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Today the IaaC OTF Researchers visited BREINCO. Breinco is a Catalan company dedicated to the production urban elements and urban furniture using concrete. Its phylosophy is oriented to define a new generation of products which are set to improve our surroundings thanks to their sustainability, while constantly striving for eco-efficiency in the manufacture of products, using recycled materials and [...]

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Today the IaaC OTF Researchers visited CERÀMICA CUMELLA. The family workshop CERÀMICA CUMELLA, founded in 1880 in Granollers (Barcelona), originally devoted to the manufacturing of traditional ceramics and pottery for daily use, has finally become the central core of an intense public and professional activity. Ceràmica Cumella has lately experienced a notorious increase in the industrial production of serial [...]

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Today the IaaC OTF Researchers visited CRICURSA. CRICURSA was founded in 1928 with the intention of bringing form, material and processing into high technology glass bending, in order to explore the possibilities of bent glass as a decorative element. After more than 8o years of experience, now offers architectural glass, curved and flat interior and exterior glass, and is [...]

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OTF_Opening Presentation

Today we hosted the Opening Presentation of Open Thesis Fabrication (OTF), a 16 week program with an agenda that translates research into technology, working hand in hand with the industry, and seeking to develop innovative solutions in a wide range of fields. This year the researchers will follow one of three research lines: 3D printing in Architectural [...]

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MATAERIAL – IAAC OTF project by Saša Jokić and Petr Novikov in collaboration with Joris Laarman Studio

IAAC Students developed this amazing projet within the IAAC OTF program: MATAERIAL, the revolution in 3d printing! Also published in DEZEEN. “MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. IAAC tutors representing Open Thesis Fabrication Program provided their advice and professional expertise. During the course [...]

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2012 OTF – Light Hacker

Light Hacker is an accessory that “hacks” or modifies the behavior of an existing streetlamp. By using a sound sensor and a color filter that responds to ambient noise, Light Hacker changes the color of the emitted light. The device also has a stand-alone internet connection allowing to send real-time sensor readings to an internet [...]

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OTF Projects: New Prosthesis – Exoskeletons

New Prosthesis Exoskeletons The New Prosthesis project uses digital fabrication techniques to cut and bend wood into lightweight and materially efficient structures. These pieces are bent without form work, using the specific control of the laser cutter to define joints instead, thus avoiding wasteful form work. OTF Student: Joel Letkemann

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OTF Projects: Respira

“RESPIRA” the breathing wall Respira, is a two dimensional panel that works like skin protection and responsive facade, that will change its shape according to the outside temperature and help the air ventilation or protection of the building. OTF Student : Ilaria La Manna

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