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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Expo 2020: Austria Pavilion, Dubai

Reproduce parametrically an Expo Pavilion Selected Pavilion: Austrian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai – “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” Country: UEA Architecture: Querkraft Finished: 2021 Size: 1.600 m2 From the architects: “The austrian pavilion offers space to enter into dialogue with the essential questions for a common and better future.  the pavilion poses one of … 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

The Serpentine Pavilion 2016 by BIG

The Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). It was an ‘unzipped wall’ that was transformed from straight line to three-dimensional space, creating a dramatic structure that by day housed a café and free family activities and by night became a space for the Serpentine’s acclaimed Park Nights programme of performative works by … 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 “Ti?w?n,” meaning “Eye” or “Origin.” The square is named after the 1860 Battle of … 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

Interpretation of UAE Pavilion Expo-2020 using Computational Design

UAE PAVILION FOR EXPO 2020, DUBAIArchitect : Santiago Calatrava Year : 2016 – 2021 The Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has presented the design of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE. The 15,000-square-meter pavilion stands as a “symbolic interpretation of the flow of movement,” designed with carefully selected lines and spaces … Read more

ESCHER PAVILION

CONCEPT This pavilion in George Orwell Square in Barcelona stands as an architectural landmark that merges contemporary aesthetics with adaptive functionality. With undulating panels forming a captivating spiral, it challenges architectural conventions. Strategically located, it seamlessly integrates into the square, adapting or host various community activities. Beyond its visual appeal, the pavilion evokes a sense of … Read more

Bookworm Pavilion

Computational Design 1 The “BookWorm” pavilion aims to foster a sense of learning through the creation of an interactive learning space. Most library and institutional structures are often intimidating for children. The aim was to create a landscape of books that invite children to explore and learn simultaneously. We wanted children to engage in “reading” … 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

“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

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

UK Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai

________________________________________ The UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai by Es Devlin Studio is a testament to parametric design principles, seamlessly blending functionality and aesthetics. The pavilion’s innovative architecture, characterized by the “Poem Pavilion,” showcases a dynamic interplay of form and technology. The structure’s responsiveness, driven by artificial intelligence, allows it to generate personalized poems, adding … 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

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

China Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Computational Design Analysis For the 2015 Expo at Milan, a New York based studio: Studio Link-Arc paired with Tsinghua University in China to design and build the China Pavilion. The idea was to showcase China’s deep connection to both the cities and the countryside that reside within its borders. To do this the pavilion is … Read more

Barefoot Pavilion

The Barefoot School of Arts and Craft is a collaborative Pavilion design, put forth by Sudarshan Shetty and Nuru Karim. The concept stands as a homage to Goa’s cultural significance and coastal beauty. MATERIALITY This pavilion space  rests at an intersection between art and architecture, utilizing locally sourced materials; earthen tiles, recyclable metal & wood, … 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