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.

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

ferrofluids

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

HUANGLONG WATERFRONT BAMBOO PAVILLION

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

SEED CATHEDRAL BY THOMAS HEATHERWICK

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

JEWEL CHANGI

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

Japan Pavilion, Dubai Expo by Yuko Nagayama

Expo 2020: Japan Pavilion, Dubai by Yuko Nagayama This project aims to study the structural design of the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, focusing on two key components: the facade and roof structures. The overarching design concept is centered around representing Eastern and Japanese cultural elements through the simplicity of triangle space truss and … Read more

G U M – [ P ] a v i l i o n

A Pavilion for Plaza del Pi The “GumP-avilion” is an urban feature tailored for Plaza del Pi in Barcelona. Situated centrally, it graces the elevation near the “Cathedral of Santa Maria del Pi” and is strategically connected to significant landmarks like “La Rambla” and “Plaza de Sant Josep Oriol” in the heart of the Gothic … Read more

THE TREE | Norway Pavilion – Expo 2010 |

The Norway Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010, a visionary creation by Helen & Hard, epitomises sustainable design with its “Norway Powered by Nature” theme.  Comprising 15 adaptable “trees,” the pavilion seamlessly marries urbanity with nature, fostering social sustainability through Eco-friendly materials like wood and bamboo. Its low-energy concept integrates solar panels, water purification, and … Read more