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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SALVAGED WOOD

WHY USE RECLAIMED WOOD RESEARCH Reclaimed wood is a sustainable and unique material that can be used in almost any project. It offers strength, character, and originality that you cannot find with any other building material. It helps preserve the past while upcycling materials that would otherwise go to waste. TYPE – WOOD-PALLETS Mapping the … Read more

ARBOREALITY | Advancing sustainable urban development through mass timber and vernacular root

Keywords: Mass timber city, Sustainable forest management, smart cities, Vernacular, Local species wood ABSTRACT: The capital city of Nepal- Kathmandu, like many urban cities globally, is undergoing uncontrolled urban expansion, neglecting its natural-based construction heritage, particularly timber. This research advocates for a paradigm shift towards mass timber, particularly multispecies Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), to address environmental … Read more

Urban Alliance – Project Media

In the realm of architectural design and presentation, visualization plays a pivotal role in conveying ideas, concepts, and designs to clients and stakeholders. With advancements in technology, architectural visualization has evolved tremendously, offering architects and designers a multitude of tools and techniques to bring their visions to life. Among these tools, Lumion stands out as … Read more

Urban Alliance – Urban Synthesis

The “Urban Alliance” is a mixed-use architectural design seamlessly integrating Industry 4.0 principles, featuring advanced photovoltaic production units. This visionary space harmoniously combines sustainable energy practices with residential and commercial areas, embodying a forward-thinking urban landscape that fosters eco-friendly living and innovative business practices. It exemplifies a holistic and tech-driven approach to urban planning. The project is … Read more

GAIDI’S CA

GAUDI’S CAT pavilion is inspired by the geometry of Antonio Gaudi – famous Catenary arches. The structure of the pavilion consists of a central space under the canopy and an open part above. Catenary arches are located in three parts of the pavilion, serving as entrances to it, and elements of Catenary arches are also … Read more

Wood ID

WoodID is a revolutionary project aiming to transform the utilization and reutilization of wood in the industry. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology, WoodID targets to enhance the circular model of reutilization by operating within a smaller loop, converting wood into various useful products. The WoodID process commenced with gathering industry insights from Barcelona related to … Read more

CORK.CATENATION

Non planar 3D printing cork based biomaterial CORK.CATENATION employs the novel methodology of non-planar 3d printing using Cork as the bio-material. The final outcome is a connection of interconnected lattice structures- broken down into modules that can be assembled to form a building skin that can morph according to the surface topology and solar radiation results.

SHELL-ter

Concept We aim to design an environmental responsive facade that provides shelter for users in public spaces. Our facade aims to explore different materials that will behave differently based on the sensory information that the weather conditions of the city or location provide. It will be reacting to local light, rain, temperature and weight levels, … Read more

BentArc

BentArc is a project crafted during the first term of the Digital Woodcraft Seminar. The site is at the Vallvidrera reservoir, situated on the outskirts of Barcelona. It was designed in 1865 for a hydraulic project that was carried out to bring drinking water to the old town of Sarrià. Today it is no longer used to supply water … Read more

Platefold Prefab

Design Approach Folded Structure System Folded plate surfaces, architectural marvels with interconnected planar elements, gain further dynamism through linear additions. These straight elements seamlessly integrate with the folded structure, enhancing both aesthetics and structural efficiency. The result is a visually striking and functionally optimized design, showcasing the harmonious blend of form and function in contemporary … Read more

Timber Lattice – Evolutionary Structural Optimization

The purpose of the study is to investigate a potential solution for the increasing urban expansion in Cairo’s informal settlements.Could a timber lattice system growing vertically on the roofs of the urban context offer the programmatic growth needed for the community? With different architectural applications depending on the program such as residential, community facilities and … 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?

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

Timber Grid Shell- Exploration of double-curved beams

Introduction In our project, we analyze a timber gridshell characterized by the use of doubly curved laminated timber beams. Inspired by the design of the Haesley Nine Bridges Clubhouse, we have integrated advanced computational and optimization methods such as form-finding, structural analysis, and multi-objective optimization. Our aim is to achieve a harmonious balance between the … Read more

Shingles

This project repurposes live-edge wood waste for shingle facade elements, enabling diverse spatial configurations. The goal is a flexible system accommodating varied thickness, length, and geometry of live-edge wood waste. Advanced robotic fabrication and scanning ensure adaptability in design. The focus is on an easily constructed, flexible system utilizing scanning to match live-edge wood, resulting … Read more

Computational Design Seminar

The Dynamic Pavilion This is a proposal for a pavilion at Plaça de Universitat, inspired by the fluid movements and self-expression found in dance. This pavilion is designed to be a dynamic and adaptable environment tailored for peaceful protests that regularly take place in the plaza. With an open stage as its centerpiece, the Pavilion … Read more

LOG-LIVE

MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE ROBOTIC WOODCRAFT FACULTY:  Alexandre Dubor, Marielena Papandreou, Huanyu Li STUDENT: Praneeth Aashwinay Basavraju, Anish Hatekar, Bora Cobanoglu, Sunny Manish Chopda

PALLET PROJECT

MASTER IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE ROBOTIC WOODCRAFT FACULTY:  Alexandre Dubor, Marielena Papandreou, Huanyu Li STUDENT: Snehal Pare, Sbusiso Bhembe, Natnaree Wichieansin, Shrey Kapur, Hritik Thumar