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.


SITE FORM INSPIRATION CONCEPT The project focuses on devising fabrication protocols for on-site assembly. Through computational tools and algorithms, we  engage in a holistic design process, from initial concept to realization, fostering innovation in dynamic architectural forms. The research emphasizes visualizing form-finding processes, fabrication protocols, and assembly logic through diagrams and animations FORM FINDING “Project … Read more

Waves of Tetuan

Site: Plaça de Tetuan 08010, Barcelona Image: https://www.over-view.com/ Image: https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_al_Doctor_Roberta Plaça de Tetuan is situated at the crossroads of Gran Vía de Les Corts Catalanes and Passeig de Sant Joan in Dreta de l’Eixample district, Barcelona. derives its name from the Arabic “Tiṭwān,” meaning “Eye” or “Origin.” The square is named after the 1860 Battle of … Read more

“Fan Fusion Square” – Plaça del Sol

History of Plaça del Sol; Plaça del Sol, located in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, has a rich history as a lively square with a strong sense of community. Historically, it has been a gathering place for locals, hosting cultural events, markets, and festivals. The square’s name, which translates to “Sun Square,” is a nod … Read more

INvisible Transcendence

The Site The site chosen for our design intervention was Plaza de San Felipe Neri, Barcelona. The plaza is approximately 510 square meters characterized by three trees and a fountain included within the space. The red marks the trees, the blue marks the fountain and the green marks the main access route. Variables Design Evolution … 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

Catalunya Pavillion

Plaza The plaza chosen for the design was Plaza España. One of Barcelona’s most important squares, Plaza España was built on the occasion of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, held at the foot of Montjuïc, in the Sants-Montjuïc district. One of the city’s biggest squares, it is the junction of several major thoroughfares: Gran Via … Read more


ShadeHaven_NOVA, an architectural marvel, stands as a pavilion designed with the noble intention of inspiring individuals to leisurely sit and immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring presence of the Barcelona Cathedral and the rich cultural tapestry enveloping its surroundings. Nestled within the historical expanse of Plaça Nova, at the core of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, this visionary … Read more


Placa de Sant Pere Three main axes lead to a quaint little plaza in a medieval neighbourhood rich in history, once home to a booming textile industry.The Plaza is a juxtaposition of stone and steel, history and future, old and new.A Fuente sits in the centre; the focal point of Placa de Sant Pere – and of FuenteNest. Architectural Symphony: The Evolution of a … Read more

Urban Convergence Pavilion

Faculty– Rodrigo Aguirre & Akshay Madapura Urban Convergence Pavilion project located on the Plaça de Catalunya which is a large square in central Barcelona. The geographical space that separates the districts of Ciutat Vella and the Eixample. Steeped in history, the Plaça de Catalunya is the nerve centre of the Catalan capital. The plaza, which was … Read more


LOCATION AND ANALYSIS Plaça de la VirreinaC/ de l’Or, 42, 08012 Barcelona CONCEPT AND DESIGN ITERATIONS The Unity Blossom project focuses on fostering a sense of connection and appreciation within the community, taking as base the “Panot de Flor” in Barcelona, which is a very characteristic symbol of the place. CASE STUDY Vaulted Willow  | … Read more

Rosa Paramétrica

Rosa Paramétrica is a project of pavilion that is located on the XIV-century medieval square Plaça del Rei. The square is surrounded by the Palau Reial Major – a complex of historic buildings: the Saló del Tinell (XIV), the Palatine Chapel of St. Agatha (XIV), the Palau del Lloctinent (XVI). Reference The Amazon Spheres by … Read more

Dune Beach House Pavilion

Year of proposal : 2020 Name : Dune Beach House Architect : Amey Kandalgaonkar Location : Vancouver, Canada The Dune Beach House, designed by Amey Kandalgaonkar, takes inspiration from the step wall concept in traditional Indian architecture. Each tier of the pavilion serves as a distinct boundary, delineating functional zones in both interior and exterior … Read more