Meeting between WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) and IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcellona) was born almost 4 years ago and since then the two companies have not stopped collaborating and  developed research in the field of additive manufacturing of sustainable architecture.

WASP collaborates with Universities for research and innovation.

IAAC develops technological and architectural solutions in collaboration with Industry partners to answer the current needs and challenges of our habitat. WASP, born in 2012, aims to respond to human needs with 3D printing.  The house built at km0, using natural materials from the surrounding area  is a dream realized in 2018 with GAIA, then in 2020 with TECLA and, today, with two concept stores built on the Dubai beach for Dior. 

The first 3D printed earth wall with embedded staircase was designed by IAAC and built using Crane WASP  technology in 2019 at the end of the 3D Printing Architecture (3dPA). The desire to develop a new approach to architecture more in harmony with nature promotes exchange in different research areas which include the use of the CRANE WASP 3D printer, robotic manufacturing with new LDM WASP Extruder XXL, research on materials and performance-based design.

Today new developments that are based on mutual experiences, are born: they allow 3D printing Architecture students take advantage of the integration of IAAC’s ongoing knowledge and investigation with the latest WASP technologies.

This collaboration is a brilliant example of the WASP’s opening to Universities and Research Centers around the world to print together with the ways of the future.

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