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.



NexGen Retrofit Facades leverages AI-driven design to retrofit existing buildings in Barcelona with second skin facades, drastically improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. buildings & energy systems The building energy systems emit 771,623 tons of co2 PROBLEM Barcelona’s residential buildings, many of which were constructed before modern energy standards, significantly contribute to the city’s … Read more


Safe Maps is a web application that places citizens’ safety at the heart of urban design. By analyzing crime and spatial data, Safe Maps helps build an understanding of the relationship between safety and the urban environment. It then uses machine learning to predict safety scores based on street features, aiding citizens in safely navigating … Read more


Xstream is an AI-based plugin in Grasshopper for engineers and architects designing modular research stations in extreme cold environments. The project focuses on developing a Graph Neural Networks system that learns from the geometric data of the modules and the climatic data of the sites to get instant analysis and evaluation of the Environmental and … Read more

Safe Maps

How can AI be used to identify potential safety risks in the city and provide real-time mapping and risk analysis? Safety is a collective priority When using this platform, citizens can both better navigate the existing urban system while also helping drive positive and effective change towards a safer and more secure built environment. Additionally, … Read more


A global survey was attempted – by the United Nations – an estimated 100 million people were homeless worldwide. As many as 1.6 billion people lacked adequate housing (Habitat, 2015). In 2021, the World Economic Forum reported that 150 million people were homeless worldwide. SOURCE  Homelessness by Country 2024 ( “How can we address the … Read more

Wood ID

WoodID is a revolutionary project aiming to transform the utilization and reutilization of wood in the industry. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology, WoodID targets to enhance the circular model of reutilization by operating within a smaller loop, converting wood into various useful products. The WoodID process commenced with gathering industry insights from Barcelona related to … Read more