INTRODUCTION

Over the years IAAC has always valued the importance of establishing and setting the ideas, projects and research developed in the Institute in publications. Some of the milestones of these publications, consisting of collective works, have been HiperCatalunya (2003) and The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture (2001), developed by the founders of IAAC.

Likewise, the book series also demonstrates the importance of the Institute as a centre for the exchange of knowledge and the latest in innovation. Among these the Advanced Architecture contest series – Self-Sufficient Housing (2006), Self-Fab House (2010), The Self-Sufficient City (2010), City Sense (2013),  Self-Sufficient Habitat (in press) -, and the Interview series: Interview with Gunter Pauli (2011), Interview with John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (2012), and Interview with Bernard Tschumi (2015).

Other IAAC Publications include: Taipei-Prototype of Urbanity (2007), geoCat – Territorial Loops (2004), Media House Project (2004), met 2.0 – Barcelona Metapolis (2000), met 1.0 – Barcelona Metapolis (1999), and many more. IAAC has also now an online publication platform with ISSN known as IAAC bits, a collective container of knowledge and material stimulating, promoting and developing research in the diverse areas of advanced architecture through a multi-disciplinary approach on both a local and global scale.

URBAN SCIENCES LAB

Redes | Palabras cruzadas en Iberoamérica

An open-source online project that organizes a thematic series of conferences, symposiums, and dialogues, with professionals of excellence within the broad cultural geography of Spanish…

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Advanced Urban Design Studio – EXTREME URBANISM

A report of the research developed in the Advanced Urban Design Studio of years 2018-2019, which investigated the hypothesis of a new conceptual space defined…

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10X21 New Urban Paradigms for the XX Century

A book that aims to begin constructing a necessary up-to-date and committed agenda for cities tailored to new generations seeking to participate in the construction…

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FAB LAB BARCELONA

MACT: Masters in City and Technology

The rapid urbanisation process of the last century has been possible thanks to the industrial revolution and the assembly line, which allowed for the rapid…

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Fab City: The Mass Distribution of (almost) Everything

The rapid urbanisation process of the last century has been possible thanks to the industrial revolution and the assembly line, which allowed for the rapid…

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MAKE-IT: Understanding Collective Awareness Platforms with the Maker Movement

This book is an introduction of the work done during 2016 and 2017 within the MAKE-IT Horizon 2020 European research project. The scope of this…

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ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE GROUP

IAAC Bits Journal: Black Ecologies – get your copy today

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…

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RESPONSIVE CITIES – DISRUPTING THROUGH CIRCULAR DESIGN

The ‘Responsive Cities - Disrupting though circular design" proceedings, is a collection of research projects that promote alternative design solutions to the current resources-consuming and…

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RESPONSIVE CITIES – URBANISM IN THE EXPERIENCE AGE

"Smart City", is an expression of the Information Age, a period dominated by the accumulation of information, its organization, and transmission through centralized monitoring systems…

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VALLDAURA SELF-SUFFICIENT LABS

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…

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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…

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The Theory of Urbanization Presented at Harvard GSD

Last April 4th, IAAC founder Vicente Guallart, presented at Harvard GSD the first full English translation of Iledfons Cerda’s book Theory of Urbanization. The event…

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IAAC BITS

IAAC bits // 9th edition

Through displaying an architecture and urban metabolism that are based on notions of behavior, performance as well as on specific, literal and hyperrealistic protocols, “Black Ecologies” describes a new natural environment co-produced by all ecological, biological, technological and cultural agents.

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IAAC bits // 8th edition

Ambiences // Editorial Team In our last edition (IaaC Bits Edition 7) we replaced the usual reflection around the contrast in between the particularities of…

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IAAC bits // 7th edition

Cracks // Editorial Team In this edition (IaaC Bits Edition 7) we are not loosing neither the idea of several particularities that share the same…

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IAAC bits // 6th edition

X-crossing - Editorial Team One of the main notions that in the last five editions we have underlined with a lot of emphasis is the…

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IaaC bits // 5th Edition

Click on the title to read and download the 5th edition of IaaC bits: EDITORIAL: IaaC bits 5.0 // Enclaves // Editorial Team THEORY FOR ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE: IaaC…

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IaaC bits // 4th Edition

Click on the title to read and download the 4th edition of IaaC bits: EDITORIAL: IaaC bits 4.0 // Sequences // Editorial Team THEORY FOR ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE:…

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IaaC bits // 3rd Edition

Click on the title to read and download the 3rd edition of IaaC bits: EDITORIAL: IaaC bits 3.0 // Deployments // Editorial Team THEORY FOR ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE: IaaC…

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IaaC bits // 2nd Edition

Click on the title to read and download the 2nd edition of IaaC bits: EDITORIAL: IaaC bits 2.0 // Impurity // IaaC bits editorial team   THEORY FOR…

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IaaC bits // 1st Edition

Click on the title to read and download the 1st edition of IaaC bits: EDITORIAL: IaaC bits 1.0 // Unrestless Attitudes // IaaC bits editorial…

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IaaC bits

ABOUT The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is a cutting edge education and research centre dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting…

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