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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La Balloule

A new self sufficient tudent housing for IAAC Pseudocode Parameters Fitness values: The Towers F01: AVOID COMMON HEIGHTS F02: AVOID COMMON BASE F03: MINIMIZING THE NUMBER OF INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN TRIANGLES F04: MAXIMIZING TOTAL AMOUNT OF SOLAR RADIATION ON TOWER´S ROOFTOP Catalogue: 18 towers Fitness Values: The Units F01: REDUCE COLLISIONS BETWEEN UNITS F02: REDUCE COLLISIONS … Read more

TRAILS SHADES PATHS

// COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMISATION STRATEGY // An exploration to connect entry points in a plot for means of access, in a urban setting offering shades, across visibility, optimised for trails adapting to the existing landscape DESIGN OBJECTIVES

Vertical Vitality

Integrating Recreation and Sustainability in Urban Landscapes “Vertical vitality” revolutionizes urban architecture by integrating vertical jogging tracks, rainwater harvesting, and green walls into a unified, multi-functional structure tailored for densely populated cities. This innovative design re imagines the efficiency of vertical parking structures for recreational and environmental purposes. Location: Barcelona, Spain In response to the … Read more

WOOD ID mockups

Site The city of Porto Alegre in Brazil has faced recently the largest flood in the recorded history. The 2nd place happened 80 years ago across the span of 22 days. This year, this record was broken in 4 hours. As for now, only for the city of Porto Alegre, more than 242 thousand homes … Read more

Performative Design – optimizing the Anthropocene Computational Design III – final assignment

_performative design Optimization : “The action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource.” Design optimization: “The process of finding the best design parameters that satisfy project requirements.” Design Objective: Design an optimized dense urban occupation plan that follows a fractal pattern grid. Optimization Goals of the project: _designing the … Read more

TwistedTexture

Optimization process TwistedTexture is designed to minimize direct radiation on slabs and facades, optimizing energy efficiency. It uses sunshades and ventilated facades to reduce heat gain while maintaining natural light. The building blends with its surroundings, responding to Santiago’s climate. Advanced optimization algorithms explore various forms, balancing design complexity, compactness, and shading. The final configuration … Read more

ANT FORAGING PATTERNS / ANT COLONY OPTIMISATION

Ant foraging pattern is the foraging cycle of ants in which ants leave their nest to find a food source until an optimal path is found and then convey all of the food to their nest. In computer science and operations research, the ant colony optimization algorithm (ACO) is a probabilistic technique for solving computational problems which can be reduced to finding good paths … Read more

Swarm Intelligence

This project explores the application of swarm intelligence in simulating fish behavior evading predators. Utilizing computational algorithms inspired by natural swarms, the simulation aims to mimic the collective movement patterns of fish, optimizing their escape routes. By implementing principles such as repulsion, alignment, and cohesion, the model simulates the coordinated response of a fish swarm … Read more