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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Decharbonization

The goal of this project is to create a non-cementitious geopolymer, using as the main component the biochar, to create a sustainable, durable material system that minimizes the carbon footprint of construction processes. Biochar is commonly used in the agriculture field for soil management and enhancement, consequently storing the sequestered carbon on the ground. To … Read more

Not a Waste: Landfill mine tale

The excessive waste produced in countries worldwide is a grave and unignorable concern. Urbanization contributes to enhanced municipal solid waste generation, harming health and the environment. Landfills, globally emit thousands of tons of methane gas into the air, 30 times more harmful than CO2. Waste is not waste but a resource if managed judiciously. The … 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

BIOMATTER

LIFE IN A BIOTOPIAN WORLD BIOMATTER IS … GROWTH TYPE: NEWTONIAN GEOMETRY: SPHERES FORCE: GROWTH SIMULATION LIFE IN BIOMATTER WATER BODIES SHELTER FOR ANIMALS NOURISHMENT

Char-Crete

We live in a world with challenges from climate change and resource scarcity, to population growth and economic instability. This project aims to propose a design using nature based solutions, as biochar with agriculture base. The building becomes a zero-carbon emission system in the suburbs, where agriculture is mainly productive. The project strives to be … Read more