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Facade Frick Optimizer

manifesto This project focuses on designing manufacturing protocols for integrating CDW-Brick in architectural applications, by programming a geopolymer material system, with controlled porosity and density. The goal is to develop functionally graded elements that respond to building performances (lightweightness, thermal insulation, etc) while acting as decarbonization tools of the building industry. The design process of … Read more

Microhome-garden colony

In response to the exponential population growth in large cities and the pressing need to reduce carbon emissions, this proposal explores the genetic optimization of constructing minimal habitable units of 25 m² using Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), inspired by the annual Microhome competition. The objective is to maximize the integration of microhomes, green areas, and exterior-facing … Read more

GAUDI’S CAT

GAUDI’S CAT pavilion is inspired by the geometry of Antonio Gaudi – famous Catenary arches. The structure of the pavilion consists of a central space under the canopy and an open part above. Catenary arches are located in three parts of the pavilion, serving as entrances to it, and elements of Catenary arches are also … Read more

Neuron’s Differential Growth

Stages of Growth Process Pseudo code Generating Random Starting Points Creating Random Dendrites Iterating for Multiple Axes Visualizing Neurons Calculating Total Length and Volume Parameters influencing growth Growth rate Branching angle Influence of neighbouring element Single Neuron Iteration 1 Iteration 2 Neuron System Development of multi-neuron system and connectivity Factors influencing growth Multiplication – 3 … Read more

CoHabitat

Fostering social interaction and ecological harmony Context Analysis Concept CoHabitat is a dynamic, multifunctional pavilion designed to foster social interaction and ecological harmony. It offers students and faculty a space to socialize and collaborate outside the traditional classroom setting, while also providing nesting grounds for local bird species and promoting biodiversity in the city. The … Read more

IN.TENSION

”This project explores the integration of tensegrity principles in the design of a pavilion on IAAC’s terrace. Employing computational design techniques, the pavilion features two striking arches constructed using wooden rods and cables, showcasing the delicate balance between tension and compression. Moreover, suspended between these arches lies a secondary tensegrity structure, adorned with lightweight membranes … Read more

Topology of Trabecular

Computational Design Research Subject  What is trabeculae? from Latin for ‘small beam’ Also called cancellous bone, is porous bone composed of trabeculated bone tissue. It can be found at the ends of long bones like the femur, where the bone is actually not solid but is full of holes connected by thin rods and plates … Read more

The Rooftop Playground

A Place to enjoy the sun, play, hide and chill The Rooftop Playground proposes, as the name suggests, a leisure (playground) space on the given rooftop of IAAC building. This attempt is derived from the current lack of character, the needs in alternating qualities of spaces (privacy, light, etc.), as well as the need of … Read more

FLOW

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