musical Robotic Façade by applying an algorithm that translated Max Richter’s “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” album into ceramic carvings The world-renowned architecture publication ArchDaily opened nominations for the Building of the Year 2018. This year's selection includes some Building of the Year relevant architecture firms alongside a selection of disruptive and emerging practices.…

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Job Opening Marketing Manager – IAAC is Hiring!

JOB OPENING - MARKETING MANAGER The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC is an international centre for Education, Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st century habitability. Based in the [email protected] district of Barcelona, one of the world’s capitals of architecture and…

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IAAC participates at KAAU Symposium ‘Metropoles du Sud 2018’ in Montpellier

On 19th and 20th January, the EU initiative KAAU (Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism), which is co-funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, is organising the 2018 edition of the Metropoles du Sud symposium in Montpellier, France. KAAU team works for the sensitive integration of ICT in cities, taking in consideration cultural heritage, environmental and…

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MDEF Director Tomás Díez on UrbanNext Talk: “Digital Fabrication, Circular Systems & the Future of Cities”

Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) Director, Tomás Diez, is interviewed by urbanNext during the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 on digital fabrication, circular systems and the future of production in cities. As the director of Fab Lab Barcelona, one of the most pioneering Fab Labs in the European Union, Tomás Díez sets…

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IAAC starts 2018 launching the ‘Alumni Stories’ Series

Stories about extraordinary people engaged in important endeavors across the world Each of our IAAC alumni has a story to tell, and we will be gathering them in a series of videos that will be posted in our website and social media channels every month. IAAC community is making its mark on the world in diverse ways and…

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Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for New Year 2018

Thank you all for the amazing year we spent together!  We have launched three new Master programmes and a brand new Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Sciences, built the first 3D printed bridge in the world, translated to English Cerdà’s Theory of Urbanization, organised the second edition of the Responsive Cities Symposium, taken the Maker Faire…

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IAAC founder Vicente Guallart Chairs International Jury for Sochi’s Post-Olympic Urban Development Competition

Sochi has always been considered Russia's principal resort throughout the country's modern history. The 2014 Winter Olympics, held in Sochi, gave a new impulse to the development of the city. IAAC Co-founder Vicente Guallart has been chairing the jury for the International Competition to Design a Masterplan for the post Olympic development of the city…

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Active Public Space: “How to” Guide

IAAC coordinates the EU-co-funded project ‘Active Public Space‘ (APS) with the aim of developing knowledge on public space throughout Europe as a means of engagement and interactive platforms for citizens. The projects are developed and enhanced by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, together with CCEA (Centre for Central European Architecture in Prague) and UAAV (University of Applied…

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IAAC Will Host REM Documentary’s Premiere in Barcelona

We are proud to announce that, after a few selected, sold-out projections all over Europe, the Barcelona’s premiere of the film REM will take place at IAAC on February 27th. Filmed and directed by Tomas Koolhaas, the LA-based son of the architect, the documentary aims to take a peek inside the creative mind of Koolhaas, following…

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IAAC organised a working session for the ROMI EU project at Valldaura Campus

IAAC Campus in Valldaura Self-Sufficient Labs hosted last week a working session for the Robotics for Microfarms (ROMI) EU project together with IAAC's partner Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris to set the starting point and the development plan of this H2020 project. The main goal of the project, which will be carried on at Valldaura…

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IAAC Faculty Alexandre Dubor on Advanced Manufacturing at the “La Vanguardia’s Roundtable”

Last November 23rd in Barcelona, the daily newspaper La Vanguardia organised a round table sponsored by Acciona, the Spanish group leader in Sustainable Infrastructure and Renewable Energy, on the theme of ”Open Innovation“. IAAC Robotic Expert Alexandre Dubor represented the Institute in the debate on the role of universities and technology centres in the creation of innovative ecosystems.…

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MAA, MaCT and MAI First Term Final Presentations

The First Term Final Presentations for the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) will be taking place next week in IAAC. Each Introductory Studio will present to a selected international jury on the following dates: Introductory Studio_Machinic Protocols // Tutored by: Edouard Cabay, Rodrigo Aguirre; Faculty Assistant: Mehmet Berk Bostanci. Wed, 13th December, 10 - 19 @IAAC Atelier Machinic Protocols continues…

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Applications 2018/19-20 are Open!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona is pleased to announce that Applications for the 2018-19/20 academic year are now open. IAAC offers one and two-year Master Programmes accredited by the UPC - Polytechnic University of Catalonia in: Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) Master in City & Technology (MaCT) Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI)…

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IAAC participates at Poblenou Urban District Open Night

On the occasion of the Poblenou Urban District Open Night on 24th November, the Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC will be part of the Makerspaces Circuit, the first Fab City prototype offering a route through different laboratories and co-working spaces related to traditional and digital manufacture. IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona will participate in the Poblenou Open Night 2017, organized by Poblenou…

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IAAC Celebrates the Success of the 2nd Edition of the Responsive Cities Symposium

From 13th to 14th November, some of the brightest minds in the fields of Sociology, Urban Sciences, Technology and Architecture gathered in Barcelona to discuss the Future of our Public Space. The second edition of the Responsive Cities Symposium, chaired by Areti Markopoulou, with programme responsibles Chiara Farinea and Mathilde Marengo, closed its doors confirming…

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Melbourne Announced as Next Year’s MaCT City Focus: Get Ready to go Down Under!

IAAC is glad to announce its partnership with the city of Melbourne as the new partner-city for the 2018/19-20 edition of the Master in City & Technology. As one of the first step in this partnership, IAAC Academic Director Areti Markopoulou and IAAC Head of Studies Mathilde Marengo will be soon visiting Melbourne, taking part to the…

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Urbanization.org: an open platform by IAAC to develop the science of making cities at a global-scale

Urbanization.org is an open platform that promotes a rational analysis of the urbanization issue at a global scale, so that the challenges cities are facing in the coming years are addressed in a more efficient and understandable way, for the benefit of the common good led by Vicente Guallart, IAAC founder and former chief architect of…

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Ildefons Cerdá’s ‘General Theory of Urbanization’ Book Launch was a great success

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Teoria general de la urbanització by Ildefons Cerdà, the Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia), in collaboration with the Diputació de Barcelona, the Generalitat de Catalunya through Incasòl, and the CCCB, presented this week its first translation into English and…

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IAAC participates at Smart City Expo World Congress 2017

From 14 to 16 of November the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 will bring together over 400 global influencers and innovators to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by our cities, encourage out of the box thinking and inspire a worldwide call for action in order to develop smarter and more sustainable cities. Tomás Díez,…

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Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC is hiring designers, developers and makers

Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC is a place where you can make almost anything. It is a digital fabrication laboratory located at Poblenou, Barcelona’s Maker District, where curious and passionate people create tools and platforms which move socities towards a world we all want to see. If you’re curious about either design, making, data visualisation, developing or all…

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2nd edition of the ‘Responsive Cities Symposium 2017 / Active Public Space’ in Barcelona

IAAC organises the Responsive Cities Symposium, which brings together international experts to discuss the future of our cities and their public space. The symposium will be held on 13th and 14th November at Caixa Fòrum in Barcelona and at Smart City Expo in Fira Barcelona, respectively.   The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is…

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IAAC and ESCI-UPF present together a new Bachelor’s Degree that will help manage the future cities

The new Bachelor's Degree in Urban Sciences (BDUSc) was presented at the ESCI-UPF building on Thursday 26th. This is a new official three-year degree, taught entirely in English and responsive to the challenges posed by the growing urbanization of the world as well as the problems of pollution and sustainability that affect people living in…

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150th Anniversary of Ildefons Cerdà’s “General Theory of Urbanization”: From the Urban Expansion to Big Data

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the General Theory of Urbanization by Ildefons Cerdà, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Diputació de Barcelona, Generalitat of Catalonia, (Incasòl) and the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) present the first-ever English translation of this work published in 1867 during November 6th and 7th at the CCCB. The…

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Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC hosts ‘MID Talent’ Initiative to foster Youth Entrepreneurship in Barcelona

FabLab Barcelona at IAAC hosts this week “MID Talent”, an initiative held by the Barcelona’s Design Centre (BCD) and framed in the MID Mercat d’Idees Disseny. This training programme will allow young unemployed under 30 to develop new skills in order to increase their possibilities to access the new labour market.   IAAC collaborates in…

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IAAC Faculty José Luis de Vicente Curates “After the End of the World” Exhibition at CCCB

The exhibition After the End of the World, on display at the CCCB from October 25th 2017 to April 29th 2018, is a spatial essay on the present and future of climate crisis: a journey to the landscapes of the Anthropocene Planet and a conversation with the humans and non-humans of the year 2100.

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Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC collaborates on Horizon 2020 Project ‘DO IT’

The Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC, together with its International Consortium, will work to develop the new Horizon 2020 project 'DO IT'. This is an European Initiative aiming to empower Europe’s young innovators in an open digital world with the skills and tools they need from early on in life. Making Europe a better place and to build…

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IAAC Launches its New Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Sciences

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the IAAC Urban Sciences Lab are pleased to announce the official launch of the new Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Sciences [BDUSc], offering comprehensive education and training delivered by two prestigious institutions: the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia [IAAC] and ESCI-UPF. The launch event will take place…

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Fab City Research Lab at IAAC participates at the Montreal World Design Summit

Tomás Diez, Fab City Research Lab Director at IAAC and co-founder of Fab Lab Barcelona, has been invited as a keynote speaker at the Montreal World Design Summit with Alejandro Aravena, Jan Gehl and many other experts coming from all over the world. “Joining the Fab City network isn’t going to make instantly us a…

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Job Opening Academic Secretary – IAAC is Hiring!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is looking to extend its team. If you are interested in joining our team, have a look at the job opportunities below! Company Description The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a center for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of imagining the future…

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IAAC takes part in the Innochain Winter School in Berlin

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is participating this week at the Innochain Winter School, titled 'Drivers of Innovation', taking place in Berlin during October 12th and 13th. The Innochain Winter School is a forum for exchange and innovation within and beyond the 15 research projects in the European Innochain network. Placed in six of…

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IAAC Participates at the Opening of the first Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans

IAAC Advanced Architecture Group will take part in the symposium “News from Research: Cartography of Architectural Research” this Friday October 13th in Orleans, in the framework of the Opening of the first Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans curated by Abdelkader Damani and Luca Galofaro. This international school symposium will be the starting point of a new research…

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IAAC Welcomes the New Students for the Academic Year 2017/18

This week IAAC welcomed the 140 new students from 35 different countries for this year’s Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA), Master in City & Technology (MaCT) and Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI). India, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Spain, China, Canada, America, Italy, Venezuela, Russia, Grecia, Lithuania, Taiwan and Georgia are among the countries with more students enrolled for this year. IAAC…

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Official Statement – General Stoppage 3rd October

[CATALAN] L’IAAC s’adhereix a l’aturada general de demà 3 d’Octubre L’Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya respecta la diversitat d’opinions i sensibilitats polítiques que hi puguin haver dins el nostre centre i considera que, en una societat democràtica, els conflictes polítics es resolen amb diàleg i negociació. Per això, condemnem qualsevol acció que atempti contra l’exercici ple…

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The Future of Making Things: IAAC Partner of the Autodesk Forum Barcelona 2017

The Autodesk Fórum Barcelona 2017 will take place on the 5th of October in the Convent Dels Àngels. IAAC is one of the partners of the event, inspired by the motto “The Future Of Making Things“.   For this edition, the best professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, design and manufacturing, media and…

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IAAC participates at the 2nd Edition of In(3D)ustry – From Needs to Solutions

From 3rd to 5th October, 2017 the Gran Via Exhibition Centre in Barcelona, Fira Barcelona will host the second edition of In(3D)ustry – From Needs to Solutions, the international gathering focusing on the current state and future of Additive and Advanced Manufacturing. The event, co-organised by Noumena and Fira Barcelona, will be a global hub bringing together all components of the Additive…

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7th Advanced Architecture Contest – Responsive City

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is pleased to announce the 7th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of Responsive City. The 7th Advanced Architecture Contest is one of the main activities carried out under the Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism - KAAU project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The competition is…

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​Job Opening Senior Expert in EU Project – IAAC is Hiring!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is looking to extend its team. If you are interested in joining our team, have a look at the job opportunities below! Company Description The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a center for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of imagining the future…

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IAAC Advanced Architecture Group at Humanizing Digital Reality Conference in Paris

The conference of the Design Modelling Symposium 2017 Humanizing Digital Reality will be held in Paris, at ENSA-V, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, from the 18th to the 20th of September 2017.

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Responsive Cities Symposium 2017 – Call for Papers and Projects

A new edition of the Responsive Cities Symposium is about to start soon and the next deadline for the Call for Papers and Projects Submission is in 10 days (28th September). This event is organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia as part of the Responsive Cities - Active Public Space Symposium, the second…

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT

[CATALAN] L’Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya (IAAC) està compromès en la defensa de la democràcia, de la llibertat d’expressió i del diàleg com a via d’enteniment i respecte a la pluralitat política i ideològica. Davant dels esdeveniments ocorreguts en els últims dies, i especialment durant el dia d’avui, en relació a la situació política que…

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LiveCycles IAAC’s Installation at the 4th Tallinn Architecture Biennale

Curated by IAAC MAA Faculty Claudia Pasquero, the 2017 Tallinn Biennale bioTallinn aims to challenge typical assumptions of what constitutes the boundary between Natural and Artificial realms. Rather than considering nature as a balanced system, that is perturbed and derailed by human action, bioTallinn assumes that there is no nature.

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Job Opening Fabrication Laboratory Assistant – IAAC is Hiring!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is looking to extend its team. If you are interested in joining our team, have a look at the job opportunities below! Company Description The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a center for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of imagining the future…

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Active Public Space (APS) Catalogue – State of the Art

The Creative Europe Programme co-funded initiative Active Public Space (APS) Catalogue, coordinated by IAAC, has issued the "State of the Art" catalogue aimed at detecting and mapping existing successful examples of active-smart public spaces in terms of design, technology, management and occupancy by citizens. The case studies were collected through an open call for paper and academic…

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Job Opening Director of Marketing, Communications & PR – IAAC is Hiring!

Director of Marketing, Communications & PR  Reports To: General Manager Job Summary Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the Institute’s marketing strategies, communication strategies, and public relations activities, both external and internal. Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services for chapters in the area of marketing, communications and public relations.…

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Fab City Research Lab at IAAC wins H2020 funding for ROMI – RObotics for MIcrofarms project

The Fab City Reseach Lab at IAAC, together with its Pan-European Consortium, have won the Horizon 2020 funding for the project ROMI - RObotics for MIcrofarms. The main goal of the project, which will be carried on at Valldaura Labs under the direction of Jonathan Minchin, is to develop an open and lightweight robotics platform for micro-farms,…

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IAAC and Barcelona Metropolitan Area selected as guest institutions at the first ‘Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism’

The IAAC and Barcelona Metropolitan Area exhibit together Mixed Use, Mixed Time, Mixed People within the central expo 'Imminent Commons' at the first Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism of Seoul (South Korea) from September 1st to November 5th. The exhibition shows Barcelona and its metropolitan area as a network of connected neighborhoods, equivalent in size to…

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Outcomes of BCN Summer Workshops 2017 at Valldaura Self-sufficient Labs

This summer, the rural environment of the Valldaura Self-Sufficient Labs has become the meeting point for an international community, passionate about the world of design and creation, willing to connect with the talents of Barcelona. Four workshops, from different disciplines, brought together a diverse group of people under the guidance of leading professionals of each discipline…

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IAAC condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona: we stand united for peace

The entire IAAC community is saddened by the terrorist attack in Barcelona. We express our support and solidarity with the victims and their families   The community of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) expresses its consternation and its strongest condemnation for the terrorist attack in Barcelona and expresses its support and solidarity…

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IAAC and Fab Lab Barcelona teams participate at FAB 13 Conference in Chile

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Fab Lab Barcelona teams are participating at the Fab 13 International Conference in Santiago de Chile. From 31st July until the 6th August, the world-renowned Fab Lab Meeting will gather members coming from over 10,000 Fab Labs with the main purpose to share, discuss, collaborate…

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Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC 3D prints aortas for Badalona’s Hospital surgical training

Badalona’s Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol performs a series of complex aortic aneurysms surgical interventions successfully thanks to prior medical rehearsals with 3D printed prototypes fabricated in the Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC. The collaboration with Fab Lab Barcelona, which began in November 2016, has allowed the team of Dr. Pere Mas Altés, Vascular Surgeon…

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‘From Now to Then: Between Man-Kind and Robot-Kind’ // Available for Download

Publication Description 'From Now to Then: Between Man-kind an Robotic-kind' is a IAAC's publication developed with the collaboration of global think-tank and research institute The Why Factory, led by world-renowned Dutch architect Winy Maas, and elaborated by IAAC students from the Master in City and Technology 2016/2017. This publication aims to bring together visionary ideas…

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Ferran Adria Closes the First Edition of the BCN Summer Workshops

This past Thursday the first edition of the BCN Summer Workshops closed its doors, celebrating this first successful attempt of connecting the brightest minds of Barcelona with enthusiastic, curious and like-minded people from all around the world. To carry on this mission until the very end, the closing event of this pilot-workshop-series could not be…

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IAAC Develops Five Advanced Cooling Alternatives for Buildings Based on Smart Materials and Soft Robotics

IAAC has developed a series of materials and advanced systems for passive cooling and ventilation, which allow reducing indoor temperatures by up to 5 degrees and air conditioners use by more than 25%. These alternatives help to sharply decrease hot indoor temperatures in locations where the weather is extremely warm. The Institute for Advanced Architecture…

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IAAC-born Initiative Aquapioneers Doubles Crowdfunding Target in One Month

Aquapioneers is an initiative that was born in the Green Fab Lab at IAAC Campus Valldaura Labs, which has been supported and powered by IAAC and Fab Lab Barcelona. Aquapioneers creates an open source urban agricultural system saving 90{9109d278f27679b0d72ba26d1dbf285952fc93361903e26181bc35932131a14a} water consumption and allows cultivation without soil with aquaponics system. Guillaume Teyssié and Loic Le Goueff are the founders…

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IAAC Global Summer School hits a new record with 140 students worldwide

This 10th edition of IAAC Global Summer School 2017 (GSS17) has been a great success! More than 140 students distributed in several nodes worldwide such as Moscow, Barcelona, Tehran, Beirut, Monterrey and Beijing have had the opportunity to learn more about advanced urban technologies and space dynamics as essential means for city change. Students participating at the GSS17 program defined strategies for the applications of…

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IAAC Hosted InnoChain Mid-term Reviews and a Summer Workshop in Barcelona

From the 3rd to 7th of July, the EU co-funded program InnoChain organised its mid term reviews and a joint workshop-seminar at IAAC in Barcelona. On Monday 3rd July the project was reviewed by the EU Project Officer Nina Poumpalova, Sarah-Amalia Aronzohn and Mervi Himanen as external expert. The scope of the meeting was to assess the progression of the project…

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Living (in) Future Cities: IAAC student projects exhibited at MUHBA Oliva Artés in Barcelona

On Wednesday 28th of June takes place the opening of the IAAC End of Year Exhibition Living (in) Future Cities, which will be held this year at the MUHBA Oliva Artés in Poblenou, and it will be open to the public until  the 30th of July. Every year the Institute organizes a public event to showcase the best…

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IAAC launches “BCN Summer Workshops” program in Valldaura Self-sufficient Labs

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is launching "BCN Summer Workshops" program, presenting six different, four-day-long workshops directed and taught by leading experts from various creative fields. The event will take place from July 23rd to August 4th, in Mas Valldaura, a 130-hectare estate located inside Collserola National Park, nearby Barcelona, and will…

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IAAC WORKSHOP IN JULY: “MAPPING SPACES” – MACHINE LEARNING FOR PARAMETRIC MODELLING

From 21st to 23rd July, IAAC will host the Mapping Spaces workshop which focuses on the exploration of solution spaces, an activity arising every time the designer creates a parametric model. For this task the machine learning tools such as neural networks and autoencoders will be used. The ambition for this event is to conduct a…

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FINAL PRESENTATIONS + ALUMNI MEETING + GRADUATION CEREMONY & PARTY

Join IAAC at the Celebrations for the End of 2017 Academic Year The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia prepares itself for the end of Academic Year’s Celebrations. Fifteen appointments will fill up these upcoming weeks from Tuesday 13th until Friday 30th of June. Four locations, in Poblenou, city centre and Collserola Park will host…

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Collaborative scholarships for outstanding students applying to IAAC’s Master programs

The collaborative scholarships require selected students to support different departments of the school and get involved in IAAC's daily activities and events as part of their learning syllabus. Interested applicants should send their motivation letter and portfolio to [email protected] before the 27th of June 2017.

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El IAAC participa en el Barcelona Design Week 2017

Actividades: Exposición, Actuación, Conferencia, DJ Fecha y Hora: 8 de junio de 2017,  de 17.00 a 21.00h Lugar: IAAC, Carrer de Pujades, 102 El IAAC colabora junto a The Fab Linkage de la Embajada de Italia, el Consulado General de Italia en Barcelona y el Institut Italià de Cultura para ofrecer el día 8 de…

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