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MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE 2013/14 2013/15 Emergent Territories / Radical Region Self Sufficient Buildings Digital Tectonics / Fabrication

Ecologies

MAA 2013/14

PHASES 01-04

THE INSTITUTE

THE INSTITUTE 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 diff erent 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 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 diff erent disciplines such as engineering, sociology, anthropology, architecture and other fi elds of investigation. IAAC has made a name as a centre of international reference which welcomes students and investigators from diverse countries, among which are India, Australia, the USA, Poland, Argentina , Ethiopia, Iraq and others.

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so that the space itself is a declaration of principles. The IAAC is housed in an old factory building. the seafront. production and dissemination of architecture. The IAAC premises include a Fab Lab.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. open to Spanish and international firms and institutions. in the recently created district known as 22@. and special summer workshops.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 THE BUILDING THE BUILDING - IAAC’s Master programs take place in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona. embodying an experimental and productive approach to architecture.000 m2 of space for research. The IAAC is engaged in a variety of research projects as well as workshops and courses. a focus for companies and institutions oriented toward the knowledge society. The neighbourhood is close to the historic centre. 4 5 . making it the most dynamic enclave in the city. the Plaça de les Glòries and the Sagrera APT station. with 2. an architecture.

able to anticipate new challenges of our time. from interaction with individuals. Independent. . Global. social and cultural innovations of our time and contribute to the consolidation of Barcelona as a global platform for the urban habitat. • Application of ICT (information and communication technologies) at all levels of daily life.Education through academic programs for graduate students and international faculty and students. Private foundation that collaborates with individuals. in interaction with multiple disciplines. • Contribution to the distributed networks in the conception of the environment. • Advanced digital design. architecture. continuous education programs in design. companies and public organizations to innovate in the human habitat and interaction. • Digital Fabrication. . promoting the construction of local realities with very specific identity. urbanism and landscape. Holistic. VALUES Compact. design and construction of the human habitat. . VISION IAAC encourages innovation and construction of the human habitat.Research by developing projects to expand the boundaries of architecture. agile. Criteria: • Self-sufficient energy. in collaboration with experts from multiple disciplines. In thought and action. integration of technologies and processes associated in all the areas of their action. integrating technological. Informational. exhibitions and competitions developed physically and virtually. and this works at all scales. We work at different scales and disciplines. Recognition of digital systems as a technological base that transform our world today. Broad overview of the conception. IAAC works with local and global organisations participating in multidisciplinary knowledge networks.VALUES BUILDING A NEW HUMAN HABITAT - MISSION IAAC is an academic and research center of vanguard whose mission is to promote scientific and technological innovation in the conception. responding to global realities.The development of innovation projects with companies and institutions that define role models. learning from the diversity of the world. according to the rules of biological ecosystems. Promoting connected self-sufficiency. interaction. companies and organizations that promote innovation in the construction of the human habitat. to help build a more ecological and social world. Important social base. design and construction of the human habitat at all scales (from bits to geography). An organisation that is flexible. with a large and complex interpretation of the environment to meet present and future challenges of our local and global context. For all this. quick. 6 7 . Natural. in the origin of human capital.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 VISION MISSION. Social. It promotes the transformation from its humanistic ideology based on learning by doing. prioritizing talent and avoiding social and economic estigmation. offering a working environment in the following areas: .VISION.The promotion of projects through publications. universities.

Innovative activities. sustainability and energy will be held in Valldaura. THE GREAT PROJECT Smart Geometry Conference hosted at IAAC. equestrian centre and architectural ruins. the facilities will include a biomass centre.IAAC has defined this innovative project as Green Fab Lab.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 OBJECTIVES OBJECTIVES - Our objectives: •Consolidate and reinforce our position as a worldwide reference institution by consolidating and expanding current research projects and evolving our academic offering. the centre of the metropolitan area. a restaurant. sustainability and renewable energies through the Green Fab Lab. a restaurant and ruins of architectural value. VALLDAURA-GREEN FAB LAB . educational programmes and experiments related to green architecture. the facilities will include a biomass centre. 2009. •Actively pursue an agenda of activities related to green architecture. -In addition. and has the support of the Centre of Bits and Atoms of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).. •Strengthen the consultancy role by creating specific alliances with industries that promote and support applied research. 8 9 . Expand collaboration with strategic public and private partnerships nationally and internationally. In addition. The second campus will be a large park for innovation that will feature the latest technologies in digital fabrication. .Can Valldaura will become in the short term IAAC’s second campus and is located in Collserola Park. Energy and Tourism and Collserola Park. the Ministry of Industry. •Enhance current work and profile as a specialised think-tank for innovative strategies of urban planning and urban design within the Smart Cities’ challenge. nature.

technologies and ever-changing programmes. Architecture is always facing the responsibility of responding to emergent needs. a century later. Today. The models created for the metropolis of the last century are unable to accommodate new developments linked to contemporary urban lifestyles. It is now time for interaction between disciplines and technologies with a vision that embraces different fields of research. every new urban or architectural production needs to update its materiality and reinterpret centuries old construction techniques. the concept of ‘dwelling’ was defined as a ‘machine for living’.over of the global landscape requires us to project at the same time the full and the empty. Carlo Caltabiano EMERGENT TERRITORIES . Xiomara Armijo. which are very directly based on the transformation of locally available materials. capable of engaging with complex and changing environments. This will open up the possibility of generating new prototypes. urban mobility. It is necessary to generate complex knowledge with a multi-layered reading of realities that have traditionally been thought of as separate. etc. transport.FABRICATION ECOLOGIES The Self-sufficiency Agenda establishes the responsibility for confronting the process of global urbanization from multi-scalar operations and through prototypes that promote environmental. nature. The building. connected to numerous flows and networks such as energy. 11 . and which function as entirely self-suffi cient entities. In the early 20th century. energy and information transmission and continuous adaptation. living organisms that interact and interchange resources with their environment. the natural and the artificial. generating new inhabitable and responsive nodes with the potential to use and produce resources. in such a way as to make economic impetus compatible with sustainable development. each action on the territory implies a manipulation of multiple environmental forces. In this way. economic and social sustainability. we face the challenge of constructing sustainable or even self-sufficient prototypes. Territorial and urban strategies and building operations must therefore be coordinated processes that extend architectural knowledge to new forms of management and planning. in which a multiscalar thinking also entails an understanding of shifting dynamics. 10 We must ask more of architecture: we 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. Finally.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 MULTISCALAR STRATEGY MULTISCALAR STRATEGY - MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development Studio FLEXHUB DOCK M. which are more and more discontinuous in space and time. like trees in a field.RADICAL REGION SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS DIGITAL TECTONICS . Carolina Aguirre. dwelling. logistics and information. at otherpoints in the surrounding territory. such as energy manipulation. systems of production and fabrication. a reference to a new way of understanding the construction of inhabitable spaces that characterized the Machine Age. the development of software and information networks.

MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 EMERGENT TERRITORIES EMERGENT TERRITORIES RADICAL REGION DIRECTOR: WILLY MÜLLER + HERNAN DIAZ ALONSO - The IAAC works beyond the conventional scales of territorial design. Croatia. Katerina Inepologlou. as a basis for the construction of complete complex ecosystems. This group also focuses on Barcelona as a site for ongoing urban experimentation. In recent years we have studied Brazil. building or fabrication in designing a multiscale habitat. the IaaC is interested in understanding those countries and cities around the world with emerging economies and cultures that. the Persian Gulf and Sub-Saharan Africa. in order that the relationship between natures. each level has its own rules of interaction and relation. Jose Alfredo Guerrero. can contribute value to the planet as a whole. 13 . Romania. 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. networks and nodes can foment the ‘emergence’ of an urban intelligence. Taiwan. The other issue related to emergent territories has to do with the creation of intelligent territories that function in a multiscalar way. town planning. To this end we are interested in pursuing what we call ‘Hyperhabitat’ research as aprocess of developing a general theory of the multiscalar habitat that can be applied anywhere in the The idea of Emergent Territories is related to two issues: On the one hand. Colombia and Tunisia. As in the design of ecosystems. 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. or in the near future will be studying India and the countries of North Africa. with a view to contributing to the discussions and refl ections in relation to the urban progress of the city. and at the same time must comply with certain parameters that pertain to the system as a whole. MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development Studio SYMBIOSIS Giota Banioti. city (be it European or American) to work on the basis of more complex and more open values. moving on from the Western idea that there is a single model of 12 world and at any scale.

the incorporation of hydrogen into the building and the use of new materials. This group is working to introduce innovative techniques such as local energy generation. In the 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. generating its own energy. capable of interacting with their environment. interacting with the natural networks around it and creating complex ecosystems and landscapes together with other trees. Javier Gonzalez Rivero 15 . following the principles of ecology or biology rather than those of mere construction. the building 14 also need to respond to specific cultural conditions. 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 developing principles and techniques that serve to organize the materialization of programmatic nodes of activity based on natural rules and principles. MAA 10-11. This group devotes special attention to housing and the new forms of social organization of our time. A building is a concentration of activities in a particular location which should be responsive to concrete cultural. social.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS DIRECTOR: ENRIC RUIZ GELI - Architecture goes beyond buildings. economic and technological conditions. responding to each situation with ad-hoc techniques and principles. Buildings 21st century. As a result. In effect. and the multicultural global vision that the IaaC represents allows can be applied. a building should be like a tree. or macrobuildings that incorporate all the functions of a city. to architecture projects anywhere in the world. which is able to rooting itself in a particular place. via debate and research. by way of buildings with shared spaces. They should be living organisms. the development of self-suffi cient buildings. Self Sufficient Building Development Studio HELIOTROPISM.

weaving. Theodoros Grouso- DIGITAL TECTONICS FABRICATION ECOLOGIES DIRECTORS: CLAUDIA PASQUERO + MARCO POLETTO - As human impact on the world’s biosphere reaches critical levels. polymeric. structuring logics [bundling. -the development of new material systems tuned to potential applications within a set architectural “milieu” The research line defines and investigates eco-systemic architectural fabrication by exploring the relationship between matter. The course will embrace this radical attitude by adopting an experimental approach to the development of new eco-systemic fabrication protocols and related architectural prototypes. we should recognize and accept the fact that “nature no longer exists”. the ambition will be to cover as much ground as possible in developing a catalogue of fibrous material systems engaging with a palette of fibrous materials [natural. catastrophic and brutal. at least not as that untamed plane of reference where forces re-circulate in a balanced and harmonious way. Inder Shergill. information and energy in the synthesis of a new notion of materiality. facade tile. knitting. etc. Research Studio: Digital Tectonics PET-FLAKES: Akram Ahmed. Such acceptance will help us avoiding the contemporary cultural pitfall promoted by what we should define “the green ideology”. dipping. The method of investigation will follow a rigorously experimental approach and will progress in complexity from small scale material sampling to the production of 1:1 scale architectural components or prototypes. Christiana Vlanti. Petr Novikov 17 .]. etc]. The research topic will be “fibrous structures”. the mechanical functionality of the prototype with its machinic behaviour and the compositional order of its architecture with the algorithmic protocol regulating its development. At the same time it will liberate a much more radical attitude towards the development of new protocols of transformation. Research Studio: Digital Tectonics STONE SPRAY: Anna Kulik. and in the production of new protocols of material organisation. Our ambition will be to set up new fabrication protocols able to integrate within a coherent design medium the mechanical properties of digital fabrication machines with the eco-systemic aspects of specific design environments. nature is crazy. -the invention of new digital fabrication techniques involving an innovative use of existing and new fabrication machines. Pavlos Bakagiannis. architectural conditions [structural columns. in the words of Slavoj Zizek. pouring. fabrication protocols [extruding. 16 Such ambition has several expected outcomes: -the parallel advancement of both the technical and the cultural paradigms of digital fabrication in architecture.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 DIGITAL TECTONICS MAA 11-12. in other words we will embed digital fabrication in specific architectural “milieu” and develop new machinic architectures or co-evolving architectural systems . etc]. MAA 11-12. where the picturesque aspects of nature are substituted with its cybernetic cycles. synthetic. new design practices of material and energetic organisation able to surpass the mechanical paradigm of industrialized mass production. percolating. etc].

MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 PROGRAM MAA 01 PROGRAM/1 YEAR 2013-14 - 18 19 .

III Research Studios IS1 Introductory Studio ( 60hrs ) Studio Support Seminar Processing (20hr) Research Design Studio RS I. III Design Tools (20hr) Studio Project I. DS III ( 60 hr ) Studio Support I. s10. II. II. 20 21 . DS II.s9. PHASE 2 Each Research Studio has 3 elective seminars out of 4. III Seminar (20hr) S1. RS II. Computational I. Master in Advanced Architecture (2ND YEAR) RPS Research project studio ( 60hrs ) Thesis Support Seminar Digital Tools (20hr) DPS Research project studio ( 60hrs ) Thesis Support Seminar Digital Tools (20hr) DPS Research project studio ( 80hrs ) Thesis Support Seminar (20hr) Thesis Support Seminar (20hr) W1_Practice Fabrication (20hrs ) W2_Theory Concepts ( 20hr ) Thesis PHASE 1 Introductory Course has 2 required courses.S3 Computational I.MAA 2013/15 PHASES 01-04 PROGRAM MAA 02 PROGRAM/2 YEARS MAA programme 2011-2013 2013-15 Introductory Courses General Workshop (2 ECTS) End of MAA_ Final Year Exhibition Development Studios & Seminars P h ase 1 P h ase 2 P h ase 3 Phase P h a s e4 4 Master in Advanced Architecture (1ST YEAR) Research Design Studio DS I. RS III ( 60 hr ) Studio Support I.S2. III Seminar (20hr) S8. II. PHASE 3 Each DPS has 2 obligatory seminars and 1 selective seminars out of 3. WORKSHOP Transversal Workshop PHASE 3 Each Development Studio has 3 selective seminars out of 3. PHASE 2 Each DPS has 1 obligatory Seminar and 3 elective seminars out of 4. II. II. III Design Tools (20hr) IC2 Energy ( 30hr ) S5_Seminar Workshop (20hr) IC4 Digital Tools ( 30hr) Rhino (20hr ) Ecotect 10hr S7_Seminar Workshop ( 20hr ) S4_Seminar Workshop ( 20hr) S13_Research trip Seminar (20hr) S11_Seminar Workshop ( 20hr) Workshops IC3 Theory ( 30hr ) Digital Fabrication ( 30hr) S6_Seminar Workshop ( 20hr) S14_Seminar Workshop (20hr) S12_Seminar Workshop ( 20hr) PHASE 1 Introductory Course has 5 required courses.

1 year MAA02: 130 ECTS. Australia. ranging from large-scale environments to tectonic details. the UK. The program 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.Korea and more making it an exceptionally international and multicultural place. Iraq. Greece. Spain. the IAAC has received students from more than 33 countries. 2years The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia offers a three-term and a sixterm Master’s program in Architecture and Urbanism accredited by the Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya. Mexico. Colombia. tutors and researchers from different fields in order to materialize experimental forms of communication. Peru. Bangladesh. Cyprus. are committed to a long-term prospectus of creating an international research and academic centre in Barcelona. together with the teaching staff.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 NATIONALITIES MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE MAA01: 75 ECTS. Ecuador. Italy. the USA. Portugal. Germany. inhabitation and planning. Poland. India. Over the last ten years. IAAC Graduates 2000-2011. Puerto Rico. bringing together international students. Institute and Master Program Directors. Thailand. Turkey. the Dominican Republic. 22 23 . Argentina. including China. Guatemala.

Phase 2: Research Studios and Workshop Seminars (19 ECTS credits) . With 7 day access to the IAAC Studio working space and its prototypes fabrication lab. Introductory Design Studio IS and Introductory Courses IC 2. Proposing a dynamic.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 PROGRAM PROGRAM MAA 13-14 PROGRAM ORGANIZATION - The Master in Advanced Architecture is an innovative educational format that offers interdisciplinary skills and understanding through the researching of territorial. Workshop Seminars S 5. researchers and lecturers. in which they are encouraged to develop collective decision-making processes and materialize their project ideas. Lecture Series LS The program is organized in four plus one (4+1) phases: . engaging in projects that range from large scale sustainable planning and building construction to the industrialized fabrication of architectural components. 25 . The aim of the Institute is to form graduates who.Phase 1: Introductory Term (20 ECTS credits) . economic forces. In this way. Open Thesis Fabrication OTF (optional) 7. will be able to develop their acquired skills in a diversity of professional environments. fastgrowing cities and massive energy consumption and waste production. General Workshop W 6. customized structure. including faculty members. information flows. students have the opportunity to be part of a highly international group.Phase 3: Development Studios and Workshop Seminars (19 ECTS credits) .Phase 4: General Workshop and Final Studio development (15 ECTS credits) .Phase 5: Open Thesis Fabrication (optional). the Institute gives students the opportunity to create single or multi-scalar Studio agendas based on their academic interests within the programme. 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. Research Studios RS 3. Development Studios DS 4. The Master in Advanced Architecture com24 prises the following elements: 1. architectural and parametric design operations for the production of Self-sufficient Habitats. after the completion of the programme.

PHASE 3 COURSES AND CREDITS DS. (3 ECTS credits) Phase 2 is an Open Educational Structure where the students attend a Research Studio and 1 obligatory seminar engadged with the studio plus 2 Seminars among 3 Optional Seminars that they choose according to their academic interests. Seminar 3_Theory Instruments (3 ECTS ) S4. Seminar 11_Digital Tools (3 ECTS ) S12. Seminar 7_Practise Fabrication (3 ECTS ) S8. A toolbox of both. Introductory Course 4_Digital Tools: Rhino+GH/ Processing. 26 27 . PHASE 2 COURSES AND CREDITS: RS. Seminar 1_Practise Fabrication (3 ECTS credits) S2. Research Design Studio (10 ECTS credits) S1.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 PROGRAM PHASE 1 (20 ECTS CREDITS) INTRODUCTORY TERM PHASE 2 (19 ECTS CREDITS) RESEARCH STUDIOS AND SEMINARS PHASE 3 (19 ECTS CREDITS) DEVELOPMENT STUDIOS AND SEMINARS PHASE 4 (15 ECTS CREDITS) DEVELOPMENT STUDIO PROJECT/GENERAL WORKSHOP - - - - The 10-week introductory Phase provides a common grounding of knowledge and skills to new IAAC students. Phase 2 is focused in three different scales of investigation: territorial. Seminar 5_Digital Tools (3 ECTS ) S6. Seminar 12_Digital Tools (3 ECTS ) Please note: The distribution of students for the Development Studios and Seminars of Phase 3 continues from Phase 2. Introductory Course 1_Practise_ Fabrication: Digital Fabrication. Phase 4 focuses on the extended research of the Development Studio Project of Phase 3 (13 ECTS credits). Seminar 2_Theory Concepts (3 ECTS ) S3. organizational and spatial complexities determined by the chosen working scale and the experience gained during the year’s programme. plus 2 Seminars among 3 Optional Seminars that they choose according to their academic interests. At Phase 3 students are required to attend 1 Development Studio (the one corresponding to the Research Studio which they attended during the Phase 2) and 3 Seminars. It is a formative platform structured by a Design Project and four complementary courses anticipating ideas that will appear during the programme in relation to self-sufficiency. PHASE 1 COURSES AND CREDITS: IS. Seminar 4_Digital Tools (3 ECTS ) S5. design strategies. as well as the inherent material. theoretical and practical skills for further research work. Seminar 8_Practise Fabrication (3 ECTS ) S9. Development Design Studio (10 ECTS credits) S7. in which the students work together on collective projects organized by local or invited international tutors. Note: According to academic objectives the transversal workshop could take place either in Phase 4 or in any other phase during the academic year. Introductory Course 2_Practise_ Representation: Energy_Environmental Design. Seminar 6_Digital Tools (3 ECTS ) Please note: The distribution of students for the Research Studios and Seminars of Phase 2 is done according to the obtained grades acquired in the MAA Phase 1. architectural and parametric design. (3 ECTS credits) IC5. Introductory Course 3_Theory Concepts. (3 ECTS credits) IC3. Phase 3 is an Open Educational Structure where the students attend the Development Studio and 1 obligatory seminar engadged with the studio. (3 ECTS credits) IC4. innovative forms of planning and contemporary culture. Seminar 10_Theory Instruments (3 ECTS ) S11. Introductory Design Studio: Smart Public Space (8 ECTS credits) IC1. The transversal workshop (2 ECTS credits) offered by the Master programme is a short term intensive experience. Seminar 9_Practise Fabrication (3 ECTS ) S10. The students during this period have the opportunity intergrate to their projects more in depth issues related to the selfsuffi ciency agenda. Distribution of the optional Seminars is done based on the student grades acquired at Phase 1 and Phase 2.

development of construction of full scale prototypes in a variety of materials. growth and evaluative processes observed nature. The maps do not re-present the context. which offers an effective means of critiquing that discourse. 3D and 2D alike. 29 28 . the socialization of the entities. as cartographers. they will be guided through the use of Rapid Prototyping and CAD-CAM fabrication devices. focusing on the transition between computer modeling and materialization. Besides the development of technical skills. By means of an intensive model-making and prototyping agenda this course will explore morphological. The course will give them the opportunity to test some of these processes. using the machines available at IAAC (CNC lasercut. The tools utilized in this course will facilitate several issues including introducing common platforms for collaboration as well as exposing the student to potentially new workflows and design environments.DESIGN STUDIO (8 ECTS Credits) Introductory project on the logics of self organized forms. These strategies become the conditions of possibility of: the organization of the context information. Finally. determines our possibilities of managing the context information and of gaining access to its topological configuration. actions and neighbourhood agreements that advance unprecedented strategies that transform the space. Poststructuralism and Postmodernism. Throughout the entire course it is expected that students use the IAAC Blogging system to discuss their work progress. The seminar course covers the key intellectual traditions of thinking in the twentieth century: Modernism. Blogging will also be introduced early on in the course. and share the work completed in the class. Our installation. Rhino also has a rich list of plug-ins and other methods by which to extend its capabilities. INTRODUCTORY COURSE 3 DIGITAL TOOLS (3 ECTS Credits) In this introductory course we will survey contemporary design tools in order to enable 3D and 2D strategies for design and representation. INTRODUCTORY COURSE 1 DIGITAL FABRICATION(3 ECTS Credits) The Digital Fabrication introductory course is intended to initiate students in the use of advanced digital design methods and fabrication processes in an integrated way. through the maps. There are a multitude of other tools that will be utilized throughout the course in order to complement the main 3D and 2D software packages. thus allowing for various ways to seek help. PRACTISE REPRESENTATION (3 ECTS Credits) Context interventions take place on inscription documents where the architecture designs are negotiated. Through the maps we shall (re)produce the context. the contemporary archive systems. Students will be introduced to the different digital fabrication processes available in the market with a series of comprehensive lectures. They are neither literal nor mechanical adjustments to an external world. It will focus on the design. They activate links. Setting up rules for material organization and performance. But also. find example files. In so doing it attempts to show that there is a consistent body of critical thought on architecture that exists outside of mainstream architectural discourse. INTRODUCTORY COURSE 4 INTRODUCTORY COURSE 2 THEORY CONCEPTS (3 ECTS Credits) This seminar course brings together a series of seminal essays on architecture by key thinkers of the twentieth century. including discussions on specifi c case-studies. Rhino has a vast community of users. The change of paradigm from the “modern agreement” (based in anthropocentric principles) to an amplified and networked present time implies a necessary revision of the systems of inscription and the techniques of (re)presentation as the necessary tools to (re) construct the context. the mobilization of circular references. by following design assignments specifically conceived to develop their skills. Phenomenology. the increase of being. the links between the actors involved.MAA 2013/14 PHASE 01 PROGRAM MAA 13-14 PHASE 01 DESIGN STUDIO AND INTRODUCTORY SEMINARS - IS. In the class. the ultimate goal of the course is to inquiry how these new fabri cation methods are changing the language of design. these organisms will be re-interpreted in their generative nature and extrapolated into artificial physical forms. the context will (re)produce us. It emerges through efficient rhetorical strategies over these surfaces of inscription. the critic of the common categories. the data gathering. The adoption of Rhino as the main 3D tool deals with its ability to interface with many different file formats. Structuralism. The construction of every cultural context gets registered and materialized in the maps. The primary focus of the class will involve learning 3D modelling with McNeel’s Rhinoceros v4. while challenging the traditional architectural process from conception to construction. These tools include plug-ins for the main tools and small applications. In many ways Rhino will act as the bridge between many applications. to make physical things from virtual data. the pragmatic structures. CNC milling and 3D Printing).

From Bits to Geography. The focus will be towards specifi c software. From geographical information to programming code information.11 and 12. All students assigned Research Studio I (RSI) will be automatically assigned this seminar that is focused to provide expertise in the research objectives of the Studio class. All students assigned Development Studio II (DSII) that is the continuation f Research Studio II will be automatically assigned this seminar which focus is to provide expertise in the research objectives of the Studio class. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 10. The focus will be towards specific software. The focus will be towards advanced CAD/ CAM technologies. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 4.local fabrication as well as open source and collaborative design SEMINAR WORKSHOP 14 RESEARCH TRIP (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 14 will be developed as part of the MAA Research Trip (optional). SEMINAR WORKSHOP 11 ENERGY (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 11 is part of a series of seminars related with environmental design and sustainability concepts. - OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 1 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 1 (Computational Design Seminar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Research Studio I of Emergent Territories/ Radical Region.5. 6 and 7. DIY thinking. or related activities. SEMINAR WORKSHOP 12 INFORMATION (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 12 is part of a series of seminars related with information of all types. All students assigned Research Studio II (RSII) will be automatically assigned this seminar that is focused to provide expertise in the research objectives of the Studio class. parametric design and digital tools as well as interaction and new embaded technologies to objects or buildings.11 and 12. The focus will be towards energy analysis. 31 30 . parametric softwares of solar analysis and production of prototypes able to capture energy and perform in a self suffi cient mode. SEMINAR WORKSHOP 6 FABRICATION (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 6 is part of a series of seminars related with digital and personal fabrication. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 4. - OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 8 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 8 (Computational Design Seminar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Development Studio I of Emergent Territories/Radical Region. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 10. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 10. OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 9 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 9 (Computational Design Seminar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Development Studio II of Self suffi cient Buildings. All students assigned Development Studio III (DSIII) that is the continuation of Research Studio III will be automatically assigned this seminar which focus is to provide expertise in the research objectives of the Studio class. The focus will be towards energy analysis. SEMINAR WORKSHOP 5 INFORMATION (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 5 is part of a series of seminars related with information of all types from geographical information to code information.5. All students assigned Research Studio III (RSIII) will be automatically assigned this seminar that is focused to provide expertise in the research objectives of the Studio class. All students assigned Development Studio I (DSI) that is the continuation of Research Studio I will be automatically assigned this seminar which focus is to provide expertise in the research objectives of the Studio class. parametric design and digital tools as well as interaction and new embaded technologiesto objects or buildings.MAA 2013/14 PHASE 02-03 SEMINARS MAA 13-14 PHASE 02 RESEARCH STUDIOS AND SEMINARS MAA 13-14 PHASE 03 DEVELOPMENT STUDIOS AND SEMINARS SEMINAR WORKSHOP 4 ENERGY (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 4 is part of a series of seminars related with environmental design and sustainability concepts. SEMINAR WORKSHOP 13 FABRICATION (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 13 is part of a series of seminars related with digital and personal fabrication. 6 and 7. From Bits to Geography. OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 10 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 10 (Computational Design Seminar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Development Studio III of Digital Tectonics/Fabrication Ecologies. The focus will be towards advanced design strategies and their intephase with digital intelligence. SEMINAR WORKSHOP 7 DESIGN (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 7 is part of a series of seminars related with design and digital tools.5. local fabrication as well as open source and collaborative design.11 and 12. The focus will be towards advanced CAD/CAM technologies. OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 2 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 2 (Computational Design Seminar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Research Studio II of Self sufficient Buildings. OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 3 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 3 (Computer Design Seminar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Research Studio III of Digital Tectonics/Fabrication Ecologies. DIY thinking and producing. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 4. parametric softwares of solar analysis and production of prototypes able to capture energy and perform in a self sufficient mode.6 and 7.

The students during this period have the opportunity intergrate to their projects more in depth issues related to the selfsuffi ciency agenda. The transversal workshop (2 ECTS credits) offered by the Master programme is a short term intensive experience. organizational and spatial complexities determined by the chosen working scale and the experience gained during the year’s programme.MAA 2013/14 PHASE 04 SEMINARS MAA 13-14 PHASE 04 DEVELOPMENT STUDIOS WORKSHOP - PHASE4 (15 ECTS credits) MASTER DESIGN PROJECT AND GENERAL WORKSHOP Phase 4 focuses on the extended research of the Development Studio Project of Phase 3 (13 ECTS credits). Fab Lab House IAAC Special Project 2010 32 33 . Note: According to academic objectives the transversal workshop could take place either in Phase 4 or in any other phase during the academic year. as well as the inherent material. in which the students work together on collective projects organized by local or invited international tutors.

The course is open to students and profes- sionals who would like to develop a specificresearch agenda within the field of digital design and fabrication. Along these special sessions will take place specifi cally related activities such as: factory and building sites visit. applying experimental materials and testing smart energy sollutions. The first week is an introductory week where the students will be given bibliography for readings (book. Engineering. etc. Student projects will be followed by experienced tutors and regularly discussed with external guests and consultants with expertise in the field.representatives of several com- panies will be participating in the program following the projects.com INDUSTRIAS IMAR (Metal Manufacturer) www.kuka. 35 34 .es LIBELIUM (Distributed Wi-Fi Communications) www.com CRICURSA (Complex Glass Manufacturer) www. Open Thesis Fabrication is an academic program which extends over the period of 15 weeks from September to December 2011. PROGRAM ACTIVITIES Factory Visits Building Sites Visit Field trip (not sponsored.com FUPICSA (Wood Supplier and Manufacturer) PROGRAM RESEARCH AGENDA Digital tectonics Parametric Facades Micro-Houses Self Suffi cient Buildings Solar House Experimental Structures Advanced Materials Digital tectonics Parametric Facades Micro-Houses Self Suffi cient Buildings Intelligent Houses Intelligent Facades LANGUAGE OF TEACHING English AIM AT Students or professionals from the fi eld of Architecture. etc.com DUPONT (Corian Manufacturer) www. There will be weekly activities and conferences such as desk crits with advisor tutor every 2 or 3 weeks. The impact of digital production in these fields allows the production of complex geometries and opens up a wide field of research and experimentation. one of the most equiped digital laboratory inEurope.cricursa . Some of the collaborative companies are: KUKA (Robotic Technologies Manufacturer) www. Design. optional) Special desk crit sessions with consultants Desk crits with advisor tutor (every two weeks) COLLABORATIVE COMPANIES The program seeks to develop projects that could possibly continue developing in collaboration with Industry Companies. Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) fabrication equipment has given designers unprecedented means for executing formally challenging projects directly from the computer. field trips. Landscape.imarsa. Therefore. PROGRAM STRUCTURE/CALENDAR Open Thesis Fabrication starts on September 5th. After the introductory part participants should present their Thesis topics within the Open Thesis Fabrication Research Agenda whish they will be developing during the 15 weeks of the program. Final submission of the upervised projects will take place on December 20th along with an Open exhibition of the fi nal projects.libelium. TEACHING STAFF Consultants and reviewers will be guests from all over the world specialised in the fi eld of digital design. The program focuses on the development and completion of full scale prototypes using advanced CNC machinery. Fine Art. fabrication and manufacturing.articles and software manuals) and they will have a short introduction to the Fab Lab BCN.MAA 2013/14 PHASE 5 OPEN THESIS FABRICATION OPEN THESIS FABRICATION PROGRAM - In design and architecture.dupont.

Matthias Kohler _ Peter Eisenman _ Farshid Moussavi _ Bjarke Ingels _ Peter Cook _ Ben Van Berkel _ Gunter Pauli _ Enric Ruiz-Geli _ Thom Mayne _ Matthias Kohler _ Jelle Feringa _ Carlo Ratti _ Jane Burry _ Mike Weinstoch _ Julian Vincent _ Josep Miàs _ Lucy Mushgrane _ Yona Friedman _ John Palmesino and Hernan Diaz Alonso _ Brett Steele _ Mette Thompsen _ Benjamin Ball _ Mariano Marzo _ Fabian Scheurer _ Neil Leach _ Dominique Perrault Shigeru Ban Bjarke Ingels Peter Cook Ben Van Berkel Theo Jansen Enric Ruiz-Geli Peter Eisenman 36 37 .Shigeru Ban . Some of the Guest Lecturers for Lecture Series of previous 2 years were: . The lectures are open to public.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 LECTURE SERIES MAA 13-14 LECTURE SERIES LECTURE PROGRAMME (2 ECTS credits) - Farshid Moussavi Since 2000 the Master’s in Advanced Architecture runs an international lecture programme in which architects and experts from a variety of disciplines present their work at IAAC.Michel Rojkind .

Sabine Müller. Behrok Khoshnevis. Ricardo Bofill. Bostian Vuga. Mark Wigley. Manuel de Landa. Jou Min Lin. Juan Herreros. Jaime Lerner. Winy Maas. Duncan Lewis. Momoyo Kaijima. Bernhard Franken. Lucy Bullivant. Ana Salinas. Gunter Pauli. Young Joon Kim. Anne Lacaton. Maria Auxiliadora Galvez. 38 Yung Ho Chang. Angel Borrego. Peter Eisenman. Alejandro Gutierrez. Kamiel Klaasse. Rajendra Kumar. Bjarke Ingels. Andres Cánovas. Ariadna Alvarez Garreta. Fernando Menis. Pepe Ballesteros. Laura Cantarella. Brett Steele. Isabela Wieczorek. Benedetta Tagliabue. ILSA & Andreas Ruby. Enric Ruiz-Geli. Adriaan Geuze. Josep Lluís Mateo. Andrés Jaque. Axel Kilian. Xaveer de Geyter. Hanif Kara. Luca Galofaro. Jaime Salazar. Michel Rojkind. Ben Van Berkel. Farshid Moussavi. Marco Poletto. Winka Dubbeldam. Stephen Wolfman. Greg Lynn. Peter Cook. Kelly Shannon.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 LECTURE SERIES PAST LECTURE SERIES PREVIOUS LECTURERS - Gunter Pauli Benedetta Tagliabue Michael Weinstock Behrok Khoshnevis Neil Gershenfeld/MIT Shigeru Ban. Toyo Ito. Carlos Arroyo. Santiago Cirugeda Parejo. Alfonso Vegara. Manuel Bailo + Rosa Rull. Ecosistema Urbano. Max Sanjulián. Caterina Tiazzoldi. Jacub Szczesny. Carlos Sant’Ana. and many others. José María Torres Nadal. Lars Hesselgren Axel Killlian Ricardo Bofill Manuel de Landa Massimiliano Fuksas Bostian Vuga Aaron Betsky Branco Kolarevic Momoto Kayima Brett Steele Neil Leach Jose Luis Mateo Jaime Lerner Sean Hanna Cristine Otto Kanstinger Hanif Kara Toyo Ito 39 . Neil Leach. Alejandro Zaera. Francisco Jarauta. Colectivo Zuloark. Lourdes García Sogo. Massimiliano Fuksas. Charles Renfro. Claudia Pasquero. Matthias Kohler. Alfredo Payá. Minsuk Cho. Amadeu Santacana.

Fab Labs. The project emerged from a program launched by The Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) of MIT and is led by physicist Neil Gershenfeld (director of CBI). Afghanistan. The Fab Labs are laboratories of personal digital fabrication in which it is possible to make almost anything.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 FAB LAB BARCELONA FAB LAB BARCELONA WHAT IS A FAB LAB - Digital Fabrication Laboratories. are a platform for cooperation between people and organizations from different countries around the world. All Fab Labs work in coordination through the Internet and a video conference network. The Fab Lab programme explores how the content of information relates to physical representation. Kenya and more. The project of Fab Labs has extended from laboratories in downtown Boston to rural India. 40 41 . and they meet annually in a global event. They are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as laser cutters. which allows the sharing of experiences and with it the creation of a network of distributed knowledge. South Africa. from a computer measuring 1 cm by 1 cm to an intelligent house. Norway. Spain. These labs are distributed in various parts of the world and connected to each other by way of the Internet and video conferencing. Fab labs are conceived and designed to encourage the idea that anyone can fabricate/make anything anywhere in the world by sahring technological and social knowledge and by using machines of digital manufacturing. The Fab Labs use advanced techniques and technologies which are being made accessible to everyone. 3-dimensional printers and milling machines and electronic components for creating artificial intelligence.

The last 2 years IAAC is also working in the project City Protocol. a project about defining the criteria to evaluate the performance of the cities with the goal for more sustainable cities. June 2010 Solar House 2. and in the use of locally found machinery (laser cutting and/ or milling machine). Other projects developed by IAAC are exhibitions. IAAC is also developing the project ENERGRID with the Spanish power company ENDESA in order to develop “the Internet of Energy” . The production methodology of the house is founded in a structure fabricated from common materials sourced globally (plywood panels.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 IAAC SPECIAL PROJECTS IAAC SPECIAL PROJECTS IAAC develops different research and special projects along the Academic Year. Students will be asked to participate in some of those initiatives in parallel to their studies. both in its creation as an energy system as well as in the active and passive management of the house. Fabrication Laboratory Exhibition. geometric sophistication and technological wealth. The Fab Lab House is a new generation Fab Lab home whose goal is to not industrialize but allow any person to manufacture anywhere in the world. etc. or fabrication laboratories. It is definitely a very affordable housing solution. from the platform of Fab Labs.). It was produced in 2010 for the Solar Decathlon Europe. such as the Fabrication Laboratory exhibition at the Disseny Hub Barcelona. Smart City Expo 2011 42 43 . designed with a combination of simple construction. Disseny Hub Barcelona. Prototypes of this system will be developed in IAAC during the following months and finally they will be brought in Can Valldaura House. In November 2011 IAAC has produced its second Solar House in collaboration with ENDESA and within the Smart City Expo Congress 2011.0.

Venice Biennale 2008 44 45 . Venice Biennale 2009 Fab Lab House. Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 Hyperhabitat. June 2010.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 IAAC SPECIAL PROJECTS Hyperhabitat-Reprogramming the World.

” We promote education and research programs for people of all ages. energy and objects. Within the Valldaura environment. Later. Activities will also take place related to recovering ancestral knowledge on management of resources we have in our environment. becoming an independent municipality that includes Mataró. and finally it ended up being a farm. To develop the conservation estate. The Self-Sufficient Habitat Center establishes the relationship of Man. The project will take place in several phases and will be developed in three areas: a research center located near the farmhouse. and an historical center that will develop a program of archaeological research. a restaurant and event center located near Cerdanyola Road. The “Masía Can Valldarura” was built in 1888 with an agricultural structure. as well as sharing knowledge globally through information networks. the three basics needs that humans require to be self sufficient. a special plan to improve the property was presented. that will be restored. twenty minutes from downtown Barcelona. it became a royal hunting palace. in a multidisciplinary environment that seeks to become an international benchmark. Our project promotes a process of nature conservation and rehabilitation of architectural and landscape heritage. heritage and environmental and functional aspects. Environment and Planet defined as “self-connected man. the MIT YC and several organizations and companies. research and action will be undertaken on food. 46 47 . livestock. Q Valldaura has an interesting history: it is the place which in the XII century hosted the first Cister Monastery of Catalonia. located on an historic 130 hectare farm in the Collserola Natural Park. a system of irrigation and forest management. It is powered by the IAAC with the support of the “Avanza Plan” . where the Can Valldaura Restaurant stands now. including forestry.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 Q VALLDAURA GREEN FAB Q VALLDAURA IAAC FOREST CAMP/GREEN FAB LAB - Q Valldaura is a research center for selfsufficient habitats. agriculture.

The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2.Completed application form .Letter of intent (maximum two pages DIN A4 format) .upc.000€) may be paid either in two installments of 50% (11.900€) .600€.600€) before 15 January 2014 and 60% (6. All payments must be paid by bank transfer only to: Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña Bank: Caixa de Arquitectos Account Number: 3183-0800-82000064-8636 IBAN: ES86 3183 0800 8200 0064 8636 BIC/SWIFT: CASDESBB Note: in the bank transferring SUBJECT must appear the applicant’s name TUITION FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING MAA_01 AND OPEN THESIS FABRICATION The tuition for the Students that will decide to enter both the Master in Advanced Architecture and the Open Thesis Fabrication programme for the year 2013/2014 is 19.380€).Legalized copy of your applicant’s architecture degree (Bachelor or higher degree from other professions) officially translated both in English and in Spanish. 75ECTS) Tuition for the year 2013/2014 is 14..500€ to confirm participation.620€). before 1 September 2013 and 40% (4. . The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2.Portfolio containing representative samples of design work (academic and / or professional). The portfolio should not exceed 10MB in DIN A4 format. payable by bank transfer to: Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña Bank: Caixa de Arquitectos Account Number: 3183-0800-82000064-8636 IBAN: ES86 3183 0800 8200 0064 8636 BIC/SWIFT: CASDESBB Note: in the bank transferring SUBJECT must appear the applicant’s name. 60% (7. before 1 September 2013 and 40% (5. The remaining part of the tuition fee (23.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND TUITION FEES - APPLICATION AND SELECTION All Master Programme applicants should submit digitally at applications@iaac.600€) before 15 January 2015.700€) may be paid either in one or two instalments. All documents should be submitted in English.500€.300€) may be paid either in one or two installments.920€) before 15 January 2014. maximum 6 weeks after their acceptance.500€) in two. In the following link can be found all the information about the above requirement: http:// formaciopermanent. before 1 September 2014 and 40% (4. 48 TUITION FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE MAA_01 (9months. All payments must be paid by bank transfer only to: Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña Bank: Caixa de Arquitectos Account Number: 3183-0800-82000064-8636 IBAN: ES86 3183 0800 8200 0064 8636 BIC/SWIFT: CASDESBB Note: in the bank transferring SUBJECT must appear the applicant’s name TUITION FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE MAA_02 (18months. maximum 6 weeks after their acceptance.000€ to confirm participation.500€) before 1 September 2014 or divide each year installment of (11. before 1 September 2013 and 40% (6. 60% (10.A non-refundable application fee of 120€. 60% (6.Copy of (valid) passport .700€. The legalisation should be done according to the country of origin of the applicant.Two letters of recommendation . These documents will be reviewed and will serve to determine whether student will be admitted to the program. The remaining part of the tuition fee (17.Curriculum Vitae .net the following documents: .net 49 .080€) before 15 January 2014. 130ECTS) Tuition for the year 2013/2015 is 25.300€ to confirm participation. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2.900€) . All payments must be paid by bank transfer only to: Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña Bank: Caixa de Arquitectos Account Number: 3183-0800-82000064-8636 IBAN: ES86 3183 0800 8200 0064 8636 BIC/SWIFT: CASDESBB Note: in the bank transferring SUBJECT must appear the applicant’s name For more information email us at: coordinator@iaac.500€) before 1 September 2013 and 50%(11. The remaining part of the tuition fee (12. maximum 6 weeks after their acceptance.edu/ .

upc.htm www. graphic reproduction.es www. WIFI Internet connection.barcelona-home.habitatgejove.com www.resa.loquo. Please contact your nearest Spanish Consulate for more information. Students are advised to visit the FPC for further details. The Fundacio UPC offers accident insurance.es/ciaj/serveis/validacion. please visit the website: www. 1280 x 1024 screen display resolution. The Fundació UPC offers advice on medical insurance. MATERIALS Students are expected to bring their own computer. IAAC recommends the following websites for students looking for information about accommodation options and costs or rental procedures in Barcelona: www.rentabedroom.bcn. Non-EU citizens must also be in possession of a residence visa.4 GHz (or similar in the case of an AMD processor). The Foreign Student Service at the Fundació (UPC) can assist in finding the most suitable insurance.MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 APPLICATIONS MORE - STUDY EXPENSES Study-related expenses such as the purchase of books. 1024 Mb RAM. For field trips and excursions an individual financial contribution may be required.fundacio.edu MEDICAL INSURANCE Participants are responsible for their own health insurance and other personal insurance. NON SPANISH STUDENTS Non-Spanish students are advised to visit the Fundació UPC as soon as possible after arriving in Barcelona.com www.com 50 51 . preferably a laptop no more than two years old. although the master class coordinator will provide information and assistance related to rental procedures. Please be aware that the application procedure for a student visa can take up to 3 months. ACCOMODATION IAAC does not provide accommodation for students. Please note that treatment in Spanish National Health centres is guaranteed to anyone who is registered as resident in any city district. Please note that the IAAC is not liable for loss or damage to personal belongings.making are not included in the tuition fee.com www. with the following specifications: PIV at 2. accommodation and legal procedures for student visas. printing and model. For more information on the Fundació UPC.

areti@iaac.coordinator@iaac. Director CBA MIT.net Fab Lab BCN Coordinator Anastasia Pistofidou Q Valldaura Director Nuria Diaz Q Valldaura Researcher Guillem Camprodon Academic Coordinator Silvia Brandi . Director Architecture.net Publication Advisor Ramon Prat ACTAR Communications Ana Salvador Ariza communication@iaac.com Juan Herreros (Architect.net Administration / Finances Toni Hernandez .administration@iaac.net Advanced Architecture Contest Lucas Cappelli . President Joaquim Oliver (Director UPC School) Robert Brufau (UPC) Sebastiá Sallent (UPC) Javier Nieto Andreu Blay Ramon Ruiz Rafael Diez Francesc Fernandez Willy Müller Lucas Cappelli Nader Tehrani (Architect.luis@iaac.net Computation Tech Advisor Luis Fraguada . Director AKT. Cincinnati) Hugh Whitehead (Engineer. 52 53 . Director Agencia Eco¬logia Urbana.tomasdiez@iaac. Madrid) Neil Gershenfeld (Physic. Barcelona) Director I2CAT. London) Foster+Partners Salvador Rueda (Ecologist.net Technical Support Jorge Ramirez Web Master www. Boston) MIT School Dean Manuel Gausa Research and Development MAA Master Program Director Areti Markopoulou . London) Nikos Salingaros (University of Texas. Professor ETSAM.net Assistant Manager management@iaac. Director technology.MAA 2012/13 PHASES 01-04 IAAC TEAM IAAC TEAM IAAC FOUNDATION - SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE - IAAC TEAM - BOARD OF TRUSTEES Francesc Joan. San Antonio) Aaron Betsky (Architect & Art Critic.net Secretary secretary@iaac.lucascappelli@iaac.nitropix. Barcelona) Artur Serra (Anthropologist.net Research and Development Rodrigo Rubio Fab Lab BCN Director Tomas Díez . Boston) Hanif Kara (Engineer. Director Cincinnati Art Museum.

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