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Golden Owl 2011: Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

Prof. Dr. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani is awarded the Golden Owl. The golden Owls are awarded since 2005 to honour lecturers who provide exceptional teaching.

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«Camille Graeser Lectures» What is a Path? Forms of Movement in a Global World

Lecture series organized by the Institute for Theory (ith) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Chair of the History of Art and Architecture, Philip Ursprung, at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the D-ARCH, December 7/8, 2011

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«Architecture Dialogues»

Over 30 famous Swiss architects have been portrayed in a compilation of interviews. Various perspectives are presenting a picture of positions, concepts and visions. Edited by Marc Angélil and Jørg Himmelreich.

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Publication «BUILDING BRAZIL!»

The MAS Urban Design of the Chair Marc Angélil which focused on the urban renewal of favelas blanketing the hills of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo has won two prizes in the competition «RENOVA São Paulo». Edited by Marc Angélil and Rainer Hehl.

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«Das Haus als nachhaltige Maschine»

To support sustainable building in the future, the Executive Board of the ETH Zurich has launched a strategic initiative promoting the interdisciplinary teaching and research activities, in the current «ETH Life»

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Introductory Lecture of Emanuel Christ & Christoph Gantenbein

Architects and Assistant Professors at the D-ARCH

November 30, 2011 PDF

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«ETH Zurich rejoices in creative Swiss rigour»

Article on the student work of the Assistant Chair of Christ & Gantenbein, in which model designs are visualizing future visions of a densely populated City of Zurich, «architectural review» on October 31, 2011

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«Wir haben Vorstellungen zerstört»

A report on Hansjürg Leibundgut and the give-and-take of the compromise settlement between the «2000-Watt-Society» and the «Zero-Emissions-Buildings». «ZEIT ONLINE», October 06, 2011

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Lecture of Jean-Philippe Vassal

Architect, Paris

November 1, 2011

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Exhibition «François Dallegret» at the AA in London

On November 04, 2011 the exhibition «François Dallegret» which was co-organized by the professorship Stalder, will be opened at the AA in London and will end on December 14, 2011. At the opening, the first monograph of Dallegeret, edited by Alessandra Ponte, Tom Weaver and Laurent Stalder will be released.

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A school for autistic children

Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner built a school for children with autism in Caracas, Venezuela. Article in the October

issue of «domus», an italian magazine. PDF

«Neue Ideen für die Lehre»

«Reciprocal Frame Structures» originally started as a project and was later integrated into the curriculum of the chair of Annette Spiro. The advancement of historical construction technologies, in particular from lever stick systems, led to impressive wooden models. Article in the current "ETH Globe" PDF

«Das Hochhaus war stets irrational»

Interview with Vittorio Magnano on dense building design in urban planning. «Tages-Anzeiger», November 11, 2011.

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Exhibition on the workshops of the Faculdade de Arquitetura der Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil (FAU USP), and the chair of Architecture and Technology of Annette Spiro. The exhibition will be shown until December 09, 2011, ETH Hoeggerberg, in front of HIL E 3

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«Gesten ohne Sinngehalt»

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani on contemporary architecture in the context of the city. «NZZ Online», November 05, 2011.

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Exhibition «Pictures from Italy»

Until December 17, 2011 the «Architektur Galerie Berlin» is showing an exhibition on the architectural understanding of Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein using photographs of buildings, rooms and places in Italy.

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«Einfachheit und Klarheit»

Article on the architect Franz Füeg, written by Prof. Laurent Stalder and Georg Vrachiolitis, assistant at the D-ARCH. «NZZ Online». November 05, 2011.

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«Planetary urbanisation»

An article on the planetary urbanisation, written by Christian Schmid and Neil Brenner. Published in the book «Urban Constellations» of Matthew Gandy. PDF

«Es stapelt sich im Basler Südpark»

Herzog & de Meuron have been commissioned to build a tower for the Basel «Südpark» project of SBB. Its building shape reminds of randomly piled boxes.

The construction work will start in 2015 and will be finalized in 2017. «baublatt online», September 26, 2011

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«Wo steht die Architektur?»

«ETH Life» presents a selection of topics and ideas in the Yearbook 2011 of the Department of Architecture

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«trans 19»

The new edition of «trans» focusing on «composition» is out now

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«Klassisch anmutende Wohntürme»

In collaboration with Swiss architects «Bosshard Vaquer», Architect Adam Caruso and his London based office «Caruso Saint John Architects» are building two residential towers in Zurich which will be part of the new city quarter «Europaallee». Article in the NZZ on the September 20, 2011

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«Touch me! Das Geheimnis der Oberfläche»

In several interviews Gregor Eichinger explored the mystery of the relationship between architecture and the people as their users. Therefore, the term "Benutzeroberfläche" (user interface) has been created and was taught at his chair from 2004-2010. Edited by Gregor Eichinger, former Prof. at the D-ARCH, and Eberhard Tröger.

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«Open City»

Kees Christiaanse is giving a lecture at the swissnex in Boston entitled «Open City - A Lecture on Architecture and Urban Design». The lecture focuses on the sustainability and livability of urban structures within a world of increasing urban population. October 20, 2011, in Boston, Cambridge MA

DAM Architekturbuchpreis 2011 für «Urban Code»

The publication «Urban Code», edited by Anne Mikoleit and Moritz Pürckhauer, has been awarded with the DAM Architectural Book Award in the category «Manual» at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Holcim Awards Gold 2011 Latin America

Alfredo Brillembourg und Hubert Klumpner are the winners of the Holcim Awards Gold 2011 Latin America for their project «Grotão - Fábrica de Música», a multifunctional public building located in the heart of the Paraisópolis favela of São Paolo, Brazil. PDF

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Lecture of Eelco Hooftman

Landscape Architect, Edinburgh

October 11, 2011

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Introductory Lecture of Tom Emerson

Architect and Assistant Professor at the D-ARCH

October 7, 2011

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Introductory Lecture of Philip Ursprung

Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the D-ARCH

September 22, 2011

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Bündner Kulturpreis 2011

The government of the Canton of Graubünden awarded Gion A. Caminada the Bündner Kulturpreis 2011 for his internationally recognized architectural work.

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Annual Exhibition 2011

This year's Annual Exhibition of the D-ARCH opened on September 29, 2011. It presents the achievements in education and research of the academic year 2010/11. The exhibition ends on October 28, 2011.

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Holcim Awards Next Generation 1st prize 2011

“Cast on Cast, efficient and sustainable fabrication system of complex surfaces” has won the Europe Holcim Award “Next Generation” 1st prize 2011. The research, developed by Lluis Enrique, assistant at the D-ARCH, together with P. Cepaitis, D. Ordonez and C. Piles at the AA, will be continued at the chair of structural design at the ETH Zurich.

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Dr. Tom Van Mele und Prof. Dr. Philippe Block win IASS Tsuboi Award 2010

For their paper «Novel Form Finding Method for Fabric Formwork for Concrete Shells», presented at the IASS 2010 Symposium in Shanghai, China, Dr. Tom Van Mele and Prof. Dr. Philippe Block were awarded the prestigious IASS Tsuboi Award.

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MAS Urban Design competition winner

MAS Urban Design of the Chair Marc Angélil wins a first and a second prize in the competition «RENOVA São Paulo». The winner are going to be awarded contracts for upgrading projects in the favelas of São Paulo.

«LowEx Building Design»

In his new book Hansjürg Leibundgut demonstrates how buildings can be made sustainable and operate CO2-free. The focus is no longer to "save energy at any cost," but rather to avoid emissions in the energy supply to buildings – Zero Emission Architecture.

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Distinction for Good Buildings in the City of Zurich

The City of Zurich awarded the Good Buildings Prize. The jury's key criteria were the integration into urban planning, the quality of the architecture, the technology and the innovation. Among others, buildings designed by Christian Kerez and by pool Architects have been awarded.

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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2011 Europe

For the development of a new type of re-useable free form concrete formwork the Chair for Architecture and Digital Fabrication received a Holcim Award. The research was partially sponsored by the EU-FP7 TailorCrete project.

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CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2011

The International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) has presented the winners of the 2011 Book, Exhibition Catalogue and Journalism Awards. The CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2011 has been awarded to «Die Stadt im 20. Jahrhundert. Visionen, Entwürfe, Gebautes» by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani. PDF

«ETH Students Win Gold in China»

Six students of architecture from the ETH Zurich win a competition against teams from ten top universities. They are planning a megacity equally pleasant for citizens and rice grower. Article in the Tages-Anzeiger on September 23, 2011

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«Plugged in Landscapes»

At the Oslo School of Architecture and Design a workshop on hydroelectric infrastructure has been conducted from September 03-09, 2011. Lukas Pauer, student at the D-ARCH, assisted Luis Callejas from the architecture office Paisajes Emergentes from Medellín (Colombia).

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«Von Stadt und Land»

The NZZ on the Panel discussion on the Zurich metropolitan area at the Scientifica 2011, with Marc Angélil, Margrit Hugentobler, Christian Schmid und Günther Vogt, moderated by Lukas Küng. Article on August 29, 2011

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«Designer Travel Zurich»

A movie on design «made in Zurich», where also the D-ARCH is presented in the context of design and architecture.

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D-ARCH Lecture Series «Tendencies»

The new Department Lecture Series focuses on the current tendencies in the architecture in general by concentrating on the two fundamental aspects: self-reflection and the ‹view from the outside›. In consequence, not only architects, but also representatives of other disciplines shall get a chance to speak. PDF

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«Modellfall Sanierung HPZ»

A special issue of TEC21 on the current renovation of the HPZ building (ETH Campus Hoenggerberg) which serves as a model case for the paradigmatic shift from saving energy towards a total lack of emissions.

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Herzog & de Meuron bauen Basler Volkshaus um

During the rebuilding of the Basel «Volkshaus» Herzog & de Meuron are responsible for the architecture and the design of the building. Thereby a small architecture library will be created for architecture enthusiasts and design lovers. «baublatt online», August 9, 2011

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«Die Chancen im Auge und nicht die Risiken»

Article on dutch influences in swiss tourist locations and cities. As a case in point, there is the «Europaallee» in Zurich which achieves urban density with dutch patterns, created by Kees Christiaanse. NZZ, on August 24, 2011

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«The future of furniture is inflatable steel»

The September issue of Wired magazine on Oskar Zieta, student at the D-ARCH, who developed the FiDU (Free Inner Pressure Deformation) process, a technique which allows to fabricate furniture out of inflatable steel.

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«Teaching Architecture: 3 Positions Made in Switzerland»

As part of the «Architecture in the City Festival» in San Francisco, «swissnex» hosts the exhibition «Teaching Architecture: 3 Positions Made in Switzerland». At the opening reception, Christoph Gantenbein joins Raphael Zuber and Sandra Vivanco (CCA) in a discussion on building the urban environment and he presents the results of his students' work.

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«Lesehilfe für die Grossstadt»

In their book «Urban Code» Anne Mikoleit and Moritz Pürckhauer, assistants at the D-ARCH, describe the logic of the city, based on 100 «lessons», article in the current «ETH Life»

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«Was uns die verschwundenen Häuser lehren»

Uta Hassler and Sascha Köhl on the preservation of the master builder's houses in Hottingen (Zurich), which help to understand the stages of the town enlargement in the 19th century. In «Zürcher Baumeisterhäuser: Zeugen einer wachsenden Stadt», the publication related to the current exhibition of the same title. PDF

«World Water Week 2011»

Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner held at the opening plenary session of this year's «World Water Week» in Stockholm a lecture entitled «Our Future Cities»

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Prizewinner's exhibtion of Karin Sander

The «Südkurier» on the exhibition presented by Karin Sander, this year's Hans-Thoma-Prize laureate, shown at the Hans-Thoma-Kunstmuseum in Bernau (D) until September 18, 2011.

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«Las Vegas Studio»

The exhibition «Las Vegas Studio», co-curated by Martino Stierli, senior assistant at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture gta, returns to Europe after its USA tour. The vernissage takes place at Archizoom at the EPF Lausanne on September 21, 2011 PDF

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120% BRUSSELS. 1st International Master Class

Emanuel Christ und Christoph Gantenbein conduct together with Kersten Geers and David van Severen, Office KGDVS, the 1. International Master Class, organised by Architecture Workroom Brussels AWB. September 5-17, 2011 PDF

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«Eisberge in Singapur»

Remo Burkhard, managing director of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), on visual metaphors in the communication, in the current «ETH Life»

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To compensate «more» for «better»

Hansjürg Leibundgut and his conceptions of energy and technics. In the current special edition of the «Hochparterre» PDF

«Wohnhaus als Labor»

Hansjürg Leibundgut builds a CO2-free apartment house at the Zurichberg an thereby shows that energy-efficient living is possible. Article in the «NZZ», August 5, 2011 PDF

Miroslav Šik represents Switzerland at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale

Miroslav Šik has been nominated by Pro Helvetia's Board of Trustees to represent Switzerland at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice.

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«Logik, Form und Schönheit»

Badische Zeitung on «Die Stadt im 20. Jahrhundert» of Prof. Magnago Lampugnani, an article from June 17, 2011

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«SymbioCity» as a sustainable urban planning model

The work of six students of the D-ARCH won the urban development competition of Vertical Cities Asia. The winning entry «SymbioCity» of the winning team stands for the promotion of sustainable development of cities with a high population growth, in the current «ETH-Life»

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«Urban Code»

100 «lessons» on the language of a city. A series of observations of the New York neighborhood of SoHo, illustrated from the viewpoint of an engaged pedestrian. Edited by Anne Mikoleit and Moritz Pürckhauer, assistants at the D-ARCH.

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«The Just City»

International forum on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Ford Foundation, on July 14, 2011 in New York City. The event is accompanied by an exhibition presenting, amongst others, the work of Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner.

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«Aldo Rossi und die Schweiz. Architektonische Wechselwirkungen»

A book on Aldo Rossi's Zurich period and its consequences for Rossi's intellectual development as well as for the development of the Swiss architecture. Edited by Ákos Moravánszky und Judith Hopfengärtner.

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The inaugural exhibition from the series «raumproduktion» in the Seitenlichtsaal at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, opened on July 15, 2011 and curated by Matthias Böttger, assistant at the Chair of Architecture and Art, gives an overview of the contemporary conditions of the production of space.

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Herzog & de Meuron design the stade in Bordeaux

A consortium including Herzog & de Meuron as partners has been awarded the contract for the construction of the Stade Bordeaux Atlantique which will be realized till 2015. PDF

Josep Lluís Mateo awarded for his lifetime achievement

On May 23, Prof. Mateo wins the APlus Prize 2011 for the «Most Outstanding Career».

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First prize for «Symbio City»

In the scope of the international Vertical Cities Asia Design-Competition, students of the D-ARCH are awarded with the first prize, which is endowed with SGD 15'000.

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«Stadt unter Laborbedingungen»

Michel Frei, student at the D-ARCH, analyzes the Novartis Campus in whose design - besides Vittorio Lampugnani who created the masterplan - several other professors of the D-ARCH were significantly involved. Article in the «Basler Zeitung», August 05, 2011 PDF

«Studentischer Wind in der DETAIL Redaktion»

The architectural portal ‹› on three DETAIL scholars and prospective architects, including one student of the D-ARCH, in dialogue about projects in study and practice.

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Dirk Hebel in Singapore

The Rhein-Zeitung on Dirk Hebel (scientific director of the EiABC in Addis Abeba and – from February 2012 on – assistant professor at the D-ARCH), on his carrier and its recent stop: the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.

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«The Informal City of the XXI Century»

Travelling exhibition dedicated to the City of São Paulo and the destigmatization of slums (favelas) is shown at the Politecnico di Milano, July 4-15, 2011.

Amongst others the projects of the Urban-Think Tank (Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner) and Christian Kerez are presented.

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«Endspiel Kartenhaus»

Marc Angélil and Cary Siress on Suburbia in the aftermath of the american real estate crisis PDF

«Vom Denkplatz zum Wärmebrunnen»

The magazine «Komplex» on the redevelopment of the HPZ-building into a CO2-free office-building PDF

«Alte Baukunst neu gedacht»

Article in the «Bauwelt» on the building of freeform vault structures through TNA-Method (Thrust Network Analysis), developed by Philippe Block PDF

«Ich verstehe nur Chinesisch»

Remo Burkhard, managing director of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), on bureaucratic barriers and linguistic challenges in everyday working life, in the current «ETH Life»

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New Monte Rosa Hut SAC Touring Exhibition 2011

The touring exhibition on the New Monte Rosa Hut SAC is stopping over in Zermatt from June 16 - August 14, 2011

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«Das Glücksblatt in der Magerwiese»

Steffen Hägele, Student at the Department of Architecture, on the residential building «Klee» by Knapkiewicz & Fickert in Zürich-Affoltern, in the current issue of «archithese» PDF

«ETH, die Zweite»

Christian Schmid interviewed by Albert Kirchengast on the effects of Bologna at the Department of Architecture. In the current issue of «werk, bauen + wohnen» PDF

«Jenseits von Zeit und Ort im Alltag verankert»

Annette Spiro on the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição by Paulo Mendes da Rocha in the current issue of «werk, bauen + wohnen» PDF

A wall made of 720 kg recovered paper and cardboard

In the scope of the international competition «Tower of Babylon», the team of the ETH Zurich - including students of Architecture, Environmental Sciences and Mechanical

Engineering - fabricated bricks made of a unconventional, self-developed material: compressed paper

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«s a m architekten. 01»

A publication which examines the creation process behind the buildings and projects undertaken by the architectural practice s a m architekten headed by Sacha Menz (et al.). It is an attempt to take a closer look at the planning and execution stages of past and ongoing projects.

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Research Group «Stocks and Flows»

Albert Lueck Foundation supports the establishing of a research group on long-term value conservation of building stocks at the Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation (IDB, D-ARCH). The grant agreemant has been signed on May 10, 2011.

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«Another Take». 17 Short Stories on Architecture

The architectural office agps - headed by Marc Angélil (et al.) - on intersections between architecture and everyday life. Short stories were written by several authors from various vantage points; each highlights a fragment of a project, approaches it from a different angle, proposes an alternative take.

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The new curator of the German Center for Architecture DAZ

The Association of German Architects BDA named Matthias Böttger, assistant at the Chair of Architecture and Art, as the new curator of The German Center for Architecture in Berlin. PDF

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«Vom Shoppingcenter in den Slum»

Remo Burkhard, managing director of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), on his visit in Dharavi (Mumbai) and on possible contributions of the Future Cities Laboratory to a sustainable urban development in the big cities in Asia, in the current «ETH Life» PDF

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«Swiss Art Award 2011»

Martino Stierli, senior assistant at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture gta wins the «Swiss Art Award 2011» in the category Mediation of Art and Architecture

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«Promi-Party im Parkhaus»

The slightly different parking garage. A report on the new building in Miami by Herzog & de Meuron in the program «Kulturplatz» of the TV station SF1 on June 8, 2011

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«Un edificio all'avanguardia nel cuore delle Alpi»

Corriere del Ticino on the New Monte Rosa Hut SAC an the corresponding Touring Exhibition at the Accademia di architettura der Università della Svizzera italiana from May 6 to June 5, 2011 PDF

‹Zollstrasse› neighborhood

The urban design competition for the ‹Zollstrasse› neighborhood, north of the train station Zurich, was won by Marc Angélil, Michael Hirschbichler and Lukas Raeber (agps), in collaboration with the landscape designer Christophe Girot (atelier Girot). PDF

«Die existenzielle Dimension der Architektur»

Hubertus Adam in conversation with Christian Kerez. An interview related to the Faculty Lectures series «Bauten/bauen - Architekturlabor Schweiz» in the current «archithese» PDF

«Symbol und Figuration»

TEC21 on the architectural expression potential, illustrated by the example of the new synagogue in Mainz (D), designed by Manuel Herz, architect & head of research and teaching at ETH Studio Basel PDF


The development proposal of the Gruppe Krokodil (EM2N, pool, Roger Boltshauser, Frank Zierau) for the metropolitanregion Zurich envisions an urban concentration in the Glattal. The status quo of this study is documented in the current issue of «archithese» PDF

«Urbaner Massstab»

«archithese» on the residential house Voltamitte in Basel Nord, a new building by Christ & Gantenbein Architekten, which was designed in the scope of the urban development project ProVolta PDF

KCAP win competition in Denmark

The office of Kees Christiaanse wins, together with advisors Ramboll and Fakton, the international competition for the urban development plan «FredericiaC» in the Danish city of Fredericia

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«Simply Built – a Chance for Our Urban Planet»

Alfredo Brillembourg und Hubert Klumpner, Professors for Architecture and Urban Design at the D-ARCH, on a complex environment calling for simple solutions, in the current issue of DETAIL PDF

Die Stadt als Hoffnung und Monster

Interview with Kees Christiaanse, May 26, 2011, on Deutschlandradio Kultur PDF

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«Im Anfang war der Lehm»

On the contribution of the Urban-Think Tank, founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, both Professors at the D-ARCH, to a 'social architecture' for the Third World, in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 21, 2011 PDF

New Geographies, 4: Scales of the Earth

Articles by Marc Angélil and Cary Siress as well as by Christophe Girot in the current issue of «New Geographies» PDF

Videos of the Faculty Lectures online available

The Faculty Lectures of the series «Bauten/bauen IV - Architekturlabor Schweiz» can be viewed and downloaded via the Multimedia Portal of the ETH Zurich

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«Zwei Ikonen beim Kamingespräch»

The «Tages Anzeiger» on the elaborate talk between the two distinguished architects Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi at the Department of Architecture on May 18, 2011

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«The Urban Planet»

Alfredo Brillembourg und Hubert Klumpner, Professors for Architecture and Urban Design, on the importance of the cities, at the TEDx Munich (Session 2: Design Immersives) on June 7, 2011

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«ETH Zürich engagiert sich in Afrika»

ETH Life on the meeting of the GlobalTech Alliance in Addis Ababa, organized by the Ethiopian Institute for Architecture, Buildings Construction and City Development EiABC under the direction of Dirk Hebel, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Technology

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FAVA School

The new building of Urban-Think Tank U-TT (Professors Brillembourg and Klumpner) in Caracas includes the «Voz Alta» Autistic Fondation's new headquarters as well as a pre- and elementary school for children with autism

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«Ohne Ohr sieht das Auge nur halb so viel»

NZZ Campus on the results of the «Raum-Klang-Labor», an interdisciplinary seminar about acoustic landscape at the Institute of Landscape Architecture (D-ARCH) & the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK) PDF

20 Jahre Forschung im Dienste des Wohnens

Margrit Hugentobler and Susanne Gysi, head resp. co-founder of the ETH Wohnforum - ETH CASE on the radio program «Reflexe» of May 19, 2011, on Radio DRS 2

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«Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism»

A new publication on structuralist approaches in architecture, co-edited by Georg Vrachliotis, assistant at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture gta

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«How far can we entrust the machine to design?»

Article on the productive potential of the computer in the current issue of «werk, bauen + wohnen», written by Georg Vrachliotis, assistant at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture gta PDF

«Architektur als eine Form des Wissens»

«ETH Life» on the panel discussion between Rem Koolhaas und Bernard Tschumi at the Department of Architektur on May 18, 2011

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KCAP win competition in Shenzhen, China

Kees Christiaanse and his office KCAP win the international competition for the regeneration of the Sungang and Qingshuihe areas in Shenzhen.

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«Wie viele Hochhäuser für Zürich-West?»

Daniel Niggli and Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani on the high-rise future of Zurich in the NZZ, May 7, 2011

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Metropolitan area Zurich

The magazine «Hochparterre» on the regional development of Zurich and the research project «S5-Stadt» by ETH-Wohnforum - ETH CASE PDF

Residential home and workshop for the mentally handicapped

The newly built «WohnWerk» in Basel, designed by Christ & Gantenbein, in the NZZ of May 6, 2011

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pool win competition

With their project «Kubuk», pool Architects win the competition for the new building of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland in Muttenz PDF

«Tower of Babylon»

Within the scope of the international competition «Tower of Babylon», the team of the ETH Zurich, including nine architecture students, is building a Tower of Babylon with waste products of the ETH

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Bauten/bauen IV - Architekturlabor Schweiz

Inaugural lecture and 6th lecture of the series «Bauten/bauen IV - Architekturlabor Schweiz» of Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter, architect and building engineer, on Thursday May 19, 2011, 5.15 pm in the Auditorium Maximum

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«Urban Stories» with Andres Lepik

Within the scope of the lecture series «Urban Stories» by the Chair Brillembourg and Klumpner, Andres Lepik, curator for contemporary architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is giving a lecture on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 8:30 am, HIL E 67

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EM2N in the magazine «ark»

Summary of the lecture of Daniel Niggli (EM2N Architekten) held at the University of Stuttgart, and a project description of the residential building in Winterthur, designed by EM2N PDF

«Mit Mut und Intelligenz»

Flora Ruchat-Roncati, Professor emeritus at the D-ARCH, and Marcel Meili, on challenges faced by young architects. «baublatt online», March 24, 2011

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«Zero-Emission im Betrieb ist keine Utopie»

Interview with Arno Schlüter, Assistant Professor for Architecture and Sustainable Building Technologies at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), in the magazine «Haustech», March 1, 2011 PDF

Interview with Michele Arnaboldi

Margarete von Lupin and Jørg Himmelreich in conversation with Michele Arnaboldi. An interview in the series «Bauten/bauen - Architekturlabor Schweiz» in the current «archithese» PDF

«Strasse und Hinterhof»

«werk, bauen + wohnen» on the new workshop and residential building of Christ & Gantenbein PDF

«Im Schoss der Geschichte»

Article on the newly rebuilt east wing of the Naturkundemuseum Berlin, designed by Diener & Diener Architekten, in the current issue of «werk, bauen + wohnen» PDF

2015 Pan American Games Awards Pavilion

With their project «karonto I gs2v», four Master students of the D-ARCH win the first prize of the student competition of the AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students)

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Rem Koolhaas & Bernard Tschumi. A Conversation

Panel discussion with Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi, moderated by Stephan Trüby, with an introduction by Marc Angélil and Philip Ursprung. May 18, 2011, 7 pm in the auditorium HIL E 3 PDF

«Die Stadt von heute und morgen»

Panel discussion with Massimiliano Fuksas and Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, moderated by Philip Ursprung. May 12, 2011, 7 pm in the auditorium HIL E 3 PDF

Lernen von den Slums

Interview with Hubert Klumpner (Urban Think Tank) in the «Tages Anzeiger» on March, 29, 2011 PDF

«Ein schlichter Quader für Unteraffoltern»

Article on the winner project by Marc Angélil and his office agps.architecture in the «NZZ» issue of March 22, 2011. The project competition was held by the Amt für Hochbauten PDF

Bauten/bauen IV - Architekturlabor Schweiz

Lecture of Prof. Fabio Gramazio and Prof. Matthias Kohler, Gramazio & Kohler, Zurich, on May 10, 2011

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Book Release - «Experiments»

Prof. Dr. Ákos Moravanski and Albert Kirchengast present their book «Experiments – Architecture Between Sciences and the Arts» in the bookstore Hochparterre. Moderation: Reto Geiser. Today, May 6, 2011, 7 pm

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«Bauen wir bald nach Minergie Zero?»

Zero Emissions or Minergie? Interview with Marc Angélil and Armin Binz (Verein Minergie) in the baublatt no. 10, march 11, 2011 PDF

Der Mann mit dem Masterplan

Kees Christiaanse on the future city in the Sonntags Zeitung of March 20, 2011 PDF

«Failure is not an option»

Remo Burkhard, managing director of the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC), on the major project SEC in the current «ETH Life»

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«Ein Windkanal für ‹schnittigere› Städte»

«ETH Life» on the opening of the wind tunnel at the EMPA. Among others, the project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Jan Carmeliet

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Microplanning. Urban Creative Practices

A publication edited by Marcos Rosas, assistant at the Chair of Architecture and Urban Design. Among others with contributions by Urban-Think Tank (professors Brillembourg and Klumpner) and Rainer Hehl, assistant at the Chair Marc Angélil. The book launch will take place on March 15, 2011, in São Paulo

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«Das Einfamilienhaus gehört nie ins Stadtzentrum»

Interview with Andreas Tönnesmann on the single family home in the magazine VISO PDF

«Umsicht – Regards – Sguardi» 2011

The dossier of the magazine TEC21 presents the awardwinning and recognized projects of the «Umsicht»-Prize. Among others the extension of the IUCN building (Marc Angélil & Hansjürg Leibundgut), the Benedictine monastery in Disentis (Gion A. Caminada) and the conversion of the viaduct (Mathias Müller & Daniel Niggli) PDF

«Grosser Geist in kleinem Land»

Portrayal of Prof. em. Dr. Werner Oechslin and his library in Einsiedeln in the current issue of the Swiss Research Magazine «horizonte» PDF

«Forschung produziert Kultur»

The Austrian art magazine PARNASS on the research activities of the Department of Architecture PDF

Bauten/bauen IV - Architekturlabor Schweiz

Lecture of Giacomo and Riccarda Guidotti, guidotti architetti, Monte Carasso, on April 19, 2011

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AgglOasen. Impulse für die Agglomeration am Fusse des Bachtels

New publication on the S5-City, edited by the ETH-Wohnforum – ETH CASE. The book launch will take place on April 18, 2011, 6:30pm, in the Alte Fabrik in Rapperswil-Jona

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Urbane Landschaften - Drei neue Studien zu «Die Schweiz - ein städtebauliches Portrait»

A colloquium about the urban-planning studies and projects of the Studio Basel, on April 6, 2011, 5 pm. Prior registration required PDF

Bauten/bauen IV - Architekturlabor Schweiz

Lecture of Prof. Andrea Deplazes and Prof. Valentin Bearth, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, Chur, on April 5, 2011

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Karin Sander receives the Hans-Thoma-Preis

Karin Sander is awarded the Hans-Thoma-Preis of Baden-Württemberg for visual arts. The award comes with a prize money of 25.000 Euro

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«ETH Life» on the winner-projects of the «Umsicht»-Prize

The Benedictine monastery in Disentis by Gion A. Caminada as well as the extension of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), under participation of Marc Angélil and Hansjürg Leibundgut, are awarded by the Swiss Engineer and Architect Association (SIA) with the «Umsicht»-Prize

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Experiments - Architecture Between Sciences and the Arts

A collection of essays on the significance of experiments in architecture. Edited by Ákos Moravánszky and Albert Kirchengast

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trans 18

The new edition of the magazine «trans» focusing on politics and architecture is out now.

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Karin Sander at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k.

The n.b.k. exhibits the work of Karin Sander from March 5 – May 1, 2011. A discussion with the artist takes place on March 17.

Exhibition opening: March 4, 7 pm

Simultaneously, the Gallery Sassa Trülzsch in Berlin, shows her work from March 5 – April 16

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«Der Anwalt des Dauerhaften»

Article on Prof. Dr. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani in «FAZ.NET», February 27, 2011.

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For his complete architectural works, Prof. Roger Diener is awarded the «Heinrich-Tessenow-Medaille»

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Der Versuch, die Lücke zu schliessen

Sacha Menz on the pre-fabrication in the building process in the current issue of «werk, bauen + wohnen» PDF

Swiss Performance 11

The current issue of «archithese» presents a selection of the most important buildings of Swiss architects of the previous year. These include the work of Diener & Diener, Christ & Gantenbein, Herzog & de Meuron, EM2N, Fuhrimann Hächler and Lütjens Padmanabhan

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«Das Projekt der Stadt»

Book review on «Die Stadt im 20. Jahrhundert. Visionen, Entwürfe, Gebautes» by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, in the current issue of «werk, bauen + wohnen»

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Kiese und Sande der Schweiz

A publication on the characteristics and demands of Swiss gravels and sands as mortar additions. Edited by the Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation

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Art History on the Move

A honorary publication for the architecture and art historian Kurt W. Forster, professor emeritus at the D-ARCH, with contributions of Marc Angélil, Josep Lluís Mateo, Ákos Moravánszky and Philip Ursprung

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Bauten/bauen IV - Architekturlabor Schweiz

Lecture of Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi, burkhalter sumi architekten, Zurich, on March 15, 2011

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Global Cities - Global Slums

Lecture of Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg and Prof. Hubert Klumpner on the north-south divide. A side event of the exhibition «verwegen verworfen verpasst» in the Stadthaus Zürich on February 23, 2011, 7 pm

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«Gut und günstig»

Article on the consequences of Bologna at the Department of Architecture in the current issue of «werk, bauen + wohnen», written by Albert Kirchengast, Assistant at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture gta

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«Dick oder dünn?»

Article on the dispute between the «Zero Emissions» approach and the Minergie concept. In the current issue of the magazine «architektur technik» PDF

Stadt & Text

Essays on the theoretical discourse of urban planning, from the ancient times upt to the present. Edited by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Katia Frey and Eliana Perotti

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Midcomfort N°06

A new issue of the magazine Midcomfort, edited by the chair of Miroslav Šik

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«Architektur ist nicht statisch»

«ETH Life» on the book launch of the publication «Changes – Innovationen im Bauprozess» by Sacha Menz, Michael Eidenbenz und Patrick Filipaj

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«Aufgefallen: Karl Moser. Architektur und Kunst»

A report on the current exhibition «Karl Moser. Architektur und Kunst» in the Kunsthaus Zürich, curated by Sonja Hildebrand, in the program «Kulturplatz» of the TV station SF1 on January 12, 2011

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Bauten/bauen IV - Architekturlabor Schweiz

Lecture of Prof. Christian Kerez, architect, Zurich, on March 1, 2011

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Die Stadt der Zukunft

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt on the design and development of future cities, in the last issue of the «10vor10»-series «Megacities» on SF1, January 7, 2011

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Architectural Papers V: After Crisis

The book concentrates on the new conditions for architectural practice and the new epistemologies that may inform it in the next future, in essays, studies, interviews, and a selection of indicative projects. Edited by the Chair of Prof. Dr. Josep Lluís Mateo

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Faszination Megacity

2050 two out of three people will live in cities. Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid about the challenges of future urban design in the «10vor10»-series «Megacities» on SF1, December 27, 2010

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Building Techniques in the Age of Historicism

A symposium by the Chair of Dr. Uta Hassler, Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation, the Chair of Markus Peter, and the Chair of Dr. Santiago Huerta at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid on the construction of architecture in the nineteenth century, February 17-18, 2011 - ETH Zurich, Main Building, Semper-Aula

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«Karl Moser soll bekannt werden»

Sonja Hildebrand, guest-curator of the ongoing exhibition on Karl Moser at the Kunsthaus Zürich, about the Swiss architect in the program «Tagesschau» of SF1 on December 17, 2010

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«Expansion der Moderne»

Publication on the interdisciplinary symposium «Die Expansion der Moderne», by the Institute gta, the chair Georg Kohler/UZH and the Swiss Institute for Art Research SIK. Among others with the contributions of Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Andreas Tönnesmann, Werner Oechslin

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«Karl Moser»

«Karl Moser – Architektur für eine neue Zeit, 1880 bis 1936», the monograph in two volumes, edited by Prof. Dr. Werner Oechslin and Dr. Sonja Hildebrand

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pool. Work Journal 1998 – 2010

The publication accompanying the exhibition on urban planning projects and designs of pool Architects, Zurich

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«Before Steel»

«Before Steel – The Introduction of Structural Iron and its Consequences», a publication edited by Prof. Dr. Joseph Schwartz and Mario Rinke

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Videos of the Faculty Lectures online available

The Faculty Lectures of the series «Bauten/bauen III - Architekturlabor Schweiz» can now be viewed and downloaded via the Multimedia Portal of the ETH Zurich

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«Zoologisches Gruselkabinett»

A report on the newly rebuilt east wing of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin - showroom for the zoological alcohol collection - designed by Diener & Diener Architekten, in the program «Kulturplatz» of the TV station SF1 on December 8, 2010

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«Wege zur Architektur»

Interview in the series «Building Buildings - Architectural Laboratory Switzerland» with Gigon/Guyer in the current «archithese» PDF

«Vom Dach kein Rauch»

Commentary on the Zero-Emission-House in the «NZZ» on December 8, 2010 PDF

Video of the Conference «Towards Zero-Emissions Architecture» online available

The conference «Towards Zero-Emissions Architecture» which took place November 19, 2010 can now be viewed and downloaded via the Multimedia Portal of the ETH Zurich

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«Carte Blanche VIII: Diener & Diener Architekten»

The Architekturforum Zürich exhibits the work of Diener & Diener Architects, Basel, from December 9, 2010 – March 5, 2011, opening on December 8, 2010

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Changes. Innovation im Bauprozess

A publication by Michael Eidenbenz, Patrick Filipaj and Sacha Menz about innovations in the building field. Edited by the Chair of Architecture and Building Process PDF

«Das Haus»

The new volume 9 of the series «Architekturvorträge der ETH Zürich» with the texts of Tony Fretton, Peter Zumthor and Roger Diener has been published

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Vorgefundenes gegen den Strich denken

Karin Sander about her own art and art in teaching, in the current issue of «Kunstbulletin» PDF

«Wuchernde Städte»

Book review on «Die Stadt im 20. Jahrhundert. Visionen, Entwürfe, Gebautes» by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, in the «NZZ» issue of November 30, 2010

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Karl Moser - Art and Architecture

An exhibition of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture gta in cooperation with the Kunsthaus Zürich on Karl Moser's architectural work and its relationship with the visual arts. December 17, 2010 – February 27, 2011

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«Die Flasche mit dem besonderen Dreh»

«ETH Globe» about the concept «United Bottle» by Dirk Hebel, Tobias Klauser and Jörg Stollmann PDF

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Innovationspreis Energiespeicher Beton 2010

The four family house B35 designed by agps.architecture for the principal Prof. Dr. Hansjürg Leibundgut who is also responsible for the house's energy concept wins the 'Innovationspreis Energiespeicher Beton 2010' and belongs to the best buildings with thermo active building system PDF

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