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BEYOND BUILDING BARCELONA // Pavilion of Innovation 2015 // Symposium

Beyond | The Next Boundaries of Construction

Pavilion of Innovation 2015 - Symposium

Saturday the 23rd of May 2015

Curated by IAAC|FabLabBarcelona


@ 9.00-15.00, Fira de Barcelona

For more information, please contact beyond-submissions@iaac.net

 

The Pavilion of Innovation 2015 in Beyond Building Barcelona, curated by IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona, presents new ideas and construction paradigms emerging from international excellence in research and pilot projects, forming the basis of future buildings and cities. Novel and reactive materials, advanced digital/robotic manufacturing techniques and responsive environments are the key topics presented, towards shaping the future of the building industry.

The Pavilion of Innovation 2015 will host a Symposium, where pioneer architects and designers will be discussing the future technologies and innovation in construction.

 

SPEAKERS

Philippe Block

Founder, BLOCK Research Group, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Mark Burry

Director, Design Research Institute at RMIT University, Sydney, Australia

 

Hernan Diaz Alonso

Director, xefirotarch, Los Angeles, United States

 

Eva Gladek

Founder, Metabolic, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Anupama Kundoo

Founder, Anupama Kundoo Architects, Madrid, Spain

 

Alastair Parvin

Designer, WikiHouse, London, UK

 

Claudia Pasquero

Co-founder, ecoLogicStudio, London, UK

 

Enric Ruiz Geli

Founder, Cloud 9, Barcelona, Spain

 

Fabian Scheurer

Founder, Design to Production, Stuttgart, Germany

 

Skylar Tibbits

Director, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, Boston, United States

APPLICATIONS OPEN // PhD scholarship in integrating building physics for performance control

PhD scholarship in integrating building physics for performance control

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia PhD scholarship vacancy applications

 

The PhD scholarship is posted in the following project:

“Integrating Building Physics for performance control”


INNOCHAIN FRAMEWORK

InnoChain is a 4 year international research network for highly motivated young scientists, where state-of-the-art research is combined with a comprehensive training and secondment programme. The network is funded by the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network scheme.

The research network assembles a highly cross disciplinary team of experienced researchers drawn from architecture (CITA/KADK (coordinator), Bartlett School of Architecture, Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya and Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) and engineering (Universität Stuttgart/ITKE and Universität für Angewandte Kunst Vienna/IOA) and leading industry partners (Foster + Partners, White Arkitekter, BIG, HENN, ROK, Cloud 9, Buro Happold, str.ucture, designtoproduction, Smith Innovation, Blumer-Lehmann, S-Form, Factum Arte Desarrollos Digitales and McNeel Europe).

This call is for a 3 year PhD Scholarship that is fully integrated within the network. The PhD student will be enrolled at IAAC-UPC. It is our ambition that the PhD will start in September of 2015.

 

INNOCHAIN Project Summary

The InnoChain network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture, enabling more sustainable, better informed and materially smarter design solutions. The network aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment.

The programme investigates the extended digital chain as a particular opportunity for interdisciplinary design collaboration. Challenging the traditional thinking of design as a linear process of incremental refinement, InnoChain identifies three axes of design innovation potential communication, simulation and materialisation appearing as distributed and interdisciplinary activities across the design chain. Situating feedback between design processes as a key concern for developing holistic and integrated design methods, the network will develop new interdisciplinary design methods that integrate advanced simulation and interface with material fabrication.

With a strong inter-sector focus, InnoChain connects “research in practice” with “research in academia”. Assembling 6 internationally recognised academic research environments leading research into computational design in architecture and engineering and 14 innovation pioneering industry partners from architecture, engineering, design software development and fabrication, the programme will establish a shared training platform for 15 early stage researchers. The network creates a structured training programme focussed on supervision of individual research projects, an inter-sector secondment programme as well as collective research events including workshop-seminars, colloquia, summer school and research courses that provide a unique opportunity for young researchers to obtain new knowledge and skills positioning them between strong innovative research practice and influential industrial impact.

Read more about the network here: http://innochain.net/

 

PHD POSITION FOCUS

INTEGRATING BUILDING PHYSICS FOR PERFORMANCE CONTROL (ESR 3)

The project is focused on building performance simulation and new fabrication techniques for the application of “smart materials” in architectural construction. If computers were once the size of buildings, buildings are now becoming computers, both performative, employing I/O Communication protocols, and programmable, at material scale. To integrate these new paradigms into building practice in effective and applicable manners we need new tools that communicate and relate building performance, operation, use and material . The project will focus on materials that change properties on specific inputs (including shape memory polymers and foams) and new composite materials that present pre-set combinations of mechanical properties. The project will develop new methods for designing, controlling and fabricating materials that actuate in response to occupation or environmental change. Key concept include: designing with growth, adaptability, repair, replication and energy savings in architecture.

Expected Results:

To develop new design methods that integrate simulation of building performance, operation and material actuation/behaviour. To test material actuation as means of energy saving in the built environment.

Supervisor:

Professor Manuel Gausa, Professor Eduard Bru, Associate Professor Areti Markopoulou

Industry collaborations:

Mc Neel (Design software developer Rhino3D, Spain) and Foster + Partners Limited (Architecture Practice, UK)

Planned secondments:

The planned secondments include two 4 month periods, one at McNeel, and one at Foster + Partners.

McNeel to situate the development of active interfacing between design, occupation and material within industry standards for modelling building physics and building operating. Foster will situate and contextualise developed communication interfaces, provide project context for direct application of concepts and tools.

 

IAAC - INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE OF CATALONIA

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is an international centre for Education Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st century habitability.

Based in the 22@ district of Barcelona, one of the world’s capitals of architecture and urbanism, IAAC is a platform for the exchange of knowledge with researchers, faculty and students from over 60 countries.

Every year IAAC selects 100 new students from all over the world that gather at IAAC and give life to this significant laboratory for experimentation in order to envision the dwellings and the cities of our time, as well as their future. Students work simultaneously on multiple scales (city, building, manufacturing) and in different areas of expertise (self sufficiency, digital fabrication, parametric design, new material development, interaction), pursuing their own lines of enquiry and research towards the development of an integrated set of skills with which to act effectively both in their home country and globally.

IAAC is Education, with the Master in Advanced Architecture and the Master in City & Technology giving the next generation of architects the space to imagine, test and shape the future of cities, architecture and technology.

IAAC is Fabrication, with the Fab Lab Barcelona, the most advanced digital production laboratory in Southern Europe, a laboratory where you can build almost everything, that recently hosted Fab10, the 10th annual worldwide Fab Lab conference.

IAAC is Research, with Valldaura Labs, a self-sufficient research centre located in the Collserola Metropolitan park, 20 minutes from the centre of Barcelona, where a series of laboratories are implemented for the production and testing of Energy, Food and Things.

And IAAC is also Barcelona, the European Capital for Innovation (2014), the city that aims to be a self-sufficient city, a fab-lab city, a smarter city. Thanks to its innovative visions, IAAC is strategically aligned to the new urban policies of the city, developed in close collaboration and mutual inspiration between the two entities. 

Researchers: Professor Manuel Gausa, Professor Eduard Bru, Associate Professor Areti Markopoulou and Dr. Mathilde Marengo

 

RESEARCHER’S ELEGIBILITY CRITERIA

A bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture. Mature skills in relative material sciences, computational modeling, fabrication and programming are expected and must be demonstrated in the application.

According to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, to be eligible, each researcher must fulfill the following criteria at the time of recruitment by the host institution concerned within the time frame of this project:

1. Nationality

The researcher may be of any nationality.

2. Mobility

At the date of recruitment by the host institution, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc…) in the country (Spain) of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project.

3. Qualifications and research experience

Early stage researcher: means a researcher who, at the time of recruitment by the host institution, has not yet been awarded the doctorate degree and is in the first 4 years of his/her research career.

Read more about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

 

Terms of Employment

The position is a Full Time position and will refer to the Terms and Conditions of IAAC-UPC. For further information on said terms and conditions, please contact innochain@iaac.net

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to be admitted to the Doctorate of Architectural Design it is necessary to include the following documents in the application:

a) Architecture Degree

b) Architecture’s academic transcript

c) Master’s degree

d) Master’s academic transcript (It is necessary to have obtained a mark equivalent to 8 (out of 10) in the master’s dissertation

e) CV and Portfolio

f) Research projects carried out

g) Publications

h) Certificate from the center where completed your studies stating that the master completed gives access to doctorate in the country of origin.

i) Proposed work plan, with the following format:

1_Title, Name of the PhD program (InnoChain) and PhD focus (see PhD Focus above), student's full name, e.mail, Phone number and Degree you have.

2_State of the art; Research framework; proposed methodology, objectives and outcomes

3_Proposed timetable of research development for the 3 years of the research duration (starting in September 2015)

The extension of the document should not exceed 5 pages.

j) 2 reference letters including the full name of the referee, referee’s position and institution, email of the referee, and telephone contact of the referee.

If something is missing, the application shall not be considered complete, and therefore not accepted.

In order to be able to do the PhD in English, a good written and spoken level is required for all applicants. The minimum level should be set:

• TOEFL Test (>80 iBT) certificate or equivalent is needed.

• Certificate in Advanced English (Level A o B) o Certificate of Proficiency in English.

• IELTS (mínimum rate: 7, in the Academic version or General Training).

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE

Candidates should register in both of the following online links:

1_ http://apply.iaac.net/applications/view.php?id=28349

2_ https://preinscripcio.upc.edu/home_candidat.php?idioma=3

Please upload to links all the documents required for application (see APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS above).

3_Once having completed both online forms, please send one email to

innochain@iaac.net and postgrau.arq.bcn@upc.edu

Indicating that you have completed your pre-registration and application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is the 17th of May 2015 at 24.00 CET

 

For further information about the application requirements, please contact Areti Markopoulou or Mathilde Marengo by telephone at +34 933 209 520 or by e-mail at innochain@iaac.net.

Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria is encouraged to apply for the scholarship regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnicity.

Applicants will be informed by mid June 2015 of the results of the application procedure. Some applicants may be asked to further discuss application content in a Skype interview with the relative Selection Committee.

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN // PhD scholarship in Small scale robotic manufacturing for the large scale buildings

PhD scholarship in Small scale robotic manufacturing for the large scale buildings

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia PhD scholarship vacancy applications

 

The PhD scholarship is posted in the following project:

“Small scale robotic manufacturing for the large scale buildings”


INNOCHAIN FRAMEWORK

InnoChain is a 4 year international research network for highly motivated young scientists, where state-of-the-art research is combined with a comprehensive training and secondment programme. The network is funded by the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network scheme.

The research network assembles a highly cross disciplinary team of experienced researchers drawn from architecture (CITA/KADK (coordinator), Bartlett School of Architecture, Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya and Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) and engineering (Universität Stuttgart/ITKE and Universität für Angewandte Kunst Vienna/IOA) and leading industry partners (Foster + Partners, White Arkitekter, BIG, HENN, ROK, Cloud 9, Buro Happold, str.ucture, designtoproduction, Smith Innovation, Blumer-Lehmann, S-Form, Factum Arte Desarrollos Digitales and McNeel Europe).

This call is for a 3 year PhD Scholarship that is fully integrated within the network. The PhD student will be enrolled at IAAC-UPC. It is our ambition that the PhD will start in September of 2015.

 

INNOCHAIN Project Summary

The InnoChain network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture, enabling more sustainable, better informed and materially smarter design solutions. The network aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment.

The programme investigates the extended digital chain as a particular opportunity for interdisciplinary design collaboration. Challenging the traditional thinking of design as a linear process of incremental refinement, InnoChain identifies three axes of design innovation potential communication, simulation and materialisation appearing as distributed and interdisciplinary activities across the design chain. Situating feedback between design processes as a key concern for developing holistic and integrated design methods, the network will develop new interdisciplinary design methods that integrate advanced simulation and interface with material fabrication.

With a strong inter-sector focus, InnoChain connects “research in practice” with “research in academia”. Assembling 6 internationally recognised academic research environments leading research into computational design in architecture and engineering and 14 innovation pioneering industry partners from architecture, engineering, design software development and fabrication, the programme will establish a shared training platform for 15 early stage researchers. The network creates a structured training programme focussed on supervision of individual research projects, an inter-sector secondment programme as well as collective research events including workshop-seminars, colloquia, summer school and research courses that provide a unique opportunity for young researchers to obtain new knowledge and skills positioning them between strong innovative research practice and influential industrial impact.

Read more about the network here: http://innochain.net/

 

PHD POSITION FOCUS

SMALL SCALE ROBOTIC MANUFACTURING FOR THE LARGE SCALE BUILDINGS (ESR 15)

Digital fabrication presumes prefabrication and off-site production. This has vast implications on the environment and building practice as a whole, as transportation increases energy consumption and carbon footprint and logistics necessitate a building logic based on elements effecting problems of tolerances and loosing structural and thermal advantages of monolithic structures while increasing costs and limiting the size of elements. This project investigates on-site digital fabrication strategies using small scale robots for big scale fabrication. It relies on prior research at IAAC developing new miniaturised robotic fabricators that print material in layers and are able to run on previously deposited layers achieving construction of large scale structures . The robots have specialised building tasks and work collaboratively. The project will demonstrate the feasibility of these innovative fabrication processes and investigates new structural and thermal advantages of printed monolithic building. It develops strategies for local materials (clay) usage reintroducing traditionally cheap material with low carbon footprint and high indoor comfort, while retaining the precision and requirements of current building practice.

Expected Results:

The implementation of printed building using small scale collaborative robots for large scale monolithic structures. Introduction of natural and local materials for robotic print-based fabrication.

Supervisor:

Professor Manuel Gausa, Professor Eduard Bru, Associate Professor Areti Markopoulou

Industry collaborations:

Cloud 9 (Architecture practice, Spain), ROK-Office (Architecture practice, Switzerland)

Planned secondments:

The planned secondments include two 4 month periods, one at Cloud 9, and one at ROK-Office.

Purpose: Cloud9 will embed the project in a context for speculative projections of the application of small scale robotically steered and print based fabrication technologies. ROK-Office will provide further embedded project context and expert know how on the implementation of robotic fabrication strategies in real world building.

 

IAAC - INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE OF CATALONIA

 UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is an international centre for Education Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st century habitability.

Based in the 22@ district of Barcelona, one of the world’s capitals of architecture and urbanism, IAAC is a platform for the exchange of knowledge with researchers, faculty and students from over 60 countries.

Every year IAAC selects 100 new students from all over the world that gather at IAAC and give life to this significant laboratory for experimentation in order to envision the dwellings and the cities of our time, as well as their future. Students work simultaneously on multiple scales (city, building, manufacturing) and in different areas of expertise (self sufficiency, digital fabrication, parametric design, new material development, interaction), pursuing their own lines of enquiry and research towards the development of an integrated set of skills with which to act effectively both in their home country and globally.

IAAC is Education, with the Master in Advanced Architecture and the Master in City & Technology giving the next generation of architects the space to imagine, test and shape the future of cities, architecture and technology.

IAAC is Fabrication, with the Fab Lab Barcelona, the most advanced digital production laboratory in Southern Europe, a laboratory where you can build almost everything, that recently hosted Fab10, the 10th annual worldwide Fab Lab conference.

IAAC is Research, with Valldaura Labs, a self-sufficient research centre located in the Collserola Metropolitan park, 20 minutes from the centre of Barcelona, where a series of laboratories are implemented for the production and testing of Energy, Food and Things.

And IAAC is also Barcelona, the European Capital for Innovation (2014), the city that aims to be a self-sufficient city, a fab-lab city, a smarter city. Thanks to its innovative visions, IAAC is strategically aligned to the new urban policies of the city, developed in close collaboration and mutual inspiration between the two entities.

Researchers: Professor Manuel Gausa, Professor Eduard Bru, Associate Professor Areti Markopoulou and Dr. Mathilde Marengo

 

RESEARCHER’S ELEGIBILITY CRITERIA

A bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture. Mature skills in relative robotics, fabrication, programming and computational modeling are expected and must be demonstrated in the application.

According to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, to be eligible, each researcher must fulfill the following criteria at the time of recruitment by the host institution concerned within the time frame of this project:

1. Nationality

The researcher may be of any nationality.

2. Mobility

At the date of recruitment by the host institution, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc…) in the country (Spain) of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project.

3. Qualifications and research experience

Early stage researcher: means a researcher who, at the time of recruitment by the host institution, has not yet been awarded the doctorate degree and is in the first 4 years of his/her research career.

Read more about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

 

Terms of Employment

The position is a Full Time position and will refer to the Terms and Conditions of IAAC-UPC. For further information on said terms and conditions, please contact innochain@iaac.net

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to be admitted to the Doctorate of Architectural Design it is necessary to include the following documents in the application:

a) Architecture Degree

b) Architecture’s academic transcript

c) Master’s degree

d) Master’s academic transcript (It is necessary to have obtained a mark equivalent to 8 (out of 10) in the master’s dissertation

e) CV and Portfolio

f) Research projects carried out

g) Publications

h) Certificate from the center where completed your studies stating that the master completed gives access to doctorate in the country of origin.

i) Proposed work plan, with the following format:

1_Title, Name of the PhD program (InnoChain) and PhD focus (see PhD Focus above), student's full name, e.mail, Phone number and Degree you have.

2_State of the art; Research framework; proposed methodology, objectives and outcomes

3_Proposed timetable of research development for the 3 years of the research duration (starting in September 2015)

The extension of the document should not exceed 5 pages.

j) 2 reference letters including the full name of the referee, referee’s position and institution, email of the referee, and telephone contact of the referee.

If something is missing, the application shall not be considered complete, and therefore not accepted.

In order to be able to do the PhD in English, a good written and spoken level is required for all applicants. The minimum level should be set:

• TOEFL Test (>80 iBT) certificate or equivalent is needed.

• Certificate in Advanced English (Level A o B) o Certificate of Proficiency in English.

• IELTS (mínimum rate: 7, in the Academic version or General Training).

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE

Candidates should register in both of the following online links:

1_http://apply.iaac.net/applications/view.php?id=28349

2_ https://preinscripcio.upc.edu/home_candidat.php?idioma=3

Please upload to links all the documents required for application (see APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS above).

3_Once having completed both online forms, please send one email to

innochain@iaac.net and postgrau.arq.bcn@upc.edu

Indicating that you have completed your pre-registration and application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is the 17th of May 2015 at 24.00 CET

 

For further information about the application requirements, please contact Areti Markopoulou or Mathilde Marengo by telephone at +34 933 209 520 or by e-mail at innochain@iaac.net.

Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria is encouraged to apply for the scholarship regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnicity.

Applicants will be informed by mid June 2015 of the results of the application procedure. Some applicants may be asked to further discuss application content in a Skype interview with the relative Selection Committee.

 

IAAC Spring Lecture Series 2015 // Full Program

IAAC SPRING LECTURE SERIES 2015

 

Thursday 9th of April 2015

Giovanna Carnevali

Fundación Mies van der Rohe

 

Tuesday 14th of April 2015

Farshid Moussavi

Farshid Moussavi Architecture

 

Tuesday 21st of April 2015

Xiangning Li

Tongji University College of Architecture & Urban Planning

 

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Izaskun Chinchilla

Izaskun Chinchilla Architects

 

Tuesday 28th of April 2015

Mitchell Joachim

Terreform ONE, NYU

 

Thursday 14th of May 2015

Oscar Tomico

Designing Quality in Interaction Research Group, TU/e

 

Saturday 23rd of May

Innovation Pavilion Symposium

Beyond Building Barcelona, organized by IAAC

Skylar Tibbits, Anupama Kundoo, Fabian Scheurer, Claudia Pasquero, Mark Burry, Philippe Block, & more TBC soon

@ Fira de Barcelona, Av. Joan Carles I, 64 // 9.00h - 15.00h

 

Thursday 28th of May 2015

Bob Sheil

The Bartlett School of Architecture

 

CLOSING LECTURE - Monday 22nd of June 2015

Elizabeth Diller

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

 

IAAC Lecture Series is FREE and OPEN to the Public

Lectures are held @ IAAC Auditorium

19.30 – 21.00

(unless otherwise indicated)

 

For more information, contact: info@iaac.net

1st IAAC Global Alumni Meet // 22nd & 23rd of June 2015

1st IAAC Global Alumni Meet | A Global Network

Over the last ten years, IAAC has received and been home to over 500 students from more than 60 countries, including China, the UK, the USA, Australia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru, Germany, Iran, Thailand, Russia, Turkey, India, Poland, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain, Guatemala, Bangladesh, Colombia, Korea and more, making it an exceptionally international and multicultural place.

IAAC Alumni community is an active and dynamic network of visionary professionals distributed around the world, promoting principles and applications of Advanced Architecture and collaborating with IAAC in multiple academic and international research operations.

This year, to underline the importance and the efforts developed by this community, IAAC is organizing the IAAC Global Alumni Symposium and Exhibition, as well as Alumni Networking & Learning, to be held on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2015, inviting all the Alumni to come and take part, either through a project in the Exhibition, as a keynote speaker, or by physical presence at the event.

 

1st IAAC Global Alumni Meet | Call for Projects | Call for Keynotes

IAAC presents the 1st IAAC Global Alumni Meet | Call for Projects, aiming to bring together for the first time the Global Network of IAAC Alumni and their world class projects in the fields of research, education and architecture.

30 pioneer projects developed by the IAAC Alumni Global Network will be selected for an Exhibition hosted by IAAC, as well as being featured in the Exhibition Catalogue, given to the alumni present at the Exhibition as a token of gratitude. Projects should represent the efforts of pioneer research in the fields of education and advanced architecture, pushing towards new ideas for the future of architecture, cities and technology.

In parallel to the Exhibition, 3 IAAC Alumni of excellence will be selected, and invited (covering costs of travel and accommodation*) as keynote speakers in the IAAC Alumni Symposium, open to the public of Barcelona, towards the promotion of this Network and its development in the city of Barcelona.

The Symposium will also be streamed live online.

*Should the keynote have developed the projects intended for the Conference with another IAAC Alumni, IAAC will cover the expenses of flights and accommodation for one IAAC Alumni representative.

 

1st IAAC Global Alumni Meet | Events Calendar

20.06.2015 // SONAR // Barcelona

21.06.2015 // SONAR // Barcelona

22.06.2015 // Symposium & Exhibition // Alumni

23.06.2015 // Networking & Learning // Alumni

24.06.2015 // San Juan // Barcelona

25.06.2015 // Master Graduation & Party // IAAC

 

Alumni interested should write to alumni@iaac.net to receive the packaged template, rules & requirements for submission.

 

WORKSHOP APRIL 18-19 – 2015 // Arduino Basics

ARDUINO WORKSHOP

APRIL 18-19 – 2015

Arduino Basics: Inputs and outputs es un workshop dirigido a todas aquellas personas con y sin experiencia previa que quieran introducirse al mundo de la interacción física a través de la plataforma Arduino. La plataforma Arduino permite, con unos conocimientos muy básicos de programación, leer datos de nuestro ambiente mediante todo tipo de sensores como temperatura, luminosidad y utilizar estos para controlar todo tipo de actuadores como motores y luces, o nuestro propio ordenador.

 

El workshop será mayoritáriamente práctico y se estructurará en cuatro partes:

1. Introducción. Introducción a los principios básicos del arduino y la electrónica en general, tanto su diseño como su programación.

2. Hands On. Se probarán i demostrarán entre todos como leer distintos tipos de sensores y como mandar esta información a nuestro ordenador para controlar distintos programas así como controlar motores, luces y otro tipo de actuadores.

3. Design and build. Se intentará que cada alumno surja con una pequeña idea para desarrollar con su arduino y se realizará su posterior desarrollo.

4. More. Se documentaran on-line todos los proyectos realizados y se demostrarán posibilidades más avanzadas de la plataforma Arduino para que los alumnos puedan seguir desarrollando sus propias proyectos en casa.

 

Software: Arduino / Processing / Fritzing

Ejercicio: Desarrollo de un prototipo con al menos un input y un output.

Idioma: Español e Ingles

Horarios: 10 a 14 y 15 a 18hs

Price: 180€ (IVA incluido)

 

RESERVAR AHORA

DEADLINE EXTENSION // CALL FOR PROJECTS: BEYOND | the next boundaries of construction

IAAC|Fab Lab Barcelona, in partnership with Beyond Building Barcelona and Fira de Barcelona present:

CALL FOR PROJECTS: BEYOND | the next boundaries of construction.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 31st of March 2015

 

CALL:

BEYOND aims to bring together world class projects in the fields of research and education, in a physical and online exhibition that will be hosted within the Beyond Building Barcelona (former Construmat) fair. Beyond Building Barcelona is the largest reunion of the construction sector and associated industries in Spain, Southern Europe, Northern Africa, and Latin America. 

Built projects and prototypes will be selected to be exhibited in the international eventBEYOND BUILDING BARCELONA, within the PAVILION OF INNOVATION 2015.

The Innovation Pavilion in BBB 2015, curated by IAAC|Fab Lab Barcelona, will present new ideas and construction paradigms emerging from international high level research and pilot projects of excellence that form the basis of future buildings and cities.

BEYOND becomes the tool to identify the innovative projects of excellence developed within institutes, academies and other research centers, and constructing the bridge connecting these innovations with the industry and businesses

For more information on the CALL FOR PROJECT, click here.

 

SELECTION:

The Call for Projects SELECTION COMMITTEE will select a total of 15 projects, that will be invited to take part in the Pavilion of Innovation 2015 as part of the Beyond Building Barcelona international exhibition taking place from 19th to the 23rd of May, 2015.

For more information on the RULES of BEYOND, please click here.

 

REGISTRATION:

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 31st of March 2015

To Register, click here.

UNFOLD MOVING MATTER // Workshop Installation // IAAC Alumni

[WORKSHOP INSTALLATION]

UNFOLD MOVING MATTER

RE-ACTIVATING MILAN'S EX-INDUSTRIAL

7-12 APRIL 2015 

"Milan's Design week is the most important event worldwide for design and innovation. In the past five years "Ventura-Lambrate" district has been the new platform where all the emerging designers, architects and visionaries took over the Ex-Industrial zone by the growing trend of Industrial refurbishments. This year, the city of Milan will be hosting the "World Expo", one of the most vital events in Milan's contemporary history, integrating an era of modern development; the issue of Milan's unused and Ex-Industrial buildings remains in question.

The workshop aims to approach the re-generation of a forsaken warehouse, named 'SBODIO32', at the edge of Milan's new design district."

 

"UNFOLD"

Folding constitutes a spatial composition that generates differentiation by maintaining a continuity .Along this succession, every part interacts and communicates with its subsequent part simultaneously. The multiplicity of the fold in spatial expression and its intricate material behavior have been part of the architectural discourse since Deleuze and have been adopted by Greg Lynn, Robofold and Chuck Hoberman. By exploring spatial qualities and material organizations they investigate the type of fold, its structural stiffness and its ability to enable deployment.Through unfolding the spatial, structural and organizational behavior of folding, we achieve a differentiation of pattern and type in order to derive to a multiplicity of forms.

Its unique yet controlled behavior is a result of the folds’ inherent relationship between the component and the whole. The position of one specific fold in the larger network is driven by the global morphology, the flexibility of the joint, the act of folding and the gravity acting onto it, increasing or decreasing the fold.

A unique behavior and therefore form, can be reached by understanding all the local impacts ofthe fold to the global outcome. A recursive folding of complexities where the ‘edge’ is no longer definable and instead, the nebulous ‘line’ overtakes its place.

In terms of architecture, this can be interpreted as a series of potential expressions of puremovements, as the result of alterations within the folded structure.

Unfold aims to explore the relation between the design and materializing of Space; understanding the “moving matter animated by peristaltic movements, folds and foldings ”(G. Deleuze), and the breaking free of the Cartesian grid, working in networks of folds.

Unfold investigates how this active space exists beyond theory or a computer/animated space, decoding folds into tangible reality.

The exploration of the interactive relationship of folding and material, form and structural behavior will be translated, in this workshop, into the fabrication of a 1:1 scale pavilion installed in “SBODIO32” and showcased among Milan’s Design Week exhibits. (FouriSalone 14-19 April 2015)

 

DESIGN GUIDLINES

The workshop will determine strategies for different typologies through material manipulation, understanding and designing material behavior through controlling the fold.

The material manipulation as the process of folding will be coded in digital tools, based on Rhino/ Grasshopper with plugins Kangaroo and Karamba that will help simulating physical behaviors.

During this process codes will be translated into physical prototypes digitally fabricated, optimizing design criteria with fabrication strategies and structural consideration.

Our investigations in these interactive relationships will be projected onto the surfaces. Linking the outcome of the static space that the viewer sees, to the interactive digital and physical process that sits behind it, and how the fold transformed from the digital to the physical world.

 

SCHEDULE

Tuesday 7th of April – Sunday 12th of April

Day 1_ (7/4).

A Lecture by Professors from Politecnico di Milano.

Extracting folded behavior. Research folding in digital and physical prototypes, linking behavior offold to form and structure.

Day 2_ (8/4)

Combining logics and production of design and “unfolding” fabrication strategies.

Day 3_ (9/4)

Combining logics and production of design and “unfolding” fabrication strategies.

Day 4_ (10/4)

Fabrication process: Laser cutting + Assembly 1

Day 5_ (11/4)

Fabrication process: Laser cutting + Assembly 2

Day 6_ (12/4)

Final day of installation.

*The workshop will run from 7th – 12th April at "Politecnico di Milano" University and the assembly and installation process at the warehouse in "Ventura Lambrate".

*The Design Week Exhibition. (FouriSalone) will run from 14th – 19th April 2015.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Basic modeling skills in Rhino are required. No specific Grasshopper, Karamba, Kangaroo design skills are required (although an introductory knowledge is welcome).Participants should bring their own laptop with a pre-installed software.The software package needed has no additional cost for the participant. A Karamba license is included in the fee, Rhino can be downloaded as evaluation version, Grasshopper and plugins are free. These softwares are subject to frequent updates, so a download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants few days before the workshop. The workshop will be held entirely in English Language, however we can provide support in Italian as well.

 

WORKSHOP FEES:

Early bird (till 1st March):

Students 350€ professionals 450€

The fee includes, all teaching materials, Karamba License, fabrication and installation. Accommodation and plane tickets are not included in the fee.

 

APPLY

send an email to workshop@sbodio32.com

- Mention your interest

- If you are a student, please provide a scanned image of your university ID or a document of enrollment.

- If you are a professional, please provide us more details about your profession.

 

TUTORS

MANJA VAN DE WORP - IAAC Faculty

Msc. Architecture and Structural Engineering, Msc AA Emtech / Principle of NOUS Engineering London.

Manja van de Worp is a trained Architect and Structural Engineer at the "Technical University of Eindhoven", The Netherlands. She followed her dual master degree with a postgraduate at the "Architectural Association" in Emergent Technology and Design.

She has worked from 2007 until 2012 for Arup in London in the Advanced Geometry Unit and Advanced Technology and Research group designing moveable structures. In 2013 she Launched 'NOUS' engineering London.

Manja also holds a permanent teaching position at the "Architectural Association" and at

the"Bartlett" in London. In addition she teaches at the "IaaC" in Barcelona and runs international workshops dealing with structural geometry.

 

ALDO SOLLAZZO - IAAC Alumni 2012/14

M.Arch in Advanced Architecture / Director of Noumena / Manager Fab Lab Frosinone

Aldo Sollazzo is an Italian architect, co-founder of "Noumena Architecture."

Winner of Concrete Design Competition in 2006.

Member of "OrdineDegliArchitetti di Roma" since 2009.

From 2007-2011, worked for several international firms such Embt-MirallesTagliabue,Nabito andStudio Transit and BAD. In 2012-13 attended the Master in Advanced Architecture at the "IaaC" inBarcelona. Currently is leading several workshops and research activities around Europe.

 

EFILENA BASETA - IAAC Alumni 2013/14

M.Arch in Advanced Architectecture / Partner of Noumena – Bcn

Efilena is an Architect Engineer, studied in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a Master degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Having developed several interactive projects, her current interest lies in exploring material properties in order to create real time responsive architectural structures. Her last project, as part of the Digital Matter-Intelligent Constructions Studio, is “Translated Geometries” and has been awarded by IAAC as “The most innovative responsive structure”. She is currently working at NOUMENA as coordinator of the educational program. At the same time she collaborates with IAAC as an assistant

coordinator for cultural and research events.

 

GUEST PROFESSORS

EUGENIO MORELLO

Research Scientist at the Architectural and Urban Simulation -FaustoCurti , DAStU

Professor in Urban Design at PoliMi

An architect by education, Eugenio's research interest is urban environmental quality and urban morphology. He works in particular with digital simulations and prediction models for the integration of environmental aspects and energy systems within the design of sustainable neighborhoods. He was previously a Roberto Rocca postdoctoral fellow at the Human Space Lab, POLIMI (2009) and at the SENSEable City Lab, MIT (2008). He was also adjunct professor at POLIMI since 2006, where he taught urban design. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental design and building technology from POLIMI (2006).

 

IVICA COVIC

Professor in Architecture Theory and Practice at PoliMi

Ivica studied architecture in Zagreb and Milan where he has continued to practice his architectural profession till now. Professor in Architecture Theory and Practice at Politecnico di Milano, Faculty of Architecture and Society; Visiting professor at Faculty of Architecture of University of Zagreb(PhD program); Lecturer and long-term teaching and research collaboration with Domus Academy (Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design); Research collaboration with Institute for History and theory of architecture at ETH - Zurich; Ivica has received his PhD on International European doctoral study in Architecture and Urbanism (Venice – Barcelona – Lisbon) His interest of research is mutual relation between architecture and Ideology in Eastern Europe with particular focus on Post-communist Urban condition and its sustainable rehabilitation / requalification.

 

BARBARA E. A. PIGA

Professor in Urban Design at PoliMi

An Architect by education, B. Piga is Adjunct Professor in Urban Design at PoliMi since 2011 (Architectural and Urban Simulation). Board member of the inter-university PoliMi-UniMi project CittàStudi Campus Sostenibile since its launch in 2011. Research fellow (since 2010) and scientific coordinator with E. Morello, of labsimurb since its foundation in 2007. Her research interest is urban design and perceptual simulation as design and evaluation tool. Ph.D. in Urban Planning (2010).

 

CURATORS:

EZGAAT

Young multicultural Architects and Designers group based in Milan; Collaborating with many European and overseas institutions in the fields of architecture, design and technology. "Ezgaat" hosts several cultural platforms, seminars and exhibitions dealing with the creative contemporary society and its digital generation.

CULTURA METROPOLITANA

A project based in Milan, about investigating andre-activating the city's culture and its traditions. The approach, the physical infill, which occurs by filling the unused available spaces by turning them to cultural platforms, gatherings and collective urban culture.

 

ORGANISERS:

EZGAAT + NOUMENA 

MORE INFO AT: http://www.sbodio32.com/#!workshop/c61w

 

Fab Lab Barcelona Workshop Program

Fab Lab Barcelona Workshop program for Jan-Feb-Mar 2015

Fab Lab Barcelona is launching the Weekend Workshops series for this winter session: 2-day intensive weekend workshops focused on 3D printing, Robotic Pottery, Fab Textiles, Agro-Technology, Furniture Fabrication, Arduino Basics and much more.

 

21st & 22nd of February 2015

//3D SCANNING & PRINTING//

Read more & Register here

 

28th of February & 1st of March 2015

//ROBOTIC CERAMICS//

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14th & 15th of March 2015

//TWISTAB//

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7th of March 2015

//3D PRINTING PARA FAB KIDS//

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21st & 22nd of March 2015

//FAB TEXTILES//

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28th & 29th of March 2015

//AGROTECNOLOGÍA//

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18th & 19th of April 2015

//ARDUINO BASICS//

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For more information, please contact info@fablabbcn.org

 

Intelligent Cities | Emergent Territories // 2nd Term Presentations

Intelligent Cities | Emergent Territories // 2nd Term Presentations

Friday 20th of March 2015

@ 13.00 – 17.00, IAAC Auditorium

Open to the Public

 

Senior Faculty

Willy Müller

Jordi Mansilla

Miguel Jorge Perea Solano

 

Assistant

Jordi Vivaldi

 

Jury Board

Areti Markopoulou - IAAC Academic Director

Ignasi Riera - Alonso Balaguer Riera Arquitectos

Maite Bravo - Barcelona Regional, IAAC Faculty Theory

Ioanna Spanou - Barcelona Regional

Pablo Ros - IAAC Faculty

Jordi Pagés - Max de Cusa Arquitectes, IAAC Faculty MAA02