IAAC Global Summer School: Student Presentations

Week 2 of the IAAC Global Summer school began on Monday morning with students jumping right into their Rhino and Grasshopper tutorials with Jacek Markusiewicz. Over the weekend each group continued analysis of their assigned blocks, building a greater understanding how it fits within the Barcelona SuperBlock and the rest of the city. This analysis was in preparation for group presentations which took place on Monday evening.

The six groups presented their preliminary results of their observations and environmental analysis using data derived from Ecotect, the consumption table, as well as data collected over the weekend using the Ambient Sensor Kits. After each group presented, each of the six groups were assigned a specific function within the SuperBlock.

(Above: Energy consumption analysis of one of the blocks within the Barcelona SuperBlock.)

Arduino Boards

Each group was given an Arduino board which will be used when they create their interactive model. The interactive model will be based on these customized boards developed in collaboration with FabLabBCN and Hangar.org. The boards are arduino compatible and are designed to use CAN bus as communication protocol.

On the Border- Adrian Luchini

Above: Monday afternoon, summer school students and guests attended the open lecture of Adrian Luchini (LUCHINIAD). Luchini discussed how he strives to make landscape part of the interior of his projects.

About the IAAC Global Summer School
The IAAC Global Summer School (GSS) is testing a distributed educational model seeking to generate a dynamic network based on distributed knowledge and collective actions.

IAAC GSS is taking place simultaneously in Barcelona, Turin and Mumbai. Students located in Barcelona (IAAC) and Mumbai (BSSA) will work under the same thematic research sharing seminars as well as broadcasted lectures from Barcelona, Mumbai, Turin, and Texas.

Self<a>rchitecture is an agenda, with both research and educational goals, that combines science and technology with architecture and urban planning.

Throughout the program students will work in collaboration with many experts in the fields of environmental research and information technology including: Urbiotica, Masimo Banzi (Arduino), Usman Haque (Pachube), Thales Alenia Space, Nikos Salingaros, Dhananjay Gadre, Andrew Pane, Carlo Ratti (MIT SENSEable City Lab), Autodesk, McNeel Europe, and more.

Follow the summer school blog at: www.iaac.net/globalschool

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