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IAAC Event's

Regenerar Barcelona: The Xavier Trias project for the city

Participants:

Xavier Trias, candidate for Mayor of Barcelona for CiU party in the May 2011 elections.

Vicente Guallart, architect, Director of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Tuesday, April 12

12.00h at IAAC

BCN- Tel Aviv Exhibition

 

IAAC, in collaboration with The College of Management in Tel Aviv, is organizing an exhibition and inauguration event with a week of workshops in Tel Aviv.

The exhibition,  Para Meter: Digital Collaborative Design, will display experiments in parametric design and digital fabrication with selected projects from Barcelona and Tel Aviv. This exhibition will encourage direct interaction with modern technologies of design and production. Visitors are invited to take part in a real time fabrication experience.

Projects that will be on display in the exhibition are: Parametric Design projects from the September 2010 Workshop at IAAC with students from Tel Aviv and Barcelona; Fab Lab House; Design from the Fabrication Laboratory exhibition at DHUB BCN; New Prosthesis an IAAC Open Thesis Fabrication project; and C.Cloud (Collaborative cloud) installation.

Exhibition location: ZeZeZe Architecture Gallery, Hangar 21, Tel Aviv Port, Israel

Hours: Monday- Thursday, Saturday: 10:00- 19.00, Friday: 9:00- 19:00

 

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April 10, 2011- Exhibition Inauguration and Workshops

IAAC Global School Director Areti Markopoulou and IAAC Digital Tools Faculty Luis Fraguada will inaugurate the exhibition Para Meter: Digital Collaborative Design with the Spanish Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Alvaro Irenzo. Afterwards IAAC staff will give a five day workshop to students and professionals entitled: Data-Driven Structures.

The Data-Driven Structures workshop will focus on how data-driven structures affect the construction of the physical world and how cities, and built elements within them, can be viewed as informational architecture systems.


Workshop duration: April 10th to April 15th

Emergent Territories Research Studio: Final Presentations

Emergent Territories Research Studio: Students explore countries and cities around the world with emerging economies and cultures that can contribute to the planet as whole. Emergent territories has to do with the creation of intelligent territories that function in a multiscalar way, in order that the relationship between natures, networks and nodes can foment the 'emergence' of an urban intelligence. This studio also focuses on Barcelona as a site for ongoing urban experimentation with a view to contribute to the discussions and reflections in relation to the urban progress of the city.

When: Friday, April 1st at 10:30

Faculty: Willy Müller (MAA co-director)
Assistant: Maite Bravo

Jury:
Antoni Brey (URBIOTICA)
URBIOTICA designs, develops and commericalizes 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.

Miguel Roldán (R+B Arcquitectura)
Miguel is an Architect and Director of the Exchange Program for Architecture Schools for the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya and an Adjunct Professor at Clemson University and Texas A&M.

Antonio Sanmartín de Azcón (aSZ Aquitectes)
Antonio is Associate Professor at ETSAB-UPC, Thesis Professor at ESARQ-UIC, and Co-Founder of Archt Grupo Investigador at UPC.

Andreu Ulied (MCRIT)
Andreu is Founder and Director of MCRIT and Professor of the Masters in Urbanism at la Escola d'Aministració Publica de Catalunya.

Digitial Tectonics Research Studio: Final Presentations

Digital Tectonics Research Studio: Students investigate the work flow between computational design and material production methods, exploring the relationship between design inputs and computer programmable devices that can be used for the production of building structures and/or components. Through parametric design and material production linked with design programming and machinic behavior, Digital Tectonics challenges the traditional norms of linear file-to-factory production processes.

When: Thursday, May 31st at 16:00

Faculty: Marta Malé-Alemany (MAA co-director)
Assistants: Victor Viña, Brian Peters

Jury:
Javier Peña (Xpiral Architecture)
Javier founded XPIRAL Architecture in 1997 and has been associate professor of projects at the School of Architecture of Alicante since 2001.

Oscar Tomico (TU/Eindhoven)
Oscar is Assistant Professor of Desinging Quality in Interaction at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Carlos Ipser (DHUB)
Carlos Ipser is exhibition coordinator at Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB).

Andres de Mesa (ETSAB-UPC)
Andres de Mesa is a Architect and Professor at The School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB).

Self Sufficient Buildings Research Studio: Final Presentations

Final presentations from the Masters in Advanced Architecture Research Studio Self Sufficient Buildings.

When: Wednesday, March 30th
Time: 11:00 am
Where: IAAC Auditorium

Faculty: Vicente Guallart (Director IAAC, MAA Co-Director)
Assistant: Rodrigo Rubio

Jury: Javier Peña (Xpiral architecture), Max Sanjulian (Volido), Cristina Sendra (Eco Intelligent Growth)

COAC - Day of History - in conjunction with the exhibition of 61 proposals for the new State Library of Spain in Barcelona

Day about History in conjunction with the exhibition of 61 proposals for the new State Library of Spain in Barcelona.

Speech: Seven memorable libraries by the architect Enric Granell.

Presented in a PechaKucha format.

Exhibited projects include work by:

Arriol-Fiol, Bach Arquitectes, Enric Mir, Enric Ruiz Geli, Fermín Vázquez and Willy Müller

24th of March at 19.00hrs  

COAC - Collegi d´Arquitectes de Catalunya, Plaza Nova 5, 1st Floor

IAACs 10th Anniversary

Dear Friends,

On March 2, 2011, the IAAC academic programme will be ten years old.
 
In 2001 a group of Barcelona architects and experts from a variety of disciplines got together to create a new space in which to foster innovation in architecture and the construction of the city, on the basis of new premises extrapolated from the then emerging information society.
 
Ten years on, more than 400 students from fifty countries are members of the IAAC Community, having benefited from their transformative experience in Barcelona and their interaction with the city, the faculty and their peers — an experience which in many cases has been crucial to their professional development.
 
In the IAAC Master’s we have developed outstanding projects such as the Media House, Sociopolis, Hypercatalunya, Hyperhabitat and the Fab Lab House, produced diverse publications such as the Dictionary of Advanced Architecture with Actar, organized the Self-sufficient Cities competitions, carried out research in Brazil, Croatia, Taiwan, Romania, Tunisia and India, taken part in the Venice Biennial and the Solar Decathlon, constructed prototypes in the Fab Lab and imagined how to promote new paradigms in architecture and the human habitat. IAAC has also held advanced architecture competitions and created exhibitions such as the Fabrication Laboratory in Design Hub BCN.
 
This year, 2011, IAAC is initiating the Valldaura project, with which we will launch the Green Fab Lab in Barcelona’s Collserola metropolitan park, which will be open to host IAAC Alumni, a structure conceived with a view to making our community an active and dynamic environment in which to launch new projects.
 
I want to thank you all for your support — for all you have given us, in good times and not so good times. Thanks, then, to all of our students and researchers, all of the teachers and speakers who have shared their knowledge with us in workshops, studios and lectures, all of the visiting schools and all of the institutions and companies that have supported us, especially the Foundation of the UPC Polytechnic University of Catalonia, our partners since the very first day.
 
IAAC is — and we want it to keep on being — SMALL, INDEPENDENT AND GLOBAL.
 
I want to express my appreciation to all of the co-directors of our academic programmes, notably Willy Müller, Marta Malé-Alemany, Manuel Gausa and Artur Serra, to the coordinators, and to the chairs of the board — Felip Puig, Robert Brufau, Francesc Fernandez and, currently, Javier Nieto — and to all of the members of the board and the scientific committee.
 
On the 2nd of March 2001 we began this adventure with Neil Gershenfeld, via videoconference from MIT. Ten years later, our links with universities and schools around the world are becoming ever stronger and opening up new spaces for innovation.
 
Among other projects for the coming months we are preparing a book, IAAC, from 10 to 100, in which we will look at the future of our discipline.
 


Vicente Guallart
Director, IAAC

RS2_Self Sufficient Buildings - Mid term Reviews

IAAC is pleased to invite you to the :

RS2_SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS MID-TERM REVIEWS

17tH of February at 10.00hrs   at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

10.30h midterm reviews

Peter Eisenman - ¨Whither Architecture?¨

Peter Eisenman
¨Whither Architecture ?¨

Thursday
the 10th of February  at 19.30pm-9.00pm

IAAC (AUDITORIUM)
 , C/Pujades 102, Poble Nou
 

IAAC Faculty to present at the University of the Arts in Berlin

designtransfer

University of the Arts in Berlin

27 January 2011, 7pm


Marta Malé-Alemany (Master in Advanced Architecture Co-Director) and Victor Vina (IAAC Faculty) will speak at designtransfer, gallery and transfer interface of the design faculty at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Marta

Malé-Alemany will discuss fabrication with customized robotic devices and Victor Vina will explore DIY in the context of global design practice.

To learn more about this lecture and designtransfer, click here.