The Advanced Architecture Group (AAG) is an interdisciplinary research group investigating emerging technologies of information, interaction and manufacturing for the design and transformation of the cities, buildings and public spaces.

Big & small data, responsiveness, smart energy systems, artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced materials, and additive manufacturing are few of the key topics developed by the AAG and applied to novel visions and solutions for the architectural and urban fabric. Through innovative educational programs and a hands-on based methodology, AAG works on redefining the paradigm of design education in the Information and Experience Age.

Through the realisation of professional projects, AAG works on real-scale pilot projects and real-world situations merging basic and applied research in collaboration with the industry and a series of multidisciplinary experts.

Within the current critical environmental, economic and social framework, and at a moment of a novel intersection and crossing between bits (digital) and atoms (physical), AAG explores how technologies can contribute in activating, socialising and establishing new responsive inhabitation models.




Areti Markopoulou

Academic Director / MAA01, MAA02, MaCT Programme Director and Studio Faculty / DMIC Leader / Board of Trustees Member

Mathilde Marengo

Head of Studies / MAA, MaCT, CIEE Studio & Theory Faculty / Research Methodology Advisor

Chiara Farinea

Head of European Projects / MAA01 Faculty

Alexandre Dubor

MRAC Director / OTF Co-director / MAA, MAI, OTF Senior Faculty / Robotic Expert

Edouard Cabay

OTF Co-director / MAA Senior Faculty

Aldo Sollazzo

MRAC Director / GSS Director / MAA & CIEE Senior Faculty / Computational Expert

Manuel Gausa

MAA Senior Faculty / Advanced Theory Director / MaCT Seminar Faculty

Marco Ingrassia

Academic Coordinator / MAA Faculty / OTF Coordinator / MaCT Seminar Faculty

MAI Director / MAA, MAI Senior Faculty / Advanced Interaction Research Studio Leader / Computational Expert

Rodrigo Aguirre

MAA, CIEE, GSS Senior Faculty / Computational Advisor

Alex Mademochoritis

MaCT Programme Coordinator & Seminar Faculty / CIEE coordinator

Laura Ruggeri

MRAC Coordinator / IAAC Global Summer School Coordinator

Raimund Krenmueller

MRAC Faculty Assistant / Expert in Digital Fabrication & Computational Design

Cristian Rizzuti

MAA, GSS Faculty / MaCT Seminar Faculty / MRAC Faculty Assistant / Multimedia Design Expert

Federica Ciccone

EU Projects Assistant

Ricardo Mayor

Fabrication expert / MAA Faculty

Lana Awad

Fabrication expert / MAA Faculty

Sujal Kodamadanchirayl Suresh

Fabrication Assistant

Pilar Xiqués

Academic Secretary

Egle Muzikeviciute

Admissions Coordinator

Enric Ruiz Geli

MAA Senior Faculty / Self-sufficient Building Studio Leader

Javier Peña Galiano

MAA Senior Faculty

Angelos Chronis

InnoChain PhD Candidate / MAA, MaCT, MAI Senior Faculty / Computational Expert

Stephanie Chaltiel

InnoChain PhD Candidate / MAA Senior Faculty / Digital Fabrication Expert

Angel Muñoz

MAA, MRAC, GSS Faculty / Physical Computing Expert