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MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

2013/14

2013/15

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Emergent Territories / Radical Region Self Sufficient Buildings Digital Tectonics / Fabrication Ecologies

2013/15 - Emergent Territories / Radical Region Self Sufficient Buildings Digital Tectonics / Fabrication Ecologies
2013/15 - Emergent Territories / Radical Region Self Sufficient Buildings Digital Tectonics / Fabrication Ecologies
- Emergent Territories / Radical Region Self Sufficient Buildings Digital Tectonics / Fabrication Ecologies

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INSTITUTE

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The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is an international centre for research, education,investigation and development oriented toward architectu- re as a discipline that addresses diff erent scales of territorial analysis and urban de- velopment as well as diverse architectural projects, digital processes and information environments.

Located in Barcelona, one of the internatio- nal capitals of Urbanism, the institute de- velops multidisciplinary programmes that explore international urban and territorial phenomena, with a special emphasis on the opportunities that arise from the emer- gent territories and on the cultural, econo- mic and social values that architecture can contribute to society.

IAAC sets out to take R+D to architecture and urbanism and to create multidiscipli- nary knowledge networks, and to this end the institute works in collaboration with a number of cities and regions, industrial groups and research centres, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Brighton and the University of Chicago, developing various research programmes which bring to- gether experts in diff erent disciplines such as engineering, sociology, anthropology, architecture and other fi elds of investiga- tion.

IAAC has made a name as a centre of in- ternational reference which welcomes stu- dents and investigators from diverse coun- tries, among which are India, Australia, the USA, Poland, Argentina , Ethiopia, Iraq and others.

THE INSTITUTE

coun- tries, among which are India, Australia, the USA, Poland, Argentina , Ethiopia, Iraq and others.

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THE BUILDING

THE

BUILDING

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IAAC’s Master programs take place in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona, in the recently created district known as 22@, a focus for companies and institu- tions oriented toward the knowledge so- ciety. The neighbourhood is close to the historic centre, the seafront, the Plaça de les Glòries and the Sagrera APT station, making it the most dynamic enclave in the city. The IAAC is housed in an old factory buil- ding, with 2,000 m2 of space for research, production and dissemination of architec- ture, so that the space itself is a declaration of principles, embodying an experimental

is a declaration of principles, embodying an experimental 4 and productive approach to architecture. The IAAC

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and productive approach to architecture. The IAAC premises include a Fab Lab, an architecture- and design-oriented fabrica- tion laboratory which is part of the global network of Fab Labs set up by The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. The IAAC is engaged in a variety of re- search projects as well as workshops and courses, and special summer workshops, open to Spanish and international firms and institutions.

well as workshops and courses, and special summer workshops, open to Spanish and international firms and
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VISION

MISSION,VISION,VALUES

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BUILDING A NEW HUMAN HABITAT

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MISSION IAAC is an academic and research center of vanguard whose mission is to promote scientific and technological innovation in the conception, design and construction of the human habitat at all scales (from bits to geography), integrating technolo- gical, social and cultural innovations of our time and contribute to the consolida- tion of Barcelona as a global platform for the urban habitat.

VISION IAAC encourages innovation and cons-

truction of the human habitat, offering

a working environment in the following areas:

- Education through academic programs

for graduate students and international faculty and students, continuous edu- cation programs in design, interaction, architecture, urbanism and landscape.

We work at different scales and discipli- nes, with a large and complex interpreta- tion of the environment to meet present and future challenges of our local and global context. Criteria:

• Self-sufficient energy.

• Application of ICT (information and

communication technologies) at all levels of daily life.

• Contribution to the distributed net-

works in the conception of the environ- ment.

• Advanced digital design.

• Digital Fabrication.

- Research by developing projects to ex-

pand the boundaries of architecture, in collaboration with experts from multiple

disciplines.

- The development of innovation projects

with companies and institutions that de-

fine role models, responding to global realities.

- The promotion of projects through pu-

blications, exhibitions and competitions developed physically and virtually.

For all this, IAAC works with local and global organisations participating in multidisciplinary knowledge networks.

It promotes the transformation from its

humanistic ideology based on learning by doing.

from its humanistic ideology based on learning by doing. VALUES Compact. An organisation that is flexi-

VALUES Compact. An organisation that is flexi- ble, agile, quick, able to anticipate new challenges of our time.

Independent. Private foundation that collaborates with individuals, universi- ties, companies and public organizations to innovate in the human habitat and in- teraction.

Global. In thought and action, in the ori- gin of human capital, learning from the diversity of the world, promoting the construction of local realities with very specific identity.

Informational. Recognition of digital systems as a technological base that transform our world today, integration of technologies and processes associated in all the areas of their action.

Natural. Promoting connected self-suffi- ciency, according to the rules of biologi- cal ecosystems, to help build a more eco- logical and social world.

Holistic. Broad overview of the concep- tion, design and construction of the hu- man habitat, and this works at all scales, in interaction with multiple disciplines.

Social. Important social base, from inte- raction with individuals, companies and organizations that promote innovation in the construction of the human habitat, prioritizing talent and avoiding social and economic estigmation.

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OBJECTIVES

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Our objectives:

•Consolidate and reinforce our position as a worldwide reference institution by consolidating and expanding current re- search projects and evolving our acade- mic offering. Expand collaboration with strategic pu- blic and private partnerships nationally and internationally.

•Strengthen the consultancy role by crea- ting specific alliances with industries that promote and support applied research.

•Actively

vities

sustainability and

gies

the

pursue

to

an

acti-

architecture,

renewable ener-

Lab.

agenda

of

Fab

related

through

green

Green

•Enhance current work and profile as a specialised think-tank for innovative strategies of urban planning and urban design within the Smart Cities’ challenge.

OBJECTIVES

VALLDAURA-GREEN FAB LAB

- Can Valldaura will become in the short

term IAAC’s second campus and is loca- ted in Collserola Park, the centre of the

metropolitan area. The second campus will be a large park for innovation that will feature the latest technologies in di- gital fabrication.- IAAC has defined this innovative project as Green Fab Lab, and has the support of the Centre of Bits and Atoms of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Ministry of Indus- try, Energy and Tourism and Collserola Park.

- Innovative activities, educational pro-

grammes and experiments related to green architecture, nature, sustainability and energy will be held in Valldaura. In addition, the facilities will include a bio- mass centre, a restaurant and ruins of architectural value. -In addition, the facilities will include a biomass centre, a restaurant, equestrian centre and architectural ruins.

THE GREAT PROJECT
THE GREAT PROJECT

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Smart Geometry Conference hosted at IAAC, 2009. 9
Smart Geometry Conference
hosted at IAAC, 2009.
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MULTISCALAR STRATEGY

MULTISCALAR

STRATEGY

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EMERGENT TERRITORIES - RADICAL REGION SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS DIGITAL TECTONICS - FABRICATION ECOLOGIES

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The Self-sufficiency Agenda establishes the responsibility for confronting the pro- cess of global urbanization from multi-sca- lar operations and through prototypes that promote environmental, economic and so- cial sustainability.

We must ask more of architecture: we as architects should be required to design inhabitable organisms that are capable of developing functions and integrating the processes of the natural world that for- merly took place at a distance, at other- points in the surrounding territory. The models created for the metropolis of the last century are unable to accommodate new developments linked to contemporary urban lifestyles, which are more and more discontinuous in space and time. The buil- ding- over of the global landscape requires us to project at the same time the full and the empty, the natural and the artificial, in such a way as to make economic impe- tus compatible with sustainable develop- ment. It is necessary to generate complex knowledge with a multi-layered reading of realities that have traditionally been thought of as separate, such as energy ma- nipulation, nature, urban mobility, dwelling, systems of production and fabrication, the development of software and information networks, etc. This will open up the possi- bility of generating new prototypes, capa- ble of engaging with complex and changing environments. Finally, every new urban or architectural production needs to update its materiality and reinterpret centuries old construction techniques, which are very di- rectly based on the transformation of loca- lly available materials.

In the early 20th century, the concept of ‘dwelling’ was defined as a ‘machine for living’, a reference to a new way of unders- tanding the construction of inhabitable spaces that characterized the Machine Age. Today, a century later, we face the challenge of constructing sustainable or even self-sufficient prototypes; living or- ganisms that interact and interchange re- sources with their environment, and which function as entirely self-suffi cient entities, like trees in a field. In this way, each action on the territory implies a manipulation of multiple environmental forces, connected to numerous flows and networks such as energy, transport, logistics and informa- tion, generating new inhabitable and res- ponsive nodes with the potential to use and produce resources. Territorial and urban strategies and building operations must therefore be coordinated processes that extend architectural knowledge to new forms of management and planning, in which a multiscalar thinking also entails an understanding of shifting dynamics, energy and information transmission and continuous adaptation.

Architecture is always facing the respon- sibility of responding to emergent needs, technologies and ever-changing program- mes.

It is now time for interaction between dis- ciplines and technologies with a vision that embraces different fields of research.

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MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development Studio FLEXHUB DOCK M. Carolina Aguirre, Xiomara Armijo, Carlo Caltabiano
MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories
Development Studio
FLEXHUB DOCK
M. Carolina Aguirre, Xiomara Armijo,
Carlo Caltabiano
10-11 Emergent Territories Development Studio FLEXHUB DOCK M. Carolina Aguirre, Xiomara Armijo, Carlo Caltabiano 11
10-11 Emergent Territories Development Studio FLEXHUB DOCK M. Carolina Aguirre, Xiomara Armijo, Carlo Caltabiano 11
10-11 Emergent Territories Development Studio FLEXHUB DOCK M. Carolina Aguirre, Xiomara Armijo, Carlo Caltabiano 11
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EMERGENT TERRITORIES

EMERGENT TERRITORIES RADICAL REGION

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DIRECTOR: WILLY MÜLLER + HERNAN DIAZ ALONSO

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The IAAC works beyond the conventio- nal scales of territorial design, town plan- ning, building or fabrication in designing

a multiscale habitat. As in the design of

ecosystems, each level has its own rules of interaction and relation, and at the same time must comply with certain parameters

that pertain to the system as a whole. The Emergent Territories group works on pro- jects that range in scale from the territory

to the neighbourhood.
to the neighbourhood.

The idea of Emergent Territories is rela- ted to two issues: On the one hand, the IaaC is interested in understanding those countries and cities around the world with emerging economies and cultures that, by virtue of their regional or economic posi- tion, can contribute value to the planet as

a whole. In recent years we have studied

Brazil, Croatia, Taiwan, Romania, Colom- bia and Tunisia, or in the near future will be

studying India and the countries of North Africa, the Persian Gulf and Sub-Saharan Africa. The work done in these countries seeks to identify the particular urban and territorial values of these places in order to construct more intelligent territories anywhere in the world, moving on from the Western idea that there is a single model of

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city (be it European or American) to work on the basis of more complex and more open values. The other issue related to emergent terri- tories has to do with the creation of inte- lligent territories that function in a mul- tiscalar way, in order that the relationship between natures, networks and nodes can foment the ‘emergence’ of an urban intelli- gence. To this end we are interested in pursuing what we call ‘Hyperhabitat’ research as aprocess of developing a general theory of the multiscalar habitat that can be applied anywhere in the

the multiscalar habitat that can be applied anywhere in the world and at any scale, as

world and at any scale, as a basis for the construction of complete complex ecosys- tems.

This group also focuses on Barcelona as a site for ongoing urban experimentation, with a view to contributing to the discus- sions and refl ections in relation to the ur- ban progress of the city.

ections in relation to the ur- ban progress of the city. MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development
ections in relation to the ur- ban progress of the city. MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development
ections in relation to the ur- ban progress of the city. MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development
ections in relation to the ur- ban progress of the city. MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development
ections in relation to the ur- ban progress of the city. MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development
ections in relation to the ur- ban progress of the city. MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development
ections in relation to the ur- ban progress of the city. MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development
MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development Studio SYMBIOSIS Giota Banioti, Jose Alfredo Guerrero, Katerina Inepologlou.
MAA 10-11 Emergent Territories Development Studio
SYMBIOSIS
Giota Banioti, Jose Alfredo Guerrero,
Katerina Inepologlou.
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SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS

SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS

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DIRECTOR: ENRIC RUIZ GELI

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Architecture goes beyond buildings. A building is a concentration of activities in a particular location which should be res- ponsive to concrete cultural, social, eco- nomic and technological conditions. In the

goes beyond being a mere interface for the economic activities it houses to being an environment that stimulates its inhabi- tants and functions as an active part of the ecosystem in which it is inserted. Buildings

part of the ecosystem in which it is inserted. Buildings 21st century, the buildings are more
part of the ecosystem in which it is inserted. Buildings 21st century, the buildings are more

21st century, the buildings are more than machines for dwelling in. They should be li- ving organisms, capable of interacting with their environment, following the principles of ecology or biology rather than those of mere construction. In effect, a building should be like a tree, which is able to roo- ting itself in a particular place, generating its own energy, interacting with the natural networks around it and creating complex ecosystems and landscapes together with other trees.

The Self-Sufficient Buildings group works on scales that range from the macro-buil- ding to the individual home developing principles and techniques that serve to organize the materialization of program- matic nodes of activity based on natural ru- les and principles. As a result, the building

also need to respond to specific cultural conditions, and the multicultural global vision that the IaaC represents allows can be applied, via debate and research, to ar- chitecture projects anywhere in the world. This group devotes special attention to housing and the new forms of social or- ganization of our time, by way of buildings with shared spaces, or macrobuildings that incorporate all the functions of a city. This group is working to introduce innovative te- chniques such as local energy generation, the development of self-suffi cient buil- dings, the incorporation of hydrogen into the building and the use of new materials, responding to each situation with ad-hoc techniques and principles.

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MAA 10-11, Self Sufficient Building Development Studio HELIOTROPISM, Javier Gonzalez Rivero 15
MAA 10-11, Self Sufficient Building Development Studio
HELIOTROPISM, Javier Gonzalez Rivero
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DIGITAL TECTONICS

DIGITAL TECTONICS

FABRICATION ECOLOGIES

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DIRECTORS: CLAUDIA PASQUERO + MARCO POLETTO

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As human impact on the world’s biosphere reaches critical levels, we should recognize and accept the fact that “nature no longer exists”; at least not as that untamed pla- ne of reference where forces re-circulate in a balanced and harmonious way; in the words of Slavoj Zizek, nature is crazy, ca- tastrophic and brutal. Such acceptance will help us avoiding the contemporary cultural pitfall promoted by what we should define “the green ideology”. At the same time it will liberate a much more radical attitude towards the development of new protocols of transformation, new design practices of material and energetic organisation able to surpass the mechanical paradigm of in- dustrialized mass production.

Such ambition has several expected outco- mes:

-the parallel advancement of both the te- chnical and the cultural paradigms of digi- tal fabrication in architecture. -the invention of new digital fabrication techniques involving an innovative use of existing and new fabrication machines. -the development of new material systems tuned to potential applications within a set architectural “milieu”

The research line defines and investigates eco-systemic architectural fabrication by exploring the relationship between matter, information and energy in the synthesis of a new notion of materiality, and in the pro- duction of new protocols of material orga- nisation. The method of investigation will follow a rigorously experimental approach and will progress in complexity from small scale material sampling to the production of 1:1 scale architectural components or prototypes.

The research topic will be “fibrous structu- res”; the ambition will be to cover as much ground as possible in developing a catalo- gue of fibrous material systems engaging with a palette of fibrous materials [natural, synthetic, polymeric, etc.], structuring lo- gics [bundling, weaving, knitting, etc], ar- chitectural conditions [structural columns, facade tile, etc], fabrication protocols [ex- truding, percolating, dipping, pouring, etc].

The course will embrace this radical attitu- de by adopting an experimental approach to the development of new eco-systemic fabrication protocols and related architec- tural prototypes, where the picturesque aspects of nature are substituted with its cybernetic cycles, the mechanical functio- nality of the prototype with its machinic be- haviour and the compositional order of its architecture with the algorithmic protocol regulating its development. Our ambition will be to set up new fabri- cation protocols able to integrate within a coherent design medium the mechanical properties of digital fabrication machines with the eco-systemic aspects of specific design environments; in other words we will embed digital fabrication in specific architectural “milieu” and develop new ma- chinic architectures or co-evolving archi- tectural systems .

MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics PET-FLAKES: Akram Ahmed, Christiana Vlanti, Pavlos Bakagiannis, Theodoros
MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics
PET-FLAKES: Akram Ahmed, Christiana Vlanti, Pavlos Bakagiannis, Theodoros Grouso-
Christiana Vlanti, Pavlos Bakagiannis, Theodoros Grouso- MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics STONE SPRAY:
MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics STONE SPRAY: Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill, Petr Novikov
MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics
STONE SPRAY: Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill, Petr Novikov
Grouso- MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics STONE SPRAY: Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill, Petr Novikov 16
Grouso- MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics STONE SPRAY: Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill, Petr Novikov 16
Grouso- MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics STONE SPRAY: Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill, Petr Novikov 16
Grouso- MAA 11-12, Research Studio: Digital Tectonics STONE SPRAY: Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill, Petr Novikov 16

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PROGRAM

MAA 01 PROGRAM/1 YEAR

2013-14

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End of MAA_ Final Year Exhibition

General Workshop (2 ECTS)

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PROGRAM

MAA 02 PROGRAM/2 YEARS

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Introductory Courses Phase 1 IS1 Introductory Studio ( 60hrs ) Studio Support Seminar Processing (20hr)
Introductory Courses
Phase 1
IS1 Introductory Studio
( 60hrs )
Studio Support Seminar
Processing (20hr)
IC2
Energy
(
30hr )
IC4
IC3
Digital Tools
Theory
( 30hr)
(
30hr )
Ecotect
Rhino
Digital
(20hr )
10hr
Fabrication
(
30hr)
PHASE 1
Introductory Course has 5 required courses.
RPS Research project studio
( 60hrs )
Thesis Support Seminar
Digital Tools (20hr)
W1_Practice Fabrication
(20hrs )
W2_Theory Concepts
( 20hr )
PHASE 1
Introductory Course has 2 required courses.

Development Studios & Seminars

Phase 3

required courses. Development Studios & Seminars Phase 3 Phase 2 Master in Advanced Architecture (1ST YEAR)

Phase 2

courses. Development Studios & Seminars Phase 3 Phase 2 Master in Advanced Architecture (1ST YEAR) Research

Master in Advanced Architecture (1ST YEAR)

Research Design Studio RS I, RS II, RS III Research Design Studio DS I, DS
Research Design Studio
RS I, RS II, RS III
Research Design Studio
DS I, DS II, DS III
( 60 hr )
( 60 hr )
Studio Project I, II, III
Studio Support I, II, III
Studio Support I, II, III
Seminar (20hr)
Seminar (20hr)
S1,S2,S3 Computational I, II, III
Design Tools (20hr)
S8,s9, s10. Computational I, II, III
Design Tools (20hr)
S13_Research trip
S5_Seminar Workshop
S4_Seminar Workshop
S11_Seminar Workshop
(20hr)
( 20hr)
Seminar
( 20hr)
(20hr)
S14_Seminar
Workshop
S12_Seminar Workshop
S6_Seminar Workshop
S7_Seminar Workshop
( 20hr )
(20hr)
( 20hr)
( 20hr)
PHASE 2
WORKSHOP
Each Research
Studio has 3 elective seminars out of 4.
Transversal Workshop
PHASE 3
Each Development Studio has 3 selective seminars out of 3.
Each Development Studio has 3 selective seminars out of 3. Research Studios DPS Research project studio
Each Development Studio has 3 selective seminars out of 3. Research Studios DPS Research project studio

Research Studios

Studio has 3 selective seminars out of 3. Research Studios DPS Research project studio DPS Research
DPS Research project studio DPS Research project studio ( 80hrs ) ( 60hrs ) Thesis
DPS Research project studio
DPS Research project studio
( 80hrs )
( 60hrs )
Thesis Support Seminar
Thesis Support Seminar
Digital Tools (20hr)
(20hr)
Thesis Support Seminar
(20hr)
PHASE 2
Each DPS has 1 obligatory Seminar and 3 elective seminars out of 4.
PHASE 3
Each DPS has 2 obligatory seminars and 1 selective seminars out of 3.

Workshops

Master in Advanced Architecture (2ND YEAR)

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NATIONALITIES

MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 NATIONALITIES MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE - MAA01: 75 ECTS, 1 year MAA02:

MASTER IN

ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

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MAA01: 75 ECTS, 1 year MAA02: 130 ECTS, 2years

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia offers a three-term and a six- term Master’s program in Architecture and Urbanism accredited by the Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya.

Institute and Master Program Directors, together with the teaching staff, are com- mitted to a long-term prospectus of crea- ting an international research and acade- mic centre in Barcelona, bringing together international students, tutors and resear- chers from different fields in order to ma- terialize experimental forms of communi- cation, inhabitation and planning.

The program is oriented at graduates who wish to commit and develop their design research skills in the context of new forms of practice within architecture and urba- nism, ranging from large-scale environ- ments to tectonic details.

Over the last ten years, the IAAC has recei- ved students from more than 33 countries, including China, the UK, the USA, Australia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argenti- na, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru, Germany, Iraq, Thailand, Turkey, India, Poland, Cy- prus, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain, Gua- temala, Bangladesh, Colombia,Korea and more making it an exceptionally internatio- nal and multicultural place.

and more making it an exceptionally internatio- nal and multicultural place. IAAC Graduates 2000-2011. 22 23

IAAC Graduates

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PROGRAM MAA 13-14

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PROGRAM

ORGANIZATION

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The Master in Advanced Architecture is an innovative educational format that offers interdisciplinary skills and understanding through the researching of territorial, ar- chitectural and parametric design opera- tions for the production of Self-sufficient Habitats.

Proposing a dynamic, customized structu- re, the Institute gives students the opportu- nity to create single or multi-scalar Studio agendas based on their academic interests within the programme. In this way, the IAAC puts together an experimental and learning environment for the training of architects with both theoretical and prac- tical responses to the increasing comple- xity of contemporary urban environments, economic forces, information flows, fast- growing cities and massive energy con- sumption and waste production.

With 7 day access to the IAAC Studio wor- king space and its prototypes fabrication lab, students have the opportunity to be part of a highly international group, inclu- ding faculty members, researchers and lecturers, in which they are encouraged to develop collective decision-making proces- ses and materialize their project ideas. The aim of the Institute is to form graduates who, after the completion of the program- me, will be able to develop their acquired skills in a diversity of professional envi- ronments, engaging in projects that range from large scale sustainable planning and building construction to the industrialized fabrication of architectural components. The Master in Advanced Architecture com-

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prises the following elements:

1. Introductory Design Studio IS and

Introductory Courses IC

2. Research Studios RS

3. Development Studios DS

4. Workshop Seminars S

5. General Workshop W

6. Open Thesis Fabrication OTF (optional)

7. Lecture Series LS

The program is organized in four plus one (4+1) phases:

- Phase 1: Introductory Term (20 ECTS credits)

- Phase 2: Research Studios and Workshop Seminars (19 ECTS credits)

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Workshop Seminars (19 ECTS credits)

Phase

3:

Development

Studios

and

- Phase 4: General Workshop and Final Studio development (15 ECTS credits)

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(optional).

Phase

5:

Open

Thesis

Fabrication

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PHASE 1 (20 ECTS CREDITS)

INTRODUCTORY TERM

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The 10-week introductory Phase provides

a common grounding of knowledge and

skills to new IAAC students. It is a forma- tive platform structured by a Design Pro- ject and four complementary courses an- ticipating ideas that will appear during the programme in relation to self-sufficiency,

design strategies, innovative forms of plan- ning and contemporary culture. A toolbox

of both, theoretical and practical skills for

further research work.

PHASE 1 COURSES AND CREDITS:

IS. Introductory Design Studio: Smart Pu- blic Space (8 ECTS credits)

IC1. Introductory Course 1_Practise_ Fabrication: Digital Fabrication, (3 ECTS credits)

IC3. Introductory Course 2_Practise_ Representation: Energy_Environmental De- sign, (3 ECTS credits)

IC4. Introductory Course 3_Theory Concepts, (3 ECTS credits)

IC5. Introductory Course 4_Digital Tools: Rhino+GH/ Processing, (3 ECTS credits)

PROGRAM

PHASE 2 (19 ECTS CREDITS)

RESEARCH STUDIOS AND SEMINARS

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Phase 2 is an Open Educational Structu- re where the students attend a Research Studio and 1 obligatory seminar engadged with the studio plus 2 Seminars among 3 Optional Seminars that they choose accor- ding to their academic interests. Phase 2 is focused in three different scales of inves- tigation: territorial, architectural and para- metric design.

PHASE 2 COURSES AND CREDITS:

RS. Research Design Studio (10 ECTS credits)

S1. Seminar 1_Practise Fabrication (3 ECTS credits)

S2. Seminar 2_Theory Concepts (3 ECTS )

S3. Seminar 3_Theory Instruments (3 ECTS )

S4. Seminar 4_Digital Tools (3 ECTS )

S5. Seminar 5_Digital Tools (3 ECTS )

S6. Seminar 6_Digital Tools (3 ECTS )

Please note: The distribution of students for the Research Studios and Seminars of Phase 2 is done according to the obtained grades acquired in the MAA Phase 1.

PHASE 3 (19 ECTS CREDITS)

DEVELOPMENT STUDIOS AND SEMI- NARS

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Phase 3 is an Open Educational Structure where the students attend the Develop- ment Studio and 1 obligatory seminar en- gadged with the studio, plus 2 Seminars among 3 Optional Seminars that they choose according to their academic inter- ests. At Phase 3 students are required to attend 1 Development Studio (the one co- rresponding to the Research Studio which they attended during the Phase 2) and 3 Seminars.

PHASE 3 COURSES AND CREDITS

DS. Development Design Studio (10 ECTS credits)

S7. Seminar 7_Practise Fabrication (3 ECTS )

S8. Seminar 8_Practise Fabrication (3 ECTS )

S9. Seminar 9_Practise Fabrication (3 ECTS )

S10. Seminar 10_Theory Instruments (3 ECTS )

S11. Seminar 11_Digital Tools (3 ECTS )

S12. Seminar 12_Digital Tools (3 ECTS )

Please note: The distribution of students for the Development Studios and Seminars of Phase 3 continues from Phase 2. Distri- bution of the optional Seminars is done based on the student grades acquired at Phase 1 and Phase 2.

PHASE 4 (15 ECTS CREDITS)

DEVELOPMENT STUDIO PROJECT/GE- NERAL WORKSHOP

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Phase 4 focuses on the extended research of the Development Studio Project of Pha- se 3 (13 ECTS credits).

The students during this period have the opportunity intergrate to their projects more in depth issues related to the self- suffi ciency agenda, as well as the inhe- rent material, organizational and spatial complexities determined by the chosen working scale and the experience gained during the year’s programme.

The transversal workshop (2 ECTS cre- dits) offered by the Master programme is a short term intensive experience, in which the students work together on collective projects organized by local or invited inter- national tutors. Note: According to academic objectives the transversal workshop could take place either in Phase 4 or in any other phase du- ring the academic year.

the transversal workshop could take place either in Phase 4 or in any other phase du-

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DESIGN STUDIO AND INTRODUCTORY SEMINARS

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IS.DESIGN STUDIO

(8 ECTS Credits)

The course will give them the opportunity

to test some of these processes, using the

machines available at IAAC (CNC lasercut, CNC milling and 3D Printing). Besides the

development of technical skills, the ultima-

te goal of

the course is to inquiry how these new fabri

cation methods are changing the language

of design, while challenging the traditional

architectural process from conception to construction.

Introductory project on the logics of self organized forms. By means of an intensi- ve model-making and prototyping agen- da this course will explore morphological, growth and evaluative processes observed nature. Setting up rules for material organization and performance, these organisms will be re-interpreted in their generative natu- re and extrapolated into artificial physical forms.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE 2

THEORY CONCEPTS (3 ECTS Credits)

INTRODUCTORY COURSE 1

DIGITAL FABRICATION(3 ECTS Credits)

The Digital Fabrication introductory course is intended to initiate students in the use of advanced digital design methods and fabrication processes in an integrated way, to make physical things from virtual data. It will focus on the design, development of construction of full scale prototypes in a variety of materials, focusing on the transi- tion between computer modeling and ma- terialization. Students will be introduced to the different digital fabrication processes available in the market with a series of comprehensive lectures, including discus- sions on specifi c case-studies. In the class, they will be guided through the use of Ra- pid Prototyping and CAD-CAM fabrication devices, by following design assignments specifically conceived to develop their skills.

This seminar course brings together a se- ries of seminal essays on architecture by key thinkers of the twentieth century. In so doing it attempts to show that there is

a consistent body of critical thought on

architecture that exists outside of mains- tream architectural discourse, which offers an effective means of critiquing that dis- course. The seminar course covers the key intellectual traditions of thinking in the twentieth century: Modernism, Phenome- nology, Structuralism, Poststructuralism and Postmodernism.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE 3

DIGITAL TOOLS (3 ECTS Credits) In this introductory course we will sur- vey contemporary design tools in order to enable 3D and 2D strategies for design and representation. The tools utilized in this course will facilitate several issues in- cluding introducing common platforms for collaboration as well as exposing the stu- dent to potentially new workflows and de- sign environments. The primary focus of the class will involve learning 3D modelling with McNeel’s Rhi- noceros v4. The adoption of Rhino as the main 3D tool deals with its ability to interfa- ce with many different file formats. In many ways Rhino will act as the bridge between many applications, 3D and 2D alike. Rhino also has a rich list of plug-ins and other methods by which to extend its capabili- ties. Finally, Rhino has a vast community of users, thus allowing for various ways to seek help, find example files, and share the work completed in the class. There are a multitude of other tools that will be utilized throughout the course in order to complement the main 3D and 2D software packages. These tools include plug-ins for the main tools and small appli- cations. Throughout the entire course it is expected that students use the IAAC Blogging sys- tem to discuss their work progress. Blog- ging will also be introduced early on in the course.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE 4

PRACTISE REPRESENTATION (3 ECTS Credits) Context interventions take place on ins- cription documents where the architectu- re designs are negotiated. The change of paradigm from the “modern agreement” (based in anthropocentric principles) to an amplified and networked present time implies a necessary revision of the sys- tems of inscription and the techniques of (re)presentation as the necessary tools to (re) construct the context. Our installation, as cartographers, determines our possibi- lities of managing the context information and of gaining access to its topological configuration. The construction of every cultural context gets registered and ma- terialized in the maps. It emerges through efficient rhetorical strategies over these surfaces of inscription. These strategies become the conditions of possibility of:

the organization of the context informa- tion, the mobilization of circular references, the contemporary archive systems, the data gathering, the critic of the common categories, the pragmatic structures, the links between the actors involved, the socialization of the entities, the increase of being. The maps do not re-present the context. They are neither literal nor mechanical adjustments to an external world. They activate links, actions and neighbourhood agreements that advance unprecedented strategies that transform the space. Through the maps we shall (re)produce the context. But also, through the maps, the context will (re)produce us.

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RESEARCH STUDIOS AND SEMINARS

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OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 1 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 1 (Computational Design Semi- nar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Research Studio I of Emergent Territories/ Radical Region. All students assigned Re- search Studio I (RSI) will be automatically assigned this seminar that is focused to provide expertise in the research objec- tives of the Studio class. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 4,5, 6 and 7.

OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 2 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 2 (Computational Design Se- minar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Research Studio II of Self sufficient Buildings. All students assigned Research Studio II (RSII) will be automatically assig- ned this seminar that is focused to provide expertise in the research objectives of the Studio class. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 4,5, 6 and 7.

OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 3 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 3 (Computer Design Seminar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Re- search Studio III of Digital Tectonics/Fa- brication Ecologies. All students assigned Research Studio III (RSIII) will be automati- cally assigned this seminar that is focused to provide expertise in the research objec- tives of the Studio class. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 4,5,6 and 7.

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SEMINARS

SEMINAR WORKSHOP 4 ENERGY (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 4 is part of a series of seminars related with environmental design and sustainability concepts. The focus will be towards energy analysis, parametric soft- wares of solar analysis and production of prototypes able to capture energy and per- form in a self sufficient mode.

SEMINAR WORKSHOP 5 INFORMATION (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 5 is part of a series of seminars related with information of all types from geographical information to code informa- tion. From Bits to Geography. The focus will be towards specific software, parametric design and digital tools as well as interac- tion and new embaded technologies to ob- jects or buildings.

SEMINAR WORKSHOP 6 FABRICATION (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 6 is part of a series of seminars re- lated with digital and personal fabrication. The focus will be towards advanced CAD/ CAM technologies, DIY thinking, local fabri- cation as well as open source and collabo- rative design.

SEMINAR WORKSHOP 7 DESIGN (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 7 is part of a series of seminars related with design and digital tools. The focus will be towards advanced design strategies and their intephase with digital intelligence.

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DEVELOPMENT STUDIOS AND SEMINARS

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OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 8 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 8 (Computational Design Semi- nar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Development Studio I of Emergent Territo- ries/Radical Region. All students assigned Development Studio I (DSI) that is the con- tinuation of Research Studio I will be auto- matically assigned this seminar which fo- cus is to provide expertise in the research objectives of the Studio class. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 10,11 and 12.

OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 9 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 9 (Computational Design Semi- nar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Development Studio II of Self suffi cient Buildings. All students assigned Develop- ment Studio II (DSII) that is the continua- tion f Research Studio II will be automati- cally assigned this seminar which focus is to provide expertise in the research objec- tives of the Studio class. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 10,11 and 12.

OBLIGATORY SEMINAR 10 (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 10 (Computational Design Semi- nar) is an obligatory Seminar related with Development Studio III of Digital Tecto- nics/Fabrication Ecologies. All students assigned Development Studio III (DSIII) that is the continuation of Research Stu- dio III will be automatically assigned this seminar which focus is to provide experti- se in the research objectives of the Studio

class. Students will be requested to choose 2 more seminars from Workshop Seminars 10,11 and 12.

SEMINAR WORKSHOP 11 ENERGY (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 11 is part of a series of seminars related with environmental design and sustainability concepts. The focus will be towards energy analysis, parametric soft- wares of solar analysis and production of prototypes able to capture energy and per- form in a self suffi cient mode.

SEMINAR WORKSHOP 12 INFORMATION (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 12 is part of a series of seminars related with information of all types. From geographical information to programming code information. From Bits to Geography. The focus will be towards specifi c soft- ware, parametric design and digital tools as well as interaction and new embaded technologiesto objects or buildings.

SEMINAR WORKSHOP 13 FABRICATION (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 13 is part of a series of seminars related with digital and personal fabrica- tion. The focus will be towards advanced CAD/CAM technologies, DIY thinking and producing,local fabrication as well as open source and collaborative design

SEMINAR WORKSHOP 14 RESEARCH TRIP (3 ECTS credits) Seminar 14 will be developed as part of the MAA Research Trip (optional), or related activities.

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DEVELOPMENT STUDIOS WORKSHOP

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PHASE4 (15 ECTS credits) MASTER DESIGN PROJECT AND GENE- RAL WORKSHOP

Phase 4 focuses on the extended research of the Development Studio Project of Pha- se 3 (13 ECTS credits).

The students during this period have the opportunity intergrate to their projects more in depth issues related to the self- suffi ciency agenda, as well as the inhe- rent material, organizational and spatial complexities determined by the chosen working scale and the experience gained during the year’s programme.

The transversal workshop (2 ECTS cre- dits) offered by the Master programme is a short term intensive experience, in which the students work together on collective projects organized by local or invited inter- national tutors.

Note: According to academic objectives the transversal workshop could take place either in Phase 4 or in any other phase du- ring the academic year.

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SEMINARS

Fab Lab House IAAC Special Project 2010
Fab Lab House
IAAC Special Project
2010

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PHASE 5

OPEN THESIS FABRICATION

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PROGRAM

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In design and architecture, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) fabrication

equipment has given designers unprece- dented means for executing formally cha- llenging projects directly from the com- puter. The impact of digital production in these fields allows the production of com- plex geometries and opens up a wide field of research and experimentation. Open Thesis Fabrication is an academic program which extends over the period of 15 weeks from September to December

2011.

The course is open to students and profes-

to December 2011. The course is open to students and profes- 34 OPEN THESIS FABRICATION sionals

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OPEN THESIS FABRICATION

sionals who would like to develop a specifi- cresearch agenda within the field of digital design and fabrication. The program focu- ses on the development and completion of full scale prototypes using advanced CNC machinery, applying experimental mate- rials and testing smart energy sollutions. Student projects will be followed by ex- perienced tutors and regularly discussed with external guests and consultants with expertise in the field. Along these special sessions will take place specifi cally related activities such as: factory and building si- tes visit, field trips, etc.

as: factory and building si- tes visit, field trips, etc. TEACHING STAFF Consultants and reviewers will
as: factory and building si- tes visit, field trips, etc. TEACHING STAFF Consultants and reviewers will

TEACHING STAFF Consultants and reviewers will be guests from all over the world specialised in the fi eld of digital design, fabrication and manu- facturing.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE/CALENDAR

Open Thesis Fabrication starts on Sept- ember 5th. The first week is an introduc- tory week where the students will be given bibliography for readings (book,articles and software manuals) and they will have

a short introduction to the Fab Lab BCN,

one of the most equiped digital labora- tory inEurope. After the introductory part participants should present their Thesis topics within the Open Thesis Fabrication Research Agenda whish they will be deve- loping during the 15 weeks of the program.

There will be weekly activities and confe- rences such as desk crits with advisor tutor every 2 or 3 weeks. Final submission of the upervised projects will take place on De- cember 20th along with an Open exhibition

of the fi nal

projects.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES Factory Visits Building Sites Visit Field trip (not sponsored, optional) Special desk crit sessions with consultants Desk crits with advisor tutor (every two weeks)

COLLABORATIVE COMPANIES The program seeks to develop projects that could possibly continue developing in collaboration with Industry Companies. Therefore,representatives of several com-

panies will be participating in the program following the projects.

Some of the collaborative companies are:

KUKA (Robotic Technologies Manufactu- rer) www.kuka.es LIBELIUM (Distributed Wi-Fi Communica- tions) www.libelium.com CRICURSA (Complex Glass Manufacturer) www.cricursa .com INDUSTRIAS IMAR (Metal Manufacturer) www.imarsa.com DUPONT (Corian Manufacturer) www.dupont.com FUPICSA (Wood Supplier and Manufactu- rer)

PROGRAM RESEARCH AGENDA Digital tectonics Parametric Facades Micro-Houses Self Suffi cient Buildings Solar House Experimental Structures Advanced Materials Digital tectonics Parametric Facades Micro-Houses Self Suffi cient Buildings Intelligent Houses Intelligent Facades

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING English

AIM AT Students or professionals from the fi eld of Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Design, Landscape, etc.

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LECTURE SERIES

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LECTURE PROGRAMME (2 ECTS credits)

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Since 2000 the Master’s in Advanced Ar- chitecture runs an international lecture programme in which architects and ex- perts from a variety of disciplines present their work at IAAC. The lectures are open to public.

Some of the Guest Lecturers for Lecture Series of previous 2 years were:

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Shigeru Ban

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Michel Rojkind

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Matthias Kohler

Peter Eisenman

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Farshid Moussavi

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Bjarke Ingels

Peter Cook

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Ben Van Berkel

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Gunter Pauli

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Enric Ruiz-Geli

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Thom Mayne

Matthias Kohler

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Jelle Feringa

Carlo Ratti

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Jane Burry

Mike Weinstoch

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Julian Vincent

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Josep Miàs

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Lucy Mushgrane

Yona Friedman

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John Palmesino and Hernan Diaz Alonso

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Brett Steele

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Mette Thompsen

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Benjamin Ball

Mariano Marzo

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Fabian Scheurer

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Neil Leach

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Dominique Perrault

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Ben Van Berkel

Leach _ _ Dominique Perrault 36 Ben Van Berkel T h e o J a n

Theo Jansen

Farshid Moussavi Bjarke Ingels Peter Cook
Farshid Moussavi
Bjarke Ingels
Peter Cook

Enric Ruiz-Geli

Peter Eisenman

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PAST

LECTURE SERIES

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PREVIOUS

LECTURERS

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Shigeru Ban, Michel Rojkind, Matthias Kohler, Peter Eisenman, Farshid Moussavi, Bjarke Ingels, Peter Cook, Ricardo Bofill, Ben Van Berkel, Gunter Pauli, Enric Ruiz-Geli, Brett Steele, Pepe Ballesteros, Laura Cantarella, Santiago Cirugeda Parejo, Luca Galofaro, Lourdes García Sogo, Adriaan Geuze, Xaveer de Geyter, Toyo Ito, Francisco Jarauta, Young Joon Kim, Kamiel Klaasse, Anne Lacaton, Duncan Lewis, Greg Lynn, Winy Maas, Josep Lluís Mateo, Fernando Menis, Alfredo Payá, Jaime Salazar, Max Sanjulián, Charles Renfro, Amadeu Santacana, Carlos Sant’Ana, Kelly Shannon, Alejandro Zaera, José María Torres Nadal, Mark Wigley,

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Yung Ho Chang, ILSA & Andreas Ruby, Jacub Szczesny, Jou Min Lin, Lucy Bullivant, Momoyo Kaijima, Manuel Bailo + Rosa Rull, Andres Cánovas, Andrés Jaque, Carlos Arroyo, Angel Borrego, Colectivo Zuloark, Ana Salinas, Maria Auxiliadora Galvez, Isabela Wieczorek, Ecosistema Urbano, Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto, Bernhard Franken, Sabine Müller, Bostian Vuga, Axel Kilian, Benedetta Tagliabue, Alejandro Gutierrez, Juan Herreros, Winka Dubbeldam, Hanif Kara, Neil Leach, Minsuk Cho, Alfonso Vegara, Behrok Khoshnevis, Stephen Wolfman, Caterina Tiazzoldi, Jaime Lerner, Massimiliano Fuksas, Rajendra Kumar, Ariadna Alvarez Garreta, Manuel de Landa, and many others.

Ariadna Alvarez Garreta, Manuel de Landa, and many others. Gunter Pauli Sean Hanna Benedetta Tagliabue Michael

Gunter Pauli

Sean Hanna

Benedetta Tagliabue Michael Weinstock Behrok Khoshnevis Neil Gershenfeld/MIT Axel Killlian Ricardo Bofill Manuel de
Benedetta Tagliabue
Michael Weinstock
Behrok Khoshnevis
Neil Gershenfeld/MIT
Axel Killlian
Ricardo Bofill
Manuel de Landa
Massimiliano Fuksas
Aaron Betsky
Momoto Kayima
Branco Kolarevic
Brett Steele
Jose Luis Mateo
Jaime Lerner

Cristine Otto Kanstinger

Hanif Kara

Toyo Ito

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FAB LAB

BARCELONA

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WHAT IS A FAB LAB

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Digital Fabrication Laboratories, Fab Labs, are a platform for cooperation between people and organizations from different countries around the world. Fab labs are conceived and designed to encourage the idea that anyone can fabricate/make any- thing anywhere in the world by sahring technological and social knowledge and by using machines of digital manufacturing. The project emerged from a program launched by The Center for Bits and At- oms (CBA) of MIT and is led by physicist Neil Gershenfeld (director of CBI). The project of Fab Labs has extended from laboratories in downtown Boston to ru- ral India, South Africa, Norway, Spain, Af- ghanistan, Kenya and more. All Fab Labs work in coordination through the Internet and a video conference network, and they meet annually in a global event. The Fab Lab programme explores how the content of information relates to physical representation. The Fab Labs are laborato- ries of personal digital fabrication in which it is possible to make almost anything, from a computer measuring 1 cm by 1 cm to an in- telligent house. These labs are distributed in various parts of the world and connected to each other by way of the Internet and video conferencing, which allows the shar- ing of experiences and with it the creation of a network of distributed knowledge. The Fab Labs use advanced techniques and technologies which are being made accessible to everyone. They are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as laser cutters, 3-dimensional printers and milling machines and electronic compo- nents for creating artificial intelligence.

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FAB LAB BARCELONA

printers and milling machines and electronic compo- nents for creating artificial intelligence. 40 FAB LAB BARCELONA
printers and milling machines and electronic compo- nents for creating artificial intelligence. 40 FAB LAB BARCELONA
printers and milling machines and electronic compo- nents for creating artificial intelligence. 40 FAB LAB BARCELONA

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IAAC SPECIAL PROJECTS

SPECIAL PROJECTS

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IAAC develops different research and spe- cial projects along the Academic Year. Stu- dents will be asked to participate in some of those initiatives in parallel to their studies. The Fab Lab House is a new generation Fab Lab home whose goal is to not industrialize but allow any person to manufacture an- ywhere in the world, from the platform of Fab Labs, or fabrication laboratories. The production methodology of the hou- se is founded in a structure fabricated from common materials sourced globally (plywood panels, etc.), and in the use of lo- cally found machinery (laser cutting and/ or milling machine). It is definitely a very affordable housing solution, designed with a combination of simple construction, geo- metric sophistication and technological wealth, both in its creation as an energy system as well as in the active and passive management of the house. It was produced in 2010 for the Solar Decathlon Europe.

IAAC is also developing the project ENER- GRID with the Spanish power company ENDESA in order to develop “the Internet of Energy”. Prototypes of this system will be developed in IAAC during the following months and finally they will be brought in Can Valldaura House.

In November 2011 IAAC has produced its

second Solar House in collaboration with

ENDESA

Congress 2011.

and within the Smart City Expo

The last 2 years IAAC is also working in the project City Protocol, a project about defining the criteria to evaluate the perfor- mance of the cities with the goal for more sustainable cities.

Other projects developed by IAAC are exhi- bitions, such as the Fabrication Laboratory exhibition at the Disseny Hub Barcelona.

Fabrication Laboratory Exhibition, Disseny Hub Barcelona, June 2010
Fabrication Laboratory Exhibition, Disseny Hub Barcelona, June 2010

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Barcelona. Fabrication Laboratory Exhibition, Disseny Hub Barcelona, June 2010 42 Solar House 2.0, Smart City Expo
Barcelona. Fabrication Laboratory Exhibition, Disseny Hub Barcelona, June 2010 42 Solar House 2.0, Smart City Expo

Solar House 2.0, Smart City Expo 2011

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IAAC SPECIAL PROJECTS

MAA 2013/14 PHASES 01-04 IAAC SPECIAL PROJECTS Hyperhabitat-Reprogramming the World, Venice Biennale 2009 Fab Lab House,

Hyperhabitat-Reprogramming the World, Venice Biennale 2009

Fab Lab House, June 2010, Solar Decathlon Europe 2010
Fab Lab House, June 2010, Solar Decathlon Europe 2010
Hyperhabitat, Venice Biennale 2008
Hyperhabitat, Venice Biennale 2008

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Q VALLDAURA GREEN FAB

Q VALLDAURA

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IAAC FOREST CAMP/GREEN FAB LAB

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Valldaura is a research center for self-

The project will take place in several pha-

sufficient habitats, located on an historic

ses and will be developed in three areas: a

130 hectare farm in the Collserola Natural Park, twenty minutes from downtown Bar- celona. It is powered by the IAAC with the support of the “Avanza Plan”, the MIT YC and several organizations and companies.

research center located near the farmhou- se, a restaurant and event center located near Cerdanyola Road, where the Can Vall- daura Restaurant stands now, and an his- torical center that will develop a program

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Valldaura has an interesting history: it is

of archaeological research.

the place which in the XII century hosted the first Cister Monastery of Catalonia. Later, it became a royal hunting palace, be- coming an independent municipality that includes Mataró, and finally it ended up being a farm. Our project promotes a process of nature conservation and rehabilitation of archi- tectural and landscape heritage. To deve- lop the conservation estate, a special plan to improve the property was presented, including forestry, agriculture, livestock, heritage and environmental and functional aspects. The “Masía Can Valldarura” was

The Self-Sufficient Habitat Center establis- hes the relationship of Man, Environment and Planet defined as “self-connected man.” We promote education and research pro- grams for people of all ages, in a multidis- ciplinary environment that seeks to beco- me an international benchmark. Within the Valldaura environment, research and action will be undertaken on food, energy and objects, the three basics needs that humans require to be self sufficient. Activities will also take place related to

built in 1888 with an agricultural structure,

recovering ancestral knowledge on mana-

system of irrigation and forest manage- ment, that will be restored.

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gement of resources we have in our envi- ronment, as well as sharing knowledge glo- bally through information networks.

of resources we have in our envi- ronment, as well as sharing knowledge glo- bally through

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of resources we have in our envi- ronment, as well as sharing knowledge glo- bally through
of resources we have in our envi- ronment, as well as sharing knowledge glo- bally through
of resources we have in our envi- ronment, as well as sharing knowledge glo- bally through
of resources we have in our envi- ronment, as well as sharing knowledge glo- bally through

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APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND TUITION FEES

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APPLICATION AND SELECTION All Master Programme applicants should submit digitally at applications@iaac.net the following documents:

TUITION FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE MAA_01 (9months, 75ECTS)

Tuition for the year 2013/2014 is 14,700€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down pay- ment of 2,000€ to confirm participation, maximum 6 weeks after their acceptan-

The remaining part of the tuition fee

ce

(12,700€) may be paid either in one or two

instalments, 60% (7,620€), before 1 Sept- ember 2013 and 40% (5,080€) before 15 January 2014.

All payments must be paid by bank trans- fer only to:

Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Ca- taluña Bank: Caixa de Arquitectos Account Number: 3183-0800-8200-

0064-8636

IBAN: ES86 3183 0800 8200 0064 8636 BIC/SWIFT: CASDESBB

Note: in the bank transferring SUBJECT must appear the applicant’s name

- Completed application form

- Letter of intent (maximum two pages DIN

A4 format)

- Copy of (valid) passport

- Legalized copy of your applicant’s archi-

tecture degree (Bachelor or higher degree from other professions) officially trans- lated both in English and in Spanish. The legalisation should be done according to the country of origin of the applicant. In the following link can be found all the informa- tion about the above requirement: http:// formaciopermanent.upc.edu/

- Two letters of recommendation

- Portfolio containing representative sam-

ples of design work (academic and / or professional). The portfolio should not ex-

ceed 10MB in DIN A4 format.

- Curriculum Vitae

- A non-refundable application fee of 120€, payable by bank transfer to:

Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Ca- taluña Bank: Caixa de Arquitectos Account Number: 3183-0800-8200-

0064-8636

IBAN: ES86 3183 0800 8200 0064 8636 BIC/SWIFT: CASDESBB

Note: in the bank transferring SUBJECT must appear the applicant’s name. All do- cuments should be submitted in English. These documents will be reviewed and will serve to determine whether student will be admitted to the program.

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TUITION FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING MAA_01 AND OPEN THESIS FABRICATION

The tuition for the Students that will deci- de to enter both the Master in Advanced Architecture and the Open Thesis Fabri- cation programme for the year 2013/2014 is 19,600€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2,300€ to confirm parti- cipation, maximum 6 weeks after their ac- ceptance. The remaining part of the tuition fee (17,300€) may be paid either in one or two installments, 60% (10,380€), before 1 September 2013 and 40% (6,920€) befo- re 15 January 2014.

All payments must be paid by bank trans- fer only to:

Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Ca- taluña Bank: Caixa de Arquitectos Account Number: 3183-0800-8200-

0064-8636

IBAN: ES86 3183 0800 8200 0064 8636 BIC/SWIFT: CASDESBB

Note: in the bank transferring SUBJECT must appear the applicant’s name

TUITION FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE MAA_02 (18months, 130ECTS)

Tuition for the year 2013/2015 is 25,500€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2.500€ to confirm participa- tion, maximum 6 weeks after their accep- tance. The remaining part of the tuition fee (23,000€) may be paid either in two installments of 50% (11,500€) before 1 September 2013 and 50%(11,500€) be- fore 1 September 2014 or divide each year installment of (11,500€) in two, 60% (6,900€) , before 1 September 2013 and 40% (4,600€) before 15 January 2014 and 60% (6,900€) , before 1 September 2014 and 40% (4,600€) before 15 January 2015.

All payments must be paid by bank trans- fer only to:

Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Ca- taluña Bank: Caixa de Arquitectos Account Number: 3183-0800-8200-

0064-8636

IBAN: ES86 3183 0800 8200 0064 8636 BIC/SWIFT: CASDESBB

Note: in the bank transferring SUBJECT must appear the applicant’s name

For more information email us at: coordi- nator@iaac.net

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STUDY EXPENSES Study-related expenses such as the pur- chase of books, graphic reproduction, prin- ting and model- making are not included in the tuition fee. For field trips and excursions an individual financial contribution may be required.

MATERIALS Students are expected to bring their own computer, preferably a laptop no more than two years old, with the following spe- cifications:

PIV at 2.4 GHz (or similar in the case of an AMD processor).

1024 Mb RAM.

WIFI Internet connection.

1280 x 1024 screen display resolution.

NON SPANISH STUDENTS Non-Spanish students are advised to visit the Fundació UPC as soon as possible after arriving in Barcelona. The Fundació UPC offers advice on medi- cal insurance, accommodation and legal procedures for student visas. Please be aware that the application pro- cedure for a student visa can take up to 3 months. Please contact your nearest Spa- nish Consulate for more information. For more information on the Fundació UPC, please visit the website: www.fundacio. upc.edu

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MEDICAL INSURANCE Participants are responsible for their own health insurance and other personal insu- rance. The Foreign Student Service at the Fundació (UPC) can assist in finding the most suitable insurance. Please note that the IAAC is not liable for loss or damage to personal belongings. The Fundacio UPC offers accident insuran- ce. Students are advised to visit the FPC for further details. Please note that treatment in Spanish Na- tional Health centres is guaranteed to an- yone who is registered as resident in any city district. Non-EU citizens must also be in posses- sion of a residence visa.

ACCOMODATION IAAC does not provide accommodation for students, although the master class coor- dinator will provide information and assis- tance related to rental procedures. IAAC recommends the following websites for students looking for information about accommodation options and costs or ren- tal procedures in Barcelona:

www.bcn.es/ciaj/serveis/validacion.htm

www.rentabedroom.com

www.barcelona-home.com

www.resa.es

www.loquo.com

www.habitatgejove.com

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Dean

Assistant Manager

 

Nader Tehrani

Manuel Gausa

management@iaac.net

Francesc Joan, President

(Architect,

Director

MIT

School

Joaquim Oliver (Director UPC School) Robert Brufau (UPC)

Architecture, Boston)

 

Research and Development MAA Master Program Director

Administration / Finances Toni Hernandez - administration@iaac.net

Sebastiá Sallent (UPC) Javier Nieto

Juan Herreros (Architect, Professor ETSAM, Madrid)

 

Areti Markopoulou - areti@iaac.net

Secretary

Andreu Blay Ramon Ruiz Rafael Diez

Neil Gershenfeld (Physic, Director CBA MIT, Boston)

Research and Development Rodrigo Rubio

secretary@iaac.net

Technical Support

Francesc Fernandez Willy Müller Lucas Cappelli

Hanif Kara (Engineer, Director AKT, London)

Fab Lab BCN Director Tomas Díez - tomasdiez@iaac.net

Jorge Ramirez

Web Master

Nikos Salingaros (University of Texas, San Antonio)

Fab Lab BCN Coordinator Anastasia Pistofidou

www.nitropix.com

Aaron Betsky (Architect & Art Critic, Director Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati)

Hugh Whitehead

(Engineer,

technology, London)

Director

Foster+Partners

Q Valldaura Director

Nuria Diaz

Q Valldaura Researcher

Guillem Camprodon

Academic Coordinator Silvia Brandi - coordinator@iaac.net

Salvador Rueda

 

Computation Tech Advisor

(Ecologist,

Director

Agencia

Eco¬logia

Luis Fraguada - luis@iaac.net

Urbana, Barcelona)

 

Artur Serra

Publication Advisor Ramon Prat ACTAR

(Anthropologist,

Director

I2CAT,

Barcelona)

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Advanced Architecture Contest Lucas Cappelli - lucascappelli@iaac.net

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