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.

The Adjunct Amphibian

 Amphibious attachment systems for existing stilt houses to counteract flash floods along the Brahmaputra river plains in Assam, India Context The river Brahmaputra, with one of the largest tributary systems in the world, divides the state of Assam into almost two halves. This means that a large geographical area in Assam is prone to floods and … 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

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

To float or not, that is the question!

Amphibious retrofit systems for existing stilt houses to counteract floods along the Brahmaputra river plains in Assam, India Abstract Imagine a situation in life, where you were periodically afraid of your house getting washed away by intense floods, and always had to be alert and prepared! The fear of losing everything you have. Not a … Read more

Generative housing system

•The global prefabricated construction market was valued at $117.62 billion in 2022, and is expected to reach $269.02 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 8.70% during the forecast period, 2023-2032. •Soon the prefab market will be projected 5% growth until 2030 whereas the construction industry will be targeting 2.3% growth overall.