Informal Urbanism: Urban Evolution in a Zero Kilometer Society


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SW18 – Measuring Social Welfare


There is nothing more dangerous than trying to make the world a better place. Banksy

Measuring the Social welfare has always been a hard task for planners especially when the people are to be involved in the decision making. This research has started from the macro-scale of reading about societies, governance approaches, and the link between both. After a deep research about the city of Barcelona and its districts, a disruptive program has been activated to retrofit Sant Adrià de Besòs.
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#ECOTONE – teaching through architecture


The issue of water has long been disregarded. In a world facing serious water trouble, we cannot be blind to the forthcoming social and economical tensions over water. We propose unleashing holistic solutions in water managementand production through architecture as a means of communication. It is time to bridge the gap between water related problems and awareness. Our goal is a collaboration between experts, designers, municipalities and private companies dealing with water in order to elaborate feasible plan of action.

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Citizen + -Retrofitting IAAC



“Architecture is for the people and by the people.”
Citizen+ is an initiative by a group of students from IAAC aiming at helping poeple to shape their own environments with the use of innovative ideas and digital fabrication.These initial urban interventions revolve around District@22 and makes use of IAAC facilities,thereby dissolving IAAC into the community.The project makes a clear statement for the future of the community i.e. tailor made situations for local problems,locally produced.The students conclude by saying that if each student at Iaac takes up an intervention we could bring about a change in the society.


The current situation in the construction industry is disorganized and controlled by few individuals with power and money , but we as innovators should lead the industry and bring innovation directly to the user eliminating the “ middle-men ” thereby making the process more localized as well as efficient in terms of cost and time. Now , its time to give power to the people .

Innovation is not an invention. Its a new way of tackling well-known challenges. Innovation does not necessarily mean technological advancement alone , it is also ideas of dealing with social and economical challenges . Read More »

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KATA PROJECT – retrofitting Mongolia

KATA PROJECT - exterior system

The KATA project is a direct response to pressing issues of Methane Release, harshening climatic conditions and scarce life resources for nomads in Mongolia. Read More »

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