The project aimed to explore the applications and implications of looping and recursive strategies, to reframe the generation of architectural spaces. The Barcelona Pavilion by Architect Mies van der Rohe was to be used as the site for this investigation.


The world we live in comprises atoms. They have connections with each other through attraction or repulsion. These atoms come together to make up every living element that mankind knows of. The concept for this investigation is also to see how connections and repulsions can be grown into something that a user can experience. It starts off as simple pixels that grow in branches. These branches are meant to never intersect with each other. Creating solid and void spaces in this investigation. It will also vary in size and material according to where it is on the aggregation.







Algorithmic Emergence // Pixelated Growth is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2020/2021 by:
Student: Aqeel Sourjah
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre
Assistant: Ashkan Foroughi Dehnavi