Building Architecture Continuity

The 2019 Open Thesis Fabrication (OTF) research aims at achieving a sustainable and structurally stable construction system using km-0 robotic additive manufacturing. Building Architecture Continuity employs continuous printing and cantilever geometries to enhance the structural capacities and spatial qualities of its expected results. The tools employed in the project consist of a combination of computational methods,…

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…

MATAERIAL

MATAERIAL is a brand new method of additive manufacturing. This patent-pending method allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface, independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need for additional support structures. ANTI GRAVITY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Conventional methods of additive manufacturing have been affected both by gravity and the printing environment:…

PYLOS

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), based in Barcelona, has been, for some time now, exploring and investigating the potentials of additive manufacturing (3D printing) applied to the architectural field, therefore implemented on a larger scale (eg. Minibuilders). With the interest of further developing the potentials of this technique on the large scale, and…

TERRAPERFORMA – OTF 2016/2017

TERRAPERFORMA3D Printed Performative Wall The project, TerraPerforma, focuses on large-scale 3D printing, the influence of additive manufacturing on building with a traditional material - unfired clay - and climatic performative design. Mud constructions are an ancestral technique, based on the use of local material with an ecological footprint which is close to zero. It is…

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…

TCBL – Textile & Clothing Business Labs

EU Project TCBL (2015-2019) Description Renewing the European Textile & Clothing sector by exploring new ways of design and making EU Call Horizon 2020 Total Funding €8,214,760.45 € IAAC Department Fab City Research Lab Partners Deutsche Institute Fur Textil - Und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DE), Oxford Brookes University (UK), SQETCH BV (NL), Hellenic Clothing Industry Association (EL),…