The Advanced Architecture Group (AAG) is an interdisciplinary research group of IAAC exploring how creative design driven by science can positively impact and transform the present and future of cities, buildings and public spaces.
Located in Barcelona and operating across the world, AAG investigates emerging technologies of Computation and Digital Manufacturing combined with scientific advancements from the fields of Data Science, Biology, Material Science, Ecology and Robotics.
We develop research and innovative projects in three main areas of expertise:
Architecture and Digital Technologies
Implementing novel solutions for energy efficient, circular buildings and digital construction through new materials, digital twins, robotics and 3d printing.
Architecture and Ecology:
Enhancing biodiversity and ecological systems in cities and buildings by implementing nature based solutions and co-design with living systems
Architecture and Urban Data
Developing novel solutions and tools for sustainable and inclusive city planning through urban analytics, digital twins, and technology-mediated participatory design processes.
Our services include research and development of innovative architectural solutions and tools, design and manufacturing consultancy, executive training and curation of events and publications within our areas of expertise.
Our work includes 19 European & public funded projects since 2015, as well as a consolidated network of collaborating industrial and institutional partners.
The Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) seeks to train a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals who are capable of facing our growing need for a more sustainable and optimised construction eco-system. The Master is focused on the emerging design and market opportunities arising from novel robotic and advanced manufacturing systems.
The Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design – MaCAD is a unique online programme training a new generation of architects, engineers and designers with the skills that the industry of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) demands nowadays.
The Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture is a 6-month long intensive applied research in the field of additive manufacturing of sustainable architecture. Between the use of advanced technology for construction and the desire to develop a holistic design approach to architecture, we engage with different areas of research that include robotic manufacturing, material research and performance-based design.
Developed in partnership with the Australian Swinburne University of Technology, the PhD programme runs in an OffShore modality, allowing researchers to develop their research in IAAC’s Barcelona campus, developing a period of research in the Melbourne based facilities of Swinburne, and receiving the title from this same university, ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide.
EUROPEAN FUNDED RESEARCH
EUROPEAN FUNDED RESEARCH
NATIONAL AND INDUSTRY FUNDED RESEARCH
A team formed by the study Isern associats, Ceramica Cumella and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has built a musical robotic facade made with a robot that translates Max Richter’s music in lines on ceramics.