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The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) is an international centre for research, education, investigation and development oriented toward architecture as a discipline that addresses different scales of territorial analysis and urban development as well as diverse architectural projects, digital processes and information environments. Located in Barcelona, one of the international capitals of Urbanism, the institute directed by Vicente Guallart develops multidisciplinary programmes that explore international urban and territorial phenomena, with a special emphasis on the opportunities that arise from the emergent territories and on the cultural, economic and social values that architecture can contribute to society. IaaC sets out to take R+D to architecture and urbanism and to create multidisciplinary knowledge networks, and to this end the institute works in collaboration with a number of cities and regions, industrial groups and research centres, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Brighton and the University of Chicago, developing various research programmes which bring together experts in different disciplines such as engineering, sociology, anthropology, architecture and other fields of investigation. IaaC has made a name as a centre of international reference which this year welcomes students and investigators from 24 countries, among which are India, Australia, the USA, Poland, Argentina and Iraq.

MAA 2007-2008 // inauguration

MAA 2008-2009 // introductory studio class

VISION // Architecture from Bits to Geography
The IaaC takes a multiscale approach to the project of the physical construction of the world, simultaneously engaging issues on the scales of the territory, the building, and digital fabrication with the aim of transforming architecture into a discipline that, rather than build buildings, produces habitats, complete and complex multiscalar environments that are open to the development of social living. With this in view it has created a locus of education, research, development and diffusion of architectural knowledge, an environment for international participation encompassing institutions, professionals and students from five continents that enables it to address global and local issues from a diverse and multicultural perspective. The IaaC works in close cooperation with experts from a wide range of fields, including engineering, anthropology, sociology, IT, mathematics, biology and ecology, as an optimum means of formulating the project in the physical world in terms of multidisciplinary knowledge and fostering the emergence of new ways of constructing reality. Barcelona, one of the great international centres of architecture and urbanism, is thus a hub for a new generation of ideas and initiatives in the development of architecture and the city, capable of attracting talent and stimulating innovation in the construction of the world on the basis of the understanding afforded by history and experience.

FAB LAB BCN // fabrication classes

Venice 2008 // HyperHabitat_ Reprogramming the World

The IaaC’s activities are rooted in specific objectives. To start with, the IaaC Master Programme and further activities seek to stimulate, promote and develop research in the diverse areas of advanced architecture, increasing the potential of information-gathering teams working in architecture and in interaction with other disciplines. In addition, IaaC is active in a consultancy role, working with local authorities and other public and private organizations on issues related to architecture. To date the Institute has established a number of scientific and academic collaborative ventures with universities and major national and international information-gathering centres specializing in architecture and related disciplines (notably information technology and sustainable development, among others). The plan for the future consists in continuing and extending these academic collaborations as well as the establishment of appropriate collaborative ventures with local, regional and national government bodies and the private sector in terms of their own core activities. IaaC’s current reality and objective is to facilitate closer contact between basic and applied research, acting as a centre of technology transfer when appropriate, and organizing scientific encounters and national and international forums. Last but not least, IaaC produces exhibitions and publications on a local, national and international level, activities that will be continued and extended in the future. Finally, the IaaC seeks to relaunch Barcelona as a centre for the creation of knowledge in architecture, in which after the city’s Olympic era, generated content and discourses for the 21st century.

Venice Biennale 2008 // HyperHabitat_ Reprogramming the World

The neighbourhood is close to the historic centre. with 2. Small CNC Milling Machine // Digital Fab Lab 2: CNC Milling Machine. a focus for companies and institutions oriented toward the knowledge society. the Plaça de les Glòries and the Sagrera APT station. The IaaC is engaged in a variety of research projects as well as workshops and courses. so that the space itself is a declaration of principles.and design-oriented fabrication laboratory which is part of the global network of Fab Labs set up by The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. embodying an experimental and productive approach to architecture.THE BUILDING The Master takes place in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona. 3D Printer. The IaaC premises include a Fab Lab. open to Spanish and international firms and institutions. IaaC // the building FACILITIES // Studios and Seminar Rooms // Main Working Space // Lecture Hall (100 seats) // Library // Hosting Research room // Hosting Lounge Room // Digital Fab Lab 1: Laser Cutter. an architecture. the seafront. making it the most dynamic enclave in the city. and special summer workshops. production and dissemination of architecture. Big Scale Laser Cutter // Video Editing Room // Live Videoconference System // Open Kitchen // Summer Terrace // Wireless Internet BCN // @ 22 . Vinyl Cutter. in the recently created district known as 22@. The IaaC is housed in an old factory building.000 m2 of space for research.

Research Lines .Venice Biennale 2008 // HyperHabitat_ Reprogramming the World .

transport. capable of engaging with complex and changing environments. logistics and information. R. Kohler HyperHabitat // 3dimensional diagram . dwelling. at other points in the surrounding territory. In this way. urban mobility. which are more and more discontinuous in space and time. Ibanez. Al. connected to numerous flows and networks such as energy. energy and information transmission and continuous adaptation. Finally. and which function as entirely self-sufficient entities. Rubio. We must ask more of architecture: we. generating new inhabitable and responsive nodes with the potential to use and produce resources. Today. living organisms that interact and interchange resources with their environment. economic and social sustainability. a century later. systems of production and fabrication. The building-over of the global landscape requires us to project at the same time the full and the empty. This will allow the possibility for new prototypes. In the early 20th century. etc. such as energy manipulation. a reference to a new way of understanding the construction of inhabitable spaces that characterized the Machine Age. as architects should be required to design inhabitable organisms that are capable of developing functions and integrating the processes of the natural world that formerly took place at a distance. the concept of `dwelling´ was defined a `machine for living´. nature. Territorial and urban strategies and building operations must therefore be coordinated processes that extend architectural knowledge to new forms of management and planning. like trees in a field. which are very directly based on the transformation of locally available materials. in which a multiscalar thinking also entails an understanding of shifting dynamics. each action on the territory implies a manipulation of multiple environmental forces. Alvarez 1stAAC // G. Architecture is always facing the responsibility of responding to emergent needs. The models created for the metropolis of the last century are unable to accommodate new developments linked to contemporary urban lifestyles. in such a way as to make economic impetus compatible with sustainable development.SELF-SUFFICIENCY AGENDA The Self-Sufficiency Agenda establishes the responsibility for confronting the process of global urbanization from multi-scalar operations and through prototypes that promote environmental. 1stAAC // the book 1stAAC // D. It is necessary to generate complex knowledge with a multilayered reading of realities that traditionally have been thought of as separate. every new urban or architectural production needs to update its materiality and reinterpret centuries-old construction techniques. we face the challenge of constructing sustainable or even self-sufficient prototypes. the natural and the artificial. It is now time for interaction between disciplines and technologies with a vision that embraces different fields of research. technologies and even changing programmes. the development of software and information networks.

Mauritania Ben Howard Deformed Grids // Informed Loops. by virtue of their regional or economic position. The Emergent Territories group works on projects that range in scale from the territory to the neighbourhood. To this end we are interested in pursuing what we call ‘Hyperhabitat’ research as a process of developing a general theory of the multiscalar habitat that can be applied anywhere in the world and at any scale. Bucharest Hemant Purohit . each level has its own rules of interaction and relation. or in the near future will be studying India and the countries of North Africa. moving on from the Western idea that there is a single model of city (be it European or American) to work on the basis of more complex and more open values.RESEARCH LINE 1 // EMERGENT TERRITORIES The IaaC works beyond the conventional scales of territorial design. the IaaC is interested in understanding those countries and cities around the world with emerging economies and cultures that. Croatia. The idea of Emergent Territories is related to two issues: On the one hand. building or fabrication in designing a multiscale habitat. the Persian Gulf and Sub-Saharan Africa. The work done in these countries seeks to identify the particular urban and territorial values of these places in order to construct more intelligent territories anywhere in the world. The other issue related to emergent territories has to do with the creation of intelligent territories that function in a multiscalar way. Colombia and Tunisia. can contribute value to the planet as a whole. with a view to contributing to the discussions and reflections in relation to the urban progress of the city. This group also focuses on Barcelona as a site for ongoing urban experimentation. and at the same time must comply with certain parameters that pertain to the system as a whole. Areas of research: • Emergent Territories • Hyperhabitat • Research Trips • Barcelona-Metapolis Componenticity. Taiwan. town planning. Romania. networks and nodes can foment the ‘emergence’ of an urban intelligence. In recent years we have studied Brazil. As in the design of ecosystems. as a basis for the construction of complete complex ecosystems. in order that the relationship between natures.

via debate and research. social. to architecture projects anywhere in the world. which is able to rooting itself in a particular place. the building goes beyond being a mere interface for the economic activities it houses to being an environment that stimulates its inhabitants and functions as an active part of the ecosystem in which it is inserted. Eugenio Adame . developing principles and techniques that serve to organize the materialization of programmatic nodes of activity based on natural rules and principles. the incorporation of hydrogen into the building and the use of new materials. or macro-buildings that incorporate all the functions of a city. economic and technological conditions.RESEARCH LINE 2 // SELF-SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS Architecture goes beyond buildings. Vasco Portugal Fishnet Tower. responding to each situation with ad-hoc techniques and principles. a building should be like a tree. the buildings are more than machines for dwelling in. the Self-sufficient Buildings group works on scales that range from the macro-building to the individual home. Buildings also need to respond to specific cultural conditions. Romania Eduardo Mayoral. following the principles of ecology or biology rather than those of mere construction. capable of interacting with their environment. A building is a concentration of activities in a particular location which should be responsive to concrete cultural. They should be living organisms. As a result. In the 21st century. Working Groups • Macro-buildings • Advanced Materials • Hydrogen-Habitat • Biomimesis • Sharing Buildings • Intelligent-Infrastructure for Energy Efficiency Inhabitance System. This group devotes special attention to housing and the new forms of social organization of our time. This being so. This group is working to introduce innovative techniques such as local energy generation. In effect. and the multicultural global vision that the IaaC represents allows can be applied. generating its own energy. by way of buildings with shared spaces. interacting with the natural networks around it and creating complex ecosystems and landscapes together with other trees. the development of selfsufficient buildings.

in an open fashion. The techniques of digital production have put the architect back at the centre of the construction process because the information generated in the design process is literally used to manufacture the various parts of a building. architecture is no longer built but manufactured. parametric design makes it possible to approach the architecture project on everything from the territorial scale to the urban design of the building. architects can tackle the design process on the basis of personal hands-on experience of every phase of the construction of architecture. a 3D printer and various other devices for incorporating electronic components into models and prototypes. The IaaC has a workshop for the production of full-scale prototypes equipped with digital fabrication machines. Digital Tectonics.RESEARCH LINE 3 // DIGITAL TECTONICS With the advent of the information society. integrating algorithms and dynamic formulations in the project-design process itself. With the development of new software. Digital technology has thus gone beyond the representation stage to take its place precisely in the production phase of architecture. Working groups: • Parametric associative design • Digital fabrication • Scripting • Internet-0 • Open Source Design Plasticity // Post Graduate Programme in Digital Tectonics. 2008 . In the light of this. a laser machine. transforming the old plastic principles by the insertion of mathematical logics into the project. digitally control machines are used to produce scale models of the designs and prototypes of projects at 1:1 scale. scripting techniques can now be integrated into architectural design. including a 320 x 120 cm CNC cutter. 2007 The Dome // MAA Research Line 3. Thanks to these resources. In order to experiment with these project-design processes.

FAB LAB BCN // Launching Event. FAB LAB BCN . 2007 .

Since local communities themselves foster this innovation. Ghana. The Fab Lab programme has close connections with the technical outreach activities of a number of partner organizations. By making engineering accessible in space (down to microns. through precision machining) and time (down to microseconds. Trinidad and South Africa. The engineering capability for design and fabrication at the scales described above opens up numerous possibilities for innovative solutions to common problems. and suggesting that they can be addressed by bringing IT development rather than just IT to the masses. Fab Lab BCN participates in joint videoconferences with the other Fab Labs around the world. through RISC microcontrollers).C. and the Africa-America Institute. and the US National Academies. focused on the emerging possibility of enabling ordinary people not just to learn about science and engineering but actually to design machines and make measurements that can actually enhance the quality of their lives. Fab Lab outreach projects are being explored with a growing group of institutional partners and countries that includes Panama. In 2001 the National Science Foundation in Washington. and abstracted from. Boston and Costa Rica. CBA Fab Labs have been opened in rural India. High-end technological solutions have not as yet addressed the problems faced on the local level. FAB LAB BCN // fabrication classes FAB LAB Network The Fab Lab programme is part of the MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) which broadly explores how the content of information relates to its physical representation. it can lead to sustainable solutions. D. and its members have attended the Fab Forums: the Fab Lab world network meetings. an ambitious interdisciplinary initiative that is looking beyond the end of the Digital Revolution to ask how a functional description of a system can be embodied in. these facilities have been uncovering what can be thought of as instrumentation and fabrication divides. northern Norway. FAB LAB BCN // 3d printer . CBA’s laboratory research on technologies for personal fabrication is complemented by the field ‘Fab Lab’ programme. in the light of this. funded MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. we believe Fab Labs will provide a thriving incubator for local micro-businesses. a physical form. which brings prototyping capabilities to under-served communities that have been beyond the reach of conventional technology development and deployment.Fab Labs are the educational outreach component of the Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. the Indian Department of Science and Technology.

These devices can be tailored to local or personal needs in ways that are not practical or economical using mass production. It is open to professionals and companies working in any field related to design. construction. up to a 210x300x250 mm. FAB LAB BCN // laser cut FAB LAB Pro Fab Lab Pro is one of the main areas of Fab Lab BCN. a place for the manufacture of prototypes. mock-ups and small productions. wood or millable materials up to a 3000x1500x200mm. they have the potential to empower individuals to create smart devices for themselves. // a 3D scanner // a Vinyl cutter // Equipment for the design and the production of electronic and interactive components. FAB LAB BCN // CNC milling FAB LAB Equipment At present Fab Lab BCN is equiped with: // a CNC machine for cutting foam. Moreover. it is offered the possibility of embeding interactive devices into the objects or the prototypes. investigation and education centre that uses latest-generation digital machines for the creation of prototypes and scale models for architecture. run according to the principles of the Fab Lab group of the MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and participating in the worldwide network of Fab Labs. While Fab Labs cannot compete with mass production and its associated economies of scale in fabricating widely distributed products. FAB LAB BCN // fabrication classes FAB LAB Central FAB LAB CENTRAL is an educational centre for young people and children. Fab Lab Pro runs with the technological equipment of the Fab Lab BCN that is always available for professional and investigational uses. thus empowering personal fabrication. for the production of complex prototypes and surfaces for interiors and construction. // a 3D printer machine able to print three-dimensional objects in colour from a single scan. Fab Lab BCN is a production. These technologies also enable material production using parametric design and the manufacture of different elements at no added cost. This includes technologyenabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production. // a laser cut machine up to 100W maximum power for cutting and carving various materials up to 600x1000 mm. architecture or construction. FAB LAB BCN // producing electronic interactive components .FAB LAB Barcelona A Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory) is a small-scale workshop with the tools to make almost anything. industrial design and other activities that need a direct connection from computer to machinery to process materials according to digital instructions. // a laser cut machine up to 400W maximum power for cutting and carving various materials up to 1500x3000mm. The equipment of the Fab Lab Barcelona make it possible to create mock-ups and prototypes of different scales using technologies of advanced fabrication.

2009 // Digital Tools and Fabrication Class . Educational Programmes MAA OPEN THESIS Fabrication FAB ACADEMY WAW MAA 2008 ..

ranging from large-scale environments to tectonic details. Directors Vicente Guallart. Poland. Self-Sufficient buildings and Digital Tectonics Download the full MAA PDF Presentation brochure from the following link: http://iaac. Italy.net/web/imgs/pdf/educationalprograms/master/brochure. Colombia and Korea. Spain. Iraq. The programme is oriented at graduates who wish to commit and develop their design research skills in the context of new forms of practice within architecture and urbanism. Argentina. MAA // Students Origin . together with the teaching staff. the IaaC has received students from more than 25 countries. Greece. India. Cyprus. Mexico. Ecuador. tutors and researchers from different fields in order to materialize experimental forms of communication. the Dominican Republic. bringing together international students. Macedonia. the UK. Peru. Guatemala.EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES // MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE Master of 60 Credits ( + 20 credits optional extension ) Emergent Territories. are committed to a long-term prospectus of creating an international research and academic centre in Barcelona. Thailand. Puerto Rico. inhabitation and planning. Bangladesh. Willy Müller and Marta Malé-Alemany. making it an exceptionally international and multicultural place. Germany. Australia.pdf The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia offers a three-term Master’s programme in Architecture and Urbanism accredited by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Portugal. Turkey. including China. the USA. Over the last three years.

Interior Designers. The programme is aimed at Professionals and Graduate Students of any design-related discipline (Architects. Development Studios DS 4. Urbanists. With 24 hour-a-day access to the IAAC Studio working space and its prototypes fabrication lab. in which they are encouraged to develop collective decision-making processes and materialize their project ideas. the institute gives students the opportunity to create single or multiscalar studio agendas based on their academic interests within the programme.2008 // Introductory Studio Class MAA 2007 .2008 // Graduation . architectural and parametric design operations for the production of SelfSufficient Habitats. economic forces. Proposing a dynamic customised structure. engaging projects that range from large-scale sustainable planning and building construction to the industrialized fabrication of the architectural components. students have the opportunity to be part of the highly international group. Engineers. including faculty members.net/web/imgs/pdf/educationalprograms/master/ brochure. information flows.) For further information you can download the brochure of the Master in Advanced Architecture in the following link: http://iaac. will be able to develop their acquired skills in a diversity of professional environments. Artists. Lecture Series LS The programme is organized in three plus one (3+1) phases Phase 1: Introductory Term (20 credits) Phase 2: Research and Development Studios (28 credits) Phase 2: Transversal Workshop (04 credits) Phase 3: Master Project (08 credits) Phase 4: Open Thesis Fabrication (20 credits) The body of the students of this Master Programme will be multidisciplinary. In this way the IAAC puts together an experimental and learning environment for the training of architects with both theoretical and practical responses to the increasing complexity of contemporary urban environments. researchers and lectures. MAA 2007 . Open Thesis Fabrication TF 8.2008 // Introductory Studio Class PROGRAMME ORGANIZATION The Master in Advanced Architecture comprises the following elements: 1. Research Studios RS 3. after the completion of the programme.pdf Territorial Strategies Classes MAA 2007 . Software Developers. Designers. General Workshop GW 6. Seminars S 5. Introductory Courses IC 2. etc. The aim of the institute is to form graduates who. Master Project MP 7.PROGRAMME The Master in Advanced Architecture emerges as an innovative educational format that offers interdisciplinary skills and understanding through the researching of territorial. fast-growing cities and massive energy consumption and waste production.


conferences and meetings with supervisors are in English so there is no requirement of knowledge of Spanish language. The subject of the Open Thesis Fabrication project will be open to be decided by the students. The course is in English. but also to external students or professionals to expone studies according to their interests.2008 // Emergent Cities Studio Class . all sessions .2009 // Installation at the Collserola Park MAA 2007 . fablabbcn. or by developing research on material or structural behaviours. It is open to both MAA students and external participants. As a result the IAAC becomes a space of continuous creativity and research on advanced architecture. thus gives the opportunity and freedom to participants to develop their research according to their individual interests.// OPEN THESIS FABRICATION MAA one term extension_ Phase 4 ( 20 credits) Phase 4 is OPTIONAL and consists of the Open Thesis Fabrication project. according to their personal interests.org). Denari MAA 2008 . Nevertheless. Phase 4 offers the opportunity not only to the MAA students of a further research on their final Master Project. EXTERNAL STUDENTS OR PROFESSIONALS Open Thesis Fabrication Project is a special project offered by IAAC in collaboration with the Fundació Politecnica de Catalunya (FPC). LECTURE SERIES 2008 . The participants selected to enter the programme will have the opportunity to use all IAAC and FAB LAB BCN infrastructure (www. MAA students could proceed to further research of their projects by constructing prototypes. during the Course IAAC provides external advisors and supervisors that will be meeting with the students occasionally. Open Thesis Fabrication Project does not include regular classes. The course is open also to other students and professionals who would like to expone a specific research on a subject of their interest.2008 // Parametric Seminar Final Presentation MAA STUDENTS After the Master Design Project the MAA students can extend their studies by making further research on their final project and by applying the knowledge gained during the Master in Advanced Architecture. MAA 2007 .2009 // Neil M.

computer science. 2009 FAB ACADEMY // Video Conference between FAB LABs . by programming the assembly of functional materials. Together. including materials selection and characterization. and the for-profit Fab Fund to help global capital find local inventors and local inventions find global markets. mentored by a growing group of faculty from around the world. allowing their applications to reflect the interests of individuals rather than institutions. And the content in libraries can be shared through online repositories of research articles and instructional material. They are analogous to the historical role of the minicomputers that came between mainframes and PCs. Instead of traveling to a distant campus. project-based technical education. FAB ACADEMY // meeting in Norway. however the accreditation for these degrees will be through the Fab Academy itself. engineering and design. CAD/CAM/CAE. and be driven by the rate of skills progression rather than a fixed schedule. the Fab Academy will initially focus on a vocational FAB diploma aimed at employment certification. these organizations form an ecosystem to enable learning. Fab labs began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. with collaboratively developed online instructional material. This is the mission of the Fab Academy. Field “fab labs” are providing early access to these capabilities. fab labs. The students and teachers that have studied in these institutions can now be connected by broadband video wherever they are. have a cost and complexity within reach of a workgroup. networking and algorithms. embedded and application programming. then a Bologna-style Bachelors degree for specialized study. To meet this demand. circuit design and assembly. however the program content will be shared across these. living. Fab Academy instructors will initially be drawn from collaborating faculty at existing educational institutions. The possibility that anyone can make anything anywhere challenges an assumption of scarcity that has been implicit in the organzation of advanced technical education and research. Research infrastructure that was once restricted to elite institutions is now available in a fab lab. Because there is no international accreditation. and finally post-graduate research leading to more advanced degrees. BCN 2008 FAB ACADEMY // 1st Term Final Presentation The Fab Academy emerged from the experience of students who had exhausted local educational opportunities and came to fab labs for informal.// FAB ACADEMY The Fab Academy will provide instruction and supervise investigation of mechanisms. through prototype tools for personal fabrication. and implications of digital fabrication. peer-to-peer. like minicomputers. additive and subtractive fabrication processes. as well as models for managing businesses and intellectual property. the FAB diploma is roughly equivalent to passing the rapidprototyping course “How To Make (almost) Anything” at MIT. FAB ACADEMY // 1st meeting. Classes will be taught via networked video to students in fab labs around the world. Like the earlier digitization of communication and computation. The FAB diploma will cover relevant aspects of physical science. or connecting remote sites for distance learning from a central hub. sensors and actuators. the digitization of fabrication is bringing the programmability of the digital world to the physical world. and working in a world of personal fabrication. The research roadmap is leading to the development of a universal replicator that will eventually be able to make almost anything (included itself). the Fab Academy will undertake applicable local and regional accreditation procedures. The Fab Academy in turn will work with the non-profit Fab Foundation to provide operational capacity to support invention as aid. applications. a global network of local labs can itself become a distributed campus. Study of these areas will be integrated through a hands-on project focus on producing functional systems.

design. El IaaC wants to work with multiple disciplines focused in creation. also for being a not orthogonal surface. designers. have taught them new tools for think architecture and seeing that the IaaC is the place where this interesting things happened…” Interwiew // Vicente Guallart. for being an intensive workshop of two days.” “ the WAW´s. and as a pilot workshop we choose make some paper air balloons. etc. “…The IaaC is a research and educational centre that wants to stimulate neurons to impulse the progress of the architecture and urbanism…” “…from the IaaC we made research projects. all of them below an open mind…” “…we want to translate the digital world to the physic world. and design schools and institutions in different countries around the world. we have a master in advance architecture. a city with a large architectonical and urbanism tradition. with an important curvature. and also we want to generate knowledge pills able of being distributed in diverse kind of people. for being a light structure where was allowed a certain formal innovation of the conventional air balloon…” “…in addition.// WAW (Weekend Architectural Workshop) The Weekend Architectural Workshops (WAW) are a one-weekend intensive experience in Digital Fabrication technologies. CNC Mill and 3D Printer for the production of models.. in order to generate hybrids realities…” “…we don’t want to produce in an intelligent way only. Interwiew // Marta Malé Alemany. the weekends workshops. and are oriented toward architecture. Director of the IaaC. generating new manufacture techniques…” “… the information society has to be base don the creation of knowledge nets. …who want to experiment with digital manufacture techniques…” “…this first WAW pretends to be the first of many others. we want to create intelligent surroundings ” WAW 2007 // ETSAM Madrid WAW 2007 // ETSAM Madrid WAW 2008 // ETSAS Sevilla WAW 2008 // ETSAS Sevilla . prototypes and 1:1 scale objects and components. where the assembly is a principal part. one post degree in digital manufacture. art. and employs their time generating knowledge. WAWs are a new format for introducing architecture. WAWs are organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. for many reasons: it’s a continuous light surface. architects. we decided choose the laser cut machine as a tool for the production of prototypes. art and multi-disciplined students to fabrication equipment such as the Laser Cutter. students. Director of WAW “…the Weekend Architectural Workshop it’s a new educational format of IaaC that pretends make intensive weekend courses about digital manufacture techniques… ” “… is an open format for all groups. groups of research prepared to collaborate with each other for generate the process. I believe is an interesting formula in order to attract people to come to Barcelona. for its easy and fast handling that allow to cut a high volume of pieces in a short time…” “…from this workshop I would like the students could discover the world of digital manufacture.

. Dihua Yang . Advanced Architecture Contest 2ndAAC // Ming Tang.

advancedarchitecturecontest. on different scales and at different times. Lam Yan Yuan . on the scale of the district. In the day-to-day of Western countries. Subcontracting energy creation in a distant place seems to be a thing of the past. rather than continue with the current trend of simply superimposing catalogued technological solutions onto buildings and purely formal considerations.www. accumulators or transformers of synergies that would replace insulating skins that isolate dwellings from the changing climate of their surroundings. in the 21stcentury. The objective increase in the value of a space is directly linked to a potential savings in long-term maintenance and running costs. we need to call for the design and construction of buildings that generate 100% of the energy they consume. Architecture now faces a new responsibility of having to respond to these needs. As such. buildings and dwellings should be able to incorporate new elements such as sensors. A self-sufficient dwelling is one that is connected to this local system and knows how to respond to the social. The project of human inhabitation is resolved in a local environment. It will also be able to administer its place in the global information network. Kung Yick Ho Alvin. technical and economic conditions of its surroundings. high-level availability and energy consumption were international paradigms for development. which are very closely based on the transformation of locally available materials.org The aim of advanced architecture is not to produce a dwelling that is simply the product of economics. On the contrary. cultural. We architects should be required to design inhabitable organisms that are capable of developing functions and integrating the processes of the natural world that formerly took place at a distance in other points of a surrounding territory. all sharing resources and information. the challenge is to think about the design of buildings and dwellings in this new situation and to develop building design and construction in an integrated fashion. Research into the development of materials requires the updating of the materiality of buildings and the improvement of centuries-old construction techniques. the building or the individual limits of a dwelling. Districts. It is now time for the interaction between disciplines and technologies with a view toward producing solutions that embrace different fields of research. We must ask more of architecture. In the 20th century. we are astonished to see how the price of urban housing is rising without an objective increase in value. like dependency on remote computation for data processing. recycle all the water they use (by means of various processes) and locally generated waste (which may be capable of generating new a materiality). 2ndAAC // participants origin 2ndAAC // the book 2ndAAC // Shinya Okuda. one comprised of similar organisms. one that meet day-to-day needs. engaged in remote interaction. We must insist that these dwellings adapt their specific qualities to their market price. advanced architecture aspires to create the conditions of individual inhabitation. the new paradigm is one of saving and the intelligent use of available resources at an interconnected local level. Hence.

at the leading edge. On this occasion aims to stimulate specific investigations into construction techniques and processes that will encourage individuals all over the world to build houses with the local available means. in which the emphasis will be on exploring people’s capacity to construct their own homes. We are interested. presenting very different attitudes and ideas about their understanding of “self-sufficiency.” This book presents a selection of these proposals and represents the first step in what will be a long-lasting body of research that seeks to stimulate the development of an architecture. taking only the indispensable resources (energy. so the project can be conceived to accommodate local conditions in any region of the world. the integration of energy systems in the construction. Alvarez 2nd ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST the SELF-FAB House // Launched in 2007 In the year 2007 the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia issued an international summons to architects. We believe that housing —where human inhabitation takes place— should take its cues from trees: it should bond harmoniously with the surrounding environment. the enormous influence of its historical legacy shapes today’s thinking about design solutions. Aguirre . Designers are free to choose the location of their building. contemporary buildings can be artificial natures. students and designers from around the world to invite proposals for the construction of self-sufficient dwellings. a way of building and a more intelligent form of inhabitation. There were two categories: 1. A whole range of practicing architects and students took a local approach to their designs. economic and social considerations.1st ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST Self-Sufficient Housing // Launched in 2005 The 1st Advanced Architecture Contest was organized as a strategy to stimulate research into new ways of understanding the phenomenon of inhabitation. 1stAAC // G. thus limiting innovation. The first IAAC self-sufficient housing competition received more than 500 submissions from 108 countries. The objective is to design. a single dwelling or a residential building in which there is specific development of innovative construction proposals in relation to the use of new materials. the self-sufficiency of the housing that we live in. etc) and generating recyclable waste that follows natural cycles. Self-Sufficient Single Housing 2ndAAC // Ming Tang. R. in any part of the world. water. Dihua Yang 1stAAC // D. or any other strategy that serves to enhance self-sufficiency. especially through the use of digital technologies. Self-Sufficient Collective Housing 2. Ibanez. then. in everything from the intelligent application of traditional techniques to advanced digital processes in which digital fabrication entails the use but also as tools for self production. Instead. Al. The IAAC is now proposing to carry out an investigation of projects at the global level with a view to fomenting sustainable development and. Kohler 2ndAAC // L. Architecture does not offer the responses to current environmental issues that might be expected of it. Rubio. the insertion of the architecture in the landscape. with projects that focused above all on environmental and landscaping problems.In fact. The main goal of this competition is the development of self-sufficient dwellings in which the technological elements are essential components of a new architectural concept and not simply the product of an attachment to conventional ideas about houses. this research will be addressed in terms of environmental.

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¬ of what is already revealing itself to be a new architectural action. which has worldwide distribution. 400x400m superblocks functioning as a solid structure with a large scale of activities. etc. how they function and what are the possible developments that will lead urbanity in the future. True urban acupuncture “. Publication is in conjunction with ACTAR publishing house. POLÍTICAS DEL ESPACIO Jose Miguel G. encouraging interpretations open to potential interaction between the existing and the imaginable. commenced this research work with the students of the 2005-2006 master in advanced architecture. and second. president of the Union Internacional de Arquitectos (UIA). The other part of the study is centred on centred on setting out basic proposals for Albacete’s growth. and on the tools needed to treat a city. In the early 20th century. a century later. He has been awarded numerous prizes in Brazil and the rest of the world.The IAAC has published the works and exhibitions of the Metapolis group since 2000. the work carried out has generated a wide range of research projects and materials intended to enrich the understanding of specialists and the general public. in accordance with an innovative dimension of contemporary culture tending of foster new spaces for new ways of life. combining the respective potentialities of the MIT Media Lab and its technological environment. and is doctor honoris causa from the University of Krakow. and seeks to stimulate reflection on. interrogating the territory to bring out its capacities and latencies. transportation and buildings in its periphery. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has collected a selection of entries presented during its 1st Advanced Architecture Contest: Self-Sufficient Housing. social groups. the true territorial dimension of Catalonia. From an entire block to a single food stand. This study was directed by the sociologist Jose Miguel Iribas in conjunction with IAAC researchers Rodrigo Rubio. the production and the knowledge of a range of authors and contributors. Beyond the traditional mechanisms of territorial analysis. an awakening (.. offers an acute and penetrating overview of incidents and anecdotes from different cities and times. Ciudad Real or Albacete. proposals of eco-tourism in Vega de Jucar or new locations for the development of residential habitats. the new economy. culture. Cortes THE METAPOLIS DICTIONARY OF ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE HICAT HIPERCATALUNYA: TERRITORIS DE RECERCA The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture is an expanded version of the Spanish edition and seeks.) a good acupuncture. It aims to contribute to forming a vision that is global ¬-but not necessarily absolute. related to what has come to be known as advanced culture. aimed at anticipating and visualizing possible key questions in the future development of the territory. Daniel Ibañez. large masses changing through time and allowing multiple activities to take place: night markets. understood these as an accumulation of uses. Lerner asks “why certain cities achieve important and positive transformations”. whose significance shifts according to time. this publication is the result of the entire research process. HiperCatalunya is a territorial analysis and research project sponsored by the Government of Catalonia. through the creation of “docile spaces” easy to watch and to control. The images present in panoramic format a key moment in the transformation of Barcelona in the early years of the last century. in which the author reflects on the problems of urbanism and the society. a reference to a new way of understanding the construction of inhabitable spaces that characterized the Machine Age. present in various disciplines of the art. drawing on the researches. The complex relations between buildings and bodies. as well as diverse key factors for the balanced urban development of Albacete. weekend markets and day markets inhabiting streets and infrastructures. so that pleasure and desires disappear from public spaces. The diversity of the authors and the special contributions should be seen as an initial decision aimed at promoting the intersecting and collaboration of visions and proposals along these lines.. His work is a warning about society’s capacity to transform the places in which we live and a reflection on the things that cause cities to exist and their continued renewal and improvement. building up a typical orthogonal grid that becomes a flexible grid inside: small alleys with smaller uses functioning as a residential neighbourhood just a few meters far from the metropolitan city.. reflection and proposal. With this purpose in mind. THE ALBACETE EFFECT Jose Miguel Iribas GEOCAT TERRITORIAL LOOPS This book sets out to follow the tradition of charting or map-making as the capturing of visual records of a territory in transformation. exchanging resources. Lerner. by seeking to ensure that bodies are “absent “ or denied. He has been president of UIA from 2002. These superblocks are one of the expressions of what Taipei signifies: dynamics. spending 10 days in Taipei measuring and reading the city in order to get the primary information for the subsequent workshop at Barcelona. like its predecessor. understood both as operative frameworks and as strategic layers of action. directed by Metàpolis and undertaken at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). 1937) is a town planner and architect and has served three terms as Mayor of his native city. and of Metapolis and its creative and artistic environment. to identify a new commitment in architecture and a new social and cultural panorama. the contemporary city increasingly establishes attitudes and modes of performance with which to organize and structure the control of the body’s desires in two ways: first. ranging from the new APT station to the new logistics platform and the Eurocopter technological park. A multiple layering of mobility constructs a unique grid in its core. and replies that “in them a beginning was caused. elements of representation. thought and technology. The study takes the form of a territorial analysis that detects a privileged situation in cities like Zaragoza. ACUPUNTURA URBANA Jaime Lerner The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has published in Spanish ‘Acupuntura Urbana’ by the Brazilian Jaime Lerner. and have a very relevant articulating function. Taipei shows the different scales of the dynamics of 21st century city. The IAAC wants to map cities all over the world to produce a picture of this moment of the history of urbanism and architecture that will allow us to understand what our cities are. establishing through theoretical and practical approaches four main realms of analysis. Yesenia Conchucos and Juliet Zindrou. sexual relations or gender behaviour. IAAC has made a territorial study of Albacete as a potential territorial hub. In 2006 the IAAC in collaboration with The Observer Design Group directed by JM Lin. oriented primarily towards developing enabling technologies. we face the challenge of constructing a sustainable or self-sufficient dwelling. have characterized the attempts to undermine the conventions of traditional architecture in recent decades. The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture addresses an architecture inscribed in the information society and influenced by the new technologies. In an advanced prospecting of today’s territory. symbolic systems. as well as a determinant in the country’s future. in order to lay the foundations for a new “art of dwelling”. where the force of the urban seems to presage imminent transformations is its surrounding environment. perceptions. concern for the environment and interest in the individual. the concept of “dwelling” was defined as a “machine for living”. SELF-SUFFICIENT HOUSING 1RST ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST Created for students and professionals to inspire changes in how new buildings are designed and constructed. In his introduction of the book. the Self-Sufficient competition challenged participants to design a self-sufficient and ecologically oriented dwelling. This book seeks to register the debates (motivated by cultural studies) that question the hegemonic sense of urban space and the configuration of the city. flexibility and mobility. HiperCatalunya is a reflection of. HiperCatalunya seeks to import tomorrow’s potentials. these generate an intermediate crown between the centre (Madrid) and the cities of the coast. and which functions as an entirely independent entity. Nevertheless. and also new logics and new aesthetics for new scenarios of progress. one of the key cities for achieving a balanced territorial articulation of the Southern quadrant of Spain. a living organism that interacts with its environment. structures and genders. Jaime Lerner (Curitiba. TAIPEI PROTOTYPES OF URBANITY MEDIA HOUSE PROJECT The “Media House Project” is conceived as a strategic alliance. Today. The goal is to put forward proposals for the development of a new interaction between the physical world and the digital world. this group endeavour attempts to identify and express a multidisciplinary approach to our environment.. surroundings and relations. oriented towards the design of public and private space. proposals for power supplying with new technologies based on hydrogenate. .

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