A minimal surface is the surface of minimal area between any given boundaries. In nature, such shapes result of an equilibrium of homogeneous tension. This project explores minimal surfaces that intertwine and create a loop within their geometry, starting from low poly meshes. The final geometry consists of an array of Costa’s minimal surface, with varied heights and rotations. It is anchored in one plane and the striping is two directional. The loops within the geometry create interior and exterior spaces that are interconnected, and the openings bring natural light into the volume. We place this structure in a secluded space around water and vegetation, where it could be an observatory of the local nature, with various lookout points.








Minimal Surface is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2019/2020 by:

Students: Brenda Freitas, Ibrahim Kukner; Francesco Polvi, Dusan Savicevic, Abhishek Sharma

Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre | Faculty Assistant: Anton Kosholev