Edouard Cabay

3dPA co-director | IAAC Barcelona, Spain
Edouard Cabay


Edouard Cabay is a registered architect at COAC. He works between the fields of architecture, design and art. He co-directs 3dPA, a 3D printing laboratory with earth on an architectural scale and the Self Sufficient Building research line, focused on the use of environmental energies in architecture. At the same time, he is the director of Appareil, his architecture studio based in Barcelona.


Speech | Congress

TOVA. Spain’s first building made with soil and a 3D printer

Alexandre Dubor
Alexandre Dubor IAAC Head of Fabrication and Robotics Speaker
Edouard Cabay
Edouard Cabay IAAC 3dPA co-director Speaker

24-05-2023 11:30 24-05-2023 11:50 Europe/Madrid TOVA. Spain’s first building made with soil and a 3D printer

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) presents the first building in Spain made from clay and a 3D printer. The project is the result of IAAC's ongoing research into new ways of addressing the social and environmental challenges of the future through its various education and research programmes. The prototype, built at the Valldaura Labs facility, represents a bridge between the past - vernacular earthen architecture - and the future - large-scale 3D printing technology - that will not only serve to transform the architecture of the future, but will also be of great use in addressing the current climate and housing crises around the world.

Sala Congreso
Wed 24 11:30h - 11:50h Sala Congreso