Bosc Nocturn – Night Forest

Bosc Nocturn // Night Forest is an interactive installation, which invites people to play with light and sounds. While combining both audition and vision, visitors can interact and change the light movement by their input through the microphones. The project, designed and developed by the students of the Master in Advanced Architecture and Advanced Interaction curriculum, has been presented in the LLUM 19,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

UNFOLDING SENSES

The IAAC installation, developed in the occasion of the Festival des Architectures Vives 2014 in Montpellier, proposes to create a space within space, a pavilion in a courtyard, to enhance the intimacy and privacy suggested by the existing courtyard, opened to the public exclusively for the festival itself. The pavilion is a textile construction, generated through…