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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SALVAGED WOOD

WHY USE RECLAIMED WOOD RESEARCH Reclaimed wood is a sustainable and unique material that can be used in almost any project. It offers strength, character, and originality that you cannot find with any other building material. It helps preserve the past while upcycling materials that would otherwise go to waste. TYPE – WOOD-PALLETS Mapping the … Read more

Urban Grids

X-Urban Design CHAPTER-01// HOUSING THROUGH TIME CHAPTER 2 // HOUSING IN URBAN CHAPTER 3 // MIDJOURNEY EXPLORATION AND INTERPRETATION OF A CITY BLOCK

Portal Frame Structure

The Portal Frame structure represents a modular roofing solution characterized by the integration of various portal frames along a longitudinal series. This design facilitates efficient assembly, disassembly, and reassembly processes, enhancing adaptability to diverse environmental conditions and functional requirements. Notably, the frames are engineered to optimize natural lighting and shading within the structure. Furthermore, their … Read more

ARBOREALITY | Advancing sustainable urban development through mass timber and vernacular root

Keywords: Mass timber city, Sustainable forest management, smart cities, Vernacular, Local species wood ABSTRACT: The capital city of Nepal- Kathmandu, like many urban cities globally, is undergoing uncontrolled urban expansion, neglecting its natural-based construction heritage, particularly timber. This research advocates for a paradigm shift towards mass timber, particularly multispecies Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), to address environmental … Read more

CONCRETE COATED MYCELIUM

blending 3D Printing and natural growth dynamics of mycelium coated with concrete during construction phase for large lightweight structures  ABSTRACT Using 3D printing technology combined with a mycelium mixture to print a double layer wall, and coat the outer parts of the wall with liquid concrete. The characteristics of mycelium growth and concrete inhibition of … Read more

UpGreen by Eva Papaspyrou

Plant generation web application. Flora compositions for landscape architecture

About Upgreen is an innovative web application designed to revolutionize biodiversity-centered design in both architectural practice and everyday life. Developed by Eva Papaspyrou, Upgreen serves as a comprehensive tool for managing plant data and optimizing green spaces at various scales. Whether you’re a professional in the field or an environmentally conscious individual, Upgreen offers a … Read more

T.R.A.N.S.F.O.R.M.

TRANSFORM

Technology for Resource Acquisition and Nutrient Synthesis through Ferric Oxide Reduction on Mars Project TRANSFORM. is Mars mining laboratory inspired by nature. The project is based upon studies of the different ant species extracting different parameters to establish a sustainable colony located in the deeps of Valles Marineris in a harsh cold environment. We wanted … Read more

Saline Manifolds

Thesis Statement Poor quality health services is an emerging  phenomenon in low, middle and even high income countries. The situation is worse in low and middle-income countries where 10 percent of hospitalized patients can acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to seven percent in high income countries. Moreover, the situation is even more dire … 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

MARTIAN LINK

Reimagining a Human Settlement on the Red Planet Envisioning a self-sustained colony on Mars, our primary focus is on revolutionizing transportation within the red planet. Sustainability is our guiding principle as we design an efficient transportation system that seamlessly connects habitats across various clusters. Incorporating Tensegrity moving parts, Inflatable lightweight structures, and a Hexagonal Grid framework, our approach embraces a Kit-Of-Part methodology. Following … Read more

MARTIAN LINK I COLLABORATIVE WORKFLOWS

Envisioning a self-sustained colony on Mars, our primary focus is on revolutionizing transportation within the red planet. Sustainability is our guiding principle as we design an efficient transportation system that seamlessly connects habitats across various clusters. Incorporating Tensegrity moving parts, Inflatable lightweight structures, and a Hexagonal Grid framework, our approach embraces a Kit-Of-Part methodology. Following … Read more

MARTIAN LINK I INTEGRATIVE MODELLING

Envisioning a self-sustained colony on Mars, our primary focus is on revolutionizing transportation within the red planet. Sustainability is our guiding principle as we design an efficient transportation system that seamlessly connects habitats across various clusters. Incorporating Tensegrity moving parts, Inflatable lightweight structures, and a Hexagonal Grid framework, our approach embraces a Kit-Of-Part methodology. Following … Read more

PHY_SLIME_

slime molds a.ka. physarum Slime molds display a unique growth form characterized by efficient “hunting”  behaviour and remarkable problem-solving abilities. These organisms form intricate structures for spore production, showcasing adaptive behaviours without a centralized nervous system. Their ability to solve complex problems and optimize growth patterns in order to find nutrient sources has sparked scientific … Read more

Shatter-Ring

We have a metacrisis of over consumption that is driving us toward the precipice of extinction. Fuelled by relentless advertising and capitalism’s need for endless growth, humanity is literally devouring the planet. Consumers click to buy for next day delivery from the other side of the world, the environmental and social impacts are safely hidden … Read more

EcoFrame

EcoFrame - Design your pergola on teh web

Introduction The core concept behind EcoFrame is to empower those interested in purchasing a pergola to design it themselves directly on the web. This tool not only simplifies the design process but also provides immediate feedback on important details like pricing. Tutorial STEP 1: The first step is to set the basic dimensions of your … Read more

HAVEN AI

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 (worldpopulationreview.com) “How can we address the … 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