logo-sharabassySharabassy Built-Environment Studio

is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm offering a complete range of professional services in the fields of architectural and engineering services.
The firm prides itself when it comes to service quality. Delivering unique solutions, holding a comprehensive portfolio of numerous projects with varied scope, scale and complexity, replete with national and international experiences for projects ranging from residential, commercial, government, institutional and hospitality sectors.

We are a young practice characterized with innovation, operating collaboratively and seamlessly to create sustainable and dynamic spaces that engender unique qualities. We believe in architecture as a process for remarkable outcomes, successful outcomes is best achieved by investing in the quality design services that we offer.

Our intimate office environment facilitates a high degree of collaboration and discussions. Self organized teams of professional and experienced engineers with a common target of manipulating all established technology and research to deliver customers’ most challenging demands.

Guided by our clients’ objectives and believing in the importance of listening we approach each assignment with a distinguishing philosophy. A design that complies with all and not most of customers’ needs is always the end result of our efforts.

 

logo-iaacIAAC/ The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

is a cutting edge education and research centre dedicated to the development of an architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in the construction of habitability in the early 21st century. Based in the 22@ district of Barcelona, one of the world’s capitals of architecture and urbanism, IAAC is a platform for the exchange of knowledge with faculty and students from over 25 countries, including USA, China. India, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Sudan.
Students work simultaneously on multiple scales (city, building, manufacturing) and in different areas of expertise (ecology, energy, digital manufacturing, new technologies), pursuing their own lines of enquiry on the way to developing an integrated set of skills with which to act effectively in their home country or globally.

IAAC has carried out research projects in Brazil, Taiwan, Croatia and Romania. In 2008 it was chosen to take part in the official section of the Venice Biennale with the project Hyperhabitat and in 2010 it presented a 1:1 scale house (entirely produced at IAAC) at the Solar Decathlon Europe in Madrid where it won the People’s Choice Award. IAAC has the most advanced digital production laboratory of any educational institution in southern Europe, with laser cutters, 3D printers, milling machines and a platform for manufacturing chips.

IAAC organizes the Masters course in Advanced Architecture in conjunction with the UPC Polytechnic University. The Open Thesis Fabrication course is open to Masters architecture students from around the world. The Fab Academy is part of the global network of Fab Labs affiliated to MIT’s Center for Bit and Atoms.

Since 2004, IAAC has run the Self- Sufficient Housing and Self-Fab House design competitions, and later this year will present the Your City 2109 competition with the aim of generating new paradigms for architecture and the construction of the city in this time of change.

VISITING PROGRAMS
IAAC hosts visiting institutions and individuals on a case by case basis. In the past, institutions and individuals have been a part of IAAC’s academic curriculum specializing in Sustainable Design, Self Sufficiency, Digital Fabrication, Parametric Design, Physical Computing, and Interaction Design.

 

logo-fablabFAB LAB BARCELONA

is a research and production center that uses Digital Fabrication technologies for the production and the intervention of our reality. The Fab Lab Barcelona is located at the Institute for
Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and belongs to the Fab Lab global network, a project leaded by the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Within this network, the Fab Lab Barcelona promotes educational programs related to architecture, design, physical computing and digital fabrication. Fab Lab BCN consists of 2 laboratories.

Fab Lab Barcelona has the vision to become something more than a machine laboratory making things. Its objective is to become a laboratory of PEOPLE that make things, converting the relationship between machines and humans more fluid.

The Fab Lab Barcelona seeks to make the process of design, manufacture and production methods more accessible in terms of knowledge, time and money.

The Fab Lab BCN wishes to establish a closer relationship between technology, architecture and design, and discover ways of how these elements may have a greater impact and value in reality, not only from the economic point of view but also from the social, functional, energetic and human point of view.