The Master of Advanced Studies in CAAD at ETH in Zurich is a one-year postgraduate program with a focus on computer-based architectural design and its automated production. MAS class this year is an interdisciplinary class of about 20 graduate students interested in research on the next level of Computer Aided Architectural Design. This class contains modules in theory, in basic skills about programming, and in the CNC production of architectural artifacts. The main interest of the research is the reflection on the potentiality of the upcoming technologies for future architecture. The class starts on an abstract theoretical and philosophical level and ends in exercises in designing concepts of future architecture on the so called symbolic level.