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IAAC Final Reviews_May 12th-14th

IAAC is pleased to invite you to its Open Final Reviews of MAA 2009-10 Phase 3 Research Studios Projects.

May 12th,10.00: Digital Tectonics
May 13th,10.00: Emergent Territories
May 14th,10.00: Self Sufficient Buildings

Guest Jury:
Mara Balestrini, Josep Bohigas, Trilochan Chayya, Adrian Constatnt,Jose Luis Echeverria,Marc Garcia, Olaf Gipser,Carlos Ipser, Borja Martinez, Jorge Perea, Ignasi Perez Arnal, Carme Romero, Jorge Velazquez


Geologics Exhibition by Vicente Guallart in Washington!

Geologics Exhibition by Vicente Guallart in Washington

May 11 -  June 30, 2010
AIA National Headquarters
Washington, DC

present the exhibition GEOLOGICS by Vicente Guallart. On Tuesday, May 11th, Mr. Guallart will make a presentation and it will be followed by an open-panel discussion with other significant figures about urban planning and architecture.
GEOLOGICS is an exhibit that shows how Vicente Guallart and is exploring the future of architecture. His goal is to create an architecture that beautifies and functions together with the geographical environment in which he is building. In other words, he creates an architecture that maintains the natural order of the Earth.
The exhibition will have a special focus on SOCIOPOLS, a project of Vicente and his international team of architects. SOCIOPOLIS is a residential urban planning project with the goal of constructing a new model neighbourhood of accessible housing; in line with the modern tradition of investigating and proposing new habitable environments that reflect the social reality of the time. The project strives to build a neighbourhood with adequate housing for the modern family while at the same time protecting the historical and environmental importance of the neighbourhood.

IAAC@Cyprus _Jury at International Parametric Urbanism Workshop Competition

IAAC Academic Coordinator Areti Markopoulou traveled to Nicosia to participate in the Rebuilding no Man´s land,Famagusta workshop as an invited critic.

The workshop (organised by Pavlos Ferreos,Alkis Dikaios and Kostas Grigoriadis)was based on the hypothetical event on the return of the abandonded and fenced for 35 years city of Famagusta to its former inhabitants.

Innovative ways of redesigning cities and rehabilitation planning based on parametric tools was presented by students from international schools including AA Design Research Lab with Theodore Spyropoulos,DIA/ Bauhaus with Christos Passas, NTUA with Dimitris Papalexopoulos and Why Factory/Delft with Tihamer Hazarja Salij.

Issues such as practice parametrics when no parameters are to be found, when no variables can be set, dealing with memories, absence and predict the upcoming presence was some of the issues the projects tried to respond to.

Invited jury panel also included  Winy Maas,Director MVRDV, Christos Passas,Associate Director Zaha Hadid Arch,Socratis Stratis,University of Cyprus and Lora Nicolaou,Head of Research,URI,Universityof Greenwich.

The workshop will be followed by an exhibition of the work at the Metropolitan Works Gallery in London that will be part of the London Festival of Architecture 2010.



IaaC Alumni are Organizing a Digital Fabrication and Parametric Design Workshp in Lima-Perú

IaaC alumni, Krystian Kwiecinski and Luis F. Odiaga are organizing a Digital Fabrication and Parametric Design Workshp in Lima-Perú. It will be a one week workshop where the latin-american students will be introduced to the use of CNC machines and Digital Fabrication techniques. It will run from the 19 till the 24 of April.

Fab Lab House in La Vanguardia Magazine

As the Fab Lab House is in plenum momentum everyone can´t stop talking about it!

Live Green- Buildings that Save article in La Vanguardia Magazine. Click on the PDF link for an exerpt about the Fab Lab House!

IAAC India Research Trip EXPO< MY INDIA AT Corretger 5

¨My India¨ IAAC Research Trip EXPO
Photographs + Short Movies
work by the masters class in advanced architecture 2009-10

Photography Exhibition at Corretger 5
Carrer del Corretger 5

IaaCs work in Mumbai explored current conditions and dynamics of the territory. Changing coastal conditions, learning from slums as the largest housing type, critiquing the unjustified escalation of land value and the various actors that work within this mechanism were part of the study. Rapid growth in the population of cities and hurried development in second tier and third tier cities of India which ape their metropolitan contemporaries, were also part of the exploration.

¨My India¨ Exhibition presented by the IAAC MAA is merely a glimpse and gives it´s audience a bigger opportunity to witness the state of transition and complexity of urbanization . It has been crucial to understand the idea of self-sufficiency in the context of urban growth with poverty and congestion and rural potential. The application of new technology with indigenous/local techniques and materiality would be an opportunity to invent new planning strategies and programs.

Smart Geometry Workshop in El Pais

Smart Geometry

IAAC host international experts in design and digital production in Barcelona.

After a week of intense work, at the Institute for Advanced Architecture  of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona, remains prototypes: atypical structures of fascinating and abstract forms, that serve to test new technologies with traditional materials. To read more download the PDF

IAAC Lecture Series_May 7th<Andrew Kudless

Andrew Kudless is a designer based in San Francisco where he is an assistant professor at the California College of the Arts. In 2004, he founded Matsys, a design studio exploring the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. Andrew has taught at The Ohio State University, the Architectural Association, and Yale University. In 2005 Andrew was the Howard E. LeFevre Fellow for Emerging Practitioners at OSU. He has a Master of Arts in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association and a Master of Architecture from Tulane University. He is the recipient of a 2004 FEIDAD Design Merit Award and a 1998 Fulbright Fellowship in Japan. He has worked as a designer for Allied Works Architecture in Portland and New York and as a digital design consultant for Expedition Engineering in London. The work of Matsys has been published in the journals/magazines Praxis, Mark, and Pasajas and has been shown in exhibitions in the United States, England, France, and China. In 2009 he completed a large-scale commissioned installation for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

IAAC students Diatoms in El Pais!

The exposition includes 24 spheres, 3D printed in an advanced technique , designed by students of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia ......... Click here to read more: