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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TerraFresca

A WAY OF LIVING. MAKE ENERGY VISIBLE. MATTER MATTERS. Scalability Hygroscopic properties Thermal inertia Phase shift Dampening SITE MATTERS ROBOTIC FABRICATION SYSTEM TIME MATTERS.

THE HORIZON

The Horizon is an open space, spanning 110m x 37m (length of a whole block of Barcelona) that guides human behaviour around changing shadow patterns, which are driven by the sun’s heat. It rests on the top of the student housing building, housing all the communal areas.  Communal activities around the Horizon shift, with moveable … Read more

THE CLOUD

Barcelona’s rising temperatures and the thermoregulatory effect of the sea causes the coastal neighborhoods, such as Poblenou, to have the highest temperatures recorded during the night. It is crucial for the indoor environment to remain cooler at night in order for the body to recover from the heat throughout the day, especially during the summer … Read more

ChromaEnergon

ChromaEnergon represents an innovative approach to student housing architecture that transcends conventional design paradigms tapping the potentials of climatic energy and thermochromic pigments. This concept leverages verticality, slenderness, and dispersed tower structures to create dynamic living environments. By strategically mapping energy into various spaces through the skin which the facade, ChromaEnergon aims to generate unique … Read more

ChromaEnergon

Energy Phenomena In the machine room model, Convection serves as the primary mechanism for transferring heat from the hot plate to the tubes containing thermochromic fluids. This convective process affects the temperature of the thermochromic liquid within the tubes, which in turn changes the chroma i.e, color intensity of the room, thereby influencing the circadian … Read more

Fan heater – Machine Room

This project comprises of three spaces with different conditions, each connected by tunnel of stairs. We start with turning the heating coil on, once the temperature crosses the individual threshold temperatures, the fan in each space switches on accordingly to cool the environment and create distinct environment in each rooms.  Through interconnected spaces with distinct … Read more

SpaceFlex

Balloon-Driven Spatial Alteration Phenomenon: What is Pressure? Pressure and Volume are inversely relatable. When one quantity increases, the other decreases proportionally. If the volume of the space is increased, the pressure inside the volume is decreased. This is applied in pneumatic structures and building environments to balance the indoor environment and structural stability.  Our project … Read more

SteamPunk

Self Sufficient Buildings: Machine Room Edoardo Lagrasta | Daksh Lakhani | Farah Ali | Victoria Castano Master of Advanced Architecture 01 | Term 02 | 2023-2024 CONCEPT | Steamer We began by deconstructing a common household appliance, a clothing steamer, to understand its mechanics and study the energy it produces. CONCEPT | Preliminary Sketches Our … Read more