Digital Adobe

Digital Adobe is an innovative research agenda oriented to producing architectural solutions with natural materials and additive manufacturing or 3d printing. The technology, developed in the applied research post graduate program Open Thesis Fabrication, enables to customize the form of a building on multiple scales. Tailoring, from the global form, to the resolution of the…

PlayBall

Playball! is an interactive installation that calls viewers to action. Its formal qualities create a physical response from Llum BCN Festival goers and celebrates light in a playful manner. Playball uses light to create interactions between the viewer and installation, and between viewers themselves. By hitting one ball to another, light is passed on, allowing light…

Creative Food Cycles

EU Project Creative Food Cycles (2018-2020) Description “Creative Food Cycles” enhances innovative and creative practices between food, architecture and conviviality in a transnational and European perspective. EU Call Creative Europe Programme Total Funding 198,000 € IAAC Department Advanced Architecture Group Partners Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany), Universitá Degli Studi di Genova (Italy) Website https://creativefoodcycles.org/

BUILDS

EU Project BUILDS – Building Urban Intelligent Living Design Solutions (2019-2021) Description “BUILDS” aims to fill the gap in the biotechnology sector applied to smart architecture and design by bringing intelligent living solutions for cities to the market through research, education, entrepreneurship and industry leaders cooperation. EU Call Erasmus + Total Funding 999,072 € IAAC…

KAAU

EU Project KAAU - Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism (2015-2018) Description KAAU group works for the sensitive integration of ICT in cities, taking in consideration cultural heritage, environmental and social dimension issues. This project aims to promote an innovative understanding of "Advanced Urbanism" that requires changing traditional design and urban planning practices towards more open, collaborative…

Active Public Space

EU Project Active Public Space (2015-2017) Description Active Public Space (APS) is an initiative focused in the transformation of city public spaces into active and dynamic ones by fostering people interaction with flows of energy, materials, services and finances in order to catalyse sustainable economic development, resilience and high quality of life. EU Call Creative Europe…

Urbinat

EU Project URBiNAT (2018-2023) Description URBiNAT focuses on the regeneration and integration of deprived districts in urban development through innovative Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) - an Urban Inclusive Nature - ensuring sustainability and mobilising driving forces for social cohesion. EU Call Horizon 2020 Total Funding 13,019,300 € (to be confirmed) IAAC Department Advanced Architecture Group Partners…

La Llum Tafanera

La Llum Tafanera, The Curious Light, is an interactive kinetic light installation that wants to make technology more friendly and close to the public through the simulation of the personality of a star. IAAC participated in the Llum BCN Urban Light Festival in Barcelona 2016, our interactive light installation La Llum Tafanera was shining in the Pati Mercader, from the 12th to the 14th of…

KALEIDOSCOPE

It was an intense 4 months of research and testing procedures in order to get a working prototype with digital fabrication and material experimentation. The research was focused on creating a new type of adaptive window where the intelligence is embedded directly into the object, rather than being an attachment to the system. The system…

CHROMATIC SKINS

This design/research endeavour undertaken at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia for the Academic year 2013/1, presents an exploration of potential Architectural applications of colour changing materials, namely Photochromic Powders. The project speculates optimal design solutions for building skins, along with an efficient use of smart materials while incorporating high-end fabrication techniques and digital tools…