The Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) postgraduate program is an 11-month immersive academic program focused on learning how to design and build a new generation of buildings and cities to respond to the planet’s emerging climate challenges. The program is carried out in Valldaura Labs, in Barcelona, a 135 He property located in the Collserola forest. Here, students will live and work surrounded by nature while using the most advanced technologies and design techniques in the pursuit of what is also IAAC’s long term initiative, to create self-sufficient and ecological environments.


Tabrizian Tapestry_Thermodynamic Fabrications

Our case study is located in Tabriz, the coldest region in Iran, with an average temperature between 1.1 C and 6.6 C during winter, and an average between 30.4 C and 17.9 C during summer. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. With the following study, we have designed a our building Tabrizian … Read more

DZONGHA | Thermodynamic Fabrications

Larsen Bidstrup, Shruti Sahasrabudhe, Nishanth Maheshwaran, and Antoni KostrzewaMaster In Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities 2022-2023, IAAC Paro, Bhutan is a place of rich culture, high environmental values, and beautiful nature. For the design of a place to learn and exchange traditional handicraft techniques and knowledge, our building follows design values to enhance the space … Read more

Arctic Onion | Thermodynamic Fabrications

Site > Bríetartún 5, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland | Arctic Climate Zone (1) Temperature Range always below Comfort Levels. Comfortable hours indoors are only achievable with additional measures. (2) Constant High Humidity (3) Strong Winter Winds Climate | People > History | Everyday Living(1) Long Lasting Tradition of Wool Washing & Knitting (ca. 1934) (2) Icelanders ... Read more

MEDITERRANEAN l Thermodynamics

01. Introduction Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is built on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges.According to the Köppen climate classification, Venice has a mid-latitude four-season humid subtropical climate, with cool, damp winters and warm, humid … Read more

THE NEST | Thermodynamic Fabrications

A new look on a a Tropical Residential Scheme where 40% 0f the building program is used for Recreational and Commercial Activities. LOCATION & SITE The site chosen is that of Kpeshie Lagoon, in Accra, Ghana. The site over looks the lagoon and is surrounded by trees. The site is close to the sea and … Read more

AL HABIBTAT | Thermodynamics

Basant Abdelrahman, Disha Arora, Pradyumna Vikharankar and Raffaele SchiavelloMASTER IN ADVANCED ECOLOGICAL BUILDINGS AND BIOCITIES 2022-23, IAAC LOCATION The Urban social housing studio aims in finding ecological and social design solutions for urban housing, with a special focus on various climate zone this semester. In our specific case, we found a site in a hot … Read more