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MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE - 2012/14 - PROSPECTUS & PROJECTS

MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE - 2012/14 - PROSPECTUS & PROJECTS 

Intelligent Cities // Self Sufficient Buildings // Digital Matter // Design with Nature // Advanced Interaction

This publication explores the educational, research and fabricational developments accomplished during the Master in Advanced Architecture 2012-14, as well as the Open Thesis Fabrication Program, and IaaC Pilot Projects.

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) is a vanguard academic and research centre whose mission is to promote scientific and technological innovation in the conception, design and construction of the human habitat, at all scales (from bits to geography), integrating technological, social and cultural innovations of our time and contributing to the consolidation of Barcelona as a global platform for the urban habitat. 

To this extent the Master in Advanced Architecture works with a multidisciplinary approach, facing the challenges posed by our environment and shaping the future of cities, architecture and technology. 

 

Editor: Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Editorial Direction: Areti Markopoulou, Manuel Gausa

Content Coordination: Stefanos Levidis, Silvia Brandi, Mathilde Marengo

Language: English

Pages: 226

Size: 14.8 x 21 cm

Published by: IaaC (2014, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISSN: 2339-9015

 

To obtain a copy of the prospectus, please contact: info@iaac.net

 

SELF-SUFFICIENT HOUSING

1st ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST

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Created for students and professionals to inspire changes in how new buildings are designed and constructed, the Self-Sufficient competition challenged participants to design a self-sufficient and ecologically oriented dwelling. In the early 20th century, the concept of “dwelling” was defined as a “machine for living”, a reference to a new way of understanding the construction of inhabitable spaces that characterized the Machine Age. Today, a century later, we face the challenge of constructing a sustainable or self-sufficient dwelling, a living organism that interacts with its environment, exchanging resources, and which functions as an entirely independent entity. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has collected a selection of entries presented during its 1st Advanced Architecture Contest: Self-Sufficient Housing.

Authors: Vincente GUALLART, Willy MÜLLER, Lucas CAPPELLI

Language: English

Pages: 380

Size: 12x17 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (December 2006, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN-10: 849654043X

ISBN-13: 978-8496540439

SELF-FAB HOUSE

2nd ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST

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The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Cataloniainvestigates global projects for sustainable development on the cutting.edge of self-sufficient housing,addressing environmental, economic and social needs. The projects investigate construction techniques and processes to build houses with local means, from the intelligent application of traditional techniques to advanced digital processes and fabrication. This book is a fasciating  compilation of the most innovative projects for single dwellings and residential buildings, proposing the most creative designs and construction through the use of the new materila and energy system, and the integration of the architecture into the landscape. Based in BArcelona, the IAAC is an international centre of architectual research in territorial analysis, urban development, digital fabrications and informational environments for improving cultural, economic and social conditions.

Authors: Lucas CAPPELLI, Vincente GUALLART

Language: English

Pages: 384

Size: 12x17 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (January 2010, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN-10: 8496954749

ISBN-13: 978-8496954748

SELF SUFFICIENT CITY-ENVISIONING THE HABITAT OF THE FUTURE

3rd ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST

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The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the technology company HP have developed an international contest with the idea of "self-sufficient city". It is an invitation to reflect o how we will live in the near future in the light of the social, cultural and technological changes in which we are immersed. This pubblication presents the projects of the 107 finalists between 708 partecipant proposals. From connected metropolises, eco neighbourhoods, self-sufficient buildings, intelligent homes or any other proposal for a short-, medium or long-term project such as the winning ones: "HURBS" proposed by Sergio Castillo Tello and María Hernández Enríquez from Spain and "WATER FUEL" by Rychiee Espinosa and Seth Mcdowell from the United States.

Authors: Lucas CAPPELLI, Vincente GUALLART

Language: English

Pages: 416

Size: 12x17 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (June 2010, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN-10: 8492861339

ISBN-13: 978-8492861330

CITY SENSE - SHAPING OUR ENVIRONMENT WITH REAL-TIME DATA

4th ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST

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This publication compiles the winning and the finalist entries of the City Sense competition, organized by the Institute of Advanced Architecture. The competition was open to architects, engineers, planners, designers and artists who wanted to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing proposals capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and urban planning, with the purpose of balancing the possible impact of real-time data collection on sensor-driven cities.

Author: Lucas CAPPELLI

Language: English

Pages: 368

Size: 12x17 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (January 2013, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN-10: 8415391293

ISBN-13: 978-8415391296

INTERVIEW GUNTER PAULI-01

TRANSCRIPTION IAAC BARCELONA, MAY 11th, 2011

Areti Markopoulou's MAA master program director and Willy Müller's IaaC founder had taken an interview to Gunter Pauli:

Gunter PAULI (1956) obtained his masters in business administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, 
France. His entrepreneurial activities span business, culture, science, politics and the environment. 
Under his leadership, a small European company pioneered an ecological factory. He founded the 
"Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives" (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo, and 
subsequently established The Global ZERI Network, redesigning production and consumption into 
clusters of industries inspired by natural systems. He is dedicated to design and implement a society 
and industries, which respond to people’s needs using what is available. His latest initiatives include 
the redesign mining, urban development and economic growth based on happiness and 
competitiveness. Fluent in seven languages, and having lived on four continents, he is a world 
citizen. By 2011 he has published 19 books (written 15 and edited 4), and 36 fables bringing science 
and emotions to children, which have been published in +30 languages.

Gunter Pauli (1956) obtained his masters in business administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. His entrepreneurial activities span business, culture, science, politics and the environment. Under his leadership, a small European company pioneered an ecological factory. He founded the "Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives" (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo, and subsequently established The Global ZERI Network, redesigning production and consumption into clusters of industries inspired by natural systems. He is dedicated to design and implement a society and industries, which respond to people’s needs using what is available. His latest initiatives include the redesign mining, urban development and economic growth based on happiness and competitiveness. 

Authors: Willy MÜLLER, Areti MARKOPOULOU

Language: English/Spanish

Pages: 60

Size: 10x15 cm

Published by: IaaC (May 2011, printed and bound in the European Union)

 

INTERVIEW JOHN PALMESINO & ANN-SOFI RONNSKAG-02

TRANSCRIPTION IAAC BARCELONA, MAY 10th, 2012

Areti Markopoulou's MAA master program director and Willy Müller's IaaC founder had taken an interview to Jhon Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog:

John Palmesino is an architect and urbanist, Born in Switzerland. He has lead the researches at ETH Studio Basel–Contemporary City Institute between 2003 and 2007.He has co-founded Multiplicity, an international research network involved in contemporary architecture, urbanism, arts and general culture. Multiplicity’s works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, at the KW Berlin, at the Triennale di Milano and at documenta11.

Ann-Sofi Rönnskog is an architect and urbanist from Finland. She has established Territorial Agency together with John Palmesino. Her work focuses on the architectural and spatial analysis of contemporary city transformation processes. She has worked as scientific assistant at ETH Zürich / Studio Basel – Contemporary City Institute. She has co-curated the Institute’s participation in the 10th Architecture International Exhibition at the Venice Biennale and the exhibition Das neue Bild der Schweiz at the Swiss National Library, Bern.

Authors: Willy MÜLLER, Areti MARKOPOULOU

Language: English/Spanish

Pages: 52

Size: 10x15 cm

Published by: IaaC (May 2012, printed and bound in the European Union)

THE METÀPOLIS DICTIONARY OF ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE: CITY, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN THE INFORMATION AGE

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The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture is an enlarged version of the Spanish edition and seeks, as its predecessor, to identify a new architectural will and a new social and cultural panorama. It aims to contribute to forming a vision that is global ­ but not necessarily absolute ­ of what is already showing itself to be a new architectural action, related to that coined as ³advanced culture², present in various art disciplines, thought and technology. It talks about an architecture inscribed in the information society and influenced by the new technologies, the new economy, care of the environment and interest in the individual... The diversity of the authors and the special contributions should be seen as an initial decision aimed at promoting the intersecting and collaboration of visions and proposals along these lines.

Authors: Manuel GAUSA; Vincente GUALLART; Willy MÜLLER, Federico SORIANO, Fernando PORRAS, Jose MORALES

Language: English

Pages: 688

Size: 16x23 cm

Published by: Actar, September 2003, Barcelona

ISBN-10:8495951223

ISBN-13: 978-8495951229

IAAC PROSPECTUS & PROJECTS 2008.09

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) is an international centre for research, education, and development oriented towards architecture as a discipline that addresses different scales of territorial analyses and urban development as well as diverse architectural projects, digital processes and information environments.

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia offers a three-terms Master's programme in Architecture and Urbanism accredited by the Fundaciò Politècnica de Catalunya. Directors Vincent Guillart, Willy Müller and Marta Malé-Alemany, together with the rest of the teaching staff, are committed to a long-term prospectus of creating an international research and academic centre in Barcelona, bringing together international students, tutors and researchers from different fields in order to materialize experimental forms of communication, dwelling and planning.

Author: IaaC

Language: English

Pages: 192

Size: 10x15 cm

Published by: IaaC (2008, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN: 978-84-612-4990-9

MET 1.0 - BARCELONA METÁPOLIS. PROPUESTAS PARA LA FUTURA MULTICIUDAD. 25 PROPUESTAS X 21 EQUIPOS

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This project is founded on a single, firm belief: that it is once again essencial to approach the city with an optimistic attitude vis-à-vis its general context. Barcelona becomes a synthetic setting for different projects and schemes, for new ideas and new icons for the future situations identifiable in these: the startegic rearrangement of the territory, the redefinition of its extended areas of development, the restructuring of its networks, its effective rapport with the landscape, a meditation on its geographical limits, the reutilization and recycling of pre-existing elements. The book brings together the results of such thinking in the shape of 25 schemes by 21 different teams.

Authors: Ramon PRAT, Vincente GUALLART, Willy MÜLLER, Manuel GAUSA

Language: Spanish

Pages: 260

Size: 22,5x22 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (1998, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN-10: 849698260

ISBN-13: 9788489698260

MET 2.0

MET 2.0

HICAT: TERRITORIS DE RECERCA

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HiperCatalunya is a territorial analysis and research project promoted by the Government of Catalonia, directed by Metàpolis and undertaken at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC). In an advanced prospecting of today¹s territory, HiperCatalunya seeks to import tomorrow¹s potentials. to interrogate the territory to bring out its capacities and latencies. Beyond the traditional mechanisms of territorial analysis, this group endeavour attempts to identify and express a multidisciplinary approach to our environment, encouraging interpretations open to potential interaction between the existing and the imaginable, in accordance with an innovative dimension of contemporary culture tending of foster new spaces for new ways of life, but also new logics and new aesthetics for new escenarios of progress. With this purpose in mind, the work carried out has generated a wide range of research projects and materials intended for the understanding of specialists and the general public alike. HiperCatalunya is a reflection, and seeks to stimulate reflection, on the true territorial dimension of Catalonia, establishing through theoretical and practical approaches four main realms of analysis, reflection and proposal, understood as operative frameworks as well as strategic layers of action, aimed at anticipating and visualizing possible key questions in the future development of the territory.

Authors: Vincente GUALLART, Willy MÜLLER

Language: Spanish

Pages: 800

Size: 18x25 cm

Published by: Metapolis, IaaC, Actar (May 2004, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN-10: 8495951401

ISBN-13: 978-8495951403

GEOCAT: TERRITORIAL LOOPS

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This book sets out to follow the tradition of charting or map-making as the capturing of visual records of a territory in transformation, where the force of the urban seems to presage imminent transformations is its environment. The images present in panoramic format a key moment in the transformation of Barcelona at the start of the last century.

Author: Vincente GUALLART

Language: English, Catalan

Pages: 296

Size: 25x18 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (May 2004, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN: 84-6090866-6

THE MEDIA HOUSE PROJECT - THE HOUSE IS THE COMPUTER, THE STRUCTURE IS THE NETWORK

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The “Media House Project” is conceived as a strategic alliance, combining the respective potentialities of the MIT Media Lab and its technological environment, oriented primarily towards developing enabling technologies, and of Metapolis and its creative and artistic environment, oriented towards the design of public and private space. The goal: to put forward proposals for the development of a new interaction between the physical world and the digital world, in order to lay the foundations for a new “art of dwelling”.

Every age has produced a particular way of dwelling as a reflection of technological developments as well as specific social, economic and cultural conditions. The piping of water into the home led to the appearance of the kitchen and the bathroom; artificial light and electricity resulted in new forms of domestic organization; household appliances allowed people to conserve food for longer periods and to do more in less time, and TV turned the traditional living room into a window onto a world dominated by the mass media. In our own time, the new technologies of information and communications are transforming the home into a micro-city, a genuinely multifunctional environment (complete with work, shopping, leisure, and rest) from which to inhabit the global village.

Within a few years, the passive physical world defined by purely functional structures which give people shelter, and in which we consume products and interact with the world by way of screens, will be rendered obsolete by intelligent environments in which everyone and everything (people, objects, spaces) will both generate and consume information and, ideally, transform it into knowledge. Architecture, which organizes human activity by means of the construction of space, has the potential to play a key role in this new, hybrid situation by redefining itself as an interface for interaction.

As such, the design of both physical space and digital space will increasingly have to take place at the same time, in a process of constant feedback in which both worlds learn from each other's and their own potentialities and limitations. Matter and information will intersect in activity.

The knowledge society will develop a home geared towards the creation and representation of knowledge, in which the individual, the citizen in relation with other citizens around the world, can live a life of improved quality.

This project promotes the creation of environments that are less technologically cluttered, more beautiful and more meaningful, that help people shape their environments and connect to others.

The Media House will not be “a house with a computer”; instead, the house will be the computer. As Neil Gershenfeld says, architecture will never be inert again.

Authors: Vincente GUALLART, Laura CANTARELLA

Language: English

Pages: 262

Size: 17x24 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (MAY 2004, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN-10: 8460908658

ISBN-13: 978-8460908654

ACUPUNTURA URBANA

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The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has published in Spanish 'Urban Acupuncture’ of the Brazilian Jaime Lerner, a book in which the author reflects on the problems of urbanism and the society.

Lerner, president of the Union Internacional de Arquitectos (UIA), gathers in the book incidents and anecdotes happened in different cities and times through its acute glance.

The work supposes a warning on the capacity of society to transform the places in which lives and a reflection so that the things that cause cities to exist continue renewed and improved and on the necessary tools to treat a city.

In the introduction of the book, Lerner asks "why certain cities obtain important and positive transformations", to which he responds that "in them a beginning was caused, an awakening (...) a good acupuncture. True urban acupuncture ".

Jaime Lerner (Curitiba, 1937) is a city planning and an architect and and was during three legislatures Mayor of his native city. He has gained diverse prizes in Brazil and the rest of the world, doctor ' honoris causa ‘ by University of Cracovia and president of UIA from 2002.

Author: Jaime LERNER

Language: Spanish

Pages: 112

Size: 10x14 cm

Published by: IaaC (2005, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN: 84-609-6450-7

POLÍTICAS DEL ESPACIO

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This book tries to register the debates (motivated by cultural studies) that question the hegemonic sense of urban space and the configuration of the cities, understood these as an accumulation of uses, perceptions, symbolic systems, elements of representation..., and which relevance modifies in time, culture, social groups, sexual relations or gender behaviour.

The complex relations between buildings and bodies, structures and genders, surroundings and relations, have characterized the attempts to undermine the conventions of the traditional architecture in these last decades. Nevertheless, the contemporary city, more and more, establishes attitudes and ways of performance with which organizes and structures the control of desires of the body by two means: one, the creation of "docile spaces" easy to watch and to control; and two, trying to obtain "absent bodies" or denied so that pleasure and desires disappear of public spaces.

Authors: Jose Miguel G. CORTES, Vincente GUALLART

Language: English

Pages: 207

Size: 10x14 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (2006, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN: 978-84-609-9110-6

TAIPEI-PROTOTYPE OF URBANITY

TAIPEI-PROTOTYPE OF URBANITY

From an entire block to a single foodstand Taipei shows the different scales of the dynamics of XXI’s century city. A multiple layerment of mobility constructs an unique grid in its core.

400x400m superblocks functioning as a solid structure with a big scale of activities, transportation and buildings in its peripheria, building up a typical orthogonal grid which becomes a flexible one
inside of it: small alleys with smaller uses functioning as a residential neighborhood just a few meters far from the metropolitan city. These superblocks are one of the expressions of what Taipei means: dynamics, flexibility and mobility, big masses changing during the time allowing multiple activities to happen: night markets, weekend markets and day markets inhabiting streets and infrastructures.

The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) directed by Vicente Guallart in collaboration with The Observer Design Group directed by JM Lin, started in 2006 this research work with the students of the 2005-2006 master of advanced architecture, 10 days at Taipei measuring and reading the city in order to get the primary information for the following workshop at Barcelona; this publication is the result of the entire research. IaaC wants to map cities over the world to have a picture of this moment of the history of urbanism and architecture development that will allow to understand what our cities are, how they are functioning and whose are the possible facts that will lead urbanity on the future.

The publication of this book will be on charge of Actar Publications and will be released on march 2007.

EL EFECTO ALBACETE, UNA INVESTIGACIÓN TERRITORIAL

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has made a territorial study of Albacete as a potential territorial hub, one of the key cities to obtain a balanced territorial joint of the South quadrant, that is, as well, determinant in the future of Spain. This study was directed by the Sociologist Jose Miguel Iribas with the collaboration of Iaac researchers Rodrigo Rubio, Daniel Ibañez, Yesenia Conchucos and Juliet Zindrou.

The study concretes in a territorial analysis, where a privileged situation is detected in cities like Zaragoza, Ciudad Real or Albacete, that generates an intermediate crown between the centre (Madrid) and the cities of the coast, and that have a very relevant articulating roll, as well as diverse key factors for the balanced urban development of Albacete.

The other part of the study is centred in marking the proposals bases for Albacete’s growth. Proposals from the new station A.V.E to the new logistic platform, the technological park Eurocopter, proposals for power supplying with new technologies based on hydrogenate, proposals of eco-tourism in Vega de Jucar or new locations for residential habitats development... .

This territorial research, formalizes in a exhibition that will take place in Albacete in the month of February 2007 and that will be exposed in the book `The Albacete effect´.

Authors: Jose Miguel IRIBAS

Language: Spanish

Pages: 160

Size: 10x14 cm

Published by: Actar, IaaC (2007, printed and bound in the European Union)

ISBN: 978-84-96540-83-5