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

Build with Salt

Process After leaving printed specimen to dry inside the tank for at least three days, it is excavated by hand and excess powder is removed using brushes. The brushed specimen was then left to dry for four more days. Process: Firing in Kiln

Mycelium wall

AREA OF STUDY Almost 40% of global carbon emissions can be attributed to the building sector, making the built environment both a liability and an opportunity to slow down climate change. International organizations and many countries have set the goal of net zero emissions for all industries by 2050 to avoid irreparable damage to our … Read more