Monthly Archives: October 2012

Desk Crit by FABIAN SCHEURER on Open Thesis Fabrication Programme

Today at Open Thesis Fabrication Programme Fabian Scheurer, principal of the firm DESIGN TO PRODUCTION, had a desk crit with students checking the development of their projects.

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Today at the studio session students exposed to the jury their critical approach to their analyzed BCN main corridors. They were asked to unveil the key opportunities, and controversies acting in their spaces. Based on these hypothesis, each team projected a mapping tool and localized the fundamental parameters to track. From now on, students will [...]

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IAAC inaugurated yesterday the second year of the two years Master’s programme in Advanced Architecture MAA02. The new Masters programme allows senior students, which already develop the appropriate sensibility and tools during the first year programme, to get into the deep of a personal investigation, about the themes of the advanced technology, architecture and urbanism. During [...]

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“Energy Trilema”:Mariano Marzo Lecture

On Monday IAAC welcomed Prof: Mariano Marzo, full professor of Stratigraphy at the Faculty of Geology of the University of Barcelona where he teaches Petroleum Geology and Energy Resources. Mr Marzo’s research interests focus on the application of clastic sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, reservoir modeling and basin analysis to the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. During a [...]

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Last night, for the MAA OPENING LECTURE, IAAC welcomed John Palmesino and Hernan Diaz Alonso. John Palmesino is a swiss architect and urbanist, he has lead the researches at ETH Studio Basel–Contemporary City Institute between 2003 and 2007. He has also co-founded Multiplicity, an international research network involved in contemporary architecture, urbanism, arts and general culture. [...]

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Opening of The World Bank Symposium “Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future”

On sunday night, in the Palacio de Congresos of Fira Barcelona, took place the great opening of The World Bank Symposium “Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future” with the exhibition My Very Own City (MVOC) curated by IAAC (curator: Areti Markopoulou, collaborator: Maite Bravo).   My Very Own City (MVOC) exhibit is a collective display featuring some of the most forward initiatives [...]

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Introductory Studio presentation

BCN is worldwide known by its traditionally innovative dedication to urbanism and public space. Following up the research carried out by the IAAC in the last few years in relation to city neighbourhoods and their self-sufficiency, and superblocks and mobility, this IS is now addressing the question of the public space and its intelligence.

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