Fab Lab Bcn at Sitges Film Festival

Fab Lab Barcelona, in collaboration with Cerveses Moritz and the Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya (International Fantasy Film Festival of Catalonia) installed a mobile FabLab, the Pop Up Fab Lab, in which produced reproductions, using digital fabrication, of the festival and city’s icons.

The aim of the action was to bring exposure to new technologies, and especially digital fabrication, to the general public, thanks to an agreement between Moritz and Fab Lab Barcelona.

The event involved creating a replica of one of Sitges’ and one of the Festival’s icons – The Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church in Sitges and the Gorilla, the Festival’s logo.

The 1.5 m monkey was prefabricated at Fab Lab Barcelona, using different digital processes such as laser cut for the gorilla body, 3D milling of high density foam for the base and 3D printing for the church. The complete reproduction of the church will took place, in situ, during the Festival, from the 3rd to the 11th of October, using digital fabrication processes.

In parallel, in the same space where the church reproduction was taking place, Fab Lab digitally printed miniature reproductions of the King-Kong.

The Installation was donated to the Town Hall, in a donation ceremony held with: Ángel Sala, Festival director, Miquel Forns, Mayor of Sitges, Santi Manzano, General Manager at Cerveses Moritz, and Tomás Díez, Director of Fab Lab Barcelona.

Fab Car: Distributed design and fabrication

In the context of Fab10, the 10th International Fab Lab Conference that took place on July 2nd to 8th 2014 in Barcelona, Fab Lab Barcelona, in collaboration with HP Designjet and Open Source Vehicle, developed a “Fab Car”.


The ‘Fab Car’ is an open source concept vehicle revolving around giving people the ability to modify, customize, and adapt the vehicle to their specific needs at any given time anywhere in the world. Fab Lab Barcelona and the HP team decided to join forces with three other Fab Labs: Garage Fab Lab, (Sao Paulo, Brazil), FabCafe Tokyo and Fab Lab Manchester to develop the proposal. Over three months, each lab worked remotely on di?erent components of the car.


 A mix of futuristic clothing, robotics and technology

“3982″ was born from IBCO and Ayoub Qanir with the goal of creating a piece of clothing with an aesthetic feature inspired by the idea of a future encompassing and crisscrossing the arts, science and technology; favoring reflection on the system and its context.
The video developed by Codea Studio with the collaboration of IAAC|Fab Lab Barcelona and Bloom has incorporated the techniques used in the creation of clothing, such as laser cut or the 3d dress patterns, in its visual content. The impulse and the technique used in this visual content consists of an iron arm attached to the camera which travels around “3982″
From material and abstraction to concreteness and futurism, a revelation with glimpses of a possible crossing between technology and humanity.
A film by Codea Studio

Co-produced by: FabLab Bcn, IAAC, Ibco, Bloom and Codea Studio
Design & Product Development: IBCO & Ayoub Qanir
FabLab Expert: Anastasia Pistofidou
Robotic Expert: Alexandre Dubor
Model: Alejandro Virgos
DOP: Quim Guell
Camera Assistant: Ale. H. Madrid
Gaffer: Martí Palazón
Spark: Marc Font

Clothing by IBCO ( Claudio Marzá, Ingrid Pou)
Special Thanks to: Eram Escola Universitária, Marc Arroyo, Axel Marín, Marc Batallé, Maria Rosa Estadella

Have a look at the making of the video:

FAB10 Wrap Up



FAB10, the 10th International Fab Lab Conference took place on July 2nd to 8th 2014 at DHub Building, in Barcelona. This event featured workshops, talks, and numerous activities all focused on the applications and implications  of digital fabrication in the urban context, for the development of new city models, hence it’s motto “From Fab Labs to Fab Cities”.

Fab Lab Conferences are the annual meeting of Fab Labs, gathering participants connected to the Fab Lab network and people interested in digital manufacturing as well as associated institutions. During this 10th edition Fab10 gathered more than 700 attendees from 50+ countries and had over 4000 visitors throughout the whole week, who visited and participated in several activities.

Some facts…

*700+ attendees from 50+ countries
*4000 visitors throughout the whole week
*70 Fab Academy graduates, 50% of which attended Fab10 for their graduation ceremony.
*130+ global fab awards project submissions
*140+ paper submissions
*7392 tweets from 1779 contributors with 41 million impressions


FAB10, organized by IaaC | Fab Lab Barcelona in collaboration with MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, the Fab Foundation and Barcelona City Council, featured numerous activities…

Fab Festival opened its doors over the weekend to all the citizens of the world with 10+ panel talks, 50+ short talks, 60+ workshops, 100+ demos.

Fab Symposiumfocusing on rethinking the role of technology, policy and society in the development of Self-Sufficiency strategies for productive cities marked the beginning of Barcelona’s Fab City Pledge to become the first self-sufficient city on the planet.

The Endesa World Fab Condenser  in collaboration with Endesa & the Fab Car in collaboration with OS Vehicle and Hewlett Packard were made during the Fab10 with the work of many committed individuals, institutions & companies.

fab car

Fab Textiles Show, a selection of young and skillful creators that combined fashion design, technology and wearables.


Global Fab Awards, in partnership with the World Bank, USAID, Fab Foundation, AutoDesk & Intel. The awards in numbers: 414 votes from 30 countries, 7,178 pageviews of fab10.org/awards, 130+ project submissions and 8,64277 GB of source files.

Fab Kids, a digital fabrication workshop for teens between 12 and 17 years old, received more than 50 participants.

Fabkids @ FAB10 Conference Barcelona from FAB10Barcelona on Vimeo.

You are all invited to the next edition, Fab11 in Boston.

Juice Rodriguez & Co Interior Design Fabrication

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logo juice rodriguezFab Lab Pro realizo la producción digital del diseño interior de Juice Rodríguez & Co, un nuevo espacio en Barcelona, ??dirigido por Gabriel Bans.
 La arquitectura del interior esta diseñada por Tyen Masten , Phase 3 estudio, arquitecto basado en Londres, y consiste en el diseño de mobiliario y el revestimiento de las paredes con madera.
 El mobiliario consiste de cuarto diferente tipos de muebles: taburetes altos y bajos, mesas y un banco, todos producidos con la fresadora CNC, ensamblados y pintados con un color blanco a base de agua, dando el efecto de “lejía”
 La rejilla de la pared es un patrón de dos capas cortadas por la cortadora láser que evoca la continuidad del espacio, la tridimensionalidad y una plataforma lúdica para la gráfica del local.
Los archivos digitales primero han sido revisados y adaptados a la maquinaria y la fabricación tuvo lugar durante el período de dos semanas.
Juice Rodríguez & Co manifiesta una fabricación local y económica en escala pequeña, con respeto al medio ambiente. El mismo concepto se aplica en la comida saludable y nutritiva que ofrece a sus clientes en un espacio fresco y social.




Fab Lab Pro was in charge of the digital production of the interior design of Juice Rodriguez & Co, a new space in Barcelona, directed by Gabriel Bans.
The interior design, a conception of the London based architect, Tyen Masten, Phase 3 studio, consisted of the furniture design and the coating of the walls with a wooden grid pattern.
There are four different types of furniture: high and low stools, tables and a bench, all fabricated with a CNC milling machine, assembled and painted with a water based white color, giving the effect of “bleach”
The wall grid is a two layer laser cut wooden surface that evokes continuity, three dimensionality and a playful graphic design platform.
The digital files after their revision and adaptation to the local material and machinery where produced during the period of two weeks.
Juice Rodriguez & Co manifests a local and low cost small scale creation, with a respect to the environment. The same concept is applied on the healthy and nutritious dishes that it offers in this fresh and social ambience.
Fabricado por Fab Lab Bcn:
Anastasia Pistofidou
Moritz Begle
Shashank Shrivastva

UNFOLDING SENSES pavillion and TOMO open source technology

The IaaC installation, developed in the occasion of the Festival des Architectures Vives 2014 in Montpellier and the EASTN european project, proposes to create a space within space, a pavilion in a courtyard, to enhance the intimacy and privacy suggested by the existing courtyard, opened to the public exclusively for the festival itself. The pavilion is a textile construction, generated through the use of the least possible structural elements, floating in equilibrium like a sheet strewn in the wind. The structure is lightweight and collapsable, designed and built by students in the framework of the Experimental Structures academic course in the Masters in Advanced Architecture course. When installed in the courtyard, the pavilion develops its interactive potential through a sensoral experience. Entering this new living space in the courtyard and touching the fabric walls, the courtyard takes life under the form of a soundscape from the outside world. The textile structure reacts to the users incorporating the senses of sight, touch and hearing, finally evoking a diverse reality.



The construction is made out of wooden beams and fabric. The fabric is light and removable, it touches the floor on four points. The 72m2 textile membrane is a special fabric for facades (Stamisol FT Serge Ferrari. The 35 wooden beams provide stiffness only at points where the structure requires support compression.

The initial pavilion developed in the Experimental Structures seminar has been hacked with conductive paint and four TOMO boards, and implemented with balloon speakers to create an intimate and vivid space, finally unfolding senses.



A space inside a space. Intimacy. Architecture considered as something that is alive and interactive, closer to a person’s everyday life. You feel the materiality as you move closer, and understand the structure, the architecture, while touching the soft textile, that in turn reacts with sound. A sensorial experience implemented through touch and sound, and generating a new, and more personal, soundscape.


TOMO can sense your touch on many different materials and create sounds to tell people things.The technology implemented into the structure itself is based on a custom board called TOMO developed in the Fab Lab BarcelonaTOMO is a touch Synthesizer board based on Arduino. It has touch and sound processors, integrating two Arduino processors, one running a touch detection algorithm based on the Touché principle (developed by Disney Research 2012) and the other dedicated to sound generation. The system is completely standalone and can be deployed on any structure, running on batteries for more than a week.


TO means touch. Tomo uses Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing (SFCS) a concept explored by Disney Research Labs on this paper. The Arduino implementation is based on the documentation by ILLUTRON and developed byCleniem. The internal ongoing research on SFCS can be found at fablabbcn/TouchE.

MO means Mozzi an amazing library for sound synthesis library for Arduino developed by Tim Barrass. This means you can create sounds with it from simple tones to delays and echos. We will soon add *.WAV palying functionality too.


Project team:

This project was developed as part of the ongoing research on Tangibility, for the EASTN (The European Art-Science-Technology Network) at Fab Lab Barcelona. The first real setup was done for the FAV Festival in Monpellier in June 2014.

Anastasia Pistofidou

Project credits: 


IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia / MAA01 12-13

Program Director: Areti Markopoulou

Experimental Structure Seminar

Tutors: Silvia Brandi, Josep Miàs

Students: Angeliki Terezaki, Ibrahim Berkay, Zeynep Birgönül, Harsh Boghani, Elif Gungor, Marjan Jelveh, Kismir Selcuk, Anand Singh


Serge Ferrari http://es.sergeferrari.com/