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[IAAC Lecture Series > Opening Lecture]

Massimiliano Fuksas Will Open the IAAC Lecture Series 2018/19

Next Thursday October 11th the celebrated Italian Architect Massimiliano Fuksas will officially open 2018/19 IAAC Lecture Series.

Studio Fuksas is an international architecture practice with offices in Rome, Paris and Shenzhen. With built projects across Europe, Asia and North America, the firm is characterised by an innovative approach as well as interdisciplinary skills and experience consolidated over three decades.

[IAAC People > Tomas Diez]

Tomas Diez about the
Fab City Revolution on El Pais Retina

What is the impact of digital manufacturing on our cities? Fab Lab Barcelona Director Tomas Diez answered the questions of El Pais Retina on how to relocate food, energy and industrial production in an urban setting.

Tomas highlighted the fundamental role of Fab Labs in neighbourhoods and cities in order to help citizens to build and produce almost anything, allowing them to transfer ideas, designs and projects from the digital to the physical world.

[IAAC People > Areti Markopoulou]

New Architectural Models Envisioned by Areti Markopoulou

Interviewed by the MIT Technology Review, IAAC Academic Director Areti Markopoulou questions the inability of our cities and buildings to adapt to changes.

She tells us more about her research and practice, which 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.

[IAAC EU Projects > DDMP]

Distributed Design Summit: Creative Minds for Productive Cities

The DDMP Distributed Design Summit, held last September 7th in the framework of the Techfestival, aimed at drawing the outline of a tailor-made road map for the city of Copenhagen to reach the ambitious goal of becoming fully self-sustainable by 2054.

An international line-up of speakers, including
Fab Lab Barcelona Director Tomás Díez, opened up a discussion on the future of production and consumption in a digital and globalised world.

[IAAC > EU Projects]

The Success Story of InnoChain

The European Commission has selected the InnoChain research initiative, involving 6 academic institutions across Europe including IAAC, as an example of “success” among the projects co-financed by the H2020 programme. InnoChain aims to strengthen the link between architecture and design so that they play a key role in the revolution in the construction sector.

[IAAC > Events]

Cutting-edge Technologies at Rob|Arch

The advent of robotics in the creative and construction industry has led to a surprising revolution which has been the subject of Rob|Arch 2018, that took place in mid-September at ETH Zurich. IAAC MRAC Co-directors Alexandre Dubor and Aldo Sollazzo joined the conference to talk about On Site Robotics for Sustainable Construction in the Control and Fabrication debate session.

[IAAC > Events]

Urban Ecologies at the Beijing Design Week

The Cervantes Institute in Beijing has just inaugurated the exhibition Urban Ecologies, as a part of the Beijing Design Week programme. The exhibition establishes a connection between Spain and China through the meeting of two masters in urban design: IAAC Co-founder Vicente Guallart and Yu Kongjian, Dean of the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Beijing.

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[IAAC > Projects]

Virtual Hearth: An Urban Simulator

Researchers from IAAC will soon start working together with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center on the creation of an Urban Simulator. Within this project, part of the initiatives carried on by the led by IAAC Co-founder Vicente Guallart, the information about all the layers that make up cities will be translated into mathematical algorithms.

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