The Magic Carpet is a project created in the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, during the two-term seminar Mushrooms: The structural collective of a specific environment, led by Manja Van de Worp. It was developed by twenty six students of the Master in Advanced Architecture, along with IAAC faculty Raimund Krenmüller and student assistant Cesar Arroyo.
During the first term of the seminar, the students were divided in six groups, and were emerged into structural design and analysis through seminars of Karamba3D and a design competition for a wooden structure, placed in the IAAC facilities. The winning proposal of the competition, the Magic Carpet, was further analyzed and fabricated in scale 1:1 during the second term. During that term, the students were divided in six new groups, each focusing on a different aspect of the final structure (design, global structural analysis, global structural physical model, 1:1 fabrication, connection to existing structure and documentation-installation).
All text and images from IAAC. See the project presentation.
AA Visiting School Director: Christopher Pierce
Students: Eduardo Chamorro Martin, Elliot Santos, Ipsita Datta, Milivoje Momcilovic, Shruti Jalodia, Yuchen Chen
Sabrina Naumovski, Ozge Tektas, Timothy Magara, Mario Alberto Espinoza Membreño, Mohammad Amin Ziaie Bigdeli, Yi Fan Liao, Umit Ceren Bayazitoglu, Nikoleta Mougkasi, Lars Erik Elseth, Anuj Mittal, Stephie Moukarzel, Ogulcan Unesi, Cansu Cetin, Madhurya Bayyapuneedi, Hari Krishna Gundu, Johan Jasser Salas Castro, Anna Piliugina, Luciana Maia Teodózio, Adriana Kano Limarino, Mohamed Ifthikar Noordeen
Faculty: Manja Van De Worp
Fabrication Expert: Raimund Krenmüller
Student Assistant: Cesar Arroyo
Special Contributors: Soroush Garivani, Ardeshir Talaei