The Laboratories

The place where investigation and materialisation meet to bring to life any project.

Dedicated to explore, prototype, test, invent… these various facilities provide the tools and technology necessary for the successful development of research and applied projects, where materialization and experimentation allow AAG’s novel visions to become reality.


Fab Lab

The IAAC premises include the Fab Lab Barcelona, an architecture and design-oriented fabrication laboratory which is part of the global network of Fab Labs set up by The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. It is the first Fab Lab and the largest in the European Union. The centre develops several educational and research programmes related to the applications and implications of digital fabrication.


Green Fab Lab

As part of IAAC’s commitment to promoting and advancing habitability in the world on the basis of ecological principles and to making the fullest use of all available technologies and resources, it has been created a research centre focused on the idea of self-sufficiency, with a view to providing a worldwide point of reference. The Green Fab Lab offers an opportunity to learn directly from nature in order to bring that understanding to the regeneration of 21st-century cities.


Fabrication Lab

The IAAC Atelier is equipped with a digital fabrication facility, a place to develop, experiment, test and prototype the multiple type of research projects running at the institute. With the assistance of in-house experts it allows full access to milling, laser cutting, 3D printing, robotic arms, as well as traditional fabrication equipment.


Bio Matter Lab

The Bio Matter unit is dedicated to the exploration of new materials systems to research and understand the chemistry behind soft, active and biological matter and its interactions. Combining knowledge from different disciplines and following a rigorously experimental approach, the research on this subject allows progresses in complexity from small scale material sampling to the production of 1:1 scale architectural components and prototypes, for the construction of novel intelligent building systems.



This space is given over to the development of tools, applications and visualisation environments for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. It is equipped with the necessary devices to explore the fundamental capabilities and requirements of this cutting-edge immersive technologies, enabling new ways to transmit, quantify, redefine, share or access to visualised information and communication.


Electronics Lab

The electronics lab is created for the purpose of providing tools and technological support for the development and programming of hardware devices that can sense and act in the environment. The aim of this laboratory is to implement the necessary hardware/software systems to integrate interfaces, visualising methods, data sensing, and actuations to conduct more advanced research and architectural proposals with embedded technology.