The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present. IAAC follows the digital revolution at all scales (from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory) to expand the boundaries of architecture and design and meet the challenges faced by humanity.

IAAC is an open, independent and radical non-profit foundation, with 17 years of activity; inspired by the values of Barcelona, the capital of architecture and design, where a local high quality and innovation-oriented research is connected to an international network of excellence in technology, design, architecture and society fields.

IAAC is Innovation, with the Fab Lab Barcelona, the first and most advanced digital production laboratory in EU, and the Green Fab Lab, the first digital fabrication laboratory oriented to self-sufficie...
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present. IAAC follows the digital revolution at all scales (from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory) to expand the boundaries of architecture and design and meet the challenges faced by humanity.

IAAC is an open, independent and radical non-profit foundation, with 17 years of activity; inspired by the values of Barcelona, the capital of architecture and design, where a local high quality and innovation-oriented research is connected to an international network of excellence in technology, design, architecture and society fields.

IAAC is Innovation, with the Fab Lab Barcelona, the first and most advanced digital production laboratory in EU, and the Green Fab Lab, the first digital fabrication laboratory oriented to self-sufficiency: two places where you can build almost anything. After hosting the FAB10 in 2014, the 10th annual worldwide Fab Lab conference, Fab Lab Barcelona has consolidated his role within the Fab Lab Network as one of the worldwide leaders of the Digital Fabrication Revolution as well as the Coordinator of the Fab Academy Programme.

IAAC is Research, thanks to a series of projects funded by the European Union and developed in collaboration with public and private European partners, oriented to explore the role of technology in our society and cities.

IAAC is Community and, beyond its educational and pro-research work, seeks permanent contact and cooperation among the hundreds of teachers, researchers, institutions and companies that have worked with us or that pursue the objective of providing solutions to the great challenges of humanity.

IAAC is Heritage, with the Valldaura Labs, a self-sufficient research centre located in the Collserola Metropolitan park, 20 minutes from the centre of Barcelona and surrounded by 140 hectares of forest, where a series of laboratories are implemented for the production and testing of Energy, Food and Things.

IAAC is Outreach, through lectures, publications, exhibitions and competitions. Thanks to initiatives such as the IAAC Lecture Series, or the Advanced Architecture Contest, IAAC promotes its values in the discussion about architecture, cities, society and technology, facing the nowadays worldwide challenges
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Josep Seuba
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Josep Seuba
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Josep Seuba
Chiara Farinea
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Chiara Farinea