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.

Customizing comfort

From parts to purpose – embracing circularity by redefining furniture composition Problem In contemporary furniture markets there is a problem of the environmental impact caused by inefficient design, excessive waste generation, and unsustainable consumption. Results are overproduction, resource depletion, and high carbon emissions during production processes. Additionally, limited design solutions don’t fully meet user needs, … Read more

In pursuit of Identity

Exploring architectural identity of the city with 3D GAN and Stable Diffusion with case study of Kazan This research proposes to explore the ability and accuracy in styding and representing architectural identity of the city through the set of artistic experiments with all generated 3d geometry and 2d images in order to meet expectations of … Read more


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


Dear colleagues, I think you can relate to this. Do you remember yourself working with building codes last time? It was a nightmare, right? Nightmare that makes us slow The absence of a streamlined method to navigate through these documents, to have support and to stay updated with all the changes slows down our workflow.


Here we have photos taken from the same point of view in different years. Most of the buildings were demolished before celebrating a milestone of the Kazan city in 2005. Instead of renovating, restoring and repairing the heritage, the government just decided to demolish not only independent buildings, but some residential neighborhoods. Here we have … Read more


Sip the Gossip Welcome to the solution on how to combat loneliness amongst elderly called SCUTTLEBUTT (rumor, gossip) – an app designed for more or less gossiping. The loneliness in the past years has become one of the major mental problems of the nation. Especially amongst elderly. In 2023 36% of adults aged 55-85 reported … Read more