Monthly Archives: March 2011

Self Sufficient Buildings Research Studio- 2nd Term Final Presentations

Students of the 2010/2011 Master in Advanced Architecture Self Sufficient Buildings Studio had their final presentations on Wednesday March 30. In Phase II of the MAA program students attend one of three Research Studios: Self-Sufficient Buildings, Digital Tectonics or Emergent Territories. The final presentations for the Digital Tectonics and Emergent Territories Research Studios were held [...]

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IAAC at Smart Geometry 2011

Following last’s year Smart Geometry conference, hosted in Barcelona, IAAC faculty Luis Fraguada and Tomas Diez and alumni Felipe Pecegueiro are leading the Urban Feeds cluster (assisted by MAA student Morten Bulow) at the Smart Geometry Workshops and Conferences 2011, which is taking place in Copenhagen from March 28th to 31st. Urban Feeds cluster aims to [...]

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Research Studios Prepare for Final Presentations

Phase 2 (second term) is almost over and Research Studio Final Presentations are around the corner, so everyone is busy working on their projects. Phase 2 of the Masters in Advanced Architecture program is an Open Education Structure where students attend a Research Studio and 1 Seminar related to this studio plus 2 elective Seminars [...]

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Shigeru Ban Lecture at IAAC: Works and Humanitarian Activities

(Above: Shigeru Ban at IAAC) Last Friday, 18 March, IAAC welcomed Shigeru Ban for our Open Lecture Series. Despite the difficult circumstances after the terrible earthquake in Japan the previous weekend, Mr. Ban presented ¨ Works and Humanitarian Activities ¨. In his presentation, Mr. Ban  shared with the audience projects like, the Paper House, the Nomadic Museum, [...]

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Designing Associativity Seminar Presentations

The Designing Associativity Seminar is titled as such in order to acknowledge the effort of designing relationships versus explicit objects or forms. MAA Students look at ways to construct logics which take advantage of diverse data sources, algorithms, geometry, and manufacturing processes. Architecture as a practice and experience has often dealt with the negotiation of [...]

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Emergent Territories – Mid Reviews

During the Emergent Territories Workshop MAA Students have been working on large infrastructure areas in Barcelona called ´Rondas´, a network of mobility and its surroundings, consisting of different large scale projects. In these they have been investigating the relation between the programmatic decisions, both formal and spatial as well as structural, in relation to their [...]

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Research Studio 3 Workshop Introduction

MAA students of Digital Tectonics Research Studio are having an intensive Processing workshop with Thiago Mundim. Before the workshop started they had an introduction of Processing simulations and what they can achieve with this powerful tool. Thiago presented his project Knitectonics, structured spaces made with different fabrics and simulation.

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