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.


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Glulam, Joints & Segments

This term, we concentrated on learning new fabrication techniques. From our previous site, we selected the Keeper’s Lodge as the focus for reimagining with timber structures. Our goal was to design a structure that would envelop and enhance the existing Keeper’s Lodge. The section below was selected to be fabricated at a 1:2 scale. The … Read more

Woodcraft | Column-Beam Connection

CONTEXT STRUCTURE This project focuses on the Column-Beam Connection within the larger post-and-beam frame structure. While seemingly simple, these connections require intricate detailing to seamlessly resolve multi-element node connections. Our design involved integrating two perpendicular columns into a monolithic L-shaped column, securing two additional beams in the process. Through digital modelling, we adopted a multilayered … Read more

Segmented Blank

Developing visions of a future forest architecture, in Valvidrera Reservoir; a landscape that provides accesibility to, flora, fauna and open space to surrounding communities. LEARNING OBJECTIVES To gain an understanding of digital modelling of complex timber structures. To demonstrate an understanding of design-to-fabrication workflows and principles. To demonstrate an understand of digital fabrication methodologies for … Read more

RECIPROCAL NATURE

CONCEPT DESIGN INTENT BAUBOTANIK DESIGN GUIDELINES GROWTH DESIGN TECHNIQUES STATE OF  THE ART – I STATE OF  THE ART – II STATE OF  THE ART – REFERENCES SITE SITE Intervention Space PHOTOGRAMMETRY STUDIES CONCEPTUAL SKETCH – IDEATION 01 DETAILS – IDEATION 01 SPATIAL OPTIMISATION – Based on Tree Positions WOOD – TYPOLOGY RECIPROCAL FRAMES RF … Read more