From the beginning, innovation has been a comprehensive and fruitful tool for all of the Picharchitects firm’s projects. Through the observation of the reality of construction, we discovered the need to rethink current processes and systems, until then not very efficient, not very sustainable or not very rigorous.

In order to achieve higher quality, efficiency and less environmental impact in architectural projects, we are carrying out research focused on materials, construction systems and energy systems through four fields of action that we will mention below.

“We need to better understand reality, not fear the complexity of its processes and incorporate current technological processes into construction. Research, development and innovation in the sector is as urgent as it is necessary.”







The study has established transversal procedures that allow a purposeful analysis of the constructive and environmental aspects in the project, with the aim of applying the knowledge acquired in the R&D+i department. It is worth highlighting the passive strategies, the circular economy and the BIM models.




Development of construction elements in collaboration with the industry. The direct relationship between architect and industrialists or manufacturers of materials and construction systems is essential to optimize the systems, their implementation and their complete life cycle.




We contribute to achieving the objectives of the European Commission and European directives related to the transformation or continuous improvement of the construction sector, within the framework of the “Horizon Europe”, “Green Deal”, “Horizon 2020” programs and their antecedents.




Since 2009 we have been promoting industrialization and the environment within the framework of the International University of Catalonia (UIC). We are currently constituted as a Laboratory (LITEIS, We develop projects in interaction with researchers, students, manufacturers, architects and engineers.