Endesa Pavilion – Smart City Expo – IAAC

The IAAC pavilion was built for the Smart City Expo which will act as meeting point for knowledge interchange as well as a benchmark for smart grid technologies in Barcelona, Spain.  The building itself acts in a twofold manner to protect from solar radiation and also harnesses that same solar energy through an active node like system.  The construction itself seems relatively simple with raw in materials; however the form certainly has a presence in its location.  Whether or not the solar panels are enough to obtain all the energy needed, the facade approach and its relationship to site is enough to catch your eye and spark a greater conversation. Check it out! 

SCHOOL: Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
COMPETITION: Smart City Expo 
LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain
YEAR: 2012

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Stone Spray Robot – Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill & Petr Novikov

Today we are checking out an extremely innovative design project coming out of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia by Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill and Petr Novikov.  Stone Spray will put any sand drip castles you have been making this summer to shame!  The students set out to explore robotics, and the end result was an eco friendly sand blasting robot that could be used on site to build structures.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL:  Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
STUDENTS: Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill and Petr Novikov
PROFESSORS:  Marta Male-Alemany, Jordi Portell and Miquel Lloveras
PROFESSIONALS:  Santigo Martin from Vortica and Guillem Camprodon from Fab Lab Bcn.
YEAR: 2012

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