The IaaC installation proposes to create a space within space, a pavilion in a courtyard, to enhance the intimacy and privacy suggested by the existing courtyard. The pavilion is a textile construction, generated through the use of the least possible structural elements, floating in equilibrium like a sheet strewn in the wind. The structure is lightweight and collapsable, designed and built by students in the framework of the Experimental Structures academic course in the Masters in Advanced Architecture course. When installed in the courtyard, the pavilion develops its interactive potential through a sensoral experience. Entering this new living space in the courtyard and touching the fabric walls, the courtyard takes life under the form of a soundscape from the outside world. The textile structure reacts to the users incorporating the senses of sight, touch and hearing, finally evoking a diverse reality.
IAAC is an international research, education, investigation and development centre, oriented toward architecture as a discipline that addresses different scales of territorial analysis and urban development as well as diverse architectural projects, digital processes and information environments. Located in Barcelona, one of the international capitals of Urbanism, IAAC develops multidisciplinary programs that explore international urban and territorial phenomena, emphasising the opportunities arising from emergent territories and on cultural, economic and social values of architecture. IAAC aims to take R+D to architecture and urbanism, generating multidisciplinary knowledge networks, working in collaboration with a number of cities and regions, industrial groups and research centres, including the MIT, MIT, sci-arc, CITA and more, developing various research programs bringing together experts in a variety of different disciplines. IAAC is an international reference, welcoming students and investigators from diverse countries all around the world.
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