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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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

Adaptive Sun Shade

The proposed project is to have a mechanical responsive canopy that can react to the sun path in each time of the day. As climate conditions such as temperature and sun radiation levels approximate to undesired levels the built in system would trigger the mechanism. The sun shade is controlled by three different servo motors, … Read more

Artificial Sun

“Artificial sun” is a light installation that originated from a dark, cold winter walk in Berlin. Berlin, one of Europe’s liveliest and youngest cities, is renowned for its vibrant parties and general positive atmosphere.However, when winter arrives and the days grow shorter, the city seems to go into hibernation, leaving its streets cold and empty. … Read more

Verdenlace – Kinetic shading structure

The idea is to used the design module which created in G2- Bio tech morphogenesis studio and make a adaptive shading structure using Programming & Physical Computing. Concept The Innovative algae panels integrated into structures enrich the surrounding air with oxygen through photosynthesis. Complementing this, kinetic shading devices dynamically adjust based on sunlight levels, efficiently … Read more

LA CREMADA

The second year students of Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) and Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) participate in Llum BCN 2024 with LA CREMADA / THE BURN, an immersive interactive installation that delves deep into the world of wildfires, their origins, impacts, and the critical need for understanding and prevention. The installation, located at Plaça Les Arts, C/ … Read more

DIGITAL FABRICATION

Laser Cutting | Folded Flakes Laser cutting, a precision-focused technique, revolutionizes the art of crafting by using a high-powered laser to precisely slice through various materials with immaculate accuracy. Whether it’s intricate designs on wood, metal, acrylic, or fabric, laser cutting brings imagination to life with clean, sharp edges and detailed patterns. This technology merges … Read more

Exploration into Vertical Elements

This term, the exploration of three fabrication techniques—Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, and CNC Milling—led to the creation of three vertical facade prototypes. Drawing inspiration from organic movements and waves, our laser-cut design explores the interlocking techniques with Polypropylene and acrylic.The 3D printed geometry also explores the interlocking, this time as a mobility tool, creating a … Read more

DIGI FAB

LASER CUTTING I INTERACTIVE FACADE An interactive facade system crafted using the precise technique of laser cutting. This project is a testament to the harmonious blend of creativity and technology. Our journey began with a vision to create a facade system that was not only aesthetically pleasing but also interactive, adding a dynamic element to … Read more

Introduction to Digital Fabrication

Group Z.2 Origami – LASER CUTTING Taking inspiration from light-filtering facade systems such as that of the SDU Campus Kolding by Henning Larsen, Al Bahr Towers by AEDAS, and the Japan Pavilion for Expo 2020 by Yuko Nagayama and Associates, ORIGAMI is a facade prototype composed of a grid system to host panels or ‘flowers’ … Read more

PatternCraft: Introduction to Digital Fabrication

The Twist (3d Printing) Concept & Form Finding Our 3D printing project embodies the fusion of functionality and aesthetic sophistication, drawing inspiration from the elegance of louvers panels and the captivating allure of twisted architectural forms. This design merges the simplicity of the plus sign with a mesmerizing twist, creating an engaging visual effect that … Read more

Digital Fabrication

Group Y1 A series of experiments, to reflect on internality, movements away from the outside and to look upon it. A swift movement which engulfs you, a series of lines to project your light through, an open face held in deep space by many arms.  There is nothing outside to look at, if you don’t … Read more

The Way Of Water

As an underlying theme we chose to explore the various movements of water, as a catalyst that drives each of our fabrication process. Laser Cut – Oscillation | 3D Printing – Coral Growth | CNC Milling – Ripple Effect   LASER CUTTING | OSCILLATION The concept behind this design gets its inspiration from oscillating waves … Read more

ThermalAxis

Vertical structure responsive to temperature changes CONCEPT The project proposes a vertical system that responds to temperature differences to visualize these changes interactively. Its main objective is to create diverse interactions with users through the response to temperature changes. The foundation of the system relies on the use of flexible membranes that expand and compress, … Read more

VERTICAL SYSTEMS

Over the span of the Digital Fabrication course, we actively explored and examined the possibilities and constraints inherent in the three fabrication methodologies concerning both design and manufacturing. Throughout this process, we conducted experiments involving various materials and machines, employing CNC Milling, Laser Cutting, and 3D Printing techniques. Our aim was to gain a comprehensive … Read more

Three Tiles for Barcelona

PanotdeBarcelona_CNC_Rec

Panot de Barcelona 01 – LASER CUTTING  Flor de Barcelona – a symbol of Barcelona and the evidence that the city is eclectic, creative and full of surprises FIRST PROTOTYPE :  Beginning of “Trial and error”. With this particular form, the petals were unable to rise. The flower’s body/frame was too delicate and unstable. Using … Read more

Introduction to Digital Fabrication

MOVEMENTSThe ideation revolved around exploring the nature of movements, as they express themselves in environment, forms, dimensions and spaces. Humans perceive this notion as a bridge to liveliness & entropy. The studio, ‘Introduction to Digital Fabrication’, aimed at understanding fabrication dialogues through the technology of Laser Cutting, 3D Printing & CNC Milling, where these projects were developed. … Read more

Material Waves – Digital Fabrication

In this class we were introduced to three fabrication techniques, Laser Cutting, 3D printing and CNC milling. In each technique we were tasked with creating prototypes of vertical facade elements that could be used in architectural applications. Every two weeks of the course we learned how to use each technology and then fabricated our own … Read more

Procedural Morphologies

Leveraging the Wave Function Collapse Algorithm for Application on Layered Quadrilateral Meshes Abstract Procedural Morphologies is a novel computational design workflow in the field of discrete design. It leverages the Wave Function Collapse Algorithm for application on any quadrilateral mesh. Thus a coherent three-dimensional aggregation solution can be generated for any quad mesh using a … Read more

EVA

Statement In extreme summer heat, our bodies work overtime to regulate how we feel. It takes massive amounts of energy to maintain a normal and consistent body temperature. All this energy use can cause us to feel tired and sluggish.It makes it important to have a COOLING system in high temperatures. What is a possible … Read more