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Work by students Fernando Irizarry, Marcos Ortiz and Gabriel Rivera of UPR's Competition Studio receive the 1st Prize Winner+ BB Student Award in the International Nemrut Volcano Eyes Competition. 

"This competition tasked participants with envisioning a visitor ob...

Virtual Realities 5995 is the first elective course of this kind in Puerto Rico. It explores the use of emerging technologies and its applications towards architectural visualization and design.

Students use a variety of means to design and represent their projects. Equ...

In addition to working with the design and supervising construction of the space, we have developed a curriculum and taught multiple courses and workshops to students of all ages in the Fab Lab.

Courses developed are mainly aimed at Middle School and High School student...

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Traditional methods of generating construction materials can be increasingly harmful for the environment. The production of cement and concrete contributes directly to the the production of greenhouse gases, through the thermal decomposition of the ca...

This quick but interesting project was developed right after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. The conceptual designs were developed as consulting for PRISA GROUP. The design was made for World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization founded by renowned chef Jose Andr...

The Smart Re-Use Network is a 2012 research project conducted in the Advanced Interactions group of IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) and Fab Lab Barcelona. It was developed from the idea of bringing people together into a smart community that rec...

Transportable maker-space modules for post-emergency citizen engagement and object creation using digital fabrication tools. * Honorable Mention, Volume Zero Competition*

After the search for survivors, the clearing of roads and distribution of food and water (emergency...

In a collaboration with PRISA group, we used fluid dynamic evaluations trough various software to analyze wind patterns at different speeds for an extensive construction project in the Convention District in San Juan, PR. This project acquired a special meaning since i...

The procedural process of creating these unique planters embeds 3 essential rules. RULE 1: Every object is computationally designed and given a set of parameters to generate its form. RULE 2: Every one planter is unique. Each one generation is a mutation of the one bef...

Fourth year students (Christian Gonzalez & Gabriel Rivera) of the Competition Studio got involved in a contest concerning building affordable hurricane resistant houses for the community of Barrio Obrero in Santurce. Students partnered with mentors Rafael Vargas and Fr...

Design, consultancy including equipment selection, and construction supervision were provided for the creation of a Fab Lab in The TASIS School in Dorado. Located inside a K-12 school, the Fab Lab offers students the opportunity to invent, create, solve problems, under...

Close to the body was a research collaboration between IaaC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia), EsDI Universitat Ramon Llul, and TU/E Eindhoven Netherlands. It focused on novel methods of developing fashion design by using interaction design, electronic...

This after-school seminar, introduced Middle School students to the technologies of 3d scanning and 3d printing. Students had the opportunity of exploring the use of physical clay modeling for 3d scanning. Models were scanned and later edited in 3d modeling software. T...

“Making Space” proposes a fabrication and workspace open to the public for the development of all kinds of projects. As a space that envisions to foster innovation, the project provides the user with all the necessary tools for the development of his or her project.

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The knowledge of the way in which different environmental variables operate in our environments is vital to making decisions about the nature of the buildings we design. The current state of knowledge about the cities we live in, requires a complexity in terms of measu...

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