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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 :


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 ?¨

the 10th of February  at 19.30pm-9.00pm

 , C/Pujades 102, Poble Nou

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


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.

IAAC Faculty, Staff, and Alum to host a Cluster at Smart Geometry in Copenhagen

Smart Geometry Workshop (SG2011)

28 March - 31 March

Copenhagen, Denmark

Luis Fraguada (IAAC Faculty), Tomas Diez (IAAC Staff) and Felipe Pecegueiro (IAAC Alum) will facilitate a workshop at SG2011 focused on Urban Feeds or data collection and analysis at the urban scale.

Registration for this workshop closes on 31 January 2011. To learn more about this workshop and to register, click here.


Were:Auditori AXA Barcelona

When:Friday 11th of February at 12.00am

By:Alfons Cornella and Antonella Broglia

Please follow the link : http://www.amiando.com/Update6.html

Barcelona 0 Emissions - Final Reviews

IAAC is pleased to invite you to the : 

Barcelona 0 Emissions - Final Reviews

21st of December at 10.00hrs   at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

10.00h Final reviews

20.00h Christmas Celebration


Open Thesis Fabrication 2010 - Final Reviews

IAAC is pleased to invite you to the : 

Open Thesis Fabrication 2010 - Final Reviews

17 of December at 16.00hrs   at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

The exhibition of the projects will remain open until Tuesday the 22nd of December at IAAC.