“The Future of Sustainable Living in a Mobile Home”

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has introduced a revolutionary project called MO.CA (MOBILE CATALYST), aiming to address the increasing importance of sustainability and mobility in today’s world. This modern mobile home is constructed using zero-kilometer natural materials and cutting-edge digital construction techniques, offering a new eco-friendly living option. Developed by a team of students and researchers from IAAC’s Masters program in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities (MAEBB), MO.CA is set to redefine mobile living spaces.

MO.CA is not just an ordinary mobile home – it represents a vision of the future. Crafted entirely from sustainably harvested dowel-laminated wood sourced from IAAC’s Valldaura Labs in the Collserola Natural Park of Barcelona, this self-sufficient dwelling seamlessly blends traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation. Designed for the comfort of two individuals, MO.CA includes essential domestic amenities while minimizing its environmental impact.

At the core of MO.CA is a commitment to self-sufficiency and mobility, inspired by the human desire for freedom and exploration. The team behind MO.CA aimed to create a home that meets contemporary needs and contributes positively to its surroundings. With a focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing, MO.CA serves as a catalyst for change wherever it goes.

The project credits go to Direction by Vicente Guallart, Daniel Ibañez, and Michael Salka, Academic coordination by Esin Zeynep Aydemir, and Lab managers Bruno Ganem Coutinho and Lorenzo Salinas. The project was designed and developed by the students of the Masters program in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities (MAEBB), 2022/23 class, with support from Valldaura Labs of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, sponsors Luz Negra and Tallfusta, and the support of Parc de Collserola. Photography credit goes to Adrià Goula.


More from this stream


“Steve Soechtig appointed Global CEO of Experience at Ogilvy, enhancing client services”

NEW YORK — January 20, 2021 — Ogilvy announced today that Steve Soechtig has been appointed Global Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy's Experience business. With over...

‘Discover MouthHealthy: Your Ultimate Guide to Dental Wellness’

In the digital age, it is becoming increasingly important to have access to reliable and comprehensive information on health and wellness. When it comes to oral health, MouthHealthy.org has emerged...

Creators are compensated for creating videos to train generative AI.

According to a recent Bloomberg report, Adobe is paying creators for videos to help develop its generative AI. It seems that Adobe is keen to keep...

Revolutionizing the World of Web Design with Ovatheme

In the ever-evolving digital landscape, having a visually stunning and user-friendly website is crucial for businesses to thrive. Ovatheme.com, a cutting-edge web design platform, aims to empower...

Private Dinner with Schiff, Roubini, Scaramucci at ZeroHedge Debate- Exclusive Event

Backstage, Private Dinner At ZeroHedge Debate With Schiff, Roubini, Scaramucci On May 3, ZeroHedge is partnering with Crypto Banter to bring together top macroeconomic minds to debate...

Voyager 1 probe is now making sense

After five months of gibberish, Voyager 1 is finally talking to NASA again. The 46-year-old probe randomly started submitting funky data to NASA back in November,...