When Nature Takes Shape


The project aims to create an installation (Architectural) in the external area of ??Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona pavilion by algorithmic recursive systems.




Concept Development

The concept design revolves around the idea of nature overgrowing on existing structures, buildings. The idea is for a unit that starts off small, but eventually or gradually grows over time, which could blend in the idea of a recursive, aggregated growth system.


References Used

Some references had been taken from nature itself and understanding how nature unfolds itself upon structures and the patterns that exist of twists and twirls, which can be found in reality.


Scenario Development

A scenario was developed, stating what would happen if the roof would have been taken out, and an intervention of nature would be made in the same area.



Intended Intervention Zones

  1. Exterior
  2. Interior
  3. Roof


Pseudo Code

Explaining each step process for both the interior as well as the exterior interventions. Different strategies were used to obtain the results, but by using the same plugins (Anemone & Kangaroo)


Interior Intervention Development

Step by Step Guide of how the intervention has been achieved in the interior space of the pavilion.



Interior Intervention Section

Section showcasing the public spaces that can be achieved by this recursion system. With twists and turns of the pipes, it creates interesting functional spaces for seating or sculptures.



Exterior Intervention Development



Intervention Explorations


Exterior Intervention Section


Exterior Intervention Visual



Axonometric View



Plans and Elevation


Visual Representations



Animation Video




Algorithmic Emergence – When Nature Takes Shape is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master in Advanced Architecture 2020/21 by

Student: Amandeep Singh Sasan

Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre

Faculty Assistant: Ashkan Foroughi Dehnav