Ceramic Prints, Short Course | Architectural Association | Barcelona, Spain
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This year, the Ceramic Prints course from Architectural Association continues its research into 3D printing technologies, wine architecture and design in order to develop a series of ceramic containers for the act of winemaking.


These vessels provide nuance and character in the colour, smell and taste of the resulting wine, and the size, shape and material used in their fabrication all influence the quality of the end product. 

The Ceramic Prints programme from Architectural Association seeks to introduce computational design and contemporary digital manufacturing techniques to the winemaking process, in pursuit of novel approaches to fabrication.

Three-dimensional printing technologies will be central to our methodology, enabling us to design, prototype and process data. 

Working within a leading Catalan winery, participants will design and make ceramic winemaking vessels at 1:1 scale with the object of producing a few litres of wine.

Skills Developed

  • 1:1 prototyping – this includes the construction of ceramic vessels with 3D printing technologies.
  • Computation – learning and use of advanced parametric modelling and simulation computational tools.
  • Empirical experiments – live experiments with liquid touching on concepts of physics and chemistry.
  • Develop knowledge into the process of wine making (and tasting) by intervention of experts and visits to wineries.
  • Visits to important buildings of the city of Barcelona including the work of a number of renowned architects

Programme Structure

  • Many traditional materials used in this process have been replaced in recent decades by those that can be fabricated industrially; however, some wineries are now resuming the use of handcrafted ceramic containers. 

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Grasshopper, CAD Software. Prototyping and fabrication skills are also required.
  • Experience in digital manufacturing and digital fabrication (3d printing technologies)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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