MAA Students Interprete Gaudi's Column at Mark Burry's Seminar Bifurcation

The Master in Advanced Architecture’s Seminar Bifurcation, led by the former Executive Architect and Researcher at the Sagrada Familia Mark Burry, took place a few days ago in IAAC main hall.

During the three-day workshop, students have been challenged to design a ten meters column using the same principles of the Gaudí’s column.

The course, which has reached this year its 4th edition and counts on the contribution of IAAC Computational Expert Rodrigo Aguirre, has looked on one hand at the representation of columns and the creation of an underlying geometrical guide, and on the other at how columns join them elegantly to the trunk.

Students have been working both in design computation, through parametric design software, and physically, producing branching columns with their hands.

The workshop included several lectures and seminars, the site visit at the Sagrada Família, hands-on master classes in Grasshopper, and digital and hand-made mould making workshop sessions.