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…

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…

On Site Robotics

ON SITE ROBOTICSBringing Robotics to the Construction Site to Manufacture the Future On Site Robotics is a collaborative project of IAAC and TECNALIA, which demonstrates the potentials of additive manufacturing technology and robotics in the production of sustainable low-cost buildings that can be built on site with natural materials. Combining technological advances in robotics (cable…

InnoChain

EU Project InnoChain (2015-2019) Description The InnoChain ETN network aims to expand, synthesise and consolidate knowledge into computation-informed building design practice across academia and practice. This initiative has a strong inter-sector focus and connects emerging and established research environments in academia and professional practice from architecture, engineering, design software development and fabrication. EU Call Horizon 2020…