Romi Robotics for Microfarms

EU Project ROMI (2017-2021) Description The overarching goal of ROMI is to develop an open and lightweight robotics platform for microfarms (densely-planted, intermixed polycultures), especially for weed reduction and crop monitoring. EU Call Horizon 2020 Total Funding 3,868,186.25 € IAAC Department Fab City Research Lab (Green Fab Lab) Partners Sony Europe Limited - Sony (UK), France…

ENERGRID

The Valldaura Labs are currently being used as a testing bed for further research and development in the fields of self-sufficiency, Internet of Energy, Internet of Water and also Digital Fabrication. With this in mind, we're pleased to introduce our latest project - Energrid. ENERGRID: The project aims to develop a distributed infrastructure for the…

HydroGrid

The Valldaura Labs are currently being used as a testing bed for further research and development in the areas of Self Sufficiency, Internet of Energy, Internet of Water and Digital Fabrication. Among these areas is Hydrogrid. HYDROGRID: HydroGrid is a project which promotes the development of a new holistic concept of water management, considering unit-level…

Amp Leaf

Introducing a new cycle of architecture eco-infrastructure that promotes the regeneration of local and native plant species within the Valldaura region. Wind vibration energy acts as a platform for new dialogue between ecological systems and human interaction. AmpLeaf is a synthesised smart surface which is integrated into the anatomy of the forest to experiment from…

Moss Voltaics

Moss Voltaics is a green façade system that aims to explore how moss might be used as a source of renewable energy and how it can be implemented to the urban scale. Mentioned emerging technology is called bio-photovoltaics (BPV) which uses the natural process of photosynthesis to generate electrical energy. In this process, plants using…

Bio Ceramic System

The Bio Ceramic System is a studio experiment which was developed at IAAC by Iker Luna, under Luis Fraguada, inside the Open Thesis Fabrication programme, in the research line of Smart Union Elements. The project aims at exploring the bio receptivity of ceramics taking advantage of the porosity of the material that allows it to…

Bio-Photovoltaic System

The bio-photovoltaic panel consists of a battery in which energy is harvested from bacteria inside the soil to release electrons. Installed at the Valldaura campus of the Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia, the system has sensors that display its status, as well as make it self-sufficient. The bacteria are fed through by-products from the photosynthesis of…

Torre Baró Self Sufficient District

As part of the Self Sufficient neighbourhood project, the City Council of Barcelona invited the Design and Architecture Schools of Barcelona to participate in a competition for the design of a Self-Sufficient Neighborhood in Torre Baró. In particular, the schools were given 2 plots of land in which to design a Self-Sufficient house prototype as…