…When we have spoilt the earth beyond repair, the full force of mother nature will dawn on us. She who rests dormant for many years, will awaken with merciless fury, and all that was tropical and pleasant in Barcelona will be turned to ice, preserved until mere mortals may be trusted with Earth’s care once more…

The Dawn of an Ice Age

Featuring Dawn, by Georg Kolbe, a lady of bronze


Recursive Growth

With this assignment, we explore the possibilities of implementing looping or recursive strategies in order to redefine Architectural space – in this instance, the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe.

 The recursive geometry:

The Recursion Path:

Variable Parameters:




Recursive Nature – ASSIGNMENT 04, Computational Design “The Dawn of an Ice Age” is a project of IAAC, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed as part of the Computational Design course at the Master in Advanced Architecture program in 2018/19.

Student: Megan Smylie

Tutor: Rodrigo Aguirre

Support: Daniil Koshelyuk, Nikoleta Mougkasi