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Global Summer School Final Presentations

Join us for the Final Presentations of the 2011 Global Summer School:
Thursday, July 27
12:00h

Faculty Barcelona:
Areti Markopoulou (IAAC Global School Director)
Tomas Diez (FABLAB Barcelona Manager)

Faculty Mumbai:
Dipal Kothari-Chhaya (BSSA Mumbai)
Atrey Chhaya (BSSA Mumbai)

Guest Jury:
Marta Malé-Alemany (IAAC, Co-Director MAA)
Willy Müller (IAAC, Co-Director MAA)
Lucas Capelli (IAAC, Director Advanced Architecture Competition)
Antoni Brey (URBIOTICA)
Andreu Allied (MCRIT S.L.)

 

About the IAAC Global Summer School
The IAAC Global Summer School (GSS) is testing a distributed educational model seeking to generate a dynamic network based on distributed knowledge and collective actions.

IAAC GSS is taking place simultaneously in Barcelona, Turin and Mumbai. Students located in Barcelona (IAAC) and Mumbai (BSSA) will work under the same thematic research sharing seminars as well as broadcasted lectures from Barcelona, Mumbai, Turin, and Texas.

Self<a>rchitecture is an agenda, with both research and educational goals, that combines science and technology with architecture and urban planning.

Throughout the program students will work in collaboration with many experts in the fields of environmental research and information technology including: Urbiotica, Masimo Banzi (Arduino), Usman Haque (Pachube), Thales Alenia Space, Nikos Salingaros, Dhananjay Gadre, Andrew Pane, Carlo Ratti (MIT SENSEable City Lab), Autodesk, McNeel Europe, and more.

Follow the summer school blog at: www.iaac.net/globalschool

Global Summer School Lecture Series

In conjunction with the IAAC Globa Summer School taking place simultaneously in Barcelona, Turin, and Mumbai, we invite you to join us for the Global Summer School Lecture Series:

Tuesday, July 19 at 16:00h
Nikos Salingaros (P2P Urbanism)

Wednesday, July 20 at 16:00h
Massimo Banzi (Arduino)

Thursday, July 21 at 16:00h
Maria Huidobro (Urbiotica)

Monday, July 25 at 16:00h
Enric Ruiz-Geli (Cloud9)

Tuesday, July 26 at 16:00h
Andrew Payne (LIFT Architects)

Wednesday, July 27 at 16:00h
Usman Haque (Pachube)

 

The goal of the IAAC Open Lecture Series is to create a public setting to continue the discussion about the future of architecture beyond the classrooms of IAAC.

Follow the Global Summer School on its blog: www.iaac.net/globalschool

Concurso de Diseños Fabricados Digitalmente

Concurso de Disenos Fabricados Digitalmente
Buscando nuevos emprenderoes: Disena - Fabrica - Distribuye

El Fab Lab Barcelona del Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña (IAAC) en colaboración con el Instituto de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona (ICUB), convoca a cuatro (4) premios para diseñadores y creadores de Barcelona y Catalunya,  para el desarrollo de productos o inventos, que puedan ser producidos y comercializados en un Fab Lab usando máquinas de fabriación digital.
Los productos podrán pertenecer a cualquier ámbito del diseño (mobliario, moda, iluminación, utensilios, robótica, comunicaciones, electrónica, etc) y deberán ser fabricados localmente a través de máquinas de fabricación digital como corte por láser (peq y gran formato), fresadora digital (para electrónica y gran formato), impresora 3D, bordadora digital y cortadora de vinilo, las cuales están disponibles en el Fab Lab Barcelona.
 
Bases:
- Abierto a creadores residentes en Barcelona y su área metropolitana, provenientes de diferentes disciplinas como el diseño, ingenieria, o cualquier otra disciplina creativa.
- 4 proyectos serán seleccionados para ser desarrollados en el Fab Lab Barcelona. Cada proyecto contará con 2.000 Eur para su desarrollo, que se entregaran por partes: 500 Eur por mes en tres meses (desarrollo del proyecto) + 500 Euros en el cuarto mes una vez finalizado el prototipo final y habiendo completado el proyecto documentado, y con un plan de distribución online a través de una plataforma web.
- Los beneficiarios recibirán entrenamiento en el uso de máquinas de fabricación digital durante el desarrollo de los productos.
- Una vez finalizado el proceso de desarrollo y prototipado del producto, se establecerá un acuerdo para la comercialización del mismo mediante la red mundial de Fab Labs, existente en mas de 20 países, o a través de las empresas asociadas al Fab Lab Barcelona.
Mas información en: http://www.fablabbcn.org
 
Para Aplicar: Enviar a fabdesign@fablabbcn.org:
- Curriculum Vitae en formato A4 y portfolio online.
- Propuesta de proyecto en un documento en tamaño A4 con un máximo de 8 páginas con texto e imágenes, donde se explique el proyecto, tecnologías a utilizar y resumen de propuesta de comercialización.
El Jurado se reservará el derecho de dejar plazas sin ocupar si las propuestas no cumplen con el nivel exigido. El premio se entregará en las fases descritas, siempre y cuando el beneficiario cumpla con el acuerdo previamente firmado entre las partes.
Los paneles de los proyectos seleccionados, que podrán ser escritos en Catalán, Castellano e Inglés serán expuestos en la séptima conferencia mundial de Fab Labs, Fab7, en Lima, en Agosto de 2011.
 
Fechas clave: Envio de aplicaciones: hasta el 25 de Julio de 2011. Selección de ganadores:  17 de Agosto durante el Fab7. Inicio de desarrollo de productos: 1 de Septiembre. Presentación final de producto + plataforma de comercialización: 16 de Diciembre de 2011.
 
Jurado:
- Vicente Guallart, Director IAAC
- Ramon Prat, Representante del ICUB y del DHUB
- Javier Nieto, Presidente Santa & Cole
- Marta Malé-Alemany, Co-Directora del MAA - IAAC
- Tomas Diez, Project Manager Fab Lab Barcelona

First Annual Alumni Meeting and Graduation Celebration, 2-3 July

Coinciding with the completion of this year's Masters Programme we would like to invite all students, from all editions of the IAAC Masters Programme, to join the debate on architecture. We would like to discuss with you the challenges and opportunities appearing in society as it is formed today, as well as the opportunities of the IAAC network to promote innovation in architecture and urbanism around the world.

We invite all IAAC Alumni and friends to participate to the following programme:

2nd
  of July:     18.00h Graduation Ceremony at IAAC
                       21.30 Beach Party (Playa del Prat, buses leave at 21:00)
3rd  of July:     18.00h 1st Alumni IAAC meeting. Valldaura Forest
                       21.30 Barbeque Party

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at alumni@iaac.net.

MAA Final Reviews 2011- Open to the public

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia invites you to the final studio presentations for the Masters in Advanced Architecture class of 2010/2011. 

Join us for the three days of studio presentations:

Digital Tectonics- Monday, June 27th at 10.30h
Self Sufficient Buildings- Wednesday, June 29th at 10.30h
Emergent Territories- Thursday, June 30th at 10.30h

The final presentations will take place in the IAAC Auditorium and are open to the public.

Jury panel will consist of IAAC MAA Directors, studio assistants and guest jurors:

Digital Tectonics
Led by MAA Co-Director Marta Malé-Alemany
Studio Assistant: Victor Viña, Brian Peters

Branko Kolarevic (LID, University of Calgary)- Branko Kolarevic has taught architecture for over two decades at several universities in North American and Asia and has lectured worldwide on the use of Digital technologies in design and production.

Vera Parlac (LID, University of Calgary) - Vera Parlac is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Calgary and a founding co-director of the Laboratory for Integrative Design (LID) at the University of Calgary.

Self Sufficient Buildings
Led by IAAC Director Vicente Guallart and Javier Peña (Xpiral)
Studio Assistant: Rodrigo Rubio

Ali Kermanian (Ali Kermanian & Associates)- Established in 1990, Ali Kermanian & Associates is amongst the most active and recognized firms in contemporary architecture in Tehran, Iran.

José Pérez de Lama (Hackitectura.net)- José Pérez de Lama has a Ph.D. in Architecture and is a professor at Universidad de Sevilla Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. As member of Hackitectura.net he researches and develops projects which attempt to relate digital technologies, public spaces, free software, social networks politics and science fiction.

Antonio San Martin (aSZ Architects)- Antonio San Martin is co-founder of the Barcelona-based aSZ Architects and since 1991 he has been Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Design at UPC.

Cristina Sendra (Eco Inteligent Growth)- Cristina Sendra's work is focused on the analysis of metabolic systems; countries, industries or companies, and other tools of environmental quantify.

Lluis Viu Rebes and Jordi Pages i Ramon (Max de Cusa Arquitectes)- Lluis Viu Rebes and Jordi Pages i Ramon are founders of Max de Cusa Arquitectes in Barcelona and both have worked at FOA in both London and Tokyo. They have also studied and taught at the Achitectural Association in London and Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. They were instructors for the Self Sufficient Buildings studio during the first phase of the masters program.

Emergent Territories
Led by MAA Co-Director Willy Müller
Studio Assisant: Maite Bravo

Antoni Brey (URBIOTICA)- URBIOTICA designs, develops and commercializes a complete range of technology based products and services meant to improve the management and user experience of urban spaces, offering advanced functionality for the connected city.

Julio Gaeta (Gaeta Springhall Arquitectos)- Julio Gaeta is a Mexican-Uruguaian Architect  and principal of Gaeta-Springall Architects, with projects in Mexico, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Brazil.

Maria Solé Bravo (director of StAP-BCN)- Maria Solé Bravo is established in Barcelona where she combines her own architecture practice with some trans-disciplinary projects (in Spain and Scandinavia). She is the director of StAP-BCN, an academic program in Barcelona for international architecture students.

Andreu Ulied (MCrit)- Andreu Ulied is co-founder of Mcrit and a professor of the Master of Urban Planning at Public School of Administration and of different programs of teaching at UPC, UAB and UPF.

La exposición Humanizar la Ciudad. Arquitecturas de Madrid y Barcelona.

La exposición Humanizar la Ciudad. Arquitecturas de Madrid y Barcelona llega a la segunda ciudad protagonista de esta historia para ser inaugurada el próximo jueves 9 de junio en el Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Catalunya (IaaC). El propósito es el de dar a conocer la visión de quince arquitectos de una y otra ciudad presentada en la pasada Semana de la Arquitectura de Madrid para convertir el paisaje urbano en un verdadero núcleo de convivencia.

Las treinta propuestas para las que no se ha impuesto limitación alguna en cuanto a formato serán expuestas sobre una misma mesa, proponiendo un nuevo paradigma para la ciudad del siglo XXI, en la que las necesidades de los ciudadanos priman sobre el crecimiento urbano arbitrario, y cuyo mayor reto es el de abordar con sentido un desarrollo urbano sostenible, a través de la innovación tecnológica y la creatividad. Eso es, en definitiva, humanizar la ciudad del futuro.

 

IAAC Students in Smart Urban Stage Exhibition

The Smart Urban Stage exhibition in Barcelona (open until 13 June) features the work of IAAC MAA Students. The projects featured are the work of two groups: “Sustainable Tourism in Barcelona” by Laura Molina Arauju (Dominican Rebulic), Harshad Sutar (India), Gamze Gunduz (Turkey), Julian Hilebrand (Germany), Antigoni Anastasopoulou (Greece) and “Urban Community Farming” by Andres Briceno (Chile), Ohad Meyuhas (Israel), Siddhesh Kale (India), Jesus Armando Zabala (Venezuela).

The goal of Smart Urban Stage is to share information and first-hand reports about the smart urban stage and the “future of the city” and to connect with creative heads and smart fans from around the world and to invite you to our smart urban stage that will visit Amsterdam, London, Milan, Barcelona, Cologne and Frankfurt/Main in 2011.

Smart Urban Stage Barcelona can be found on Paseo de Colon until 13 June.

See our blog post about the opening.

IAAC Staff at Trienal de Investigación FAU 2011 in Caracas

IAAC Staff Member and Project Manager for Fab Lab BCN, Tomas Diez is in Caracas, Venezuela to speak at the FAU Research Triennial 2011.

On Tuesday, 7 June, Tomas will discuss: Self <a>rchitecture: Information - Energy - Fabrication 

FAU Research Triennial 2011 is an event organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, FAU / UCV (to be held between 6th and 10th of June, 2011), which calls for teachers, students, professionals and general public to exchange research experiences and reflection on topical issues related to the thinking and practice of architecture and urbanism. With the participation of national and international speakers, this event is a continuation of International Research Week held in September 2008, which led to an exciting opportunity for exchange of the highest academic level around thematic areas of research proposed.

Within the traditionestablished in 2008, the program of this editionof the Triennal will also host its conference and the symposium, three simultaneous scientific events: the Third Conference on Research in the School of Architecture Carlos Raúl Villanueva; the XXIX Conference on Research Experimental Development Institute of Construction, IDEC Conference on Research and Planning Institute, IU. 


The meeting will be held at the headquarters of the Faculty, the university city, an architectural Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.

FAB ACADEMY Final Presentations + Open House

Wednesday, June 1

15:00pm to 18:00pm

Fab Academy 2011 program. Projects presentation and exhibition. Open House at the Fab Lab BCN in IAAC.

15 Labs around the world shared the last 6 months on projects from Circuit production to Furniture design. More than 8 countries such as Iceland, Kenya, the Netherlands, Spain or United States participated in the second edition of the newly created academy, directed by Neil Gershenfeld and supported by the Fab Lab Network.

La revolució ja no és silenciosa

On 1 June 2011 at 19:00h, IAAC MAA Co-Director Marta Malé-Alemany will take part in a roundtable discussion on Rapid Manufacturing at ADI FAD in Barcelona co-organized by DHUB Barcelona.

For more information, visit the ADI FAD website.

ADI FAD is located at:
Pl. dels Àngels 6-5 in Barcelona