Profile

Areti Markopoulou (Studio Director): Architect graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering of Xanthi, DUTH (2005) in Greece. She holds a Masters in Advanced Architecture from IAAC (2006) with a related thesis in the field of ¨Prototypes of Urbanity: from Bits to Geography¨. She has also studied at the Architectural Association, AA in London (Dlab 2009) and she holds a Fab Academy diploma on Digital Fabrication (2011) offered by the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. Her research explores how Energy, Information and Fabrication could lead to optimum future city models, where technology and users play a protagonist role in the production of more efficient and responsive habitats that could adapt to our behavioral changes over time. She has participated in IAAC research projects such as ¨Hyperhabitat_ Reprogramming the World¨at the Venice Biennale (2008),¨Fab Lab House¨in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 and ¨Fabrication Laboratory¨ in the Design Hub of Barcelona (DHUB). She is permanent faculty at IAAC and has published articles internationally. Her practice includes collaborations with several offices and firms such as R+B architects, BOPBAA, MMA Architects, Azymuth, BR and more. She is currently the Director of R+D at IAAC in Barcelona and initiator of Fab Lab Greece.

Alexandre Dubor (Faculty Assistant): From web platform to 6axis Robot, Alexandre Dubor is an architect hacking new technologies in an attempt to reinvent how we buil and leave in our cities. He recently joined the academic field as teacher and lecturer in different school (Iaac / FabLab Barcelona, TU Delft, TU Vienna and UTS), while working on various research including Magnetic Architecture and Smart Citizen.

Moritz Begle (Assistant): Architect graduated from the IAAC, with a related thesis in the field of “Self-sufficient Buildings“. After graduating from the University of Liechtenstein with a Bachelor Degree in Architecture he has been working for Früh Architects ZT GmbH (Austria) and Hornberger Architects AG (Switzerland), where he was mainly involved in design for housing and creating concepts for public building complexes. At IAAC he was part of the vision “Smartblock 2020”, his master thesis “The Jungle” which has been awarded with the Innovative Energy Award,  the OTF Program 2013 and is currently investigating into smart material systems and Digital Fabrication


Experts

Guillem Camprodon is an industrial designer working on projects that range from the Internet of Things to Digital Fabrication. He has a Bachelor in Arts of Design from the Elisava Design School and a Fab Academy diploma by the Fab Lab Network in collaboration with the MIT. He has been involved with IAAC and the Fab Lab Bcn since the Fab Lab House project and is currently a researcher in the Projects department, where he helps developing new services and technologies that involve Architecture, Energy efficiency and the Internet. Before he worked as an interaction designer at Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte and he spent a year as an exchange student at the Industrial Design Department at UdK Berlin.

Luis E. Fraguada investigates critical issues in architecture, design, and urbanism through various modes, including associative design, scripting, and fabrication. Luis is currently member of the Faculty of Architecture at IaaC in Barcelona, Spain as the principle computation instructor, focusing on the interface between computational processes and fabrication. Luis joined Built By Associative Data as an associate and the Director of the Barcelona office in 2010. His time there is focused on the research, collection, generation, and classification of relevant data and strategies which are utilized to guide and formalize project decisions. This work also includes creating custom computational tools for clients while broadening the scope of the office into fashion, product design, and gastronomy. Luis is also the Editor and chief designer for Robots in Gastronomy Group, a foundation focusing on the application of digital tools and robotics in gastronomy. Luis has created the Food Form 1, a 3D Food Printer which has been exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennial, Salone di Mobile in Milan, and at the Przemiany Festival in Warsaw. Recently, Luis, along with Elizabeth Bigger, have won the Jury Prize in the 17th International Symposium on Wearable Computers for their work on the Lüme Collection, a line of garments that can be controlled via a smartphone application.


In collaboration with CITA:

Studio Director: Mette Ramsgard Thomsen
Tutors: David Stasiuk, Phil Ayres
Workshop Seminar: Martin Tamke, Christoph