During the second year of the Master in Advanced Architecture + Thesis Project (MAA02), students have the unique opportunity to work for a period of 1 year on an Individual Thesis Project, focused on the development of a research or pilot project based on the student’s interest, and the learnings of the first year. IAAC supports the student in selecting their Thesis Project topic in order to better orient them according to their future career interests and opportunities. Each student, according to their specific topic, is assigned one or more Thesis Advisors that follow the development of the work throughout the year.

In parallel to the development of the Individual Thesis Project, the second year of the MAA02 offers a series of seminars enhancing the theoretical, practical and computational skills of the students.


blending 3D Printing and natural growth dynamics of mycelium coated with concrete during construction phase for large lightweight structures  ABSTRACT Using 3D printing technology combined with a mycelium mixture to print a double layer wall, and coat the outer parts of the wall with liquid concrete. The characteristics of mycelium growth and concrete inhibition of … Read more

Saline Manifolds

Thesis Statement Poor quality health services is an emerging  phenomenon in low, middle and even high income countries. The situation is worse in low and middle-income countries where 10 percent of hospitalized patients can acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to seven percent in high income countries. Moreover, the situation is even more dire … Read more

BIM in Latin America : Education as a leverage to overcome adoption difficulties

BIM software is reshaping architecture, engineering, and construction globally, but its adoption is uneven. Many regions, including Latin America, lag behind in implementing this technology. Factors such as the economy, insufficient education and training, cultural and organizational barriers, lack of regulations or government initiatives are accountable for this issue. Additionally, the limited enhancements primarily focus … Read more

The Hugging Amphibian

Amphibious attachment systems for existing stilt houses to counteract flash floods along the Brahmaputra river plains in Assam, India Context In India, about 40 million hectares, or one-eighth of the country’s geographical area, is flood prone. Assam receives more rainfall than most parts of India. In 2022, floods affected around 5.5 million people across 32 … Read more

Neuro-Sensitive Spatial Biophilia_02

An Integrated Approach to Interactive Architectural Design for Stress Reduction and Neuroimmunological Well-being This project aims to enhance the focus, creativity, and overall well-being of office employees by creating an environment based on biometric input data (EEG, HRV) and spatial input data (light, sound, presence of greenery) in augmented reality (AR). The environment will incorporate … Read more


Integrating Radiation Shielding for a Safe and Sustainable Urban Environment Radiation is a threat in many industries, from space exploration to medical imaging. Effective design must take into account the unique challenges presented by radiation. MASTER IN ADVANCED COMPUTATION FOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN  2023/2024 Faculty: ARETI MARKOPOULOU & NIKOL KIROVA STUDENT : Darkhan Kadirov   


Looking at these before-after photos the first word that comes to mind is fragility: the fragility of its former identity, the frugality of a particular type of life, the fragility of the built environment. Through demolishing and constructing new buildings we are endowing the place with new meanings and new ways of relating to the … Read more

Customizing Comfort

Harnessing parametric design for personalized living spaces In contemporary furniture markets, there is a growing demand for customized solutions that cater to individual preferences, including personalized dimensions, materials, and other specifications. Have you ever been in a situation where you went furniture shopping and you see the bookshelf of your dreams, but sadly 125cm in … Read more


My name is Aleksandra, and I hate working with documents. I hate it so much that I dedicated my thesis to this, specifically to building codes in the European Union. Dear colleagues, I think you can relate to this. Do you remember yourself working with building codes? Nightmare, right? Nightmare that makes us slow. Dealing … Read more

AFTER DEMOLITION : A general methodology for recycle buildings

This project provides design-to-fabrication workflow for upcycling building before the demolition of architecture. Rather than down cycling concrete into low value aggregate, redirected steel back into the furnace or grinding up timber into OSB board, methods are shown for this material to be indexed, re-matching and rearranged into new assemblies. These assemblies are conceived of … Read more

Living Parts: Architectural Members for the Age of Biology

Transforming Conventional Architectural Element Compositions for CO2 Sequestration/ecological interactions Living Parts is a project that tries to bridge the gap between anthropocentric and nature-centric design. As we already know that that the building industry, in the past couple of centuries has caused major harm to the environment with things like producing toxic waste, waste energy, … Read more


Multi-material Additive Manufacturing solutions. CONTEXT The synergy between clay additive manufacturing and computational design has revolutionized construction, bridging the gap between project design and production. This integration has established a direct-design-build system, facilitating seamless translation of intricate designs into physical structures with precision and speed. This transformative approach enables complex geometries, customization, and cost-effective sustainability … Read more