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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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

FRICKS: CDW Bricks Foamed Geopolymer

Huang, L. et al. (2018) ‘Carbon emission of global construction sector’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81, pp. 1906–1916. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.001. “CO2 emissions from buildings and construction hit new high, leaving sector off track to decarbonize by 2050: UN”, UN Environment Program (November 2022) Moschen-Schimek, J., Kasper, T. and Huber-Humer, M. (2023) ‘Critical review of the ... Read more

Oasis

Integrating Radiation Shielding for a Safe and Sustainable Urban Environment Radiation is a threat in many industries, from space exploration to medical imaging. Effective design must take into account the unique challenges presented by radiation. MASTER IN ADVANCED COMPUTATION FOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN  2023/2024 Faculty: ARETI MARKOPOULOU & NIKOL KIROVA STUDENT : Darkhan Kadirov   

Inverted Layered Truss

Case Study The Inverted Truss Retail. Taipei City, Taiwan B+P Architects Martha’s Vineyard Airport Terminal West Tisbury, MA Fennick McCredie Architecture Design Proposal Perspective View – Frame Only Perspective View – With Roofing Maintenance Roof Load: 270 kgf Frame Mass Weight: 635 kgf Wind Load: 1 kN/m2 Front View Section Axonometric View

NEUMATIC LIQUID COLLISION

Introduction to Neumatic Colloids Nematic colloids are materials with perpendicular surface anchoring embedded in planar nematic liquid crystal (NLC) cells. Topological defects, such as point defects and disclination lines, are a necessary consequence of broken symmetry in the system. In nematic liquid crystals (NLCs), defects manifest as isolated points and disclination lines, which can form … Read more

Shelf-Scape

At the request of STORE STORE in London, we developed a proposal for a timber structure roof for an existing garage located specifically in Clissold Crescent, Hackney. The objective is to transform the space into a workshop. The project presented a unique challenge as it is planned in phases, necessitating a demountable design that can … Read more

Verdenlace

Manifesto “Verdenlace” is an urban park situated in Les Corts, designed to reconnect individuals with biodiversity while encouraging community participation through architectural interventions. The park’s functions aim to foster esteem and self-actualization among users. The structural form is derived from multiple aggregations and iterations of a simple module, adapting the space based on various parameters … Read more

VISTA DYNAMICS

“First Life, then Spaces, then Buildings, the other way around never works” – Jan Gehl The proposal is an intervention at the site situated in Diagonal Mar, neighborhood, inspired from the fundamental idea of Placemaking. The intervention goes beyond development, aiming to activate the site and create a vibrant community. Grounded in functionality, the approach … Read more

DecompAsper

Marine Oasis Creation Through Plastic Decomposition Implementing a Symbiotic Relationship with Aspergillus Fungi To Restore Ocean Deserts Keywords: Plastic decomposition | Aspergillus fungi | Lichen | Cyanobacteria | Marine ecosystem | Garbage Patch | Degrowth | Coral reefs | Ocean deserts | Habitat restoration The DecompAsper stands out as an innovative device that, through the synergistic … Read more

AgriScape

Future of Tarragona Refinery The contemporary power station plays a substantial role within the cityscape, serving not only as a primary energy generator but also as a cornerstone in the intricate tapestry of urban planning. What implications might this massive infrastructure have on the future trajectory of the city’s urban development? About the Site The … Read more

JigHouse

What is “the proper degree of control” to be applied to a living tree to produce a desired geometry? Can this be standardized and made into a replicable workflow? Which current standard architectural elements can be replaced by this system? What are the implications for the current timber construction industry?

VERDE_HAVEN

The symbiotic coexistence of humans, flora and fauna within our cities is the cornerstone of a sustainable and harmonious future.    Through a meticulous analysis of data extracted from the site and a comprehensive understanding of Barcelona’s climatic conditions, our visionary project sets its sights on the future, envisioning Barcelona in the year 2050 as a … Read more

AQUAPONIA I 2050 Hydroscape

STATEMENT Proposing an eco-conscious water management system through metabolic water treatment for co-living communities, this innovation project aims to repurpose water usages, effectively saving energy and optimizing resource allocation for wastewater management. ABSTRACT Our vision is to redefine the future of urban living by fostering sustainable activities that align together with the smart use of … Read more

OASIS

The project addresses socio-economic and environmental challenges that are faced in Marina del Pratt’s fast developing industrial area. It is a multifunctional facility, combining a climate shelter and community center, which aims to enhance local life.Recycled materials from the nearby Ecopark de Barcelona promote sustainability and will raise awareness through workshops to the enviromental challenges … Read more

R-FIT

“Framed by the environmental crisis and taking into account the thermal and structural inefficiency of the existing building stock, this thesis will be an exploration on architecturally and structurally meaningful elements, as plugin systems to address the need for retrofitting. The main objective is to provide alternatives of structural retrofitting methods by utilizing robotic fabrication … Read more

Biochar Composites

BIOCHAR COMPOSITES: The use of biochar composites in architectural applications can significantly improve building performance. Additionally, the incorporation of biochar composites can expand the possibility of carbon sequestration in the architecture and construction sector, contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly built environment. Our current Built Environment is responsible for carbon emissions, accounting for … Read more