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The institute MISSION, VISION & VALUES

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IAAC OBJECTIVES

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BARCELONA IS...

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22 @ CAMPUS

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VALLDAURA CAMPUS

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

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FAB LAB BARCELONA

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VALLDAURA GREEN FAB LAB

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FAB LAB PROGRAMS

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

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LECTURE SERIES

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Master in cities and technology WORLD OF CITIES

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PROGRAM ORGANIZATION

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PROGRAM OCTOBER-JUNE

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TUITION FEES

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Mact Studios and seminars DESIGN RESEARCH STUDIO

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THEORY OF CITIES

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STRATEGIC PLANNING SEMINARS

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TECHNOLOGY SEMINARS

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URBAN DESIGN SEMINARS

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MACT COLLABORATIVE ENTITIES

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FACULTY 76 GENERAL INFORMATION

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Master in advanced INTERACTION CONTEXT 86 PROGRAM ORGANIZATION

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PROGRAM OCTOBER-JUNE

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TUITION FEES 96

MaI Studios and seminars RESEARCH STUDIOS

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INTERACTION TOOLS AND SEMINARS

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PHYSICAL COMPUTING SEMINARS

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APPLIED THEORY SEMINARS

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FACULTY 107 GENERAL INFORMATION

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Master in advanced architecture MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

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PROGRAM ORGANIZATION

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FIRST YEAR: OCTOBER 2017 - JUNE 2018

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SECOND YEAR: OCTOBER 2018 - JUNE 2019

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TUITION FEES

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MAA First year INTELLIGENT CITIES - RESEARCH LINE RS.I

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SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS - RESEARCH LINE RS.II

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DIGITAL MATTER INTELLIGENT CONSTRUCTIONS - RESEARCH LINE RS.III

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INTRODUCTORY STUDIO

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SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

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Maa second year INDIVIDUAL MASTER THESIS PROJECT

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Maa FACULTY AND INFORMATION FACULTY 177 GENERAL INFORMATION

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Open thesis fabrication OPEN THESIS FABRICATION APPLIED RESEARCH PROGRAM

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AGENDA 2015/16

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AGENDA 2016/17

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OTF COLLABORATIVE ENTITIES

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TUITION FEES

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FACULTY 205 GENERAL INFORMATION

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IAAC PEOPLE IAAC PEOPLE

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THE INSTITUTE The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC is an international centre for Education, Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st century habitability. Based in the 22@ district of Barcelona, one of the world’s capitals of architecture and urbanism, not to mention the European Capital for Innovation (2014), IAAC is a platform for the exchange of knowledge with researchers, faculty and students from over 60 countries around the world. IAAC is Education, with the Master in Advanced Architecture, Advanced Interaction and the Master in City & Technology giving the next generation of architects and professionals the space to imagine, test and shape the future of cities, architecture and technology. This is possible through Open Thesis Fabrication, implementing of Applied Research and allowing learning by doing, as well as through short programs, implementing global agendas developed through local solutions, as the Global Summer School. IAAC is Fabrication, with the Fab Lab Barcelona, the most advanced digital production laboratory in Southern Europe, a laboratory where you can build almost everything, that recently hosted Fab10, the 10th annual worldwide Fab Lab conference. IAAC is Research, with Valldaura Labs, a self sufficient research centre located in the Collserola Metropolitan park, 20 minutes from the centre of Barcelona, where a series of laboratories are implemented for the production and testing of Energy, Food and Things.

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IAAC Students 2000-2016 And IAAC is also Barcelona, the European Capital for Innovation (2014)1, the city that aims to be a self-sufficient city, a Fab Lab city, a smarter city. Thanks to its innovative visions, IAAC is strategically aligned to the new urban policies of the city, developed in close collaboration and mutual inspiration between the two entities. The Institute develops multidisciplinary programs that explore international urban and territorial phenomena, with a special emphasis on the opportunities that arise from the emergent territories, and on the cultural, economic and social values that architecture can contribute to society today. IAAC sets out to take R+D to architecture and urbanism and create multidisciplinary knowledge networks. To this end the institute works in collaboration with a number of cities and regions, industrial groups, research centres, including the City Council of Barcelona, the Collserola Natural Park, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Centre for Information Technology and Architeture (CITA), the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc), as well as diverse companies among which CISCO, Endesa, Kuka Robotics and many others. Together with these the Institute develops various research programs bringing together experts in different disciplines such as architecture, engineering, biology, sociology, anthropology and other fields of investigation. IaaC has made its name as a centre of international reference, welcoming students and investigators from over 60 different countries among which Australia, the USA, India, Brasil, Russia, Ethiopia, all European countries and many others. 1. http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=icapital

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MISSION, VISION & VALUES MISSION The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a vanguard academic and research center 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 technological, social and cultural innovations of our time and contributing to the consolidation of Barcelona as a global platform for the urban habitat. To this extent IAAC works with a multidisciplinary approach, facing the challenges posed by our environment and shaping the future of cities, architecture and technology. This is obtained through the focus on select criteria: - Design for Self-sufficiency - Application of ICT (Information and communication technologies) at all levels of daily life. - Contribution to the distributed networks in the conception of the environment. - Advanced digital and parametric design. - Digital and Robotic Fabrication

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vision IAAC encourages innovation and construction 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 education programs in design, interaction, architecture, urbanism and landscape. - Research by developing projects to expand the boundaries of architecture, in collaboration with experts from multiple disciplines. - The development of innovation projects with companies and institutions that define role models, responding to global realities. - The promotion of projects through publications, 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.


VALUES COMPACT An organization that is flexible, agile, quick, able to anticipate new challenges of our time.

NATURAL Promoting connected self sufficiency, according to the rules of biological ecosystems, to help build a more ecological and social world.

INDEPENDENT Private foundation that collaborates with individuals, universities, companies and public organizations to innovate in the human habitat and interaction.

HOLISTIC Broad overview of the conception, design and construction of the human habitat, and this works at all scales, in interaction with multiple disciplines.

GLOBAL In thought and action, in the origin of human capital, learning from the diversity of the world, promoting the construction of local realities with very specific identity.

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

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.

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IAAC OBJECTIVES – To underline and reinforce our position as a worldwide reference for education and research, as well as for self sufficiency and digital fabrication, through the consolidation and expansion of research projects, as well as offering up to date and evolving academic programs. – To expand our collaborations with strategic public and private partnerships both nationally and internationally. – To strengthen our consultancy role by creating specific alliances with industries that promote and support applied research.

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– To actively pursue an agenda of activities related to green architecture, sustainability and renewable energies through the development of the Green Fab Lab, the Food Lab and the Energy Lab. – To enhance our current work and profile as a specialised think tank for innovative strategies within the fields of urban planning and urban design with particular attention to the Smart Cities challenge.


Barcelona is... MODERNISM: 7 works by Gaudi are UNESCO World Heritage sites. IMAGE: Almost 2.500 film shoots took place in the city during 2015. CULTURE: 50 museums and exhibition centers, Palau de la Musica, Sonar, Primavera Sound etc. Barcelona is part of the Network of UNESCO Creative Cities as City of Literature since 2015. SPORT: In addition to the pulling force of FC Barcelona, the city also hosts several international sporting events each year; these include the X Games, the World Swimming Championship etc.

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PROFITABLE: Since 2000, Barcelona has been the top European city in terms of the quality of life of employees (Report by Cushman & Wakefield and Cinco Dias). TOURISM: More than 15,5 million foreign tourists visited Barcelona in 2015. AFFORDABLE: Barcelona is not among the world’s 50 most expensive cities (according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting). MOBILE: The city will continue to host the Mobile World Congress (MWC) until 2018. Barcelona welcomes more than 70.000 visitors during this annual event.


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FACILITIES AND LOCATIONS

22 @ CAMPUS The Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia is located in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona, in the recently created district known as 22@, a focus for companies and institutions oriented toward the knowledge society. 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.

IAAC is housed in an old factory building, with 2,000 m² of space for research, production and dissemination of architecture, so that the space itself is a declaration of principles, embodying an experimental and productive approach to architecture. The IAAC premises include the Fab Lab Barcelona, an architecture and design oriented fabrication laboratory which is part of the global network of Fab Labs set up by The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. The Green Fab Lab, hosted in IAAC’s forest campus in the Valldaura Labs, is also part of the same global network, a fabrication laboratory this time oriented towards self sufficient and productive solutions.

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FACILITIES AND LOCATIONS

VALLDAURA campus Valldaura is IAAC’s second campus located in the Collserola Park, the natural centre of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Valldaura campus is a large park and testing ground for innovation that features the latest technologies in the fields of energy, information and fabrication. The core of this innovative project developed by IAAC is a laboratory to implement investigation and set a new bench marck for self sufficieny. The Valldaura Self Sufficient Labs express a new concept for sustainability established by IAAC. Its aim is to create a sustainable, consciously designed ecology using both cutting edge technology and traditional craftmanship. Valldaura Self Sufficient Labs Centre is a place at the forefront of developing a new concept of habitability placing people as the centre of all actions. Local self-sufficiency is promoted in the use of the environment, and the expansion of knowledge is promoted through the participation in global information networks to share and generate progress. The Valldaura Self Sufficient labs and its three Laboratories, Food Lab, Energy Lab and Green Fab Lab; allow to research the specificities of the production of key elements involved in self sufficiency: food, energy and things, combining ancestral knowledge that connects us to nature with the latest advanced technology.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAmS long term IAAC Educational Programs give the next generation of architects the space to imagine, test and shape the future of cities, architecture and technology through applied research, learning by doing, and implementing global agendas developed through local solution. IAAC is also part of the European consortium InnoChain, a consortium of six renowed research institutions and 14 leading industry partners: an interdisciplinary network developing PhD research in innovative building design practice under the Horizon 2020 program.

MAA01 - 1 year, 75 ects MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

MAA02 - 2 years, 130 ects MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

The MAA01 - Master in Advanced Architecture Program is oriented to graduates who wish to commit and develop their design research skills in the context of new forms of practice within architecture and urbanism, ranging from large scale environments to tectonic details and material properties. In order to allow the highest quality and applied research, the Masters in Advanced Architecture proposes a multidisciplinary approach, considering architecture as a transversal field, for which it is imperative to integrate all research and applications with the knowledge of specialists form a diversity of fields of expertise. The MAA01 emerges as an Innovative Structure focusing on five select Research Lines all led by Internationally renowned experts, and bringing together students and faculty from different disciplines and origins, towards the creation of a Networked Hub dedicated to Research and Innovation for the habitability of the 21st Century. The program is organized in four phases: three terms and the final project development phase.

The MAA02 program combines the first year Master (MAA01) with a second year of investigation towards the development of a thesis project. This program allows senior students, already having developed the appropriate sensibility and tools from MAA01, to get further a personal investigation, around the themes of the advanced technology, architecture and urbanism. During this second year students are required to deal with a project counting on the possibility of developing it with international faculty and enterprises, highly specialized in different fields. During the second year each student will propose and develop his/her Individual Thesis Project through an academic program structured in: - Individual Tutoring with internationally renowed experts that will support the student in the development and in the theoretical definition of the thesis project - Seminars focused on the topics of Advanced Digital Tools, Research Methodology and 1:1 Fabrication The thesis, sumbitted in publication format, can be developed according to diverse research methodologies.

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MAi - 1 year, 75 ects MASTER IN ADVANCED interaction

Mact - 1 year, 75 ects MASTER IN CITY & TECHNOLOGY

The Master in Advanced Interaction is a unique opportunity for Designers, Visual and Performing Artists, Choreographers, Dancers, Interaction Designers, VJs and DJs, Sound Artists, Scenographers, and profiles from related backgrounds to explore creative uses of technology for experimental and practical purposes. The course is aimed at developing and exhibiting projects which define meaningful interaction through a series of installations and performances. The ambition of these projects go well beyond digital media and are communicated through software and hardware development, solid theoretical foundations, and prototypes completed in IaaC’s digital fabrication laboratory. The theoretical basis of the course is to question how current technology can augment the agency and impact of all kinds of interactions around us. Our learning-by-doing research integrates methods used in design, programming and social sciences to produce projects prototypes and products that will define the outer limits of what is possible to do imaginatively with technology today. Students who attend the Master in Advanced Interaction join an international group, including faculty members, researchers and lecturers investigating critical issues facing modern society with the aim of developing the skills necessary to implement practical solutions in diverse professional environments.

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is launching an EU accredited Master program in City & Technology (MaCT). In an effort of understanding the needs for the habitability of the 21st century cities and the significant role of technology for the formation of the new urban environments IAAC proposes a new Master program oriented in training Change Makers that City Government Administrations, the Industry and Communities need in order to develop projects for the transformation of the cities. The Master program represents an effort of facilitating the exchange of knowledge and the mutual learning of urban experiences among cities. MaCT foresees new city economy and new city management models for the creation of a decentralized, productive and social city of the future.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAmS short term OTF - 6 months, 25 ects OPEN THESIS FABRICATION

GSS GLOBAL SUMMER SCHOOL

The aim of the program, in line with the opportunity of making a difference, is to develop research to be applied through patents or products for marketing. This will be obtained through the common goal of researching of different fabrication techniques, materials and form, towards the implementation of a large scale prototype, understanding the potentials of digital fabrication together with new needs of current society and the market. All the IAAC BUILDs researchers will be working together in 1 group towards a collective goal and project, in turn subdivided into different specialized research teams each focusing on a specific aspect of the project’s development. Hence the implementation of a 1:1 scale prototype allowing to test techniques and materials on real scale. IAAC BUILDs follows in the footsteps of OTF developing the applied research in partnership companies, whose involvement will vary according to project focus. The program also counts on the collaboration of experts in various fields such as engineering and structures, materials, technical components, and much more, allowing the development of a full scale and fully functioning prototype.

The Global Summer School (GSS) is a platform defined by ambitious, multiscalar investigation into the implications of emergent techniques on our planned environments. The program develops a global agenda in various institutions around the world, each focussing on developing localised solutions.International teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects that are deeply embedded in diverse local conditions. This intensive two week course connects each participant to ongoing research agendas in robotics, simulation, physical computing, parametric design, digital fabrication, and other relevant emerging design methodologies. The program focuses on a global agenda developing local solutions.

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VISITING PROGRAMS Every year, IAAC organises and takes part in a number of international educational programs and projects. IAAC annually participates in Global Architecture & Design exchange program organised by CIEE, international education and exchange centre. Global Architecture&Design Program simultaneously runs in three locations: Barcelona, Berlin and Prague. Students are working with leading architecture and design experts and innovators to complete a real world design project within an emerging global context. This program aims to pursue hands on design work in a state of the art studio using the latest technology to address an aspect of the current global environmental crisis.

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FAB LABS

FAB LAB BARCELONA FabLab Barcelona is one of the leading laboratories of the worldwide network of Fab Labs, a small scale production and innovation center equipped with digital fabrication tools and technologies for the production of objects, prototypes and electronics. Fab Lab Barcelona is part of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, where it support different educational and research programs related with the multiple scales of the human habitat. It is also the headquarters of the global coordination of the Fab Academy program in collaboration with the Fab Foundation and the MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms; the Fab Academy is a distributed platform of education and research in which each Fab Labs operates as a classroom and the planet as the campus of the largest University in construction in the world, where students learn about the principles, applications and implications of digital manufacturing technology. The Fab Lab Barcelona has produced projects such as Hyperhabitat IAAC (official selection for the Venice Biennale XXI) or the Fab Lab House (Audience Award in the first Solar Decathlon Europe in Madrid). It is currently developing projects in different scales, from smart devices for data collection by individuals (Smart Citizen innovative project award in the Smart City Expo and World Congress in Barcelona), the development of the new generation of Fab Labs in the Green Fab Lab project, to the new production models for cities with the Fab City project being implemented in Barcelona in collaboration with the city council.

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Fab Lab’s mission is to provide access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. Community organizations, educational institutions and non-profit concerns are our primary beneficiaries.


FAB LABS

VALLDAURA GREEN FAB LAB “LEARNING FROM NATURE TO CHANGE THE WORLD”

As a part of the Fab City network, the Green Fab Lab works towards the creation of a self sufficient habitat and research centre at Valldaura Self Sufficient Labs, one of IAAC’s campus locations. Located in the Collserola Natural Park, in the heart of the metropolitan area of Barcelona it has laboratories for the production of energy, food and things, and develops projects and academic programmes in association with leading research centres around the world.

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As part of IAAC’s commitment to promoting and advancing habitability in the world on the basis of ecological principles and to making the fullest use of all available technologies and resources, we have created a research centre focused on the idea of self sufficiency, with a view to providing a worldwide point of reference. The Green Fab Lab offers an opportunity to learn directly from nature in order to bring that understanding to the regeneration of 21st century cities.


FAB LABS

FAB lab programs fab academy

The Fab Academy Diploma consists of a 5 month part time student commitment, from January to June 2017. Each Fab Lab that participates in the Fab Academy program is part of a global Fab Lab / Fab Academy network. These Fab Labs are Nodes that offer the Fab Academy program. Fab Academy faculty, who are leaders in their respective fields, provide global video lectures, supervise academic content and guide research. Handson instruction in the labs is provided by instructors who supervise and evaluate Certificates, develop and disseminate instructional material, and assist with projects The Fab Academy is directed by Neil Gershenfeld, produced by Sherry Lassiter and coordinated by Tomas Diez.

Students at the Fab Academy learn: -How to use a Fab Lab’s digital fabrication tools for rapid prototyping: Epilog Mini Laser Cutter, Roland MDX-20 Milling Machine, 3D printers, Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24 Desktop Vinyl Cutter, ShopBot CNC Milling Machine -Electronics design and production by producing circuit boards using a variety of sensors and output devices. -How to program AVR microcontrollers on the boards they have produced -Molding and casting -3D scanning and printing The program requires a minimum of 30 hours per week.

fab kids

workshops

The Fab Kids, is a creative laboratory that favors the development of intelligence, creativity and imagination of children and youth. It is a place where thinking is encouraged and innovation occurs, a space where educational and recreational activities take place, focused on design and digital fabrication.

Fab Lab Barcelona offers a program of workshops focused both on specific aspects of Advanced Digital and Robotic Fabrication, as well as spreading knowledge and empowering citizens and creative people. Some of the latest workshops include: Computational couture, 3d printing, building with robots, cutting and blending, extreme manufacturing, making things talk, mold's fabrication and objects production, networking environmental robotics (NERO), and much more. 25


RESEARCH

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As part of IAAC’s commitment towards the investigation of new and emerging areas of the Architectural discipline, pilot projects are launched on a yearly basis. These projects, such as the Fab Lab House (1) , the Endesa Pavillion (2) , Hyperhabitat (3) and Smart Citizen Kit (4), operate in the field between academia, architectural practice and information technologies, and are designed and fabricated by IAAC faculty, students and collaborative companies..

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These projects operate in a number of scales, from 1:1 architectural interventions to pocket sized microprocessors, all sharing a common vision of investigation towards a more sustainable and socially empowering design approach. All projects have been welcomed with considerable success, with various distinctions in events such as the Solar Decathlon and the Venice Biennale, as well as being published in a number of reviews and publications. In the development process of these pilot projects, IAAC collaborates with a network of partners from various disciplines, including leading universities and innovative companies.

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special PROJECTS 2014/2016 2016 - in3dustry This is an international event, focusing on the current state and future of Additive and Advanced Manufacturing. The event, co-organised by IAAC Fab City Research Laboratory and Fira Barcelona, is a global hub bringing together all components of the Additive Manufacturing ecosystem to showcase the latest technologies and innovation.

2015 - BEYOND // INNOVATION PAVILION The Pavilion of Innovation 2015 in Beyond Building Barcelona, curated by IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona, presented new ideas and construction paradigms emerging from international excellence in research and pilot projects, forming the basis of future buildings and cities. Novel and reactive materials, advanced digital/robotic manufacturing techniques and responsive environments were the key topics presented, towards shaping the future of the building industry.

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events


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special PROJECTS 2014/2016 2016 - llum tafanera // llum bcn La Llum Tafanera, The Curious Light, is an interactive kinetic light installation that wants to make technology more friendly and closer to the public through the simulation of the personality of a star. IAAC once again had the honor of being invited to participate in the Llum BCN Urban Light Festival in Barcelona, our interactive light installation La Llum Tafanera has been shining in the Patio Mercader, from the 12th to the 14th of February 2016.

2015 - Pluja de llum // llum bcn The Llum Bcn festival of lights takes place each year in February. In the occasion of the 2015 edition, IAAC realized an illuminated installation that combines art, tradition and technology. The concept of the installation follows a mixture of the elements of the tale of Santa Eulalia, in particular her tears, transforming these into a conceptual rain. A rain of light, emanating from translucent vertical elements interacting with sounds and music.

2014 - datanet // llum bcn In the occasion of the Llum Bcn 2014, in the courtyard of the Museu Frederic Marés in Barcelona, IAAC ‘plants’ DATA NET, a new artificial tree, forming an interactive mesh. The intensity of light of the installation changes, reacting to the location and the density of the visitors through a series of sensors that track peoples’ movement. 30


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RESEARCH

special PROJECTS 2014/2016 2016 - plobejoc // Superilla Poblejoc, an interactive installation conceived during the Active Public Space workshop, has been designed as an Urban Game with the aim of activating public space. Poblejoc was created in the framework of the #Superilla (Super-block) workshop, a pilot test of the Superilla plan for Barcelona, that was developed in the Sant Martí district. The plan aims to close to traffic a part of the city’s roads, allowing to use these new pedestrianalised areas as public space.

2014 - LIBERTY Designed and fabricated for the Re.Set festival, a circuit of ephimerous architecture in the streets of Barcelona., Liberty follows the concept of FREEDOM. Knowledge provides freedom and progress; and the power of freedom is expressed through reading. This installation consists of three different trees whose trunks and branches are made out of steel, while the leaves are made of books, and the earth made of concrete. Liberty activates a new public space becoming a shadowed bench and a new relational area in the city centre.

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RESEARCH

special PROJECTS 2014/2016 2014 - bb make The BB Make structure, developed by IAAC for the Beijing Design Week 2014, explored the potentials of new technologies applied to design, through the generation of a participative collaborative structure, enhancing local materials with advanced technologies. The structure consisted in bamboo beams, a well known local construction material, held together with digitally fabricated joints, in particular 3D printed joints and CNC milled joints, fabricated onsite.

2014 - endesa world fab condenser Pavilion for the FAB10 Symposium (July 2nd to 8th, 2014). Initial design by Margen-Lab, produced by IAAC and collaborative designed, built, and customized by the Fab Lab Network.

2014 - catalan vault IAAC MAA01, in collaboration with Map13 Architects have realized a Parametrized Catalan Vault, fruit of a 2 week long workshop in Valldaura Labs. Advanced digital tools along with traditional century old Catalan masonry techniques was developed in the process, with students seeking to re-engineer, compute, and construct a Vault in the forest. IAAC is also furthering this research investigating in the field of advanced robotic fabrication techniques towards the implementation and automization of these complex catalan vault forms. 34


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special PROJECTS 2016 VENICE BIENNALE The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia took part to the 15th Venice Biennale, titled Reporting From the Front and curated by Alejandro Aravena, with an interactive installation made in collaboration with the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo. Information Technology has opened up new ways of sharing knowledge, moving towards faster and more inexpensive manners, making knowledge more accessible, and making it easier to gather people around common topics of interest.

TRACES: DELINEATING INCIDENTS The exhibition, a collaboration between the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc curated by Edouard Cabay. The exhibition unveils a series of drawings that translate natural forces into graphical manifestations. Set up as an investigation on energy, each plate was produced without the direct intervention of the hand; they are produced by a constructed mechanism that enables the pen to move, machinically dictated by the force.

corretger 5 On the 27th and 28th of June we had the MAA Individual Thesis Final Presentations at IAAC and Corretger5 Gallery. The two-day presentation was divided into 5 sessions, each linked to thesis projects developed under one of the Individual Thesis Supervisors: Marcos Cruz, Areti Markopoulou, Vicente Guallart, Manuel Gausa, Jordi Pagès and Lluís Viu. 36


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symposium

responsive cities Urbanism in the Experience Age Some of the brightest minds in the fields of Sociology, Urban Sciences, Technology and Architecture gathered in Barcelona to discuss the Future of our Cities The first edition of the Responsive Cities Symposium, chaired by Areti Markopoulou, with program chairs Chiara Farinea and Mathilde Marengo, has just closed its doors establishing itself as a major event in the architectural debate. Fifteen outstanding keynote speakers, fifty-four international panelists and more than 400 visitors animated the two-day gathering, held in Barcelona CaixaForum on the 16th and 17th of September and followed online by more than 700 spectators. What is the most important challenge for the future Urbanity? What should be the role of technology in the Future City? Saskia Sassen, Carlo Ratti, Philippe Rahm, Janet Sanz Cid, Areti Markopoulou, Tomás Diez, Albert Cañigueral, Mariina Hallikainen, Lydia Kallipoliti, Maíta Fernández-Armesto, Mar Santamaria, Manuel Gausa, Ethel Barona Pohl and Daniele Quercia were among the international speakers and panelists who met in Barcelona to join the debate about the Urbanism in the Experience Age. The Symposium has been organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia as one of the main activities carried out under the Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism – KAAU, the EU co-funded project seeking to promote the innovative education and training that emerging technologies require. The next Responsive Cities Symposium will take place in October 2017, under the theme Activating Public Space 38


lecture programme

LECTURE series Since 2000 the Master’s in Advanced Architecture runs an international lecture program in which architects and experts from a variety of different disciplines present their work at IAAC. The lectures are open to the public, consisting in a high quality cultural activity open to the city of Barcelona.

2014/2016 lecturers Elizabeth Diller Bob Sheil Laura Andreini Li Xiangning Izaskun Chinchilla Oscar Tomico Mitchell Joachim Farshid Moussavi Giovanna Carnevali Rodolphe el-Khoury Alberto Diaspro Alfredo Brillembourg Hubert Klumpner Andrew Watts Jose Luis de Vicente Dave Pigram Jelle Feringa Aaron Betsky Ali Basbous + Luis Fraguada Kengo Kuma Jan Knippers Yael Reisner Manuel Jimenez Garcia Winy Maas

MAA 2014-15 - Lecture Series Kengo Kuma

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lecture programme

LECTURE series previous lecturers 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 Mark Wigley 42

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 Manuel Gausa John Palmesino Maurizio Carta Philippe Rahm Eva Franch Benjamin Barber Francis Soler Maria Sisternas Mosè Ricci Massimo Banzi Simon Schleicher Ronen Kadushin Ethel Baraona Hernan Diaz Alonso Luca Galofaro Maria Aiolova Mette Ramsgaard Thompsen David Mocarski Neil Leach Richard Blythe Ben Flanner Marco Poletto Anupama Kundoo Arndt Goldack George Jeronimidis Eric Owen Moss and many others...


MAA 2014-15- Opening Lecture Winy Maas

MAA 2015-16 CLOSING LECTURE WOLF D. PRIX

MAA 2015-16- Lecture Series Alfredo Brillembourg

MAA 2014-15- Lecture Series

MAA 2014-15- Lecture Series Rodolphe El-Khoury

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mAct - MASTER IN city & technology

WORLD OF CITIES The next 40 years will see an unprecedented transformation in the global urban landscape. Between 2010 and 2050, the number of people living in cities will increase from 3.6 billion to 6.3 billion. Almost all of that growth will occur in developing countries. By 2025 there will be 37 megacities, each with a population greater than 10 million; 22 of those cities will be in Asia. The impacts of this new phase of urbanization on the global economy and on existing urban infrastructure and resources are already being felt. They are also spurring innovation in urban design, technologies, and services. Trillions of dollars will be spent on urban infrastructure in this period, presenting an immense opportunity for new transport management systems, smart grids, water monitoring systems, and energy efficient buildings. Information and communication technologies will

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be deeply embedded in the fabric of both old and new cities and will change the way we think of city operations and how we live and work in these environments. Pike Research forecasts that the smart city technology market will grow from $6.1 billion annually in 2012 to $20.2 billion in 2020.{1} Metaphors based on futurism and utopianism have been used over the past two decades to describe the changing ICT-based city. The information era and the technological advances in communications allow specific planning and design ideas to get far away from futuristic approaches; concepts for the future agglomeration seek bottom-up processes where importance is not final aesthetics or final accountancies but rather than data and information that prepare the ground for the birth of an urban metabolism.


Urban environments have always stood in close relationship to the technologies of production, transport, and communications. By introducing ICT in spatial planning, it can be conceptualized as a new type of infrastructure providing for the transport of data or information. As technologies and their impacts on urban environment change, their relationship calls for new or adapted concepts, where the emerging pattern language of electronic connections tie in seamlessly with the language of physical connections. The great challenge for a new urban metabolism lies in the capacity of the city to interact, to give and receive information among interconnected nodes of different scales and natures (infrastructure, buildings, public space elements, environmental conditions, flows). This anticipates fundamental concepts related to the importance of proposing

symbiotic systems of organization based on real time data that can be further articulated into responsive systems and metabolic organizations, where small decisions can have a large impact at an urban scale. Cities, then, perform as organisms and become behavioral. The city is a connective network among human beings and their activities. This is what led to urbanization in the first place: individuals clustered so that communication distances would shrink to a minimum, while the number of connective nodes increased. The future city model gives a leading role to information and communication technologies as well as to user empowerment in terms of interaction and innovation. {1} www.pikeresearch.com/research/smart-cities

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MASTER IN CITY & TECHNOLOGY The Master in City and Technology is a professional Master program oriented in training the new professionals that both City Government and Industry need in order to develop projects for the transformation of the cities using the potential of technologies of information. Following up the urban research carried out by the IAAC in the last years in fields like Internet of Things, Smart Buildings, Eco neighborhoods, Internet of Energy, Hydrogrid, Digital Fabrication or Smart Cities, the Master in City and Technology is addressing the question of the implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in different layers of the urban environment. The program aims to develop new categories of projects, technologies and solutions that can be extended systematically to the cities of the world, thus helping them to become more efficient and more human. Every Master Candidate will develop technological seminars, city studies, cultural analysis, and pilot projects in order to have a global comprehension of the development of Smart City Projects based in real real life environments. Participants will be introduced to concepts such as Open Innovation and will learn the new necessary processes and tools on how cities, surrounding regions and rural areas can evolve towards sustainable open and user driven innovation ecosystems to boost future Internet research and future Internet enabled services of public interest and citizen participation. They will be developing research on new modes of Economic Governance based on Public-Private Partnerships and decentralized collaboration 48

relying on the policy networks found in civil society. Finally, Master Candidates will learn to develop and implement symbiotic systems of organization based on real time data that can be further articulated into responsive systems and metabolic organizations, where small decisions can have a large impact at an urban scale. They will learn how to make projects that integrate the design of public space and buildings, the infrastructures of services, the user interaction and the technologies of information, developing technical, social and economical skills. This will allow to develop the new economy of city services and the new models of city management that boost the potential of the Internet of Everything. From urban planning to urban management and citizen-based services the Master in City and Technology foresee new city economy and new city management models through the creation of efficient, responsive, decentralized, productive and hyper connected systems to be implemented in order to build the city of the future.


The Master program is oriented to engineers, architects, designers, economists and graduates in any discipline related with the transformation and management of cities and technologies of information.

The program will be developed with the collaboration of companies and industry, and will form new professionals interested in leading this new field of city economy that is emerging worldwide.

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PROGRAM ORGANIZATION The Master in City and Technology is an innovative educational format that offers interdisciplinary skills and understanding through the research on new categories of projects, technologies and solutions related with information and communication technologies in urban environments. IAAC gives students the opportunity to create individual Studio agendas and develop Pilot Thesis Projects based on Citizen Innovation, New City Business Models, Urban Apps, Smart City Infrastructure, new Citizen-based Services, Open Data Development and more. In this way, IAAC puts together an experimental and learning environment for the training of professionals with both theoretical and practical responses to the increasing complexity of contemporary urban environments. Students have the opportunity to be part of a highly international group, including faculty members, researchers and lecturers, in which they are encouraged to develop collective decision-making processes and materialize their project ideas. The Master program represents an effort of facilitating the exchange of knowledge and the mutual learning of urban experiences among cities. Barcelona is considered to be at the forefront for urban strategic planning, awarded the European Capital of Innovation (“iCapital” – 2014) prize “for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens” by the European Commission. MaCT foresees new city economy and new city management models for the creation of a decentralized, productive and social city of the future, forming graduates that will become the change makers in our future cities. The Master develops seminars, studios and master classes along 5 main thematics: Theory, Strategic Planning, Technology, Urban Design, and Studios (Data, Strategy and Design). The Master in City and Technology comprises the following elements:

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Tuition fees Tuition for students attending mact (75 ects: 1 year) Tuition for the year 2017/2018 is 16,000€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2,500€ to confirm participation, maximum 4 weeks after their acceptance. The remaining part of the tuition fee (13,500€) may be paid either in one or two intallments, 60% (8,100€), before September 1st, 2017 and 40% (5,400€) before December 1st, 2017.

All payments of the selected program must be paid by bank transfer only to: Bank: Santander Agency: 6784 IBAN – ES55 0049 6784 3226 1615 5632 SWIFT – BSCHESMMXXX Holder : Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya.

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The following program refers to the Academic Year 2016-2017. The program for the Academic Year 2017-2018 may suffer minor variations.


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DESIGN RESEARCH STUDIO Term 1, 2 and 3 - 2 Design Research Studios are developed along the 3 terms. Faculty of past and current editions: Areti Markopoulou (IAAC Academic director), Bruno Moser (Foster + Partners Urban Design Group), Vicente Guallart (Valldaura Project for Self Sufficiency), Tomas Diez (Fab City Research Laboratory Director), MATHILDE MARENGO (ACADEMIC COORDINATOR). Human life is changing in a speed that never did before. New technologies are affecting the way we live, and how we interact with other humans and our physical space. How can we define the current city model? is the smart city enough? Do we really need a single model to define a city? How can our city adapt to the real-time needs and desires of its users? The design research studios of the Master in City & Technology are oriented to the development and applications of the general learnings of the Master towards real urban scale interventions and applications. Each year the Master works hand in hand with a city from around the world, along with its administration, proposing advanced proposals for areas in transformation. The Master projects therefore contribute to real-world solutions. The first edition of the MaCT worked in the BDD Chawls area in the city of Mumbai, and the second edition of the Master is focussing on the city of Barcelona, now actuating the transformation of the SuperBlock Plan, initially proposed by Salvador

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Rueda and the Barcelona Ecology Agency, in the @22 Innovation District of the city. The third edition of the Master in City & Technology will be moving towards Asia, and China in particular, understanding and planning for the continuous and very fast paced urban growth the touches the country. This is an opportunity to work towards sustainability questioning big versus small, densities, smartness and slowness of cities; investigating how theses cities can become productive; developing tools for participation through virtual and augmented reality; and actuating solutions for these future of the hyper connected mega city regions.


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Sankey diagram of the trash flows in Barcelona


Housing

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THEORY OF CITIES / MASTER CLASSES Term 1, 2 and 3 - 2 to 5 Master Classes each term. Multidisciplinary Faculty.

The Master in City & Technology foresees new city economy and new city management models for the creation of a decentralized, productive and social city of the future. This program is oriented towards training new change makers that the Administrations, Industries and Communities need. The Theory of Cities course aims to create a platform where the students can have direct contact with people from diverse areas of expertise, furthering their formation and knowledge towards

their development as multidisciplinary change makers. The Course is developed in a transversal manner, throughout the entire Master program, in the form of Master Classes. Each Master Class counts on the intervention of a select expert from around the world, renowned in a particular field influential to the future of our cities, including economists, sociologists, politicians, architects, urbanists, engineers, philosophers, ICT experts, HCI experts and more. The past and current editions’ interventions include: Maita Fernandez – UN Habitat; Júlia López – C40 Regional Director, Europe; Salvador Rueda – Ecology Agency Barcelona; Manual Gausa – Actar Arquitectura; Ignasi Fontanals – CEO Opticits; Antoni Vives – Late Vice Mayor of Barcelona; Ethel Baraona – dpr; Javier Nieto – Santa&Cole; Daniel Ibañez – GSD Harvard; and many more. Students will be given a bibliography prepared by the Guest faculty prior to the ToC Master Class, used as the basis for the discussion on the Master class with the Guest faculty.

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AIR QUALITY EGG Community-led sensing network initiative

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STRATEGIC PLANNING SEMINARS Term 1, 2 and 3 /Seminars, developed in 1 term (20 class hours) and 2 term (40 class hours) format, are developed along the 3 terms. Faculty of past and current editions: Jose Luis de Vicente (MakingSense), Gonzalo Delacámara (IMDEA), Albert Canigueral (Ouishare), Enric Sanabre (GOTEO), Ricard Espelt + Ismael Peña Lopez (Apps4Citizens), Miguel Ferrer, Andrea Ruani (Eatwith), Mara Ballestrini (Ideas for Change), Luis Falcon (inAtlas). Through the study of the relationships between Through the study of the relationships between information technologies, citizens, economics, urbanism and the city, as well as the potentials that can arise form these relationships, the MaCT shapes the strategic planners and change makers of our urban futures. With the rise of mobile communications, sensors and automation, and data modeling, Digital Technologies have an increasing role today in shaping the dynamics of the contemporary city. The importance of the relationship between information technologies and urbanism throughout the last 60 years, and the different visions and historical traditions that have produced the contemporary discourses of the Digital City, the Smart City or the Internet of Things, among other concepts, are undeniably important when developing strategic visions for the future of our cities. However, this role is not driven exclusively by technological factors. How can technologically advanced and responsive cities create a fertile space for new business models 62

and innovation, mostly around the so-called ‘sharing economy’? Robust decision-making and long-term planning require factoring in multiple scales (spatial and temporal). Moreover, increasing challenges in spatial development and urban design demand new approaches that can deal with complex trade-offs and synergies throughout those multiple scales. Beyond this, citizens are increasingly harnessing the potential of digital technologies to actively participate in urban matters, share efforts, resources and skills, and taking ownership of their contexts possibly effecting social, economic and/or political change. In some cases, citizen engagement strategies have been instigated by city councils with the aim to involve people in decision-making regarding civic and urban planning issues, or as part of a “technology push” aimed to support companies that create and sell urban ICTs. An approach to “Cities for citizens” entails putting citizens at the heart of the design process, with the understanding that diversity and power struggles are key to any city’s identity.


it' s a place to collect, storage and share data with drones. yes, it's a space for drones.

an event is found: vegan festival, open marketplace 41°22’51.20” N 2°7’22.19”E

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desibel counter drones are flying above Sagrada Familia to hold tranquility.

Montserrat Mountain is 3D mapped.

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real-time data team air quality counter district: el clot drone family: x8 battery: 9 hours 55 minutes

emergeny services team �irst aid drone district: el raval drone family: x8 battery: 2 hours 56 minutes

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to fix and fabricate drones develop sensors educate public

observation team lighting counter district: el born drone family: tesla battery: 6 hours 05 minutes

plaça de todos drone ways

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TECHNOLOGY SEMINARS Term 1, 2 and 3 / Seminars, developed in 1 term (20 class hours) and 2 term (40 class hours) format, are developed along the 3 terms. Faculty of past and current editions: Fran Castillo (Synergic Partners), Mar Santamaria, Pablo Martinez (300.000km/s), Carles Ferreiro + Steffen Becker (DotOpen), Angelos Chronis + Angel Munoz + Rodrigo Aguirre + Aldo Sollazzo (Advanced Architecture Group - Computational faculty)

Technical advancements over the past decade have completely changed the way we sense, seize, use, plan and build present and future cities. Traditionally, urban planning has been based on a morphological description of the environment. This classic birds eye view approach has become obsolete both as a descriptive tool used to represent the consolidated city - slowly growing or declining-, as well as as a planning tool used to deal with the development of emerging cities where the urban sprawl is faster than planning methods available. The explosion of Urban Big Data and ICTs can address a description of the city also responding to different scales and velocities, providing responsive real-time solutions. This datification of the world enables the integration of multiple information in a unique representation to propose novel design strategies. Besides architecture of ‘stone and space’, we should recognise an expanding landscape of invisible networks. 66

The MaCT Technology seminars are oriented towards both the training in the latest digital and computational tools for urban design and city data visualization, as well as the potentials of these visualizations and their interpretation in real projects. Moreover, the master works towards the development of new digital tools, enhancing the performance of the design projects developed throughout the year.


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INNOVATION MAP - Innovation network 300.000 Km/s


OPEN ENERGY - Real-time energy behaviour Fran Castillo

LOCAL: 24 HOURS IN POBLENOU Chiara Dall’Olio, Chenguai Zhou


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urban design seminars Term 1, 2 and 3 / Seminars, developed in 1 term (20 class hours) and 2 term (40 class hours) format, are developed along the 3 terms.

Faculty of past and current editions: Willy Muller + Jordi Vivaldi (Barelona Urban Sciences Lab), Marcella del Signore (Tulane University), Christian Gartner + Kathrin DiPaola + Julius Streifeneder (UrbanStandard), Lisa Futing (Audi Urban Future Initiative), Joseph A. Curtatone (Mayor of Somerville), Winy Maas + Adrien Ravon (The Why Factory), Carlo Ratti + Antonio Atripaldi + Matteo Silverio (Carlo Ratti Associati) The way we interact with our city, and the interface of our city, along with the continuous innovation in tools and technology, are drastically changing. Through the development of a series of Urban Design oriented experiences, both theoretical and real world design, the Master in City & Technology works towards new city economy and new city management models for the design and creation of a decentralized, productive and social city of the future. This is a city where the development of the urban forms connects with accessible information to directly inform and shape our urban environment, taking advantage of the possibilities offered by emerging technologies, and imagining the future technologies and how these could change the planet and the way we inhabit our cities. A city responding to the shift from the industrial society to that of information. Or a city that proposes new forms of large scale infrastructural solutions, in the face of imminently obsolete of industrial and post70

industrial infrastructure, taking advantage of large scale, privileged and emblematic values to propose urban solutions of re-information and re-cycling. Finally, also speculating and developing future scenarios - from utopian to dystopian, developed leading to visionary, city-related designs. Urban Design Seminars include collaborations with Industrial Partners as well as City Administrations that bring real case studies to be analyzed, quantified, designed and evaluated.


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ROBOTIC CITY Winy Maas // The Why Factory

CURRENT CITY AMSTERDAM MIT Senseable City Lab


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Tourist + Caglar Gokbulut


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MaCT COLLABORATIVE ENTITIES Partnership/ Collaborations/ European Research Projects: The Master in City & Technology works on close collaboration with Industry and City Administrations in an effort of developing pilot projects and solutions that can be applied to real case scenarios. Previous and current collaborations include Foster+Partners, Audi Future Urban Initiative, UrbanStandard (ex Stylepark), Carlo Ratti Associati, The Why Factory, Mobility in Chain, Ideas for Change, OuiShare, dotopen and InAtlas among others. On top of this, the Master in City & Technology agenda integrates research and development advancing the essential elements of European research projects that count with numerous expert partners and collaborators. Some of these projects include the Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism, https://iaac.net/iaac/ european-projects/kaau/, Active Public Space, http://activepublicspace.org/ as well as the newly established International Symposium on Responsive Cities and Urbanism in the Experience Age, held annualy in Barcelona, http://responsivecities.iaac.net/

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faculty 2015/2017 ARETI MARKOPOULOU ACADEMIC DIRECTOR MAA_DIGITAL MATTER STUDIO MaCT_DESIGN STUDIO

VICENTE GUALLART MaCT_STUDIO DESIGN MaCT_STRATEGIC PLANNING

BRUNO MOSER

TOMAS DIEZ MaCT_ DESIGN STUDIO

MATHILDE MARENGO ACADEMIC COORDINATOR MaCT_STUDIO DESIGN

HEMANT PUROHIT MaCT_DESIGN STUDIO

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MARCELLA DEL SIGNORE

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WINY MAAS

JORDI VIVALDI

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CARLO RATTI

ANTONIO ATRIPALDI

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MATTEO SILVERIO

CHRISTIAN GÄRTNER

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KATHRIN DIPAOLA

JULIUS STREIFENEDER

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RODRIGO RUBIO

LISA FÜTING

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EULALIA MORAN

ADRIEN RAVON

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MARCO INGRASSIA MaCT_URBAN DESIGN

JOSÉ LUIS DE VICENTE MaCT_STRATEGIC PLANNING MaCT_THEORY

MARA BALESTRINI MaCT_STRATEGIC PLANNING

ALDO SOLLAZZO MaCT_ TECHNOLOGY

RODRIGO AGUIRRE

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LUIS FALCÓN MaCT_STRATEGIC PLANNING

ALBERT CAÑIGUERAL MaCT_STRATEGIC PLANNING

ANGEL MUÑOZ MaCT_TECHNOLOGY

CARLES FERREIRO MaCT_TECHNOLOGY

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STEFFEN BECKER

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DJORDJE STANOJEVIC

FRAN CASTILLO

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MAR SANTAMARIA

JÚLIA LÓPEZ

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IGNASI FONTANALS

MANUEL GAUSA

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ANTONI VIVES I TOMÀS MaCT_THEORY

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DANIEL IBAÑEZ

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applications, grading system and more Applications To apply for IAAC, please fill out and submit the online applications form (www.iaac.net/iaac/apply) for the programs: MAA01, MAA02, MaCT, MAA01 + OTF, OTF. For the online application, the following required documents should all be submitted in English, with the exception of the undergraduate diploma that needs to be translated into Spanish. (All documents must be uploaded onto the designated space on the online applicationform in PDF format). - A letter of intent expressing the reasons for which you wish to attend the chosen master – maximum two A4 pages in PDF. - Curriculum vitae and portfolio showing samples of your work – A4 format maximum 10MB in PDF. - Two letters of recommendation (from professional or academic referees), in PDF, with the corresponding referee contact information. - Legalized copy of previous architecture degree* or other related professional degrees. Please make sure that you arrange the legalization of your diploma as required depending on your country of origin. More info about degree legalization here. In the case of this document is not available at the moment of the application, please contact us.

- An official translation into Spanish of your diploma* (if the diploma is not in Spanish already). More info about official translations here. - A copy of a valid passport (copy of valid I.D. is accepted for citizen of member states of the EU) - Non-refundable application fee to be paid to the bank information mentioned at the end of this page under the section titled “Bank Information”. * If you have not yet graduated, but will be graduating before the commencement of the academic year to which you are applying at IAAC, you are eligible to apply. However, to complete the application process, will need to ask you to provide us with a provisional certificate from your University, in English, stating that you will graduate this year. If you have any questions or doubts with regards to the application process, please feel free to contact us at applications@iaac.net

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grading system

student feedback and evaluation

Class attendance is obligatory for studios and seminars. In both cases, courses are graded as follows:

The usual procedure IAAC uses for the collection and analysis of information to ensure the quality of the program is the student surveys and evaluation reports. IAAC performs two different types of surveys: one survey is specific for each course, and is being made immediately after a course finishes, and the second survey is a general survey, which is conducted at the end of the academic year. Course Survey: The surveys contain questions related to course content and structure of the class, the methodology used and the level of facilities where the course has been conducted. There are also questions about the faculty , allowing the student to evaluate the faculty’s communication capabilities, the capacity of synthesis and organize the content structure as well as the faculty’s competence in assessing and explaining the results obtained. The survey also include questions about the relevance of the class with respect to the students own interests and the relevance with the general research agenda of the Master program. Students are also asked within this survey to suggest improvements in the courses that IAAC takes into consideration for the future editions. General Survey: The general annual survey refers to the overall management of the program and the efficiency of the entire organization. It includes questions of whether students had difficulties in the application and admission process, whether they had problems in acquiring all necessary certificates and/or other documents and more. It also includes question of satisfaction in relation with the efficiency level of IAAC staff, whether faculty and content have met

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0–4.9 Fail (this means that the student is not going to get his/her Master Degree, this grade will be justified and well explained) 5.0–6.9 Pass 7.0–8.9 Good 9.0–10 Excellent/Distinction

- Under no circumstances will students be excused from presenting their design work at the final review of a project. - Diplomas will not be delivered to students with an incomplete in their final grades. In addition to the above, Midterm Reviews will be held with the members of the faculty in order to inform each student briefly of the general feelings of the faculty about his or her work. Suggestions may be given on how to prepare for the Final Review

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their expectations, and whether they were satisfied with the level of access to facilities and material resources at the Institute . Also, students are asked what course or activities considered more interesting and relevant to the program and they are also asked to express ideas for overall improvement.

non european students Non European students accepted to the program are advised to contact the nearest Spanish Embassy to start the Visa procedure. Be aware that the application procedure for a Student Visa can take up to 3 months.

study expenses Study-related expenses such as the purchase of books, graphic reproduction, printing and model moking 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 ownly a laptop computer no more than two years old, with the following specifications: 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

medical insurance Participants are responsible for their own health insurance and other personal insurance. It is mandatory to acquire a Medical Insurance to cover your stay here in Barcelona. The Catalan Public Health System does not cover students, and will charge you for any visit or consultation. Please note that the IAAC is not liable for loss or damage to personal belongings.

accommodation IAAC does not provide accomodation for students, although can provide information and assistance related to rental procedures.

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MAi - MASTER IN ADVANCED interaction

CONTEXT The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has evolved from an institution for questioning architecture and territory, to a place where new architectures are conceived. There is a space between the built environment, the territories we inhabit, and the technology we confront, that nowadays needs to be addressed. Therefore, after the successful pilot-program in 2008, the Institute officially launches the Master in Advanced Interaction, as a natural evolution of the domains it is looking to further explore. Today we communicate and interact with smart devices, physical and virtual environments, the Internet of Things. User-generated content mixes with professional contributions. In our Age of Participation, mostly driven by social media and gaming but also by interactive arts and performances, passive recipients turn into active participants, becoming creative players. Interactive environments go beyond the passive reception by creating an immersive, communicative and social experience. All fields of study and practice require the skills to make meaningful use of available and forthcoming technologies. This is mainly due to the increased adoption of technology in our daily lives. Data and Information now encompass a sort of Metadata Layer which crosses all aspects of our existence. The Master in Advanced Interaction questions the limits of this contemporary technological phe-

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nomena and prepares candidates to be the key actors capable of making connections between disciplines where none were possible or even considered before. Barcelona, the city that has historically been recognized as an international benchmark for design, architecture and urbanism, now stands as the world capital of the mobile and technology. Named as the European Capital of Innovation in 2014, Barcelona is creating a multi-disciplinary ecosystem of institutes, companies and entrepreneurs that favors cross-industry collaboration in the development of innovative solutions for the challenges of the XXI century's habitability. IAAC is based in the 22@Barcelona district, an international reference of innovation and technology district. In 22@ district, cutting edge companies, universities, research, training and transfer of technology centers, that constitute the system of innovation are integrated with different agents of promotion that facilitate interaction and communication among them. Barcelona is an urban laboratory of research and innovation in digital technologies of communication and interaction. This urban hub is supporting entrepreneurs in the area, create innovation clusters, looks for talent and serves as a model for developing solutions that could be exported in the world.


PHYSICAL COMPUTING – HANGING ANALOG Maria-Klairi Chartsia, Utsav Mathur, Ingried Ramirez, Connor Stevens and Lily Tayefi

MAA 2015-16 - Advanced Interaction INTIMACY IN THE NEW ERA - Lina Salamanca

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master in ADVANCED INTERACTION The Master in Advanced Interaction is a unique opportunity for Designers, Visual and Performing Artists, Choreographers, Dancers, Interaction Designers, VJs and DJs, Sound Artists, Scenographers, and profiles from related backgrounds to explore creative uses of technology for experimental and practical purposes. The course is aimed at developing and exhibiting projects which define meaningful interaction through novel technological solutions, performances, installations a series of installations and performances. The ambition of these projects go well beyond digital media and are communicated through software and hardware development, solid theoretical foundations, and prototypes completed in IaaC’s digital fabrication laboratory. The theoretical basis of the course is to question how current technology can augment the agency and impact of all kinds of interactions around us. Our learning-by-doing research integrates methods used in design, programming

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and social sciences to produce projects prototypes and products that will define the outer limits of what is possible to do imaginatively with technology today. Wearables, artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction and augmented environments are some of the key topics which form the agenda of the Master of Advanced Interaction. Students who attend the Master in Advanced Interaction join an international group, including faculty members, researchers and lecturers investigating critical issues facing modern society with the aim of developing the skills necessary to implement practical solutions in diverse professional environments.


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PROGRAM ORGANIZATION The program objectives are to build knowledge in the field of interactivity through prototypes, installations, exhibitions, and publications. Expose students to new methods and digital tools related to the exploration of interactivity. And prepare students for the relevant professional avenues related to interactive arts, user experience, and object agency. While the primary activities of the course are in Barcelona, Spain, we look to international events to form part of our discourse and inspiration. From the myriad of international interaction festivals, to one in a lifetime events, each year there are unique opportunities for visiting relevant events and to experience new frontiers in interaction. Seminar sessions are designed to transmit specific domains of knowledge from relevant experts involved in practice and academia. Seminars will include technical sessions involving software and software development, physical computing tutorials, and most importantly, applied theory sessions where a key topic is chosen which integrates acquired knowledge with theoretical concepts in

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interaction. The objective of the seminar sessions is to provide a comprehensive knowledge base to support the student’s ambitions in the research studios. Candidates for the Master of Advanced Interaction have a deep curiosity to explore the creative limits afforded by current technologies, have prior academic or professional experience with interactive arts and a desire to combine this experience The Master of Advanced Interaction is organized around three terms, beginning in October and concluding in June of the subsequent year. Each term includes a Research Studio and a series of Seminars and related events. IS.

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lectures Throughout the academic year we invite artists and practitioners in interaction arts and related fields to talk about their work. This is an opportunity to connect our students with the current state of the art as practiced professionally, but also a means to expand our local and international community. Previous Lecturers and Instructors: Xavi Gonzáles, Sietske Klooster, Alfonso Borragán, Eva Deckers, Marina Toeters, Christopher Grant, Tomas Diez, Angelo Palma, José Luis de Vicente, Alex Posada, Eloi Maduell, Héctor Sánchez-Pajares, Cristobal Castilla, José Hernández, Maximo Castagno, Santi Vilanova, Sergi Martinez, Nuria Diaz, Caroline Hummels, Julius Popp, Nicholas Negroponte, Roberta Bosco, Ethel Baraona, Behnaz Farahi, Elisabeth Plantada, Eunjeong Jeon, Martijn ten Bhomer, Kristi Kuusk, Oscar Tomico, Marina Castan, Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca

collaborations Previous Collaborations: Department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology Higher School of Design (ESDi) Fundació del Disseny Tèxtil (FUNDIT) Bywire.net Sietske Klooster

eu projects Previous / Ongoing EU Projects: Active Public Space http://activepublicspace.org/, European Art Science technology Network http://www.eastn.eu/

events The primary means to interface with the local and international community will be through events such as exhibitions, installations, and performances. Participants in the Master of Advanced Interaction will produce projects which will be demonstrated through such events both in Barcelona and in international locations. Previous Events: Llum BCN 2014-2016 Sonar 2016 Sonar 2013 91


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PROGRAM ORGANIZATION bootcamp (02 ECTS CREDITS)

second TERM (20 ECTS CREDITS)

The Advanced Interaction Boot Camp is a one week workshop in IaaC’s Valldaura Labs. For one week we will address the ambitions of the program and the new Candidates through a series of discussions, presentations, technical sessions, and projects making full use of this unique location.

The second term builds upon the introductory seminars and studios by expanding the focus on spatial interventions. This requires further development of conceptual approaches to embedding agency into a spatial experience through communication protocols, localized sensing, light and audio usage, and the physical actuation of mechanisms such as motors and relays. The careful consideration of data as a medium will also play an important role in the research projects undertaken in the Interactive Space studio.

FIRST TERM (20 ECTS CREDITS) The first term is an intense introduction to a broad range of tools and techniques relevant to the Master of Advanced Interaction. Candidates will not only learn new skills, they will also apply them in the Interactive Agency Studio, resulting in a complete project. The physical Computing seminar will introduce some of the hardware concepts which will be utilized throughout the course, as well as the means by which they will be programmed. The interaction tools seminar will focus on software based concepts for interaction such as computer vision and augmented reality.

COURSES AND CREDITS IS.1 | INTRODUCTORY RESEARCH STUDIO Interactive Agency (8 ECTS credits) IT.1 | INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING Computer Vision (6 ECTS credits) PC.1 | INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL COMPUTING (6 ECTS credits)

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COURSES AND CREDITS IS.2 | RESEARCH STUDIO Interactive Space (9 ECTS credits) IT.2 | INTERACTION TOOLS AND METHODS Interop (3 ECTS credits) PC.2 | PHYSICAL COMPUTING Making Things Talk (3 ECTS credits) AP.2 | APPLIED THEORY (4 ECTS credits) LS.1 | LECTURE SERIES (1 ECTS credits)


third term (20 ECTS CREDITS)

finaL exhibition (12 ECTS CREDITS)

The third research studio addresses the production and conceptual challenges of a performance. Here, performance is used in a broad manner, allowing the students the freedom to propose projects which challenge the notion of interaction and performance. Projects have the opportunity to explore various modes of agency, including performing with digital systems or robots, robots as performance partners, and audience participation for augmenting performance.

The Final Exhibition will be the culmination of the Master of Advanced Interaction. Candidates in the course will use this as their platform for demonstrating a critical work pushing the limits of Interaction. Through this exhibition we have the opportunity to redefine Interaction as we know it by inviting the community to participate. The design of the exhibition experience will be addressed as well as the proper framing of each Candidate’s final project.

COURSES AND CREDITS IS.3 | INTERACTIVE STUDIO Interactive Performance (9 ECTS credits) IT.3 | INTERACTION TOOLS AND METHODS (3 ECTS credits) PC.3 | PHYSICAL COMPUTING Wearables (3 ECTS credits)

LECTURE SERIES (1 ECTS CREDITS) IAAC is organizing a weekly Lecture Series along the academic year, counting on international invited experts on the fields of Design, Architecture and Technology. The Lecture Series is transversal to the IAAC educational programs and students participation is mandatory as it is a transversal platform for widening knowledge, generate debates and network with other students and experts around the world.

AP.3 | APPLIED THEORY (5 ECTS credits) LS.2 | LECTURE SERIES (1 ECTS credits)

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Tuition fees Tuition for students attending mAI (75 ects: 1 year) Tuition for the year 2017/2018 is 16,000€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2,500€ to confirm participation, maximum 4 weeks after their acceptance. The remaining part of the tuition fee (13,500€) may be paid either in one or two intallments, 60% (8,100€), before September 1st, 2017 and 40% (5,400€) before December 1st, 2017.

All payments of the selected program must be paid by bank transfer only to: Bank: Santander Agency: 6784 IBAN – ES55 0049 6784 3226 1615 5632 SWIFT – BSCHESMMXXX Holder : Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya.

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RESEARCH STUDIOS The Research Studios are the main part of the Master of Advanced Interaction. They focus on building technical, aesthetic and conceptual skills by working on real-life situations. Each studio has a research agenda and students will develop individual portfolio projects around the main brief of the studio. Special emphasis will be put on the relevance of the project for society. Guest critics will be invited to assess work, and regular input from students in the studio is encouraged and required. By the end of the studio, students will have a portfolio of projects and a working prototype of a thesis project. Projects will be part of an exhibit at the end of the year.

INTERACTIVE AGENCY (08 ECTS CREDITS) The introductory studio serves to question the agency in interaction. Students will propose and complete projects which combine core skills and contemporary theoretical discourse by applying techniques acquired in the seminar sessions. Key to this studio is the application of Computer Vision as a medium which allows interaction to pass between human and digital actors alike. The application of computer vision in the studio will extend into Virtual and Augmented Reality for mixed reality experiences.

INTERACTIVE SPACE (09 ECTS CREDITS) The second research studio expands the scope and scale of the projects to encompass a spatial domain, engaging both the technical capabilities already learned as well as the opportunities afforded by conceiving of a space capable of interacting to passive and active forces acting within. Techniques such as interactive projection mapping and proximity sensing expand the potential for projects to explore novel means to employ light and sound to create immersive spatial experiences. Data gathering, manipulation, and interchange will play a key role during the studio and will include the opportunity to use data from various input sources.

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE (09 ECTS CREDITS) The third research studio addresses the production and conceptual challenges of a performance. Here, performance is used in a broad manner, allowing the students the freedom to propose projects which challenge the notion of interaction and performance. Projects have the opportunity to explore various modes of agency, including performing with digital systems or robots, robots as performance partners, and audience participation for augmenting performance.

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interaction tools and methods seminars first term: INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (06 ECTS CREDITS) Computer Vision - The first Interaction Tools seminar will focus on surveying the digital tools available for exploiting computer vision systems. Techniques include simple image processing algorithms to more complex operations such as blob and feature detection. These techniques are intimately tied to certain hardware setups which will also be addressed such as basic cameras, Kinects and other depth sensing hardware, and head mounted displays for virtual and augmented reality.

second term: INTEROP (03 ECTS CREDITS) Interop - The second Interaction Tools seminar looks at systems which allow the orchestration of data collection, manipulation, and transfer. Such systems are crucial when coordinating mixed media and data such as live camera feeds, sensor output, real-time web data, etc. Max/MSP and similar visual programming languages provide interaction developers a means by which to create customizable canvases where all of this data can interact and be used to actuate physical mechanisms for various intents.

third term (03 ECTS CREDITS) The third Interaction Tools seminar digs deeper into interaction development looking at innovating platforms such as Cinder, Openframeworks, and Three.js + Javascript for the development of customized applications for interaction. We will also look at the potential for using industrial robots in performances.

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NEW INTERFACES AR/VR Sebastian Munera - Utsav Mathur URBAN INTERFACE GRAPHENE Ingried Ramirez - Chenthur Raaghav

NEW INTERFACES AR/VR Lina Salamanca - Lalin Keyvan

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physical computing seminars Physical computing is about creating a conversation between the physical world and the virtual world of the computer, is about prototyping with electronics, turning sensors, actuators and microcontrollers into materials for designers and artists. Much of the challenge of physical computing is converting various forms of energy, such as light, heat, or pressure, into the electronic energy that a computer can understand. This course is presented as the starting point to learn the theoretical foundations of Physical computing techniques. Through a theoretical and practical methodology, based on Laboratory examples, students can learn to develop simple projects. It involves the design of interactive objects that can communicate with humans using sensors and actuators controlled by a behavior implemented as software running inside a microcontroller.

first term: INTRODUCTION TO physical computing (06 ECTS CREDITS) The first physical computing seminar will use Arduino as the main technology for the course, since it is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software for the creation of interactive objects or environments.

second term: making things (03 ECTS CREDITS) Making things Talk - The second seminar on Physical Computing focuses on the technicalities and design of communication protocols between devices, in other words, making things talk. Special emphasis will be placed on evolving from serial (cable) based communication protocols to wireless standards such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPRS. The seminar will also cover the technicalities in dealing with different device topologies, from one device to another, to mesh networks and other informal configurations.

third term: Wearables (03 ECTS CREDITS) Wearables - The third Physical Computing seminar combines the knowledge of the previous seminars and applies it on the scale of wearable technology. Wearables seminar has the added challenge of dealing with the complexities of the human body. The seminar will cover issues dealing with battery powered devices capable of sensing and actuating with alternative input systems.

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applied theory seminars second term (04 ECTS CREDITS) third term (05 ECTS CREDITS) The Applied Theory seminar provides an opportunity to connect with an invited expert in the field of Interaction. Here, the expert will share insights into their research, culminating in workshops where students can experiments with these concepts to produce new research avenues.

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KINETIC MIGRATIONS Luis Bonilla

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faculty ARETI MARKOPOULOU ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

Areti Markopoulou is a Greek architect, educator and urban technologist working on the intersection between architecture and digital technologies. She is currently the Academic Director at IAAC in Barcelona, one of the leading international platforms for education. Areti is also co-editor of the Urban Next, a global network focused on rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu, and co-founder of StudioP52, a collective arts & tech gallery. Her research and practice design explores new architectural models that incorporate the application of ICTs, Material Intelligence and Fabrication, allowing built and public space to dynamically adapt to behavioural and environmental changes over time. She has been developing urban projects and guidelines with the City Council of Barcelona and the Municipal Institute of Information for the implementation of ICT in the public space and the implementation of renewable Energy technologies in buildings and open spaces. Areti has also served as a curator of international exhibitions such as the Pavilion of Innovation (Construmat 2015), MyVeryOwnCity (World Bank 2011) and Fabrication Laboratory (Barcelona Design Museum 2010). She holds a Bachelor in Architecture & Engineering from DUTH – Democritus University of Thrace, an MArch from IAAC, and a Fab Academy diploma on Digital Fabrication offered by the Fab Lab Network. She is currently a PhD candidate in the UPC, researching the topic of Responsive Environments and Smart Cities.

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LUIS FRAGUADA MAI_MASTER IN ADVANCED INTERACTION DIRECTOR

Luis E. Fraguada investigates critical issues in modern society through various modes, including computer programming, digital fabrication, and hardware development. Luis is currently member of the Faculty of Architecture at IaaC in Barcelona, Spain as Lead Professor of the Advanced Interaction Research Studio. Luis joined Built By Associative Data as an associate and the Director of the Barcelona office in 2010. His time there is focused on the research, collection, generation, and classification of relevant data and strategies which are utilized to guide and formalize project decisions. This work also includes creating custom computational tools for clients while broadening the scope of the office into fashion, product design, and gastronomy. Luis is also the Editor and chief designer for Robots in Gastronomy Group, a foundation focusing on the application of digital tools and robotics in gastronomy. Luis has created the Food Form 1, a 3D Food Printer which has been exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennial, Salone di Mobile in Milan, and at the Przemiany Festival in Warsaw.Recently, Luis, along with Elizabeth Bigger, have won the Jury Prize in the 17th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) for their work on the LĂźme Collection, a line of garments that can be controlled via a smartphone application. They also won the Jury Prize in Fibre Arts at the 20th ISWC for their work on Programmable Plaid - a technique for creating garments with embedded fibre optics.


KLAUS OBERMAIER

MATHILDE MARENGO

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Since more than two decades media-artist, director, choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier creates innovative works with new media in performing arts, music and installations, highly acclaimed by critics and audience. His intermedia performances and artworks are shown at festivals and theaters throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia. He worked with dancers of the Nederlands Dans Theater, Chris Haring, Robert Tannion (DV8), Desireé Kongerød (S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt). He composed for ensembles like Kronos Quartet, German Chamber Philharmonics, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Balanescu Quartet, among others. Since 2006 he is visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice/ Italy, since 2013 also at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca/Romania teaching interactive arts and performances. In 2005 and 2008 he taught as an adjunct professor for composition at the Webster University Vienna. In 2010 and 2011 he held courses for choreography and new media at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma. From 2006 to 2014 he was jury member of the international choreography competition 'no ballet' in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany. He gives lectures at international universities and institutions. He lives in Vienna, Barcelona and Venice.

Mathilde Marengo, PhD Architect and Urbanist, graduated cum laude in 2010 from the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa. During her academic career she collaborated in several research projects investigating territorial and contemporary urban transformations such as ‘LUNGOILMARE’ and “The Eco_Univercity Genoa Project” with Università di Genova, Technische Universitaet Munchen; as well as the Inter-University Research team for the PRIN 2010-2011 managed by Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell’Università, dell’Istruzione e della Ricerca) RECYCLE research project, focusing on urban recycling as the generator for new infrastructure and creativity in urban contexts. She won a research grant co-financed by Comapgnia di San Paolo for the “Atlante Med-Net”project, and in support for the development of her PhD research, developed both at the PhD School of Architecture and Design in Genoa, and the Universitat Politecnica Catalunya. She obtained her International PhD title in April 2014, with “Multi City Coast. The evolving forms and structures of the Mediterranean multi-city. New models of urban thinking and perspective.” Since 2012 she is enrolled in the certified chamber of architects in Genoa. From 2013 to 2015 she was in charge of Communication & Publications at IAAC, and in late 2015 moved back into the Academic field of the Institute as Academic Coordinator, as well as being a PhD Supervisor as part of the InnoChain EU research project.

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faculty MARTINA MENEGON

STEFANO D’ALESSIO

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Martina Menegon (1988, Italy) is a new media artist, programmer and educator. Her work deals with the instability and ephemerality of the human body as well as the alienation from physicality in today’s digital age, questioning the gap between real and virtual, flesh and data. Since 2010 she also works together with Stefano D’Alessio creating interactive performances and installations. With a degree in Visual and Performing Art at IUAV University of Venice and in Transmedial Arts at The University for Applied Arts of Vienna, since 2010 she is teaching assistant of at the IUAV University, where she teaches multimedia tools for interactive arts with Klaus Obermaier, artist she regularly collaborates with as programmer and tech/artistic assistant. She is also lecturing at the Art University of Linz and at the University of Applied Art in Vienna. Martina Menegon currently lives and work in Vienna.

Stefano D’Alessio (1987 Italy) is a New Media artist and composer, lives and works in Vienna (Austria). He creates interactive performances and installations, combining visuals, sound, physical computing and performance through programming. His research addresses the digitization of the human in new technologies, virtual representations of the “real” and the distortions and perceptive amplifications caused by them. His work involves the human body as a subject for analyzing, coding, and decoding processes of the real/physical, into digital/abstract, questioning the ephemeral limits between machine and body, artificial intelligence and consciousness. With a degree in Visual Art and Theatre at the IUAV University of Venice, Stefano D’Alessio is regularly teaching new media for interactive arts with Klaus Obermaier, at bachelor, master, and post-graduate master courses at the IUAV University and at the Linz University of Arts. Since 2010 he regularly collaborates with Martina Menegon and Klaus Obermaier on different art projects, furthermore he realized music and interactive visuals for various artists, musicians, choreographers and theatre directors.

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CARLOS GOMEZ

GUILLEM CAMPRODĂ“N

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Professor of sound art and sound for interactive systems in different institutions in Barcelona. Director of the Orquestra del Caos and Sonoscop: archive and research platform, and Zeppelin Sound Art Festival. The Orquestra del Caos is a group currently associated with the Centre de Cultura ContemporĂ nia de Barcelona. His current work is focused on sound installations, electro-acoustic composition, research around the soundscape and the development of platforms for sound diffusion in space, recurring themes in his work as a teacher and mentor projects postgraduate research in interactive design and digital art.

Guillem Camprodon is an interaction designer working on the intersection between the Internet of Things and Digital Fabrication. His wide knowledge on internet technologies and his training as a product designer makes him an expert on developing Internet of Things projects. He currently holds a researcher position at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Fab Lab Barcelona working for companies such Endesa or Cisco. He is also a regular advisor on many projects as a tangible interaction expert and he teaches regularly workshops on open-source electronics and programing for Architects and Designers. He is one of the core members of the Smart Citizen project, a global open-source environmental monitoring platform.

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faculty ROMAN TORRE SANCHEZ

ANASTASIA PISTOFIDOU

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Román Torre Sánchez (Asturias, 1978), has worked conceptualizing, producing, and collaborating in visual and interactive productions of all sizes, from small devices to art installations or medium scale scenography, through great visual productions on stage, such as dance or opera. Román has presented work nationally in places such as LABoral art center in Gijón, Spain (Lifefloor 2008-2012), Reina Sofia and Matadero museums in Madrid, Spain (Avatar* 2010), and Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona (RESET 2016). Román has also exhibited work internationally in solo expositions and collaborations with other artists in institutions, museums, and theatres in Cairo, Egypt (Lifefloor 2008), Portugal, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Slovenia, France, and UK (Avatar* 2009 - 2013), Tokyo, Japan (Oriestada/La Fura dels Baus 2012), and Munich, Germany (Babylon/ La Fura dels Baus - 2012). Currently, Román is immersed in the development of THERO (Research Residence NEXT THINGS, LABoral Arts Center and Telefonica 2016) and Liquid Series II within the Made EU Funded Call for projects (IAAC, Barcelona).

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Anastasia Pistofidou is a Greek Architect currently working at Fab Lab Barcelona/IAAC as the Professional Projects Director, specialised in hardware development, rapid prototyping and design to production. With an architecture degree from AUTH Aristotle University, Thessaloniki and a Master Degree from IAAC, (Fabbots 2011) she worked at Fab Lab Barcelona applying digital fabrication technologies to installations, artistic creations, prototyping, architecture, furniture, interiors , exhibitions and products. She developed a personal applied research line on textiles, soft architectures and innovative materials : fabtextiles.org. Experimenting with new materials and processes, combining digital fabrication techniques and crafts, her work is demonstrating how new technologies can shift the massive consumption of fast fashion to a customised, personal and local fabrication applied on education and every day life. She is also a founding member at FirstV1sion. com, developing a wearable t-shirt for sports, that integrates a camera with a HD transmission system. Her artistic public interventions are together with a multidisciplinary collective, chinos international. cc , an activist group of programmers , interaction designers and artists.


ANGEL MUĂ‘OZ

ANGELOS CHRONIS

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Angel MuĂąoz is a Programmer from La Rioja in Spain. Passionate for art, science, music and retrofuturism, he started programming (self taught) at the early age of 9. In 2001 he moved to Barcelona where he began to work in international publicity agencies (EURO RSCG and Doubleyou). He also worked in the interactivity and multimedia departments for brands like Coca-Cola, AUDI, Danone, SEAT, Adolfo Dominguez, and more, winning various prizes in international publicity festivals such as Cannes, El Sol, and more. In 2006, looking to extend the digital world to the physical world, he began developing an interest in open hardware and studied Electronic Product Design obtaining a Higher Vocational Training Qualification. He then began collaborating with the Hangar Medialab. Since then he has also been collaborating in various projects, also with IAAC and the Fab Lab Barcelona Pro team, including The machine to be another, Omnipresenz. First Vision, Smart Citizen. Angel is now part of the IAAC Academic team as Physical Computing Expert.

Angelos is a PhD Candidate, as part of the InnoChain program at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. He teaches at IaaC and at the Bartlett School of Architecture of University College London. Previously he has been working as an Associate for the Applied Research + Development group at Foster + Partners. He holds a diploma in Architecture from the University of Patras, Greece and an MSc in Adaptive Architecture & Computation from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, with distinction. He is a registered Architect both in Greece and in the UK. His main research interest lies in the integration of simulation, optimization and performance drive in the design and fabrication process with a deeper expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) but he has worked across many fields including virtual & augmented reality, interactive installations, 3D scanning, spatial analysis and parametric design. He is also actively involved in scientific committees as an author, reviewer and organizer as well as participating in lectures, workshops and architecture crits internationally. He is currently the program chair of SimAUD 2016 which is going to be held in UCL, London.

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faculty ALEXANDRE DUBOR

ECE TANKAL

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Alexandre Dubor is an architect from Paris looking for more multidisciplinary in the design of our built environment. From the early stage of his experiences, he was looking at various way of mixing science with art (Art specialization within a scientific bachelor, Web-design & info-graphics scripts). Going further in the studies, he was able to develop project as architect and engineer (Structure & Architecture Master at EAVT + ENPC,Paris 2008). After some years working in various offices such as Studio Daniel Libesking, Atenastudio, Donati et associĂŠs, Arep, he obtain an architect license (HMONP at EAVT, 2010). Along side this work, he co-founded Collectif 277 (Paris, 2008), mixing architects, graphic designer and Computer engineer. Willing to develop connection between computer science and architecture, he obtain a postgraduate in Digital Tectonics at IAAC (Barcelona, 2012). After a successful experience as teacher auxiliary at the University of Technology of Sydney (Australia, 2011), he is becoming more active in the academic field within the digital fabrication area (Auxiliary teacher at IAAC 2012), especially using 6-axis robot (workshop at IAAC & TU Delf, lecture at TU Vienna).

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Ece Tankal is a Turkish Architect. IAAC Alumni, Ece completed her Master in advanced Architecture in 2014, presenting a project entitled Translated Geometries, developed along with Efilena Baseta and Ramin Shambayati, investigating the potential of programmable matter, in particular Shape Memory Polymers, towards the generation of Responsive Environments. Before coming to IAAC, Ece Completed a joint degree of the IED and UAB (Barcelona) in Interior Design, specializing in the design for Commercial Spaces; as well as a degree in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at the Bilkent University in Ankara. Ece is currently working with other IAAC Alumni, Carmen Aguilar and Jin Shihui, on a series of International Projects, among which a kinetic interactive installation.


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applications, grading system and more Applications To apply for IAAC, please fill out and submit the online applications form (www.iaac.net/iaac/apply) for the programs: MAA01, MAA02, MaCT, MAA01 + OTF, OTF. For the online application, the following required documents should all be submitted in English, with the exception of the undergraduate diploma that needs to be translated into Spanish. (All documents must be uploaded onto the designated space on the online applicationform in PDF format). - A letter of intent expressing the reasons for which you wish to attend the chosen master – maximum two A4 pages in PDF. - Curriculum vitae and portfolio showing samples of your work – A4 format maximum 10MB in PDF. - Two letters of recommendation (from professional or academic referees), in PDF, with the corresponding referee contact information. - Legalized copy of previous architecture degree* or other related professional degrees. Please make sure that you arrange the legalization of your diploma as required depending on your country of origin. More info about degree legalization here. In the case of this document is not available at the moment of the application, please contact us.

- An official translation into Spanish of your diploma* (if the diploma is not in Spanish already). More info about official translations here. - A copy of a valid passport (copy of valid I.D. is accepted for citizen of member states of the EU) - Non-refundable application fee to be paid to the bank information mentioned at the end of this page under the section titled “Bank Information”. * If you have not yet graduated, but will be graduating before the commencement of the academic year to which you are applying at IAAC, you are eligible to apply. However, to complete the application process, will need to ask you to provide us with a provisional certificate from your University, in English, stating that you will graduate this year. If you have any questions or doubts with regards to the application process, please feel free to contact us at applications@iaac.net

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grading system

student feedback and evaluation

Class attendance is obligatory for studios and seminars. In both cases, courses are graded as follows:

The usual procedure IAAC uses for the collection and analysis of information to ensure the quality of the program is the student surveys and evaluation reports. IAAC performs two different types of surveys: one survey is specific for each course, and is being made immediately after a course finishes, and the second survey is a general survey, which is conducted at the end of the academic year. Course Survey: The surveys contain questions related to course content and structure of the class, the methodology used and the level of facilities where the course has been conducted. There are also questions about the faculty , allowing the student to evaluate the faculty’s communication capabilities, the capacity of synthesis and organize the content structure as well as the faculty’s competence in assessing and explaining the results obtained. The survey also include questions about the relevance of the class with respect to the students own interests and the relevance with the general research agenda of the Master program. Students are also asked within this survey to suggest improvements in the courses that IAAC takes into consideration for the future editions. General Survey: The general annual survey refers to the overall management of the program and the efficiency of the entire organization. It includes questions of whether students had difficulties in the application and admission process, whether they had problems in acquiring all necessary certificates and/or other documents and more. It also includes question of satisfaction in relation with the efficiency level of IAAC staff, whether faculty and content have met

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0–4.9 Fail (this means that the student is not going to get his/her Master Degree, this grade will be justified and well explained) 5.0–6.9 Pass 7.0–8.9 Good 9.0–10 Excellent/Distinction

- Under no circumstances will students be excused from presenting their design work at the final review of a project. - Diplomas will not be delivered to students with an incomplete in their final grades. In addition to the above, Midterm Reviews will be held with the members of the faculty in order to inform each student briefly of the general feelings of the faculty about his or her work. Suggestions may be given on how to prepare for the Final Review

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their expectations, and whether they were satisfied with the level of access to facilities and material resources at the Institute . Also, students are asked what course or activities considered more interesting and relevant to the program and they are also asked to express ideas for overall improvement.

non european students Non European students accepted to the program are advised to contact the nearest Spanish Embassy to start the Visa procedure. Be aware that the application procedure for a Student Visa can take up to 3 months.

study expenses Study-related expenses such as the purchase of books, graphic reproduction, printing and model moking 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 ownly a laptop computer no more than two years old, with the following specifications: 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

medical insurance Participants are responsible for their own health insurance and other personal insurance. It is mandatory to acquire a Medical Insurance to cover your stay here in Barcelona. The Catalan Public Health System does not cover students, and will charge you for any visit or consultation. Please note that the IAAC is not liable for loss or damage to personal belongings.

accommodation IAAC does not provide accomodation for students, although can provide information and assistance related to rental procedures.

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MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE MAA01: 75 ECTS, 1 YEAR

maa01 + otf: 100 ects, 15 months

MAA02: 130 ECTS, 2 YEARS

MULTISCALAR STRATEGY INTELLIGENT CITIES // SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS // DIGITAL MATTER // Architecture is always facing the responsibility of responding to emergent needs, technologies and ever-changing programs. 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 formerly took place at a distance, in other points of 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 ever more discontinuous in space and time. The building-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 impetus compatible with sustainable development. It is necessary

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to generate complex knowledge linked to a multi-layered reading of realities that have traditionally been thought of as separate, such as energy manipulation, nature, urban mobility, dwellings, systems of production and fabrication, the development of software, information networks, etc. This opens up the possibility of generating new prototypes, capable of engaging with complex and changing environments. Finally, every new urban or architectural production needs to update its materiality and reinterpret construction techniques of the past centuries, which are very directly based on the transformation of locally available materials. It is now time for interaction between disciplines and technologies to engage in a vision that embraces different fields of research.


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PROGRAM ORGANIZATION The Master in Advanced Architecture is articulated in three different programs: MAA01, MAA01+OTF and MAA02. During the first year (October 2017 - June 2018) the students enrolled in the programs will work together in a common educational platform, with a common organization and academic structure. After the completion of MAA01, students enrolled in MAA01+OTF or MAA02 will follow two different organizations and academic structures. The MAA comprises the following elements: IS.

INTRODUCTORY STUDIO

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RESEARCH STUDIO

SS. WS.

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DEVELOPMENT STUDIO

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OBLIGATORY SEMINAR

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MAA01: 75 ECTS, 1 YEAR FIRST YEAR October 2017 June 2018 1st TERM 2nd TERM 3rd TERM FINAL PROJECT

IS and seminars (20 ECTS ) RS and seminars (19 ECTS) DS and seminars (19 ECTS) Final project + WS (15 ECTS)

STUDIO SUPPORT SEMINAR WORKSHOP LECTURE SERIES research and development studio

maa01 + otf: 100 ects, 15 months FIRST YEAR October 2017 June 2018 1st TERM 2nd TERM 3rd TERM FINAL PROJECT

IS and seminars (20 ECTS ) RS and seminars (19 ECTS) DS and seminars (19 ECTS) Final project + WS (15 ECTS)

OTF SEMESTER September 2018 February 2019

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MAA02: 130 ECTS, 2 YEARS FIRST YEAR October 2017 June 2018 1st TERM 2nd TERM 3rd TERM FINAL PROJECT

IS and seminars (20 ECTS ) RS and seminars (19 ECTS) DS and seminars (19 ECTS) Final project + WS (15 ECTS)

SECOND YEAR October 2018 June 2019 1th TERM 2th TERM 3th TERM SCIENTIFIC PAPER

RDS and SW (20 ECTS ) RDS and SW (19 ECTS) RDS and SW (19 ECTS)

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first year october 2017-june 2018 MAA01: 75 ECTS, 1 YEAR

maa01 + otf: 100 ects, 15 months

MAA02: 130 ECTS, 2 YEARS

FIRST TERM (20 ECTS CREDITS)

second TERM (19 ECTS CREDITS)

The 10 week introductory term provides a common grounding of knowledge and skills to new IAAC students. It is a formative platform structured by an Design Project and four complementary courses anticipating ideas that will appear during the programme in relation to self sufficiency, design strategies, innovative forms of planning and contemporary culture. A toolbox of both, theoretical and practical skills for further research work.

The second term is an Open Educational Structure where the students attend to a Research Studio, a Computational Design Seminar and 2 Elective Seminars that the students choose out of 8 options. This open structure let the students choose according to their academic interests. The Research Studio is developed through three different Research lines: -Intelligent Cities; -Self-sufficient Buildings; -Digital Matter. Students will follow only one research line.

COURSES AND CREDITS

COURSES AND CREDITS

IS. | INTRODUCTORY STUDIO (8 ECTS credits)

RS | RESEARCH STUDIO (I-III) (10 ECTS credits)

SO.1 | DIGITAL FABRICATION Introduction to Digital Fabrication (3 ECTS credits)

SO.5| DIGITAL TOOLS (3 ECTS credits) - Mod 1: Computational design - Mod 2: Programming

SO.2 | THEORY CONCEPTS Advanced Architecture Concepts (3 ECTS credits) SE. | ELECTIVE SEMINAR (3 ECTS credits) Choice out of four options SO.3 | DIGITAL TOOLS Computational Design (3 ECTS credits) SE. | ELECTIVE SEMINAR (3 ECTS credits) Choice out of four options SO.4 | DIGITAL TOOLS Produino - Introduction to Programming and Physical Computing (3 ECTS credits)  

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Please note: The distribution of students for the Research Studios and Seminars of the Second Term is done according to several criteria listed in the IAAC terms and conditions.


third term (19 ECTS CREDITS)

finaL PROJECT (13 ECTS CREDITS)

The third term is an Open Educational Structure where the students attend to a Development Studio, a Computational Design Seminar and 2 Elective Seminars that the students choose out of 8 options. This open structure let the students choose according to their academic interests. The students will attend to a Development Studio belonging to the same research line as the second term Research Studio : -Intelligent Cities; -Self-sufficient Buildings; -Digital Matter.

Phase 4 focuses on the extended research of the Development Studio Project of Phase 3 (13 ECTS credits). The students during this period have the opportunity integrate to their projects more in depth issues related to the self sufficiency agenda, as well as the inherent material, organizational and spatial complexities determined by the chosen working scale and the experience gained during the year’s programme.

COURSES AND CREDITS DS | DEVELOPMENT STUDIO (I-III) (10 ECTS credits) SO.6| DIGITAL TOOLS (3 ECTS credits) - Mod 1: Computational design - Mod 2: Programming SE. | ELECTIVE SEMINAR (3 ECTS credits) Choice out of four options SE. | ELECTIVE SEMINAR (3 ECTS credits) Choice out of four options

The transversal workshop (2 ECTS credits) 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 international tutors.

lecture series (2 ECTS CREDITS) IAAC is organizing a weekly Lecture Series along the academic year, counting on international invited experts on the fields of Design, Architecture and Technology. The Lecture Series is transversal to the IAAC educational programs and students participation is mandatory as it is a transversal platform for widening knowledge, generate debates and network with other students and experts around the world.

Please note: The distribution of students for the Seminars of the Third Term is done according to several criteria listed in the IAAC terms and conditions.

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second year october 2018 - june 2019 MAA02: 130 ECTS, 2 YEARS

first TERM (19 ECTS CREDITS)

second TERM (16 ECTS CREDITS)

During the first phase of the second year the students propose a thesis project to develop throughout the year, in the Research and Design Project Studio. The first term is a formative platform structured by a research Design Project and three complementary courses anticipating ideas that will appear during the programme in relation to the research lines of the thesis themes, design strategies, innovative forms of planning and contemporary culture, supporting the theoretical research as well as the practical development of the thesis projects.

The second term is structured with a Research and Development Studio and 2 Seminars focused on the 2 supporting the body of a thesis research: theory and practice in different scales of investigation. All classes in this term are obligatory.

COURSES AND CREDITS

COURSES AND CREDITS

RDS. | Research and Development Studio (I, II, III) Studio (8 ECTS) + Desk Crit Reviews (2 ECTS)

RDS. | Research and Development Studio (I, II, III) Studio (8 ECTS) + Desk Crit Reviews (2 ECTS)

SO.1 | THEORY CONCEPTS (3 CREDITS) - Mod 1: Theory and Methods - Mod 2: Theory and Knowledge

SO.3 | THEORY CONCEPTS (3 CREDITS) - Mod 1: Theory and Methods - Mod 2: Theory and Knowledge

SO.2 | DIGITAL TOOLS Processing (3 CREDITS)

SO.4 | DIGITAL TOOLS Processing (3 CREDITS)

SE | ELECTIVE SEMINAR (3 CREDITS) Op 1. Biophotovoltaic Design Op 2. Llum BCN

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third TERM (20 ECTS CREDITS) Phase 7, is a term period structured with a Research and Development Studio and a seminar focused in the practice of the investigation. In this term the students are finalizing their proposal and construct prototypes of their thesis projects. All classes in this term are obligatory.

scientific paper This phase (summer period) is dedicated to the individual work on the Scientific Paper presenting the Thesis Project to be submitted in September.

COURSES AND CREDITS RDS. | Research and Development Studio (I, II, III) Studio (13 ECTS) + Desk Crit Reviews (2 ECTS) SO.5 | THEORY CONCEPTS (3 CREDITS) - Mod 1: Theory and Methods SO.6 | LECTURES SERIES ( 2 CREDITS)

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Tuition fees Tuition for students attending maa01 (75 ects: 1 year)

Tuition for students attending maa02 (130 ects: 2 year)

Tuition for the year 2017/2018 is 18.750€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2.500€ to confirm participation, maximum 4 weeks after their accpetance. The remaining part of the tuition fee (16.250€) may be paid either in one or two intallments, 60% (9.750€), before September 1st, 2017 and 40% (6.500€) before December 1st, 2017.

Tuition for the year 2017/2018 is 30.465€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2.500€ to confirm participation, maximum 4 weeks after their accpetance. The remaining part of the tuition fee (27.965€) may be paid either in one installment; or divided it into 3 installments: 35% (9.787,75€), before September 1st, 2017; 30% (8.389,50€) before December 1st, 2017 and 35% (9.787,75€) before Septermber 1st, 2018.

Tuition for students attending maa01+OTF (100 ects: 15 months) Tuition for the year 2017/2018 is 25.000€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 2,800€ to confirm participation, maximum 4 weeks after their accpetance. The remaining part of the tuition fee (22.200€) may be paid either in one or two intallments, 60% (13.320€), before September 1st, 2017 and 40% (8.880€) before December 1st, 2017.

All payments of the selected program must be paid by bank transfer only to: Bank: Santander Agency: 6784 IBAN – ES55 0049 6784 3226 1615 5632 SWIFT – BSCHESMMXXX Holder : Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya. Address: Via Augusta, nº182 (Es 08021 Barcelona)

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MAA - MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE // research line RS.I

INTELLIGENT CITIES SENIOR FACULTY: WILLY MUller Intelligent Cities works beyond the conventional scales of territorial design, town planning, building or fabrication in designing a multi-scale 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 Studio focuses on projects that range in scale from the territory to the neighborhood. The idea of Intelligent Cities is related to two issues: on one hand, the understanding of countries and cities around the world with emerging economies and cultures that, by virtue of their regional or economic position, can contribute value to the planet as a whole. In this sense the Studio 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 city (be it European or American) to work on the basis of more complex and more open values. The other issue related to intelligent cities has to do with their creation as intelligent territories that function in a multiscalar way, emphasizing the relationship between nature, networks and nodes and promoting the ‘emergence’ of an urban intelligence through research on the application of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in different aspects of the urban infrastructure and public space.

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MAA 2015-16 - Intelligent Cities HYBRITAT - PETER GEELMYDEN MAGNUS

MAA 2014-15 - Intelligent Cities Responsive Habitats- Prawitt Kitti Chanthira, Taiesha Edwards, Michelle Tseng, Jinyang Han

MAA 2014-15 - Intelligent Cities LANDSCAPE OF EXPERIENCE - Pia Grobner - Yanna Haddad - Joy Alexandre Harb

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the global sea level is expected to rise within 0.8-2 meters by 2100, enough to swamp many cities along the U.S East coast. The project seeks to engage the forces of the flooding and make use of it instead of fighting it. The approach of the performative landscape is based on voronoi tessellation, through a series of different iterations the proposed algorithm determines the control parameters of different stages for the arrival of water to the site.

This project aims top study the local resources and what we can do with these, to produce whatever the city needs. A futuristic, smart, sustainable model of a city is about how we can reduce the amount of money we spend in the importing industries, and starting to produce our own systems where we can make things from our local sources and let the user and the city use them and be part of them. 138


MAA 2015-16 - Intelligent Cities URBANMEGA SPONGE Maryanne George Ewais

MAA 2015-16 - Intelligent Cities URBAN PIXELS - Abdullah Ibrahim 139


Farmers Village project, the place for build and develop productivity inside Newark by providing urban farming, parking lots as existing site and adding residential and market function. The design is focusing on making effectiveness and efficiency for the circulation inside Farmers Village in order to save energy used, by controlling the different slopes angle and width of the circulation path/ramp for each functions. The idea Farmer Village aimed to become a catalyst for the city and overcome both the major problem and minor problem like unemployment in Newark.

Hybritat is a proposal for a city system operated by autonomous robots and drones working together in a swarm to provide diverse and balanced conditions for flora and fauna to re establish itself within the urban tissue. 140

MAA 2015-16 - Intelligent Cities FARMERS VILLAGE - James Nurtanio Njo

MAA 2015-16 - Intelligent Cities HYBRITAT – RENATURALIZATION AND METABOLISM Peter Geelmyden Magnus


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SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDINGS SENIOR FACULTY: ENRIC RUIZ-GELI // MIREIA LUZARRAGA Self sufficiency is about consuming just the resources you are able to produce, turning into zero our ecological footprint, or the surface of land that each one needs to live. This scenario is close to the statements that we need to achieve for the 2020 agenda.

this complex combination of elements and their relations. At the RSII we will read and learn from the people that are already talking about this holistic way of thinking (Rifkin, Braunghart, Mc Donnough, Latour‌).

At the RSII self sufficiency will be wider concept. Not only we will apply this term when speaking about energy, but also speaking about other issues like water, food, economy, society‌

In order to face this holistic way of thinking, architects can not be alone, they must learn to work inside multidisciplinary teams. A starting point will be the scenario of RSII, in which we will work on our projects together with physicists, biologists, economists and designers.

As architects, our role in this new concept of ecology goes beyond buildings, materials, light, space or shape. Our approach to this new way of thinking must be holistic, emphasizing the importance of the wholes, and the interdependance of its parts. Therefore, for us, architecture is about

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Inside the topic of self sufficiency, in the past three years we have developed projects around the ideas of Factory of the Future, Urban Retrofitting, Factory of Knowledge, and many more.


MAA 2015-16 - DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE Thora Hafdis Arnardottir - Fulvio Brunetti - Maria Cynthia Funk - Mercedes Sweicicki 143


In this new era, buildings are the result of self-sufficient systems interacting with each other, producing it’s own energy and food, as the HUMAN NEST does with the help of natural resources such as birds and wind. Recycling water and creating an efficent off-grid student life in the middle of the new Melbourne sanctuary are crucial for the project. The aviary on the roof, becomes a natural pest/ parasites control system and a fertilizer generator for the crops and a bird factory for the sanctuary. On the other hand, the energy generated will be distributed within the city, turning this residence on a power plant as well.

Retrofitting the industry, the “Urban Fabric” is a three-dimensional mesh envelope based on cell organisation in plants that combines farming, photovoltaic panels, metal, fibers, water and technology. This modulation from structure to plants, insulated to uninsulated, skin to nature, adapts to the seasons and reflects the environments of future activities. The radical element of the project marks the starting point of a new revolution in this industry. 144

MAA 2015-16 - HUMAN NEST Carlos Daniel Gómez

MAA 2012-13 TEXTILE INNOVATION STARTUP CENTER - Diego Arturo Diaz Garcia, Dirce Medina Patatuchi, Dulce Adriana Luna Hernández, Juan Diego Ardila, Taruni Aggarwal


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A cloud problem requires a cloud solution. The jungle senses the cloud of pollution from external sources before reacting, creating a cloud on site that captures pollution. This cloud is then manipulated to rain on site through over seeding, removing the pollution from the air. To create a self sufficient system energy is needed. Algae uses CO2 and waste water creating bio fuel to power the cloud.

The Social Innovation Incubator performs through the development of an educational path set in a revolutionary environment, giving people a platform where to innovate and find their job opportunities. The building responds to the context and inspires innovation. You are introduced to advanced knowledge, tools and processes, practicing, testing and performing innovative projects. You connect with people in different levels and fields. You come out a seed of innovation in the knowledge community. 146

MAA 2012-13 - THE JUNGLE Dori Sadan, Moritz Begle, Stuart Maggs, Urte Naujekaite

MAA 2012-13 - SOCIAL INNOVATION INCUBATOR Aldo Sollazzo, Alejandra DĂ­az de LeĂłn Lastras, Mauricio F Valenzuela Lanzas, Robert Francisco Garita


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DIGITAL MATTER INTELLIGENT CONSTRUCTIONS SENIOR FACULTY: ARETI MARKOPOULOU Today, we are facing a change in paradigm in the field of Architecture. Information Era Technologies and their impacts on architecture are drastically changing, and their relationship calls for new or adapted concepts, where physical space seamlessly intertwines with digital content, and where the language of electronic connections tie in with that of physical connections. We are consequently moving towards a different form of “habitats”, where architecture is not merely inhabited, but becomes technologically integrated, interactive and evolutional. If computers were once the size of buildings, buildings are now becoming computers, both in a performative sense, on I/O Communication protocols, and in a programmable sense, at material-molecule nanoscale; even becoming operational thanks to self-learning genetic algorithms. The key, thus, to 21st century challenges generated by global urbanization, economic instability and particularly the increasing awareness related to the environmental crisis will be the development of high efficient “products’ with increasing levels of functionality. Architecture following every stage of life will have to address and respond to both challenges and advancements. Our buildings and cities will need new interfaces to communicate with the environment and embedded systems of performance that do not rely on existing urban infrastructures. Active and bio-materials will play a critical role in this development, forcing architects to get free from mechanical actuators or computing devices and integrate into their designs the inherited functions that “smart materials” present on a molecular scale. At the same time, advanced 148

digital manufacturing techniques contribute to digitally fabricate new material systems and building components with varied properties of density, translucency, elas¬ticity and much more. This brings another level of sustainability awareness, one that questions concepts of durability or longevity and brings forward concepts of dynamics, adaptability and metabolism. Understanding the significant need of generating the production of non-rigid, responsive and multi-functional material and construction systems, the Digital Matter Research Line develops case studies on digital and computed matter, exploring intelligent construction systems to be applied at architectural scale. The projects implement active materials, information, digital content and fabrication foreseeing an engineered architectural future of intelligent responsiveness and adaptation. Should we continue constructing rigid and fixed structures? Or can buildings and cities begin to think? Digital Matter Research line will be generating an architecture that is not just mimicking the living but is roaring into life. The method of investigation follows a rigorously experimental approach and progresses in complexity from small scale material sampling to the production of 1:1 scale architectural components and prototypes.

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MAA 2013-14 - Digital Matter TRANSLATED GEOMETRY - Eleni Baseta, Ece Tankal, Ramin Shambayati

MAA 2014-15 - Digital Matter REMEMBRANE - Ji Won Jun, Josep Alcover, Matteo Silverio

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The project seeks to create a responsive facade that on the one hand protects the people from enviromental conditions and on the other hand becomes part of the public space. In this sense the project is able to interact and correspond to the peoples needs and activities with respect to the context they inhabit.

MAA 2015 -16 - PRO SKIN Robert Staples - Burak Paksoy - Ingried Ramirez - Chenthur Raaghav

A project that investigates possibilities of using air inflation in architecture, as an active response to constantly changing parameters in environment: the Skin is a new composite material made of thin layers of flexible silicone rubber and elastic fabric. Series of inflatable cells combined in groups can be inflated or deflated to change form and appearance: a tunable topography responding to real time data of wind and light. The responsive facade protects the people from enviromental conditions and becomes part of the public space.

MAA 2014 -15 - SOFT SKINS Lubna Alayeli, Nina Jotanovic, Ceren Temel, Farah Alayeli

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MANYFORMS, or manipulated nylon forms, explores the idea of employing a unique smart material that can be created out of easily sourced nylon fishing line, into an architectural system that can be easily replicated anywhere on site. When heated to a temperature between 60-75°C, tested nylon muscles contract by up to 10% and are capable of carrying significant weight. As one of the preconditions for actuating the muscle is a calibrated amount of tension, MANYFORMS explores systems that work with a careful counterbalancing of forces.

MAA 2015-16 - MANYFORMS Utsav Mathur, Jean Sebastian Munera and Connor Stevens

By combining the evaporation property of the hydrogels with the thermal mass, and humidity control property of clay ceramic and fabric, a composite material responsive to heat and water was created. The proposed solution is a passive evapotranspiration system able to lower the temperature of an interior space. With the help of accurate energy and thermal analysis of todays’ technology, hydroceramic’s passive system can effectively keeps the balance of the humidity and temperature inside the human comfort-zone.

MAA 2013-14 - HYDROCERAMIC PASSIVE COOLING FACADE Akanksha Rathee, Elena Mitrofanova, Pongtida Santayanon

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INTRODUCTORY STUDIO claudia pasquero // carmelo zappulla // edouard cabay Javier Pena // Jonathan Minchin In the framework of learning by doing, the Introductory Studio gives students the opportunity to fully explore and apply the various tools and techniques assimilated during their 1st Term at IAAC. From the examination of space understood as layers of activities and interactions, to the design and simulation of their behaviors, animated through performative models; or the profound understanding of mechanisms of local

energy, food and bio-materials production in dense urban environments, contributing to the urban morphogenesis of contemporary cities; all developed with the support of digital fabrication and parametric design.

MAA 2013-14 - IS Tutors: Javier PeĂąa, Rodrigo Rubio, Oriol Carrasco AMPLEAF- Kateryna Rogynska, Ramin Shambayati, Robert D McKaye, Sahil Sharma

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MAA 2015-16 - IS Tutors: Edouard Cabay GLORIES REGENERATIVE SYSTEMS Peter Geelmuyden Magnus, Utsav Mathur, Tobias Deeg, Martin Hristov, Rana Abdulmajeed, Nour Mezher, Jean Sebastian Munera, Lili Tayefi

MAA 2015-16 - IS Tutors: Claudia Pasquero, Carmelo Zappulla BIO_RECLAIM- Andre Resende - Mohamad Atab - Hsin Li Stefan Fotev - Sureshkumar Kumaravel - Yasamin Khalilbeigi

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MAA 2015-16 / IS - DYNAMIC URBAN FOREST

Dirk van Wassenaer - Lina Salamanca - Levit Arroyo - JengRung Hong Catherine Simakova - Sidharth Kumar - Goutham Santhanam - Khushboo Sonigera Vishnu Jadia - Naitik Shah

MAA 2015-16 -INTELLIGENT URBAN FOREST Andres Felipe Navarette Mora, Roberto Chacon, Anna Abduraimova, Mohit Chordia, FabianaNacife, JustynaBrzakala, Firdose Basha, Maria Cynthia Y. Funk, Fulvio Brunetti, Maria Klairi Chartsias

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MAA 2015-16 / IS / PLAZA ESPANYA, OPEN PROGRAM Borislava Lyubenova – Prajakta Panchal - Connor Stevens – Mercedes Swiecicki - Dhairya Thakkar James Nurtanio Njo - Chenthur Raghav – Varsha Subba Rao - Abbas Kikali – Pranay Baj

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SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS Through select elective and obligatory seminars, the academic curriculum explores diverse fields of Advanced Architecture: DIGITAL FABRICATION COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN THEORY OF ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE URBAN SCIENCE PHYSICAL COMPUTING EXPERIMENTAL STRUCTURES PROCESSING Some of the renowned IaaC Seminar faculty are: Vicente Guallart (Architect), Maite Bravo (Architect), Enrico Dini (Engineer), Silvia Brandi (Architect), Tomas Diez (Urbanist), Edouard Cabay (Architect), Manja van de Worp (Engineer), Lluís Viu Rebés (Architect), Jordi Pages Ramon (Architect), Josep Mias (Architect), Fabian Scheurer (Computer Scientist), Alexandre Dubor (Architect), Anastasia Pistofidou (Architect), Ricardo Devesa (Architect), Marc Viader (Architect,Computer Scientist), David Dalmazzo (Computer Scientist), Valérie Bergeron (Architect), Victor Arribas (Material Engineer), Spyros Stavoravdis (Architect), Gonzalo Delacámara (Economist), Mathilde Marengo (Architect), Neil Leach (Architect), Pablo Ros (Architect), José Ballesteros (Architect), George Jeronimidis (Architect), Tom Pawlofsky (Architect), Petr Novikov (Architect), Saša Jokic (Architect),

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Dave Pigram (Architect), Iain Maxwell (Architect), Cristobal Castilla (Designer), Gerard Passola (Ecologist, Biologist), Julian Vincent (Biologist), Pierre Belanger (Achitect/Urbanist), Dennis Dollens (Architect), Michel Rojkind (Architect), Michael Knauss (Architect), Cristina Sendra (Chemical Engineer), José Pérez de Lama (Architect), Nikos Salingaros (Mathematician), Salvador Rueda (Biologist), Andreu Ulied (Engineer), Christine Otto Kanstinger (Engineer), Aaron Betsky (Architect)


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MAA - DIGITAL FABRICATION Introduction to Digital Fabrication

DIGITAL FABRICATION The Digital Fabrication seminars explore different scales of production of architecture using Digital and Robotic Fabrication techniques such as: CNC cutting (laser), 3D printing, CNC milling, molding and casting and composites, design and fabrication. One of the goals is to introduce the thinking around the function, by following the evolution of the design through iterations of production as a workflow. 160

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COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN In computer science, algorithms are habitually defined as fixed and often finite procedures of step-by-step instructions understood to produce something other than themselves. Structures of logics interfacing with Data, sourced from any computable phenomena. Computational Design Seminars focus on emergent design strategies based on algorithmic design logics. From the physical spaces of our built environment to the networked spaces of digital culture, algorithmic and computational strategies are reshaping not only design strategies but the entire perception of Architecture and its boundaries.

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EXPERIMENTAL STRUCTURES Experimental structure courses are aimed at pushing the limit of constructions, combining physical experimentation and digital simulations, in order to discovery new structural paradigms based on the concepts of lightweight, bending, tension, aggregation and components, as well as setting the logics behind these. 1:1 structures are tested through various media, materials, programs and scales, concluding with the construction of a large scale demonstrative prototype.

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The proposal seeks to draw the future city expansion in a different way, leading the next urban age, and creating a more sustainable society, in shape and function, focusing on humanity.


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URBAN SCIENCE Since the emergence of the Third Industrial Revolution, Urban Sciences are facing major challenges: how do we respond to the shift from an industrial society to an informational society? In fact the space we inhabit today was basically constructed at the start of the Industrial Revolution, the Information Society is now bringing to bear new principles and technologies with which to rethink the functioning and structure of the city, and how its citizens interact with it.

THEORY OF ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE Based on the term “Advanced Architecture” coined in 2003 by the Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture, this course aims to establish some theoretical principles around 3 Conceptual Frames: [Frame 1] Systems/Strategies — Transversal Logics: information - cities [Frame 2] Systems/ Environments — Relational Logics: cities - natures [Frame 3]- Systems/Process — Digital Logics: natures - information. 164

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MAA - MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

individual master thesis project from bits to geographies During the second year of the Master in Advanced Architecture Students have to opportunity, and the necessary support from a series of experts in various fields, to develop an in depth and individual research agenda. Students propose a thesis project, that they are going to develop throughout the year, and are allocated an Individual Thesis Advisor who is specialized in the topic proposed. MAA02 is a formative platform structured by a research Design Project and three complementary courses anticipating ideas that will appear during the programme in relation to the research proposals of the thesis themes, design strategies, innovative forms of planning and contemporary culture, supporting the theoretical research as well as the practical development of the thesis projects. On top of this, the MAA02 students have the opportunity to work alongside the IAAC team in the development of a series of 1:1 scale projects and prototypes to be deployed throughout the city of Barcelona.

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MAA02 14-16 - INSANDOUT Kunaljit Chadha

MAA02 14-16 - URBAN-HYDRO-PURIFICATION-HUB Wilton Nieves

MAA02 14-16 - [INFOSTRUCTURE] Borislav Schalev 169


MAA - MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

individual master thesis project thesis advisor: marcos cruz C-Biom.A Computation, Biomaterials and Architecture C-Biom.A is an innovative design research group at the IAAC focused on developing new bio and environmentally integrated designs strategies. Students explore advanced computational models and simulations that are applied to building prototypes made of new material composites that are either bio-inspired or bio-integrated. Many of the proposed objects and components aim to stimulate natural growth of bacteria, fungi, algae, and higher plants and the integration of these species in buildings. In a time in which more people are living in cities, the ultimate aim of the group is to develop a radically new sensibility of understanding of architecture where climate and nature, as well as new sense of materiality is the driving motif for design. There is a high level attention given to the use of new digital tools and fabrication techniques through which more complex and highly differentiated responses can given to our rapidly changing urban environment. Students in C-Biom.A develop an individual Thesis that is composed of a written and illustrated portfolio, as well as substantial models and prototypes that are shown in a final exhibition designed by the students.

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MAA02 14-16 - Nina Jotanovic RESPONSIVE MANIFOLDS

MAA02 14-16 - Yessica Mendez DESIGN FOR AGEING BUILDINGS

MAA02 13-15 - Tobias Grumstrup BIO CONCRETION 171


MAA - MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

individual master thesis project thesisbits advisors: jordi pages // from to geographyes Rather than to frame architecture as an energetic or a geometric issue we aim at problematizing architecture’s physical materiality. We believe that it is within the depths of matter and its internal consistency, within the realm of pure organization buried in atomic aggregates, in a space devoid of cultural interferences, metaphors and meanings and where beauty is not taken into account, that one can focus on strategies to develop novel proposals for architecture. We aim at abandoning the glitz of the surface, abandoning the visible and its panoply of image simulators, and overturning the experiment into an operative and performative act: we aim at developing, testing and building Climatic Matter®. Over the years teaching at IAAC we have developed a speculative and opportunistic agenda that embraces architecture´s contemporary paradigms, sustainability and object oriented programing, and synthesized them into an operative method that purposely avoids metaphors. We aim at implementing systematic and methodological processes that imbricate the ecological and the digital, a consistent palimpsest of environmental and parametric design. Through this dynamic and unstable material aggregates, made out of climate and algorithms, architecture surfaces as Climatic Matter®. Our agenda is pure process, our language is geometry and abstraction is the means to achieve and develop Climatic Matter®

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MAA02 13-15 - ROBUSTIC Sahil Sharma

MAA02 13-15 - RIGIDUM FLEXIBLE Luis Leon Lopez 172


MAA02 14-16 - CONCRETE ANACHRONISM Edgar Navarrete

MAA02 14-16 - THE MERCURIAL LANDSCAPE Raissa Pertierra 173


MAA - MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE

individual master thesis project thesisbits advisor: VICENTE GUALLART from to geographyes EULALIA MORAN The large majority of the global population lives in urban environments and the predictions are that by 2050 more than 80% of the world’s population will be living in cities. It is because of this that it’s important to understand how cities function as a productive system that acts as a key part of the global economy. Todays large cities deal with issues lie climate change, uneven growth, centralization of management, lack of sustainable large scale retro-fitting strategies and many more. To attack these issues a holistic strategy is needed, one that combines new technologies, cities and the social layer. It is not a question if the decisions taken should be bottom-up or top-down, but more of how to make the two work together as they are both necessary for the implementation of a successful model. The alignment of the projects, layers of investigation and big scale initiatives, coordinated generally by the government and large corporations and the development of bottom up projects, generally driven by the civil society and the small business owners is crucial for the implementation of an innovative project within fertile grounds. One crucial step is empowering the population that shapes the city in order for them to take charge of their own destiny, without being dependent on economical and political conditions that resulted out of the globalization process. Second is the development of an ecological model that responds to the climate change issues by needing far less energy to function, it uses the local resources and keeps the production on a local scale. The focus is on strategical plans, sectorial plans and scientific knowledge to better understand and improve the construction of social communities in the cities and to be able to upgrade them through the filter of information technology as technology has always been a resource that boosted the changes in civilizations and improved in a big way the quality of life of the population.

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MAA02 14-16 -DYNAMIC CITYSCAPE Luisa Roth

MAA02 14-16 - [AUTONOMY PROJECT] Juan Diego Ramirez

MAA02 14-16 - ATMOSPHERA Asya Guney

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faculty ARETI MARKOPOULOU ACADEMIC DIRECTOR MAA_DIGITAL MATTER STUDIO OTF_IAAC BUILDS

MAA_INTRODUCTORY STUDIO

SILVIA BRANDI

MANUEL GAUSA

COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR MAA_EXPERIMENTAL STRUCTURES

MAA_THEORY OF ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE

MARCOS CRUZ

LUIS FRAGUADA

MAA02_THESIS ADVISOR

MAI_ADVANCED INTERACTION DIRECTOR

ALEXANDRE DUBOR OTF_IAAC BUILDS MAA_ DIGITAL FABRICATION

VICENTE GUALLART MAA02_THESIS ADVISOR

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EDOUARD CABAY

RODRIGO AGUIRRE

MAA_COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

MARCO INGRASSIA MAA01_COORDINATOR MAA_URBAN SCIENCES


MIREIA LUZÁRRAGA

MATHILDE MARENGO

MAA_SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDING STUDIO

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR MAA_URBAN SCIENCES

WILLY MÜLLER

JORDI PAGÉS

MAA_INTELLIGENT CITIES STUDIO

MAA02_THESIS ADVISOR

CLAUDIA PASQUERO

JAVIER PEÑA

MAA_INTRODUCTORY STUDIO

MAA_INTRODUCTORY STUDIO

RODRIGO RUBIO

ENRIC RUIZ GELI

MAA_INTRODUCTORY STUDIO SEMINAR FACULTY

MAA_SELF SUFFICIENT BUILDING STUDIO

LLUIS VIU

CARMELO ZAPPULLA

MAA02_THESIS ADVISOR

MAA_iNTRODUCTORY STUDIO

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MAITE BRAVO

SPYROS STRAVORADVIS

MAA_THEORY OF ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE

MAA_COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

ALFREDO BRILLEMBOURG

MARK BURRY

MAA_URBAN SCIENCES

MAA_DIGITAL FABRICATION

GUILLEM CAMPRODÓN

ANGELOS CHRONIS

MAA_PHYSICAL COMPUTING

MAA_Processing

ORIOL CARRASCO

ALDO SOLLAZZO

MAA_INTRODUCTORY STUDIO

HEAD OF VISITING SCHOOL MAA_COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN INTELLIGENT CITIES SEMINAR

JONATHAN MINCHIN

RICARDO DEVESA

MAA_INTRODUCTORY STUDIO

MAA_THEORY OF ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE


DJORDJE STANOJEVIC MAA_DIGITAL FABRICATION

MANJA VAN DE WORP MAA_EXPERIMENTAL STRUCTURES

JORDI VIVALDI

MAA_INTELLIGENT CITIES STUDIO

EULALIA MORAN MAA02_THESIS ADVISOR

MARIA KUPTSOVA

NURIA CONDE PUEYO

MAA02 _COORDINATOR MAA _INTRODUCTORY STUDIO COORDINATOR

MAA02_BIOLOGY

ANGEL MUÑOZ

PABLO ROS

MAA_PHYSICAL COMPUTING

MAA_URBAN SCIENCES

STEPHANIE CHALTIEL

ANASTASIA PISTOFIDOU

MAA_DIGITAL FABRICATION

MAA_DIGITAL FABRICATION

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applications, grading system and more Applications To apply for IAAC, please fill out and submit the online applications form (www.iaac.net/iaac/apply) for the programs: MAA01, MAA02, MaCT, MAA01 + OTF, OTF. For the online application, the following required documents should all be submitted in English, with the exception of the undergraduate diploma that needs to be translated into Spanish. (All documents must be uploaded onto the designated space on the online applicationform in PDF format). - A letter of intent expressing the reasons for which you wish to attend the chosen master – maximum two A4 pages in PDF. - Curriculum vitae and portfolio showing samples of your work – A4 format maximum 10MB in PDF. - Two letters of recommendation (from professional or academic referees), in PDF, with the corresponding referee contact information. - Legalized copy of previous architecture degree* or other related professional degrees. Please make sure that you arrange the legalization of your diploma as required depending on your country of origin. More info about degree legalization here. In the case of this document is not available at the moment of the application, please contact us.

- An official translation into Spanish of your diploma* (if the diploma is not in Spanish already). More info about official translations here. - A copy of a valid passport (copy of valid I.D. is accepted for citizen of member states of the EU) - Non-refundable application fee to be paid to the bank information mentioned at the end of this page under the section titled “Bank Information”. * If you have not yet graduated, but will be graduating before the commencement of the academic year to which you are applying at IAAC, you are eligible to apply. However, to complete the application process, will need to ask you to provide us with a provisional certificate from your University, in English, stating that you will graduate this year. If you have any questions or doubts with regards to the application process, please feel free to contact us at applications@iaac.net

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grading system

student feedback and evaluation

Class attendance is obligatory for studios and seminars. In both cases, courses are graded as follows:

The usual procedure IAAC uses for the collection and analysis of information to ensure the quality of the program is the student surveys and evaluation reports. IAAC performs two different types of surveys: one survey is specific for each course, and is being made immediately after a course finishes, and the second survey is a general survey, which is conducted at the end of the academic year. Course Survey: The surveys contain questions related to course content and structure of the class, the methodology used and the level of facilities where the course has been conducted. There are also questions about the faculty , allowing the student to evaluate the faculty’s communication capabilities, the capacity of synthesis and organize the content structure as well as the faculty’s competence in assessing and explaining the results obtained. The survey also include questions about the relevance of the class with respect to the students own interests and the relevance with the general research agenda of the Master program. Students are also asked within this survey to suggest improvements in the courses that IAAC takes into consideration for the future editions. General Survey: The general annual survey refers to the overall management of the program and the efficiency of the entire organization. It includes questions of whether students had difficulties in the application and admission process, whether they had problems in acquiring all necessary certificates and/or other documents and more. It also includes question of satisfaction in relation with the efficiency level of IAAC staff, whether faculty and content have met

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0–4.9 Fail (this means that the student is not going to get his/her Master Degree, this grade will be justified and well explained) 5.0–6.9 Pass 7.0–8.9 Good 9.0–10 Excellent/Distinction

- Under no circumstances will students be excused from presenting their design work at the final review of a project. - Diplomas will not be delivered to students with an incomplete in their final grades. In addition to the above, Midterm Reviews will be held with the members of the faculty in order to inform each student briefly of the general feelings of the faculty about his or her work. Suggestions may be given on how to prepare for the Final Review

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their expectations, and whether they were satisfied with the level of access to facilities and material resources at the Institute . Also, students are asked what course or activities considered more interesting and relevant to the program and they are also asked to express ideas for overall improvement.

non european students Non European students accepted to the program are advised to contact the nearest Spanish Embassy to start the Visa procedure. Be aware that the application procedure for a Student Visa can take up to 3 months.

study expenses Study-related expenses such as the purchase of books, graphic reproduction, printing and model moking 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 ownly a laptop computer no more than two years old, with the following specifications: 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

medical insurance Participants are responsible for their own health insurance and other personal insurance. It is mandatory to acquire a Medical Insurance to cover your stay here in Barcelona. The Catalan Public Health System does not cover students, and will charge you for any visit or consultation. Please note that the IAAC is not liable for loss or damage to personal belongings.

accommodation IAAC does not provide accomodation for students, although can provide information and assistance related to rental procedures.

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OTF - Open thesis fabrication

open thesis fabrication applied research program SEPTEMBER - february

In design and architecture, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) fabrication equipment has given designers unprecedented means for executing formally challenging projects directly from the computer. The impact of digital production in these fields allows the production of complex geometries and opens up a wide field of research and experimentation. IaaC, through the Open Thesis Fabrication (OTF) agenda, is placing a new emphasis on translating research into technologies and bringing together academy and industry by powering innovation.

KALEIDOSCOPE OTF 2013 - Dulce Luna 188

Success in innovation appears to entail working closely with the industry, in both basic and applied research simultaneously. Thus, the OTF program emerges as an intensive applied research platform in collaboration with partner companies seeking the development of innovative solutions in a wide range of fields (architecture, design, contsruction, interaction, technology etc). The program focuses on the development and completion of full scale prototypes using advanced CNC machinery, applying experimental materials, testing smart energy solutions, and developing industrial solutions.


PYLOS OTF 2016/17

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OTF SEMESTER september - february maa01 + otf: 100 ects, 15 months

otf: 25 ects, 6 months

AIM & GOAL The aim of the program, in line with the opportunity of making a difference, is to develop research to be applied through patents or products for marketing. This will be obtained through the common goal of researching of different fabrication techniques, materials and form, towards the implementation of a large scale prototype, understanding the potentials of digital fabrication together with new needs of current society and the market. FORMAT All the IAAC BUILDs researchers will be working together in 1 group towards a collective goal and project, in turn subdivided into different specialized research teams each focusing on a specific aspect of the project’s development. Hence the implementation of a 1:1 scale prototype allowing to test techniques and materials on real scale. SOME OF THE RESEARCH THEMES ARE: – Design – Materials and Materiality – Software and Hardware – Structure – Fabrication – Assembly – User interfaces

PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS IAAC BUILDs follows in the footsteps of OTF developing the applied research in partnership companies, whose involvement will vary according to project focus. These companies consist in Cerámica Cumella, ASCAMM, Cricursa, Fupicsa, Merefsa, Tallfusta. The program also counts on the collaboration of experts in various fields such as engineering and structures, materials, technical components, and much more, allowing the development of a full scale and fully functioning prototype. 190

KEYWORDS 3d printing in architectural construction Solar houses Robotic and digital fabrication Smart buildings and urban elements User interfaces

OTF 2013 GROUND FLOOR - Moritz Megle


OTF 2013 MOSS VOLTAIC - Elena Mitrofanova

OTF 2013 MINIBUILDERS - Jin Shihui, Stuart Maggs, Dori Sadan, Cristina Nan

OTF 2013 KALEIDOSCOPE - Dulce Luna

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MINIBUILDERS-SMALL ROBOTS PRINTING BIG STRUCTURES Shihui Jin, Stuart Maggs, Dori Sadan,Cristina Nan A family of small scale construction robots, all mobile and capable of constructing objects far larger than the robot itself. Each of the robots developed was to perform a diverse task, linked to the different phases of construction, finally working together as a family towards the implementation of a single structural outcome. Hence, instead of one large machine, a number of much smaller robots working independently, but in coordination, towards a single goal.

PYLOS AIR-DRY CLAY 3D PRINTER OTF -Sofoklis Giannakopolous This research focus on the use of natural clay as a base material for a large scale on-site 3D Printer. The particular problematic linked with the process and scale were the target of the project. he investigation of the chosen material with different additives led to the discovery of a new stronger clay, with a tensile strength 3 times harder than the so called hard clay. The development, starting from basic composites towards more elaborate ones, contemporary to the development and manufacturing of the machine, driven by the research and results on the material behaviour. 192


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MATAERIAL ANTIGRAVITY OBJECT MODELING OTF - Sasa Jokic and Petr Novikov This patent-pending method allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures.

MOSS VOLTAIC PLANTS GENERATING ENERGY OTF - Elena Mitrofanova Emerging technology called biophotovoltaics (BPV) uses the natural process of photosynthesis to generate electrical energy from the ecosystem found in the roots of plants. This project propose to use mosses in a facade system to harvest energy while offering the advantages of green walls 194


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fusta robotica Fusta Robòtica is a research project realized as part of the Open Thesis Fabrication 2015. IaaC OTF 2015 Fusta Robòtica is an experimental project that proposes to overcome the challenges of building withCatalan wood – structurally unsound and highly deformable – through the application of parametric design and robotic fabrication processes. For the first time in Spain, robotic technology is applied to the design and installation of a one-to-one scale prototype entirely made of timber, achieving a parametrically controlled structural system. Catalan wood has the virtue of being a low-impact, Zero Kilometre material, however due to its tendency to warp while drying, it is solely used for palettes. The challenge of Fusta Robòtica is to build a stable, large-scale prototype using this wood. To overcome the limits of the material, green wood has been used to construct a redundant structure, capable of absorbing the deformations produced when drying IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia Open Thesis Fabrication Program 2015 Faculty: Alexandre Dubor, Silvia Brandi, Areti Markopoulou Students: Mohamad Mahdi Najafi, Fathimah Sujna Shakir, Nada Shalaby, Monish Siripurapu, Ji Won Jun, Josep Alcover Llubia, Yanna Haddad, Andrea Quartara, Angelo Figliola. Project developed with the generous sponsor of Serradora Boix, in collaboration with, Gremi de Fusters, Tallfusta, Incafust, Mecakim, Decustik.

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DigitaL Urban Orchard This Pavilion is the prototype of a new form of urban agriculture based on aquaponics: a symbiotic system where breeding fishes is combined with the soilless cultivation of plants and vegetables. Data informed Design The design of the pavilion has been optimized in order to maximize the solar exposition of the plants, both on the surface and on the interior of the pavilion. Robotically Fabricated Wooden Structure This cocoon-shape hidden in between a misleading undifferentiated amount of wooden slats manifold structural purposes and functional ones. The sticks are distinguished in main trusses, structural stiffeners, plants supports, skin holders, furniture supports and platform beams. In the light of the previous experience of the Fusta Robòtica Pavilion 2015, the IAAC researchers improved the final robotic manufacturing process and they succeed to optimize the production process, mainly reducing the scrap’s length, using the most part of the material. Each wooden stick is handled throughout one single robotic fabrication loop: picking, cutting and dropping. According to the respective final sticks positions and functions, they are selected from one out of the three starting sticks, provided by the custom made wood-feeder. They are then cut in various and always different lengths and their end edges are shaped with different 3-dimensional angled cuts. Thus each stick, varying each time the fabrication loop, informs the robotic fabrication code.

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PYLOS WORKSHOP As 3D printing gains in momentum toward all the creative industries, new applications are continuously discovered. While Additive manufacturing (AM) for architecture is yet at an early stage, a clear potential have been identified by industries, contractors and architects. CAD software used in these professions allow already to design complex geometries, with the possibility to optimise shapes and material distribution toward more efficient buildings. AM have the potential to create quickly and precisely these complex geometries previously too expensive to make, while permitting a drastic reduction of production waste. Additive manufacturing with mud have the potential to reintroduce this traditional material within our contemporary culture, answering the current exigencies of quality, cost and efficiency. The previous project Pylos developed by IAAC between 2013 and 2015, have proven the possibility to use additive manufacturing at architectural scale with mud. For this purpose, the project have developed a new material mix 100% naturally sourced and biodegradable, potentially 3 time stronger than any unbaked clay material documented so far in scientific paper. A custom extruder mounted on a robotic arm have been also developed along with a specific CAD-CAM software allowing to print easily complex shapes. New opportunities offered by this technology are yet to be explore. The IAAC program Open Thesis Fabrication 2016-17 (OTF) propose to design and test at scale 1:1 architectural element that take advantage of the latest computational tools, the additive manufacturing process, and the great thermodynamic properties of the material to achieve passive performative system for bioclimatic architecture.

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Tuition fees Tuition for students attending otf (25 ects: 6 months) Tuition for the year 2017 is 6.250€. The selected candidates must send to the Institute a scanned proof of a down payment of 300€ to confirm participation, maximum 4 weeks after their accpetance. The remaining part of the tuition fee (5.950€) may be paid before September 1st, 2017.

All payments of the selected program must be paid by bank transfer only to: Bank: Santander Agency: 6784 IBAN – ES55 0049 6784 3226 1615 5632 SWIFT – BSCHESMMXXX Holder : Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya. Address: Via Augusta, nº182 (Es 08021 Barcelona) Note: Make sure that bank transferring SUBJECT is the applicant’s name, and not the person who orders the transfer. Also make sure to select the SWITF instructions code “OUR” when ordering the bank transfer. This means that you have to pay the transfer charges.


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faculty ALEXANDRE DUBOR

EDOUARD CABAY

OTF_DIRECTOR

OTF_DIRECTOR

Alexandre Dubor is an architect from Paris looking for more multidisciplinary in the design of our built environment. From the early stage of his experiences, he was looking at various way of mixing science with art (Art specialization within a scientific bachelor, Web-design & info-graphics scripts). Going further in the studies, he was able to develop project as architect and engineer (Structure & Architecture Master at EAVT + ENPC, Paris 2008). After some years working in various office such as Studio Daniel Libesking, Atenastudio, Donati et associés, Arep, he obtain an architect license (HMONP at EAVT, 2010). Along side this work, he co-founded Collectif 277 (Paris, 2008), mixing architects, graphic designer and Computer engineer. Willing to develop connection between computer science and architecture, he obtain a postgraduate in Digital Tectonics at IAAC (Barcelona, 2012). After a successful experience as teacher auxiliary at the University of Technology of Sydney (Australia, 2011), he is becoming more active in the academic field within the digital fabrication area (Auxiliary teacher at IAAC 2012), especially using 6-axis robot (workshop at IAAC & TU Delf, lecture at TU Vienna).

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Edouard Cabay graduated from the Architectural Association in 2005 to work for Foreign Office Architects in London, Anorak in Brussels and finally for Cloud 9 in Barcelona, where he occupied the position of head-office. His completed projects for Cloud 9 include the Thirst Pavilion for the Expo Zaragoza 2008 and the Cúpula del Milenio, a concert hall in Valladolid. Currently he teaches at the Diploma School of the Architectural Association as a unit master for Diploma 18, which treats large-scale architectural strategies targeting consequences of global warming. Along side his academic work he is establishing Appareil, an architectural practice, which aims to employ digital techniques of both design and fabrication to craft, –appareiller, our living milieu.


ARETI MARKOPOULOU ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OTF_RESEARCH ADVISOR

Areti Markopoulou is a Greek architect, educator and urban technologist working on the intersection between architecture and digital technologies. She is currently the Academic Director at IAAC in Barcelona, one of the leading international platforms for education. Areti is also co-editor of the Urban Next, a global network focused on rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu, and co-founder of StudioP52, a collective arts & tech gallery. Her research and practice design explores new architectural models that incorporate the application of ICTs, Material Intelligence and Fabrication, allowing built and public space to dynamically adapt to behavioural and environmental changes over time. She has been developing urban projects and guidelines with the City Council of Barcelona and the Municipal Institute of Information for the implementation of ICT in the public space and the implementation of renewable Energy technologies in buildings and open spaces. Areti has also served as a curator of international exhibitions such as the Pavilion of Innovation (Construmat 2015), MyVeryOwnCity (World Bank 2011) and Fabrication Laboratory (Barcelona Design Museum 2010). She holds a Bachelor in Architecture & Engineering from DUTH – Democritus University of Thrace, an MArch from IAAC, and a Fab Academy diploma on Digital Fabrication offered by the Fab Lab Network. She is currently a PhD candidate in the UPC, researching the topic of Responsive Environments and Smart Cities.

DJORDJE STANOJEVIC OTF_ROBOTIC EXPERT

Djordje Stanojevic is an Architect. He received his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Venice (IUAV) in 2011. Winner of the Touch Fair Architecture Competition, Djordje has been involved in the computational design of innovative solutions for fair stands and other structures. In the summer of 2012 he worked at Sotamaa Design on the Finnish Design Expo in Shanghai. In 2015 he completed his Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research Masters (ITECH) at the University of Stuttgart, both at the Institute of Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE). In parallel, he also worked as a student assistant for the ICD in the Robotic Manufacturing Laboratory and in the CasinoIT 3DPlot. He was involved in the system development, fabrication and construction of the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilions 2013 and 2014-15, merging engineering, robotics, digital manufacturing, material science and biology. Djordje’s thesis research focused on employing robotic fabrication and hygroscopic shrink-fitting for three-dimensional cellular plate structures. His interests in digital fabrication, robotic manufacturing and real-time robot control are what brought him to join the IAAC team in late 2015 as Digital Fabrication and Computational Design Expert.

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applications, grading system and more Applications To apply for IAAC, please fill out and submit the online applications form (www.iaac.net/iaac/apply) for the programs: MAA01, MAA02, MaCT, MAA01 + OTF, OTF. For the online application, the following required documents should all be submitted in English, with the exception of the undergraduate diploma that needs to be translated into Spanish. (All documents must be uploaded onto the designated space on the online applicationform in PDF format). - A letter of intent expressing the reasons for which you wish to attend the chosen master – maximum two A4 pages in PDF. - Curriculum vitae and portfolio showing samples of your work – A4 format maximum 10MB in PDF. - Two letters of recommendation (from professional or academic referees), in PDF, with the corresponding referee contact information. - Legalized copy of previous architecture degree* or other related professional degrees. Please make sure that you arrange the legalization of your diploma as required depending on your country of origin. More info about degree legalization here. In the case of this document is not available at the moment of the application, please contact us.

- An official translation into Spanish of your diploma* (if the diploma is not in Spanish already). More info about official translations here. - A copy of a valid passport (copy of valid I.D. is accepted for citizen of member states of the EU) - Non-refundable application fee to be paid to the bank information mentioned at the end of this page under the section titled “Bank Information”. * If you have not yet graduated, but will be graduating before the commencement of the academic year to which you are applying at IAAC, you are eligible to apply. However, to complete the application process, will need to ask you to provide us with a provisional certificate from your University, in English, stating that you will graduate this year. If you have any questions or doubts with regards to the application process, please feel free to contact us at applications@iaac.net

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grading system

student feedback and evaluation

Class attendance is obligatory for studios and seminars. In both cases, courses are graded as follows:

The usual procedure IAAC uses for the collection and analysis of information to ensure the quality of the program is the student surveys and evaluation reports. IAAC performs two different types of surveys: one survey is specific for each course, and is being made immediately after a course finishes, and the second survey is a general survey, which is conducted at the end of the academic year. Course Survey: The surveys contain questions related to course content and structure of the class, the methodology used and the level of facilities where the course has been conducted. There are also questions about the faculty , allowing the student to evaluate the faculty’s communication capabilities, the capacity of synthesis and organize the content structure as well as the faculty’s competence in assessing and explaining the results obtained. The survey also include questions about the relevance of the class with respect to the students own interests and the relevance with the general research agenda of the Master program. Students are also asked within this survey to suggest improvements in the courses that IAAC takes into consideration for the future editions. General Survey: The general annual survey refers to the overall management of the program and the efficiency of the entire organization. It includes questions of whether students had difficulties in the application and admission process, whether they had problems in acquiring all necessary certificates and/or other documents and more. It also includes question of satisfaction in relation with the efficiency level of IAAC staff, whether faculty and content have met

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0–4.9 Fail (this means that the student is not going to get his/her Master Degree, this grade will be justified and well explained) 5.0–6.9 Pass 7.0–8.9 Good 9.0–10 Excellent/Distinction

- Under no circumstances will students be excused from presenting their design work at the final review of a project. - Diplomas will not be delivered to students with an incomplete in their final grades. In addition to the above, Midterm Reviews will be held with the members of the faculty in order to inform each student briefly of the general feelings of the faculty about his or her work. Suggestions may be given on how to prepare for the Final Review

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their expectations, and whether they were satisfied with the level of access to facilities and material resources at the Institute . Also, students are asked what course or activities considered more interesting and relevant to the program and they are also asked to express ideas for overall improvement.

non european students Non European students accepted to the program are advised to contact the nearest Spanish Embassy to start the Visa procedure. Be aware that the application procedure for a Student Visa can take up to 3 months.

study expenses Study-related expenses such as the purchase of books, graphic reproduction, printing and model moking 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 ownly a laptop computer no more than two years old, with the following specifications: 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

medical insurance Participants are responsible for their own health insurance and other personal insurance. It is mandatory to acquire a Medical Insurance to cover your stay here in Barcelona. The Catalan Public Health System does not cover students, and will charge you for any visit or consultation. Please note that the IAAC is not liable for loss or damage to personal belongings.

accommodation IAAC does not provide accomodation for students, although can provide information and assistance related to rental procedures.

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IAAC PEOPLE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

President – Oriol Soler i Castanys

Nader Tehrani

Secretary – Andrés Blay Blanch

Juan Herreros

Lucas Cappelli

Neil Gershenfeld

Sebastià Sallent (UPC)

Vicente Guallart

Ramon Ruiz

Hanif Kara

Francesc Fernandez

Willy Müller

Willy Müller

Manuel Gausa

Rafael Diez Torrelló (ROCA)

Aaron Betsky

José Maria Milá Mencos (Santa&Cole)

Hugh Whitehead

Lluís-Xavier Comerón Graupera (COAC)

Nikos A. Salingaros Artur Serra Salvador Rueda

EXECUTIVE BOARD

DIRECTION BOARD

Oriol Soler i Castanys

Luciana Asinari

Lucas Cappelli

Silvia Brandi

Ramon Ruiz

Lucas Cappelli

Andreu Blay

Tomás Diez

Sebastià Sallent

Vicente Guallart Areti Markopoulou Ana Marti Serichol Willy Müller Oriol Soler i Castanys

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ADVANCED INTERACTION GROUP - ACADEMIC TEAM ACADEMIC DIRECTOR - Areti Markopoulou ACADEMIC COORDINATOR - Mathilde Marengo MAA01 COORDINATOR - Marco Ingrassia MAA02 COORDINATOR - Maria Kuptsova DIGITAL AND ROBOTIC FABRICATION - Alexandre Dubor FABRICATION & COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN EXPERT - Djordje Stanojevich HEAD OF VISITING PROGRAMS - Aldo Sollazzo HEAD OF EUROPEAN PROJECTS - Chiara Farinea THEORY ADVISOR - Maite Bravo MAI DIRECTOR - Luis Fraguada COMPUTATIONAL EXPERT - Rodrigo Aguirre PHD CANDIDATE, INNOCHAIN - Stephanie Chaltiel PHD CANDIDATE, INNOCHAIN - Angelos Chronis ACADEMIC SECRETARY - Maria Comiche COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS - Silvia Brandi COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - Alice Puleo FAB LAB COMMUNICATION MANAGER - Maria Ustarro ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR - Yousef Al Nafisi COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - Enric Rodon IAAC GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Lina Salamanca

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FAB CITY RESEARCH LAB DIRECTOR, FAB CITY GLOBAL INSTIGATOR - Tomas Diez COORDINATOR, FAB ACADEMY GLOBAL COORDINATION - Luciana Asinari RESEARCHER, ORGANICITY & ​ iSCAPE PROJECT MANAGER - Guillem Campodron FINANCE & LOGISTICS MANAGER - Marcel Tkocz FAB LAB BARCELONA MANAGER - Martin Seymour GREEN FAB LAB COORDINATOR - Jonathan Minchin FAB ACADEMY GURU - Santiago Fuentemilla ​INDUSTRIAL​​DESIGNER - Ingi Freyr Gudjònsson DESIGN​ ​& FABRICATION​ ​E XPERT​ ​- Ricardo Valbuena DESIGN & FABRICATION​​E XPERT. Matteo Guarnaccia RESEARCHER, MAKING SENSE PROJECT MANAGER - Mara Balestrini RESEARCHER, MAKE - IT PROJECT MANAGER - Massimo Menichinelli HARDWARE & SOFTWARE DEVELOPER - Victor Barberan GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Mariana Quintero CREATIVE DIRECTOR - Gui Seiz COMMUNICATIONS - María Ustarroz

VALLDAURA PROJECT FOR SELF-SUFFICIENDIRECTOR, VALLDAURA PROJECT FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY - Vicente Guallart OPERATIONS MANAGER, VALLDAURA PROJECT FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY - Laia Pifarré EDUCATION COORDINATOR - Eulalia Moran

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BARCELONA URBAN SCIENCES LAB DIRECTOR, BARCELONA URBAN SCIENCES LAB - Willy Müller UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE COORDINATOR - Maite Bravo RESEARCHER COORDINATOR - Jordi Vivaldi ASSISTANT RESEARCHER - Matas Olendra ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION MANAGER - Ana Marti Serichol ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT - Enric Martin SECRETARY - Ana Bosch

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