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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Paradise Lost-The Ground Tour of Sin-topia

A theory study on exploring new forms for social norms of deregulations in 21st century CRITICAL THINKING: We have conceived a lot of ideal utopian cities from ancient times to the present, but the imagination of modern utopia has led to various real social problems in society and urban, like the irrepressible criminal underclass, the … Read more

VISITORS IN MONEGROS

How Artificial Intelligence Is Reformulating The Notion Of Authorship In Architecture? Also published here: https://readymag.com/u3829384181/4130564/ Abstract Cosmic Dust Laboratory (CDL) is an experimental startup where humans and Artificial Intelligence Systems work together to come up with new architectural solutions for Extreme Climates and Conditions in Monegros Desert. An eloquent sponsor named Hannah goes to CDL … Read more

Internet of ME (term2)

The data we engage with everyday is growing rapidly, and our digital footprint is increasing! With the cyber-physical convergence and the fast expansion of the Internet, Volume of information created, copied, captured, and consumed worldwide went form 33 zettabytes in 2018 to an expected 175 zettabytes in 2051! That’s close 500% increase in 5 years. … Read more

Digital Deconstruct

Graph-Based Discretization of Building Meshes for Adaptive Generation of Predefined Modular Architectural Elements This research presents a novel software tool that facilitates the discretization of input building geometries into a predefined catalog of architectural elements, bridging the gap between mass customization and mass production. The proposed approach employs a graph-based representation of both orthogonal and … Read more

Regenerative Mining: Unleashing the Untapped Potential of Mining Through Agriculture and Living Systems // DeepGreen Thesis Cluster

INTRODUCTION Traditional mining methods have been notorious for their relentless excavation, depletion and exhaustion of natural resources . But what if we could revolutionize the way we think about mining? What if we could change the narrative to that which promotes growth, regeneration, and sustainability? I invite you to explore a forward thinking concept: Mining … Read more

Forces of Nature

Self-organized Structure 00 CONCEPT Nature chooses the most economical design, Form finding through an apparatus which settles into form according to the weights and forces and orientations it sets the desired model against gravity. The design is inspired by Frie otto. The word locally means that if we look in a small region around any … Read more

Floral de Fabric

Floral fabrics of passing de Gracia On 23 April, It is a very popular festival that combines culture and romanticism, celebrating both World Book Day and Valentine’s Day. On this day, it is custom for couples to exchange gifts: the men receive a book and the women receivea rose. However, this has developed over time, … Read more

Digital Heritage

Additive Manufacturing is the technology that builds 3D objects by adding layers of material on top of each other, whether the is clay, plastic, concrete etc. through various types of robotic technologies. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the additive manufacturing with concrete as it has shown potential advantages in comparison … Read more

CORTEZA_Term02

Context # Noise Pollution Noise pollution is considered to be any unwanted or disturbing sound that affects the health and well-being of humans and other organisms. And World Health Organization considers decibels over 65 dB noise pollution. Noise pollution is affecting everyone. For some people, its just an annoyance, but for others, it’s a serious … Read more

AIReclaim

AIR COMFORT The air comfort depends on the gases and particulate matters in the air. The gases consist of nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone. As well as the gases there are particulate matters in air which are categorised depending on their diameter. The main categories are the PM2.5 and PM10. In 2021 WHO … Read more

Post Skyscraper – Tower Deviations

A Speculative Catalogue of Programs, Structures, and Forms INTRODUCTION Abstract Skyscraper is a typology occured in specific conditions of capitalism that became a universal tool for urban development or a “large scale architectural machine” as Ciro Najle characterizes it in his The Generic Sublime text. But what are the mechanisms of this machine? Contemporary culture … Read more

CO2 Flakes

CO2 Flakes Planetary transformations caused by human activity lead to necessity of large scale interventions to protect us and surrounding environment. This work uses speculative approach to think of possible strategies to supplement our habitats with carbon capturing system. We propose to use low-tech hot air balloon technology to build a protective cloud over the … Read more

BLOCK HOUSE

Matter & WasteIntroducing Cork | General Information Matter & WasteIntroducing Cork | Chemical Composition Matter & WasteIntroducing Cork | Physical Properties, Source: ISCURO https://suropedia.icsuro.com/disseny/ Matter & WasteSources & Life Cycle | Material Life Cycle Building a System of PartsManufacturing Experiments | Experiment Catalogue Building a System of PartsManufacturing Experiments | Positive Iterations Building a System ... Read more

Design with Nature “Now”

“Design with nature” is an approach to design that emphasizes the importance of working with natural systems and processes, rather than trying to dominate or control them. It is a philosophy that emerged in the mid-20th century as a response to the negative impacts of urbanization and industrialization on the natural environment. The book, titled … Read more

DRIVING TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

THE FUTURE OF PARKING In this one-term seminar of Decarbonise built environment the main goal was to develop carbon-capturing strategies and study how can we shift to renewable energies. In this particular project, Barcelona city was taken as a built environment, and based on that we developed urban planning strategies and parking design strategies. COSMOGRAM … Read more

POST-BIGNESS

A critical, speculative graphic essay in three steps Chapter 01: Critical Analysis A critical analysis of case studies through the lens of Kiel Moe’s ‘A Case for a More Literal Architecture.’ This project seeks to critically deconstruct the element of abstraction on an urban scale through an analysis of readings from Kiel Moe’s “A Case … Read more

BREATHING CARBON

A SYSTEM FOR URBAN DECARBONIZATION Breathing Carbon emerges as a response to the pressing need for sustainable urban infrastructure that addresses climate change and promotes ecological resilience. By integrating biochar, a carbon-rich material derived from biomass waste, into the concrete mixture, we aim to harness its carbon sequestration properties, thus contributing to global efforts in … Read more

Nest

This project explores the relationship between raw wood and standard timber through active bending. A series of, 45x45x130mm, timber joint were developed in order to connect and actively bend raw wood sticks.Relying on both standardized and customized digital construction methods, the structure considers scalability, ease of install, and natural strengths and weaknesses of the material. … Read more

ALTER-VERTICALITY

In the field of architecture, verticality is often considered the ultimate achievement, the culmination of various attempts, experiments, conceptual speculations, and styles. Architects such as Yona friedman, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Cook have investigated this concept resulting in questionable outcomes. Our analysis explores their work, examining its pure geometry with speculative experimentation. This concept is exemplified … Read more

FROM WASTE TO TAP

REIMAGINING WATER TREATMENT INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH BIO-BASED SOLUTIONS PROJECT OVERVIEW WATER STRESS Due to the climate change, inefficient irrigation systems for agriculture, population growth and inefficient water infrastructure, the water stress in the world is increasing. But we question ourselves if water is really a scarce resource or is it just the issue of how the … Read more