The MAA is a visionary master program with an innovative and open structure, mixing diverse disciplines, shaping professionals capable of producing theoretical & practical solutions towards responsive cities, architecture & technology.



Introduction to Neumatic Colloids Nematic colloids are materials with perpendicular surface anchoring embedded in planar nematic liquid crystal (NLC) cells. Topological defects, such as point defects and disclination lines, are a necessary consequence of broken symmetry in the system. In nematic liquid crystals (NLCs), defects manifest as isolated points and disclination lines, which can form … Read more


Flow aims to investigate the intricate relationship between fabric materials and wind flow dynamics. Utilizing computational design tools, it seeks to create a shaded area on the rooftop of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). The design endeavors to establish a semi-covered space where individuals can unwind, enjoy meals, and relax. By offering … Read more

Reimagining the Bayfront Pavilion

The Bayfront Pavillion redefines architectural boundaries, featuring cutting-edge sustainable materials and dynamic design elements. Its fluid contours echo the surrounding environment, promoting harmony with nature. Functionality meets elegance in this pavilion, boasting versatile spaces adaptable for cultural events, exhibitions, and communal gatherings. The UTD Advanced Architecture Laboratory has ingeniously engineered a landmark that not only … Read more


CONCEPT This pavilion in George Orwell Square in Barcelona stands as an architectural landmark that merges contemporary aesthetics with adaptive functionality. With undulating panels forming a captivating spiral, it challenges architectural conventions. Strategically located, it seamlessly integrates into the square, adapting or host various community activities. Beyond its visual appeal, the pavilion evokes a sense of … Read more

UK Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai

________________________________________ The UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai by Es Devlin Studio is a testament to parametric design principles, seamlessly blending functionality and aesthetics. The pavilion’s innovative architecture, characterized by the “Poem Pavilion,” showcases a dynamic interplay of form and technology. The structure’s responsiveness, driven by artificial intelligence, allows it to generate personalized poems, adding … 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

The Knot

A pavilion bridging the gap between government and society The Knot aims to redefine the relationship between governmental structures and the communities they serve. The pavilion punctures the intimidating, rigid structure of the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona in Plaza Sant Jaume I and smoothly transitions it into a fluid, open space. This creates an inviting and … Read more

Peace Pavilion – Atelier Zündel Cristea

 The Peace Pavilion have been created by Grégoire Zündel and Irina Cristea AZC for the summer of 2013. This was a temporary inflatable pavilion built in the heart of the Museum Gardens, in London. It expresses a sense of peace providing an ideal contemporary space with a sense of tranquility, beauty and exceptional aesthetic. The construction … Read more

Floating Branches Pavilion | Kozlowski + Cardia Design

Reference Architect Gabriel Kozlowski has partnered with Gringo Cardia, Bárbara Graeff, and Tripper Arquitetura to design a structure of floating tree branches for the Brazil pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The pavilion is inspired by one of the greatest technological achievements of Brazil: the improvement of the Direct Planting System over a straw. The design conceptually mimics this scheme through its layered arrangement – … Read more


INSPIRATION CONCEPT The pavilion draws inspiration from the Pillar of Dreams in terms of form, materiality, and structural innovation. The design concept will explore the dynamic interplay between light, shadow, and form, creating an immersive experience for visitors. The pavilion will also prioritize adaptability, allowing for alterations in response to various architectural parameters such as … 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

Erosion-Resistant Housing

A self-buring house that uses its inclined roof to deflect wind, control processes of erosion and increase accumulation of local sand particles. Through time, a covering sand dune affects the level of enclosure, transparency of the house and patterns of the shadows’ internal spaces. The aim of the project was to design a housing building to house between 20 and … 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


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