Maycon Sedrez

Teaching Fellow in Architectural Design, Career & Industrial Engagement Officer

Architecture and Built Environment / Faculty of Science and Engineering
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Room431, Sir Peter Mansfield Building


University of Nottingham Ningbo China


199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


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Postdoc in Sustainable Urbanism - TU Braunschweig

PhD in Architecture, Technology and City - University of Campinas

Associate Fellow Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education PGCHE - University of Nottingham

MSc in Architecture and Urban Design - University of Santa Catarina

Diploma in Architecture and Urban Design - University of Blumenau


Registered Architect in the Institute of Architects of Brazil.


Maycon Sedrez is a Brazilian architect and urban designer working at the intersection of computational design and complexity. Sedrez explored fractal geometry, automation, prototyping and digital fabrication applied to the design process at University of Campinas in Brazil and TU Eindhoven in Netherlands. Sedrez holds a PhD in Architecture, Technology and City and a PostDoc at the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism in Germany focusing on parametric design and urbanism, new technologies, and urban-rural relations.

Sedrez is currently teaching architecture and urban design at UNNC, exploring new design methods and tools, parametric design, and sustainable design. Sedrez is reviewer of international journals: Architectural Science Review, Sustainability, Urban Science, Education Sciences, Buildings; international conferences eCAADe and SiGRaDi; and article editor of SAGE Open. In 2015, Sedrez organized the international conference ISU Talks #5 Future Cities: urbanism in a digitalizing world at TU Braunschweig. Sedrez works developed with UNNC students were exhibited in the International Design Week of Hebei 2021 and the International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo 2022.

He collaborates with the research group Technologies Integrated to Design from the University of Espirito Santo, and the Laboratory of Automation and Prototyping for Architecture and Construction from the University of Campinas.


Architecture Undergraduate:

Vertical Design Studio (Design Studio 3 and Design Studio 2)

Integrated Design in Architecture 2



Sustainable Urbanism Project

Integrated and Innovative Environmental Design


Sedrez, previously taught Computer-Aided Architectural Design, Parametric Design and Sustainable Urbanism in Brazil and Germany.

Research interests

Computational Design, Parametric Design, Fractal Architecture, Shape Grammar, Digital Fabrication, New Design Methods, Urban Analytics.


  1. Carlow VM, O Mumm, D Neumann, A Schneider, B Schröder, M Sedrez & R Zeringue. 2022. TOPOI - a method for analysing settlement units and their linkages in an urban rural fabric. Environment and Planning B: urban analytics and city science.
  2. Cheshmehzangi A, Y Li, H Li, S Zhang, X Huang, X Chen, Z Su, M Sedrez & A Dawodu. 2022. A hierarchical study for urban statistical indicators on the prevalence of COVID-19 in Chinese city clusters based on multiple linear regression (MLR) and polynomial best subset regression (PBSR) analysis. Scientific Reports – Springer Nature.
  3. Sedrez M, J Xie, A Cheshmehzangi. 2021. Integrating Water Sensitive Design in the Architectural Design Studio: challenges and outcomes. Sustainability 13. Issue: Sustainability in Architectural Education: Legacy and Experimentation.
  4. Cheshmehzangi A, M Sedrez, J Ren, D Kong, Y Shen, S Bao, J Xu, Z Su, & A Dawodu. 2021. The effect of mobility on the spread of COVID-19 in light of regional differences in the European Union. Sustainability 13. Issue: Spatiotemporal Effects of COVID-19 to Sustainable Regional Planning and Development.
  5. Strobach MW, AO Doring, M Mock, M Sedrez, O Mumm, A Schneider, S Weber, & B Schroder. 2019. The -Hidden Urbanization-: Trends of Impervious Surface in Low-Density Housing Developments and Resulting Impacts on the Water Balance. Frontiers in Environmental Science, v. 7, p. 1-29.
  6. Sedrez M & G Celani. 2017. The new ornament in architecture: generation of complexity and fractals. Arquitextos (São Paulo), v.204.
  7. Sedrez M & ATC Pereira. 2012. Fractal shape. Nexus Network Journal, v. 13, pp. 503.


Book Chapters:

  1. Sedrez M. 2022. LGBTQ+ topographies: an analysis of socio-spatial interactions by mapping of social media in São Paulo and Berlin. In: Brunn S & M Blidon. 2022. Mapping LGBTQ Spaces and Places - A Changing World.
  2. Sedrez M. 2019. Limits and potentialities of fractals in architecture and urbanism. In: Silva F, A Carreira & E Negas. Formulas in Architecture. University Lusiadas Lisboa.
  3. Neumann D, M Sedrez & VM Carlow. 2016. Scenarios for sustainable development in the Lower Saxony METAPOLIS. In: Schröder J, M Carta, M Ferreti & B Lino. Territories, urban-rural strategies. Berlin: Jovis. pp. 258-265.
  4. Celani G, M Sedrez, D Lenz & A Macedo. 2015. The future of the architect’s employment: To Which Extent Can Architectural Design Be Computerised?. In: Celani G, DM Sperling & JM Franco. Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures -- New Technologies and the Future of the Built Environment. 527ed. Springer: Berlin Heidelberg.


Other Publications:

  1. Saladino N & Sedrez M. 2021. Towards ecological parametric design: an interview with Nicola Saladino. Pixo, v. 5, n. 18.
  2. Sedrez M. 2021. Parametrizing traditional architecture: a multi-disciplinary approach to strength cultural sensibility. Pixo, v. 5, n. 17.
  3. Cheshmehzangi A, G Botti, E Mangi, A Dawodu & M Sedrez. 2021. Urban Form in China: Entering an Era of more 'Gated Communities' for Resilient Urbanism? The Architect. Sri Lanka Institute of Architects.
  4. Picon A & Sedrez M. 2017. Technology redefining space: interview with Antoine Picon. ISU Diskurs, 11 Nov. 2017.
  5. Sedrez M & Vujic I. 2017. The European Urban Knowledge Network interview with Maycon Sedrez from the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism. European Urban Knowledge Network.
  6. Schreurs P & Sedrez M. 2015. One building, one detail: interview with the architect Pieter Schreurs, ONL. Entrevista, São Paulo, 16, 064.04, Vitruvius.
  7. Gauss F & Sedrez M. 2015. Designing and fabricating complexity: interview with Florian Gauss. Entrevista, São Paulo, 17, 065.01, Vitruvius.
  8. Walz A, Celani G & M Sedrez. 2014. The form doesn´t matter: interview with Arnold Walz. Entrevista, São Paulo, ano 15, n. 058.03, Vitruvius.

Conference presentations

  1. Sedrez M, Gill A & Wang X, et al. 2021. Enhancing architecture students’ engagement through gamification. In: ICOIE International Conference on Open and Innovative Education, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  2. Sedrez M & Gill A. 2021. Greenicity: a creative sustainable design game. In: 1st Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo.
  3. Chen G, Lu J & Sedrez M. 2021. Human behaviour and the stochastic movable shading model in office buildings In: ABE Symposium Smart Buildings and Technologies for Sustainable Cities in China, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo.
  4. Sedrez M, Y Wang & X Xie. 2020. Exploring parametric design of daily wearables to increase resilience to COVID-19. In: 1st CCBDT Chinese Conference Bio-inspired Design and Technology, Dalian Polytechnic University, China.
  5. Cheshmehzangi A, F Chan, M Sedrez, S P Arkadani, J Sun, & L Li. 2020. The Nexus between Sponge City and Stormwater Management: a comprehensive scenario-based analysis in Ningbo, China. In: Disruption vs Integration: Pathways to Urban Transformations, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo
  6. Sedrez M & J Martino. 2019. Amor SP: Understanding socio-spatial emotions of urban poor in São Paulo. In: 37th eCAADe + 23rd SIGraDI, Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, University of Porto, Porto.
  7. Sedrez M. 2018. Complex or complications? Fractal geometry in architecture and urban design. In: Nexus 2018: Relationships between architecture and mathematics, Pisa. Kim Williams Books, pp. 317-320.
  8. Neumann D, VM Carlow, O Mumm & M Sedrez. 2018. TOPOI: a new approach towards sustainable development scenarios of Lower Saxony’s Metapolis based on dynamically generated urban settlement types. In Stadt der Zukunft Research Insights #1, TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig.
  9. Sedrez M & J Martino. 2018. The future of architects' digital records: how to preserve algorithmic design?. In: SIGRADI, São Paulo.
  10. Carlow VM, M Sedrez & D Neumann. 2017. Exo Village, Peri Urb and Metatown: TOPOI of settlements types in the METAPOLIS. In: European Rural Geographies Conference, New rural geographies in Europe: actors, processes, policies. Braunschweig: Thünen Institute, v.1, pp. 24-25.
  11. Mendes L, C Griz & M Sedrez. 2015. The use of 3D digitization in experiences of digital documenting historical heritage: the case of Lisbon’s Metropolitano Social Headquartes. In: SIGRADI, Florianópolis, vol. 2, n. 3, pp. 776-779.


Talks and other invitations:

2022 Invited workshop lecturer Virtual Reality, Second UNNC Architecture Week, Ningbo, China.

2022 Unit 1 selected to the 13th International Architecture Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2021 Unit 1 selected on the International Design Week of Hebei, Hebei, China.

2021 Guest Jury TopSchools International Pre-school Summit, Best Kindergarten Environment Design Award Competition.

2021 Guest Critic École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Urban Design Studio.

2021 Guest Critic Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Architectural Design Studio.

2021 Invited workshop lecturer Parametric Design, First UNNC Architecture Week, Ningbo, China.

2021 Invited Speaker at RIBA City Room Opening, RIBA Shanghai, China.

2020-2021 Guest Jury Bridge Competition UNNC SESA/RIBA.

2018 Invited Speaker at III Seminar Architecture and Mathematics, University Lusíadas, Lisbon, Portugal.

2018 Selected Talent at Unleash Innovation Lab, NU Singapore, Singapore.

2017 Invited Speaker at Learning From…, TU Braunschweig, Germany.

2017 Invited Speaker at Sustainability Transformation, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.

Funded projects / Research grants

Recent projects:

Parametrizing Traditional Architecture, NRG Grant, PI.

Greenicity: a creative sustainable design game, FOSE Teaching and Learning Grant, PI

Spatial Form Research on the North Block and Surrounding Area of Wulin High School, Xikou Town, Ningbo Natural Resources and Planning Bureau, Co-I