Self-Sufficient Building

The self-sufficient buildings and blocks are the new paradigm for the cities construction. In Europe they will be mandatory from 2020. But for constructing buildings and blocks that are self-sufficient we have to create new methods of architectural thinking in which the metabolism of the buildings (production and management of matter and energy cycles, water and waste, information, etc) is designed in a form that is integrated with the natural structure and its function.




The objective of the Self-Sufficient Buildings Studio is to develop projects as autonomous and self-sufficient structures. From the big numbers of the global energy balance until the small scale of the domestic strategies. Each team will choose a different environmental research-line and a different Barcelona space.


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IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)

Cloud9 Architects Studio


Enric Ruiz-Geli

Mireia Luzárraga


Institute of Advanced

Architecture of Catalonia

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