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.


Designing spaces made easy Context In an era where visualizing changes in interior spaces is crucial, whether it’s for purchasing a new home or renovating an existing room, the challenge lies in accurately envisioning the end result. The process often requires specialized skills, time, and significant financial investment. However, with the development of an innovative … Read more


CONTEXT When looking for a restaurant, current search methods are based on filters of factors like cost, rating, cuisine, etc. and limited to those. Natalia wants to find a zany and artistic place somewhere in the city for a raucous Friday night with her friends. But she doesn’t know how to search in google map, … Read more

Strata – Green

Context 1 (2022) Europe’s air quality status 2022 [Preprint]. European Environment Agency. Available at: https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/status-of-air-quality-in-Europe-2022/europes-air-quality-status-2022 2 WHO global air quality guidelines. Particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2021. Licence: CC BYNCSA 3.0 IGO Problem Statement Urban designers and city planners are not able to predict the impact … Read more

Reinforcement Learning

Group 5 How can apartment typologies be designed to create communities within buildings, addressing social exclusion and isolation caused by modernist architecture?  Can reinforcement learning be used to optimize the distribution of public and private spaces, such as apartments, balconies, patios, and courtyards, to create sub-communities within the building.

Terrace Hunter

CONTEXT: Pedro always has visitors and enjoys exploring the city while finding new patios to have a drink in the city of Barcelona. Often with larger groups of people, the patio size can’t always accommodate.  Before choosing a spot, he wants to know how big the patios are and where within the city they are … Read more

Proposal for Enhancement of Semantic Segmentation Model for Architectural Purposes

The current semantic segmentation model for ControlNet provides a list of usable materials, but they are not specific enough for architectural purposes. By generating new tokens (colours) that extend the existing model with new material types, we aim to improve the process by which stable diffusion operates and make it more suitable for architecture applications.