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1st IAAC Alumni Meeting // SYMPOSIUM @ IaaC

We held the IaaC Alumni Symposium on Tuesday 23rd of June at IaaC. The Symposium touched 4 topics relative to the post-IaaC professional and academic lives of the Alumni. For topic, 4 Alumni presentations took place in “TED-Talk” format, each session closing with an open discussion. During the presentations, the speakers had the opportunity to explain their work to their fellow IaaC Alumni, as well as to the general public.

In response to the IaaC Alumni | Call for Speakers, IaaC invited 3 Alumni of excellence from around the world to come and share their specific experiences: Hemant Purohit (India, 2008) - session 1 – explained about his architectural and professional practice and the use of traditional technology with advanced design; Monika Wittig (USA, 2007) - session 2 – focused her presentation on research, development and her experience in this field; and Liliana Viveros (Mexico, 2011) - session 4 – discussed competitions and construction, giving an inside look to her own experience at FREE as a project leader.

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Self Sufficient Building // FINAL PRESENTATIONS

On Monday the 15th of June were the Self Sufficient Buildings Research Studio, led by Enric Ruiz Geli and Mireia Luzàrraga, Final Presentations. This year’s projects proposed an architecture that goes beyond buildings: Factories of the Future. These work as an interface between architecture and art, digital processes and technological material development, committed to using new technological developments towards digital fabrication and the development of a performative architecture, creating intelligent structures, within the scenario of Global Warming. The jury board included IAAC Academic Director, Areti Markopoulou, Academic Coordinator, Silvia Brandi; as well as IAAC Design with Nature Faculty Javier Peña and Rodrigo Rubio; Judith Leclerc of CollLeclerc; and finally Agustín Javier Sáenz Fernández the director of industry and transport at Tecnalia, whom also gave a brief intervention just before the lunch break on the role that robotic fabrication is taking in the logistic structuring of the industry, in some way a real live factory of the future!

Here are the 6 projects presented:

Ressurecture - Maja Czesnik, Alessia Tosetto and Shruti Ramachandran – proposes a machine that recycles the daily waste of a region and checks the surrounding landfills and water bodies to produce fewer but more efficient products that are sent back to the market, finally recycling, producing energy, and generating knowledge through research and awareness.

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Advanced Interaction // FINAL PRESENTATIONS

This year’s Advanced Interaction Research Studio, led by Carlos Gomez, took place on Sunday the 14th of June at the Studio P52 Art Gallery in Barcelona, where the projects remained exhibited. To foment the discussion on the projects presented were IAAC’s Academic Director, Areti Markopoulou, as well as the Academic Coordinator, Silvia Brandi; Roc Parés Burgès, Director of the Master in Digital Arts at the UPF; Alexandre Dubor, IAAC Digital and Robotic Fabrication Expert; and finally Angel Muñoz, creative coder and hardware developer, who also followed the student’s and their project development through out the year.

The exhibition experience started with the presentation of Sound to Polymer 1.0, developed by Hashem Joucka, proposing Electroactive polymers (EAPs) as a tool to adjust the acoustic performance of building interiors by using sound as an input to manipulate the space within, creating an enhanced indoor environmental quality. Orion Campos Gorrao Maoreira’s Touch Media proposal followed, aiming to create a new way of communication using and increasing our sense of touch by creating  a wearable tool with an open use, allowing 2 people to communicate through touch and vibrations.

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GreenARCH EU Project // Final Meeting in London

On the 11th and 12th of June, partners met for the fourth time in London, hosted by the UK partner, USE. During the meeting partners discussed the assessment of competences to acquire through the competions and design contests mentoring and training potential course. In particular:

- mentoring: the focus was on what the competences of the mentor and mentees are, or are transferred from the mentor to the mentee; how the mentee can be assisted and how to measure his/her knowledge; how to make the learning as practical as possible and the involvement in a real competition during the training period.

- programmer training: the specific details of the course included considerations on how to measure the knowledge acquired during the training by the learners, how to involve the students in real practice experience as for example workshops with real potential clients.

- digital platform, an introduction on the CO-CO platform was put forward and contents listed.

For info on the project, click here.


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1st IAAC Global Alumni Meet // SYMPOSIUM

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Elizabeth Diller // Closing Lecture 2015

Tonight we had the pleasure of hosting Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, for the Closing Lecture of this year’s IAAC Lecture series 2014/15.


Elizabeth Diller, a Founding Partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, attended The Cooper Union School of Art and received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Cooper Union School of Architecture. Ms Diller is a Professor of Architecture at the Princeton University.


Diller Scofidio + Renfro is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and preforming arts. Based in New York City, Diller scofidio + Renfro is led by three partners, Elzabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro, who work collaboratively with a staff of 115 architects, artists and administrators.

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MAA 02 Individual Thesis // FINAL PRESENTATIONS // Friday 19th of June 2015

MAA02 final presentations - lluis jordi low res

MAA02 final presentations - marcos low res

MAA02 final presentations - vicente low res

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