Within the current global context of rapid change, integrated with the potentials of digital technologies, IAAC’s Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) is committed to the generation of new ideas and applications for Urban Design, Self Sufficiency, Digital Manufacturing Techniques and Advanced Interaction.

In this context IAAC works with a multidisciplinary approach, facing the challenges posed by our environment and the future development of cities, architecture and buildings, through a virtuous combination of technology, biology, computational design, digital and robotic fabrication, pushing innovation beyond the boundaries of a more traditional architectural approach.

Bookworm Pavilion

Computational Design 1 The “BookWorm” pavilion aims to foster a sense of learning through the creation of an interactive learning space. Most library and institutional structures are often intimidating for children. The aim was to create a landscape of books that invite children to explore and learn simultaneously. We wanted children to engage in “reading” … Read more

China Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Computational Design Analysis For the 2015 Expo at Milan, a New York based studio: Studio Link-Arc paired with Tsinghua University in China to design and build the China Pavilion. The idea was to showcase China’s deep connection to both the cities and the countryside that reside within its borders. To do this the pavilion is … Read more

Kaleidoscopic Sculptures

Concept William Darrell describes his kinetic sculptures as “mechanically abstracted organisms,” animated forms that pulse, shimmy, and spin with lifelike motion. The London-based artist is inspired by the relationship between the organic and the mechanical along with the enticing, mesmerizing qualities of movement that can coax “fear or fascination” from the viewer.  Kaleidoscopic Sculptures is … Read more


Heat is a form of energy that can be transferred between objects or systems due to a temperature difference. It is a manifestation of the internal energy of a substance or a system, resulting in the motion of its constituent particles. Heat can be transferred through three main mechanisms Phase 1_Device How can we control … Read more

Pluvial Respite

The phenomenon of RAIN is an emotion. Some love it from a distance while some enjoy being drenched in it. But what everyone longs for, are those brief showers that help cool down the hot and dry summers and provide a sense of thermal relief. With that we wonder, can a curated rainfall, brought in … Read more


Statement In extreme summer heat, our bodies work overtime to regulate how we feel. It takes massive amounts of energy to maintain a normal and consistent body temperature. All this energy use can cause us to feel tired and sluggish.It makes it important to have a COOLING system in high temperatures. What is a possible … Read more


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Wave is a phenomenon of transferring the energy from atmospheric wind motion to the sea surface activated by wind energy, with periods from 3 to 20 seconds sea waves energize renewable power generation. Vital for coastal regions, refreshing sea breezes reduce the temperature by an average of 2-5 degrees. So as architects, we decided to … Read more


This project is a critique and an invitation to rethink how a future city like Lynetteholm can be thought. Rem Koolhaas coins the term BIGNESS in 1995 to describe a scale in which the project exceeds architecture itself and the conception of a single building. From this idea, we intend to radicalize the separation between … Read more

Agro Char

The AGROCHAR project introduces a revolutionary architectural system that combines sustainability, versatility, and carbon capture. By harnessing the power of biochar, an agricultural waste product with carbon-negative properties, AGROCHAR minimizes environmental impact while contributing to decarbonization efforts. The system’s topological interlocking assembly method, supported by post- tensioning techniques, redefines traditional structural configurations, enabling efficient and … Read more


Turbulence is fluid motion that is chaotic in time and space. It is characterized by vortices and eddies on many scales. Turbulence can be visualized through particles that flows through the fluid of which the turbulence is active, that are emphasized by the use of light The aim of the project is to explore the … Read more


This project seeks to radically challenge the Lynetteholm proposal that is underway on the coast of Copenhagen, Denmark. Going against the grain of theoriginal Lynetteholm proposal (an artificial island), this project displays the possibility of minimal impact instead of detrimental impact on the ocean-scape and lightness instead of the heaviness of a human-made island through … Read more


Waterpixels is a project challenging the traditional approach towards urban futures. It is a project located in Lynetteholm, Copenhagen. Taking into consideration the urban strategies and site analysis the project pertains to the current requirements of a storm barrier in Copenhagen. The following sheets show the process leading to the project. The followings sheets show … Read more


Re-imagining Food Production through Bio-Based Water Treatment Infrastructure This project was developed during the Digital Matter Research studio, in which It was first identified a waste stream in which the material could be upcycled to a building material, and then developed a project of design in many scales that had a bottom-up approach, having the … Read more

Waves Genetic Optimization

The architectural project aims to create a captivating and engaging experience for visitors, allowing them to explore thefascinating generation and interaction of waves. Inspired by the dynamic energy and graceful movement of water, the designfocuses on crafting a space that immerses visitors in the midst of a wave, offering them a truly unforgettable encounter. The … Read more

Genetic Optimization: PerforaDen

00_ Project Manifesto Perfora Den is a unique shell structure located within Ranthambore National Park in India. Designed as a shelter for wildlife enthusiasts  and animals in the middle of the forest. This perforated brick structure harmonizes with its surroundings while neglecting disruption to the natural vegetation. This project optimizes the site’s topography, requiring minimal … Read more

Sand dune approximation

This computational design project aims to inform a decision regarding a design problem that we run into in our Self-Sufficient Buildings course. The problem is to identify an optimal ratio between the height and number of “sand stoppers” on the roof of a budling that is built to be buried by sand over time. Our … Read more


Project agenda Project: TENSEGRI(CITY) Studio: RS.I X-Urban Design Achieve maximum use of space (solid volumes) at the same time providing open and efficiently insolated inner spaces inside the dense structure volume. Project: TENSEGRI(CITY) Studio: RS.I X-Urban Design Algorithm set up Optimisation Algorithm Process of fitness evaluation The fitness of each design solution is evaluated by … Read more


Manifesto This project is a development of a previous redesign of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017. It aims to use Wallacei to optimize the form of the pavilion to achieve maximum shading according to Ladybug. The design is divided into structure, roof and wall. The parameters are set to be the axes and openings of the … Read more

Genetic Optimization Towards Arches

MANIFEST: In this project, we are looking for a design procedure that employs Genetic Optimization through Galapagos as the driving force to achieve optimal dimensions in height, arc length and number of main blocks for Catenary Arches with three basic modules. Embracing Galapagos as our guiding light, we embark on an evolutionary journey, refining parameters, … Read more

Genetic Optimization- Pluvial Harvest

ASSIGNMENT INTRODUCTION The aim of the final assignment in the computational design seminar was to comprehend how various evolutionary solvers could be used in an architectural context in order to produce an optimized output. Using generative design tools like Galapapagos, Biomorpher and Wallacei, certain elements of a architectural project are to be experimented with respect … Read more


GENETIC OPTIMIZATION THROUGH COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN This work aimed to genetically optimize through computational design of a rainwater filtration tower. The tower is part of the design developed for the Digital Matter Studio. The group proposes to create a landscape structure that can collect and filter rainwater through chitosan, a bio-based material made from mussel shells … Read more

Discrete Assemblies

ABSTRACT In this course we explored the strategies of modular construction using Gilles Retsin’s modules. Through strategies of stacking and post-tensioning we explored the opportunities and limitations of the module. We began by assembling the module and constructing a beam element where we pushed the limitations of maunal post tensioning. Afterwards, using Midjourney we transformed … Read more