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IAAC GLOBAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2012/ SMART itSELF

/IAAC GLOBAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2012
Barcelona, 13-25 July


Key words: interactive structures, energy optimization, ecology, metabolism, artificial intelligence, open data, digital fabrication, parametric design, DIY tools

SMART itSELF is an agenda with research and education goals that combines science and technology with architecture and urban planning. Smart Cities, Smart Citizens, Self-Sufficiency, Self-Fabrication, Self-Organization, Self- Design and Self- and Collective Intelligence are some of the key words on which the academic agenda of the programme will focus.

The final outcome of the programme will include the design and fabrication of interactive and parametric structures for energy optimization


Faculty
:
Tutors: Areti Markopoulou, Tomas Diez, Rodrigo Rubio
Computational Experts: Luis Fraguada, Alex Posada
Guest Jury: Carolina Vallejo, Andreu Ulied, Vicente Guallart, Willy Müller


Calendar:
Programme duration: 13-25 July 2012

The programme is structured in three sections:
1. Digital Design and Parametric Modeling
2. Interactive and Informational Development
3. Digital Fabrication Prototyping


Software:
Rhino, RhinoCam, Grasshopper, Ecotect, Arduino, Processing


Certification:
All participants will receive an official certificate from IAAC and the Fab Lab BCN testifying to their participation in the course and accrediting their knowledge of the software used and expertise in Digital Fabrication techniques.

For more info click here


Previous IAAC Summer Schools:
Visit the previous IAAC Summer Schools, which focused on:

1. Hyperhabitat /2008
2. Fab Lab Solar House  /2009
3. Informalism /2010
4. Networked Smart Cities /2011

Master in Advanced Interaction - Open for Applications

For more information of the New Master of IAAC in Advanced Interaction and the application process follow the link: http://www.iaac.net/educational-programs/masters-in-advanced-interaction-12

IAAC+MIT Workshop

 

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dept of Architecture meet in Barcelona for a 5days Intensive Workshop.
iNGREDIENTS:
-   Mixed teams (16 BCN students with 10 MIT students)
-   Systems for the retro-fitting the out-of the date urban fabric/
Performative prototypes acting as environmental grafts on the old fabric.
-  Study of Environmental cycles (water, wind, sun, hygrothermics, time&movement).
-   Additive and layered prototypes/Hybrid and active roof system.
-   Rapid and radical environmental re-hab on Poble Nou urban fabric.

Environmental Grafts

Self-sufficient plug-in devices at CanAlier Warehouse, 22@ BCN

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dept of Architecture meet in Barcelona for a 5days Intensive Workshop.

 

iNGREDIENTS:

-   Mixed teams (16 BCN students with 10 MIT students)

-   Systems for the retro-fitting the out-of the date urban fabric/

Performative prototypes acting as environmental grafts on the old fabric.

-  Study of Environmental cycles (water, wind, sun, hygrothermics, time&movement).

-   Additive and layered prototypes/Hybrid and active roof system.

-   Rapid and radical environmental re-hab on Poble Nou urban fabric.

 

TEX-FAB 3.0 Research Through Fabrication Competition

Overview

We seek research proposals that actively connect academia, the profession and the fabrication industry in the Continuing Research category and in the Speculative Proposal category new start-up projects. As this is a “design to fabricate” competition, TEX-FAB will match our network of fabricators and consultants with the projects that best manifest research through computational fabrication and apply it toward more intelligent integers of materiality and construction. Through a panel of experts we propose to identify projects that warrant a higher degree of realization and exhibit them to foster a discussion that engages an audience in our region and beyond. From this selection a final project will be selected and optimized with a team of experts for the purpose of full-scale production.

APPLIED is a two-stage international design competition. All submissions will be judged in June and from the field of submissions 4 projects will be selected for further design development. Those first round projects will be exhibited and judged at ACADIA 2012 in San Francisco, at which time a winner will be selected to complete a full-scale installation for the 4th annual TEX-FAB event in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Criteria

You are encouraged to submit your design proposal in either of two categories: Continuing Research or Speculative Proposals.

Continuing Research is a category that seeks to enable a more specific and regimented design research project already underway. Encompassing all works that are at a significant stage within their development that warrant a substantial shift in the scale and or material usage to further the research. This includes any and all previously funded work at any stage of development.

Speculative Proposals is a broad based category with the intent to kickstart a design research project. It is an open category and freely interpretable. New ideas, or concepts are welcome and present the entrant an opportunity to further develop their ‘flash of genius’. Furniture, structures, products or any other project qualifies for this category with or without a specific site. No previously funded research work may be submitted.

Winners + Mentions

APPLIED is a two-stage competition. In the first stage a total of 4 selections that will be awarded a 1000 USD stipend to further develop their project in a scale model (2 selections from the Continuing Research category and 2 from Speculative Proposals category). For the second stage, the models with revised boards will be exhibited October 18-21 at San Francisco at ACADIA 2012, (a shipping fee stipend of 250 USD will be provided), during which the second round jury will announce a winner made public during the conference.

The final winning entry will be built, exhibited in Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas for the 4th annual TEX-FAB event and subsequently given to the Winner. The design and fabrication of the piece will be commissioned by TEX-FAB with the support of our competition sponsors. No additional design fee will be paid, however a 1,500 USD stipend will be awarded for travel to Dallas/ Ft. Worth to partake in the installation of their work, present the design on the day of the opening. Approximate value of winning proposal in materials, fabrication and labor is set at 10,000 USD.

Honorable mentions will be awarded at the discretion of the Jury. All mentions will be exhibited online in June 2012 and the following year in Arlington, Texas February 2013.

Deadlines

Register and Submit on/or before June 2, 2012 (23:59 PM CST) – See Competition regulations for full Schedule

Registration Fee

Continuing Research 100 USD per design proposal
Speculative Proposal 100 USD per design proposal

 

 

 

Partnership Agreement Between Comsa Emte and IAAC

Wednesday, 7th of March 2012, IAAC.

IAAC celebrates the signature of a partnership agreement with Comsa Emte.

We are extremely pleased to announce the creation of a new partnership between Comsa Emte and IAAC.  Besides the recognition of common objectives like I+D+I in technology and infrastructure it also builds the foundations for collaboration and development of shared actions and projects in several research areas.

The signature of this protocol represents the integration of Comsa Emte into IAAC’s Corporate Council and is an important milestone for the Institute’s development and growth strategy.

IAAC Professor Gerard Passola does...the latest largest transplant done in Europe

TREE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SL, aims to work with the trees in all areas, from Consulting, Research and associates to their conservation work. It consists of a technical and operational team highly qualified and highly experienced, led by Gerard Passola, Technical Director.
 
Gerard Passola
Tree Director, Research and Management SL

1er PREMIO DE ARQUITECTURA SOCIAL-FUNDACIÓN KONECTA

 

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1er PREMIO DE ARQUITECTURA SOCIAL-FUNDACIÓN KONECTA
ANTECEDENTES/CONTEXTO
La arquitectura ha hecho autocrítica: demasiado espectáculo ha terminado por desconectar a sus profesionales de la sociedad. Un icono no se construye a base de rizar el rizo sino a base de talento y cálculo. El icono es la excepción y en los últimos años se había convertido en norma, como si eso fuera posible. Así, los mismos estudiantes que fueron empujados por sus profesores a emular la ambición y hasta las formas de los proyectistas que han sembrado el mundo de los edificios caídos del cielo que hoy retratan la arquitectura de la primera década del siglo XXI, demandan hoy, convertidos ya en arquitectos, otra arquitectura. Esos nuevos proyectistas reniegan de la lección aprendida y quieren volver a conectar con la sociedad, recuperar un diálogo con los usuarios y los ciudadanos que se había perdido.
La situación exige ingenio. Ahora los medios son escasos y las necesidades amplias. Por eso proponemos un concurso que prime las ideas, pero también su realización. La innovación, pero también la recuperación. La creación, pero también el reciclaje. Nuestra idea de una arquitectura futura, posible y sostenible pasa por construcciones económicas, realizadas con elementos industriales –adaptados o no- y susceptibles de tener una vida larga y mutante: capaces de albergar más de un uso.

 

 

ANTECEDENTES/CONTEXTO

La arquitectura ha hecho autocrítica: demasiado espectáculo ha terminado por desconectar a sus profesionales de la sociedad. Un icono no se construye a base de rizar el rizo sino a base de talento y cálculo. El icono es la excepción y en los últimos años se había convertido en norma, como si eso fuera posible. Así, los mismos estudiantes que fueron empujados por sus profesores a emular la ambición y hasta las formas de los proyectistas que han sembrado el mundo de los edificios caídos del cielo que hoy retratan la arquitectura de la primera década del siglo XXI, demandan hoy, convertidos ya en arquitectos, otra arquitectura. Esos nuevos proyectistas reniegan de la lección aprendida y quieren volver a conectar con la sociedad, recuperar un diálogo con los usuarios y los ciudadanos que se había perdido.

La situación exige ingenio. Ahora los medios son escasos y las necesidades amplias. Por eso proponemos un concurso que prime las ideas, pero también su realización. La innovación, pero también la recuperación. La creación, pero también el reciclaje. Nuestra idea de una arquitectura futura, posible y sostenible pasa por construcciones económicas, realizadas con elementos industriales –adaptados o no- y susceptibles de tener una vida larga y mutante: capaces de albergar más de un uso.

 

Disseny de Sistemes: Escola D´ Eindhoven

the exhibition Disseny de Sistemes: Escola D´ Eindhoven (an exhibition that forms part of the Exhibition Laboratory D´ Interacció at DHUB)

Opening Wednesday the  22nd of February 2012

DHUB> Montcada, 1208003 Barcelona

CITY SENSE Advanced Architecture Contest

Getting a FREE PDF copy of  IAAC’s  CITY SENSE Advanced Architecture Contest finalist projects is very easy!!

We will share it though  HP e-P&S as easy as:

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using this promo code:  PDF2011

If you already have an e-P&S account send an email with the word BOOK

To contact@advancedarchitecturecontest.org.

Soon we will share the PDF book with you!

Enjoy!


Final Presentations: ¨Many slow cities into a Smart City

MAA Students Final Presentations of the Introductory Studio: ¨Many slow cities into a Smart City¨

Tutors:
Areti Markopoulou
(MAA Master program Director)
Tomas Diez
(FABLAB Barcelona manager)

Assistants:
Ioanna Spanou(LandScape Architect)
Tomas Vivanco(Architect)

Jury Board:

Monday the 19th (10:00-20:00h)

Marta Malé-Alemany (IAAC Acting Director)
Willy Müller (IAAC Founder, General Director of the Regional Agency of Barcelona)
Javier Peña (MAA Self Sufficient Buildings Director)
Salvador Rueda (Director Agencia Ecología Urbana)
Rodrigo Rubio (IAAC Project Manager)
Lluis Viu (Max de Cusa arquitectos)
Jordi Pages (Max de Cusa arquitectos)

Tuesday the 20th (10:00-17:00h)

Marta Malé - Alemany (IAAC Acting Director)
Javier Peña (MAA Self Sufficient Buildings Director)
Ramon J. Sagarra Rius (Director of the Infrastructure depar1 tment @22)Nacho López Alonso (Lagula Architects)
Rodrigo Rubio (IAAC Project Manager)
Marc Planas (Industrial Designer, SUGOI Automotive Consulting)