Within the current global context of rapid change, integrated with the potentials of digital technologies, IAAC’s Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) is committed to the generation of new ideas and applications for Urban Design, Self Sufficiency, Digital Manufacturing Techniques and Advanced Interaction.

In this context IAAC works with a multidisciplinary approach, facing the challenges posed by our environment and the future development of cities, architecture and buildings, through a virtuous combination of technology, biology, computational design, digital and robotic fabrication, pushing innovation beyond the boundaries of a more traditional architectural approach.


growing garden

The intent of this project is to design and optimize a greenhouse located in an area with a pressing need for sustainable agriculture and challenging climatic conditions. The building aims to enhance local food security, improve agricultural productivity, and provide a controlled environment for growing diverse plant species year-round. The optimization focuses on maximizing sunlight … Read more

Optimizing City Design through Brain Coral Growth Patterns

Coral growth exhibits fascinating features, particularly in the way it forms patterns that effectively delineate occupied and unoccupied spaces. As the global population and urban areas continue to expand, leveraging these natural growth patterns can provide innovative solutions for urban planning. This project aims to optimize urban zoning by drawing inspiration from brain coral growth … Read more

Optimizing Spirals in Architecture

From the fibonacci natural behaviour to spiral buildings Last term I simulated the pattern of hurricanes in terms of the fibonacci sequence… …This term I want to find architectural examples that follow the have a spiral design pattern and study the parameters and performance criteria


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 harmonious blend of urban living and natural serenity. At the heart of our exploration lies the theme of urban forestry, … Read more


The golden ratio is renowned for its aesthetically pleasing and harmonious proportion, found throughout nature. When observed within the context of a spiral, this ratio repeats itself, serving as an efficient way to distribute objects around a central element, maximizing the number of elements while maintaining equal spacing and minimizing wasted space. IDEA Designing a … Read more

Simulating the hurricane movement following the Fibonacci Spiral Script – Exploration for 2D Animation Anemone Loop Animation Final Video with Animations

Mushroom Growth

computational design Natural phenomenon How mushrooms can growth? Spore Germination: It starts with a mushroom spore, which is like a tiny seed. When conditions are right (usually with moisture, warmth, and a suitable substrate), the spore germinates. Mycelium Formation: From the germinated spore, tiny threads called hyphae emerge. These hyphae grow and branch out, forming … Read more


Natural Behavior Simulation | Computation Design Level 1 Final | MAA01 – Term II – 2023/24 | Professors: Oana Taut and Lora Fahmy A visit to Cosmo Caixa Science Museum in Barcelona introduced me to the ferrofluid substance and its reaction to magnetic forces. I took this video on my visit, and it inspired the … Read more

The Oman Pavilion

Oman Pavilion, nestled in the mobility district, commenced its construction journey in October 2019.. THE CONCEPT Cradled within the Mobility District, the Oman Pavilion embarked on its construction voyage in October 2019. Embracing the theme ‘Generations of Opportunity,’ the Pavilion encapsulates the narrative of Luban, Oman’s revered treasure, tracing its life cycle through compelling storytelling.” … Read more


The Huanglong Waterfront Bamboo Pavilion utilizes modern parametric design to start a new study of traditional building materials and traditional building techniques. Modern design and construction of low-carbon raw bamboo materials and combines the craftsmanship with the aesthetic feeling of traditional bamboo weaving in rural areas. As the result, villagers can have familiar feelings to … Read more


UK PAVILION AT SHANGHAI EXPO-2010 INTRODUCTION The UK pavilion at Expo 2010, colloquially known as the Seed Cathedral, was a sculpture structure built by a nine-member conglomeration of British business and government resources directed by designer Thomas Heatherwick. It referenced the race to save seeds from round the world in banks, and housed 250,000 plant … Read more

Bamboo Pavilion

Bamboo Pavilion, located in the Fengyuan district Huludun Park, Taiwan. The pavilion was designed by Zuo Studio. The perception of the user resembles walking through the bamboo forest, which enhancing the human experience. From the parametric perspective this pavilion is made up of multiple pointed and catenary arches. Furthermore the base of the structure is … Read more

The Hive

UK Pavilion Artist: Wolfgang Buttress Architect: BDP Year: 2015 Location: Milan Expo Current Location: Kew Gardens, London The UK Pavilion at the Expo centers on bees as ecological indicators, highlighting the crisis facing honey bees due to factors like pesticides and habitat loss. Collaborating with bee expert Dr. Martin Bencsik, the Pavilion integrates technology to … Read more

Vanke Pavilion

Studio Libeskind / Milan Expo 2015 CONCEPT The 800-square meter pavilion on Lake Arena’s southeast edge features a sinuous design, blending indoor and outdoor spaces. A grey concrete staircase leads to a rooftop garden with stunning views. Symbolizing Chinese life, the pavilion represents growth and endurance, fostering unexpected interactions with the surrounding public space.It is … Read more

Japan Pavilion Dubai EXPO 2020

Architect: Yuko Nagayama and Associates The main theme of Dubai’s Expo in 2020, was “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” based on topics of sustainability, mobility and opportunity. The main facade of Japan’s Pavilion, is entitled to “Kumiko Facade” which is inspired by the similarities between the traditional arabesque and the “Asa no Ha” patterns of … Read more

The Trabeculae Pavilion

A lightweight architecture completely 3D printed by a printer farm The Trabeculae Pavilion fuses advancements in 3D printing with bio-inspired computational design. The synergy of design, material and manufacturing technologies allowed the conceptualization of an innovative construction technique based on an additive process which builds architectural forms conceived with a load-responsive material organization. Concept The … Read more


Architect: Safdie Architects Location: Singapore Year: 2019 The Jewel Changi Airport, designed by Safdie Architects, features a mesmerizing glass and steel toroidal structure. Its parametrically designed glass facade, forming a biodome, integrates geometric precision with natural elements. The intricate curvature and tessellated pattern of the facade respond dynamically to environmental conditions, optimizing daylight and ventilation. This parametric design allows … Read more