Confluence propose a MarchII exploring the relation between city and technology
The program leading to the Master of Architecture II (MArch II) aims to:
Anticipate future ways of living through prospective research in multi-disciplinary elds
and question their implication on our way of envisioning the human milieu.
Reform the political, social and economic role of the architect through various
approaches that exceeds the mere technical visions of architecture.
Research challenges, solutions through polemical interventions and speculative
proposals in order to challenge and critique the homogeneous urbanization of the world.

Based on an alternative pedagogy, CONFLUENCE trains highly motivated and
independent architectural entrepreneurs. Based in Lyon (France), the schools o er ideal
conditions of studies in the heart of Europe. Its network of world-leading architects and
educators nourishes a creative environment of various disciplines and cultures meet.
We’re looking for architecture graduates with an interest in contemporary issues, digital
fabrication, prospective attitudes towards the future of cities, as well as professionals
who would like to further their understanding of architectural thinking. At CONFLUENCE,
the project is understood as a research activity on its own. In architecture, to conceive a
project, is to undertake research: it is to call up new ways of questioning, experimenting
and conceiving. Post-professional students are encouraged to individually design their
program and given opportunities to organize symposiums, exhibitions, publications, and
Course Structure
A minimum of three terms of full-time study in residence is required for award of the
degree (70 ects):
• Semester 1 (Fall)
Students will investigate multidisciplinary research elds such as biology, epidemiology,
astrophysical and geological sciences as well as new technological developments in today’s
portable or vehicular tools. The investigation should lead to comprehending and anticipating
potential transformations of living in the city.
Total Credits: 21 ects
/ Post Professional Design Studio (9 ects)
/ Computational Fabrication ( 6 ects)
/ Elective (6 ects)
• Semester 2 (Spring)
Every student will study a particular super metropolis in the world where the fastest
urbanization has radically transformed urban organization, social, cultural and economic
conditions of living.
The result of the two semesters will culminate in a book, an exhibition or a symposium

Total Credits: 21 ects
/ Post Professional Design Studio (9 ects)
/ Issues in Urbanism( 6 ects)
/ Elective (6 ects)
• Semester 3 ( Fall )
Students will elaborate on an individual proposal for a global, or a particular part of the
investigated city of the second semester.
At the end of Semester 3 the students will present their work to a representative of the
studied city.
Total Credits: 28 ects
/ Post Professional Design Studio (9 ects)
/ Architectural Theory ( 6 ects)
/ Elective (6 ects)
/ Dissertation ( 7 ects )
Applicants will need at least a second-class degree in architecture or an associated
design disci- pline, or an overseas equivalent. Education is in English or French. For
further information, please contact: / 33 (0)6 61 44 93 69

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