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.

T.R.A.N.S.F.O.R.M. Mars Mining Laboratory


    T.R.A.N.S.F.O.R.M Technology for Resource Acquisition and Nutrient Synthesis through Ferric Oxide Reduction on Mars The project sets the limit in establishing a fully sustainable colony on Mars through Transforming the Martian minerals from a state to another to create the basic needs for human civilization to thrive on this Hostile planet. TRANSFORM site plan TRANSFORM … Read more

Quartz growth

Crystallization. What is it? Crystallization is a process in which a solid material forms from a liquid or gas phase, resulting in the arrangement of atoms or molecules in a highly ordered, three-dimensional structure known as a crystal lattice. This process is driven by changes in temperature, pressure, or the concentration of solute in a … Read more


Crystallization is a process responsible for the formation of solid structures, wherein constituent atoms or molecules are systematically arranged into a highly organized lattice, constituting a crystal.  This phenomenon can occur through various mechanisms, including precipitation from a supersaturated solution, solidification from a liquid state, and, less commonly, direct sublimation from a gaseous phase. The characteristics … Read more

Fractalization of Tree Branching

Fractals are commonly found within nature. They are self-similar structures, where one aspect of the fractal is identical to the rest. This allows it to be scaled up or down while fitting within itself. Within trees, fractalization is found in the way the branches are grown from each other, always yielding smaller and smaller versions … Read more


L-SYSTEMS IN ARBOREAL FRACTALS FRACTAL GROWTH This project explores the application of Lindenmayer systems (L-systems) for fractal growth simulation within the Grasshopper environment. L-systems provide a powerful framework for modeling complex branching structures observed in nature, such as trees, plants, and coral reefs. Leveraging Grasshopper’s computational design capabilities, we investigate the dynamic generation of fractal … Read more

Studies on Fractal Growth – Computational Desing II

The term “fractal” was coined by the mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975. Mandelbrot based it on the Latin frāctus, meaning “broken” or “fractured”, and used it to extend the concept of theoretical fractional dimensions to geometric patterns in nature In mathematics, a fractal is a geometric shape containing detailed structure at arbitrarily small scales, usually … Read more

DEFINING BIOCITIES : Anthropocene and Impacts

01. Anthropocene [Noun] The term “Anthropocene” combines “anthropo,” meaning “human,” with “-cene,” referring to geological time scales[hierarchical series of smaller chunks of time]. Anthropocene is an unofficial unit of geologic time, used to describe the most recent period of the contemporary global environment dominated by human activity which has a significant impact on the planet’s … Read more

Parametric Auditorium Facade

The project designs the angular wall surface of the auditorium to ensure a completely even distribution of sound. Using the given parameters, the design and material specifics can be modified. Link to the blog : Parametric Auditorium Facade is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the MAA02 2021/22 … Read more

Building Therapy

Building Therapy is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master in Advanced Architecture 02 – 2022-2023 by the student(s) aishwarya.arun during the course MAA02 & MRAC02 22/23 Business Innovation with Davide Rovera.

Underwater vessel

Shapediver is a tool that allows quick and effective exploration of a geometry without having to use grasshopper or any other software. In this project Shapediver, was used to generate a catalogue of underwater vessels. Several parameters such as object height, number of layers, and maximum surface were used to determine the most optimal shapes … Read more


The project was about designing different geometries and their respective infill designs for interlocking bricks made from a Sawdust based bio composite material. The interlocking strategy would be dependent on the final design of the structure. The parameters set on the Shape Diver platform would allow the user to control the size of the bricks, … Read more


THESIS STATEMENT The objective of this thesis is to investigate the use of sawdust based biocomposite materials in the additive manufacturing of interlocking bricks. EcoBrickscape aims to develop a workflow that facilitates the generation of customizable shapes and infill designs that are optimal for interlocking and aggregating, enabling efficient fabrication and assembly. The study also … Read more

Shapediver: Background Fabric

This project used shapediver imputting mechanism to create mass background fabric structures for the use in a design project. It has flexible imputs of different base building outlines that simulates different units within the desired building block. At the point the project is still encountering diffculty with uploading to Shapediver, it will be solved in … Read more

forkLOAD Tessellations

forkLOAD Tessellations aims to utilize Shapediver to create a visualization software for clients to select a variety of parameters on a dome structure. This dome structure is created with a tessellating pattern of hegagons and squares. The user is able to select from a variety of scales of patterns, shape of arch, and a variety … Read more

Shape scribe

The Shapediver platform in my project offers the ability to personalize the modules you wish to 3D print. Currently, this is in line with my thesis that focuses on the 3D printing of biomaterials for application in columns and modular walls. with a specific emphasis on columns, With this platform, you have the flexibility to … Read more