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«La parola a Philippe Block»

Philippe Block on his participiation at this year's Architecture Biennale 2012 in Venice, Interview in the italian design magazine «AT Casa», November 16, 2012

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«Digital Urban Modeling and Simulation»

The publication «Digital Urban Modeling and Simulation», edited by Stefan Müller Arisona, Principal Investigator at the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Gideon Aschwanden, assistant at the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Jan Halatsch, assistant at the D-ARCH and Peter Wonka, has been published in the book series «Communications in Computer and Information Science».

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«Von der Sonne zur Erde und wieder zurück»

«TEC21» on Hansjürg Leibundguts poject viaGialla that generated «Sol²ergie», a system of new technologies for emission-free operations of buildings.

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Book Launch – «Torre David»

The publication «Torre David – Informal Vertical Communities» by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner will be presented on December 10, 2012 at the Semper Aula in the main building (HG) of the ETH Zurich, 6pm. PDF

«Bauhaus.SOLAR AWARD 2012»

The «Bauhaus.SOLAR AWARD 2012» was awarded to the project «Solar Forest Tempelhof» by Felix Heisel, assistant at the FCL in Singapore, and Jonas Klock. This prize for young scientists honors outstanding architecture and design projects showing innovative dealings with renewable energies, using solar energy.

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Book Launch – «City as Loft»

Kees Christiaanse and Martina Baum present their book «City as Loft. Adaptive Reuse as a Resource for Sustainable Urban Development» with accompanying discussion forum, exhibition and aperitif at the Corner College in Zurich, November 29, 2012, 7pm

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«Diener & Diener gewinnen BDA-Preis»

Roger Dieners architecture office was awarded with the BDA-Preis Berlin 2012 for the reconstruction of the east wing of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, «Hochparterre», November 12, 2012

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The Golden Owl 2012: Andreas Tönnesmann

Prof. Dr. Andreas Tönnesmann is awarded the Golden Owl. The Golden Owls are awarded since 2005 to honour lecturers who provide exceptional teaching.

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«Günther Vogt – ein Künstler der Freiraumgestaltung»

On November 07, 2012 Günther Vogt, has been awarded with the «Prix Meret Oppenheim» conferred by the Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK)- as the the first landscape architect ever, in the current «ETH Life»

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«Innovedum. Inspiration für die Lehre»

Article on the online learning platform «eQUILIBRIUM», developed by Philippe Block for students in order to introduce them to methods of structural design, in the October issue of the magazine «ETH-Life» PDF

«Perfekte Teamarbeit: Quadrocopter im Einsatz»

A video on the application possibilities of the quadrocopters developed by Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D'Andrea, «Spiegel Online», October 16, 2012

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«Abdichten unnötig: Die ETH provoziert mit ihren Öko-Gebäuden»

Hansjürg Leibundgut on insulation and heating with soil sensors, on the SR DRS 1 broadcast «Trend», October 13, 2012

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«Audi Urban Future Initiative 2012»

Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner will participate in the 2012 Audi Urban Future Initiative. Their installation illustrates their research on urban mobility systems in São Paulo and a vision for improving the city's infrastructure and culture of mobility by 2030.

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«Forst Atlas»

«Forst Atlas» is the title of the exhibition of architectural projects by students from Studio Emerson. It was opened on November 01, 2012 in Forst and lasts until November 18, 2012, Alter Güterbahnhof, Forst (Lausitz), Germany. PDF

«Grosse Tessiner Architektin»

Obituary to the decease of Flora Ruchat-Roncati, prof. em. for Architecture and Design, «NZZ», October 29, 2012 PDF

«Pilgrim's column by Christ & Gantenbein»

Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein designed a concrete pilgrim's column along a pilgrimage trail in Mexico, the «Cerro del Obispo» which is one of nine landmarks. As a lookout point it filters the daylight downwards from the open roof and creates a calming effect, «huhmagazine.co.uk», October 22, 2012

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«Pyramide über einem Bücherberg»

Winy Maas and his Rotterdam based office «MVRDV» built a book house for the library in Spijkenisse (NL), «NZZ Online», October 26, 2012

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«Ich habe keine Hoffnung mehr für die Architektur und die Welt»

A report on the podium at the D-ARCH that honored the 90th and 80th anniversary of Ernst Gisel and Luigi Snozzi on October 17, 2012, «Hochparterre», October 18, 2012

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Lecture of Riken Yamamoto

Architect, Japan

November 27, 2012

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«Around the Corner»

The publication «Christ & Gantenbein, Around the Corner», edited by Markus Breitschmid und Victoria Easton, presents the ideational underpinnings of Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein's work.

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«Le Corbusier. Möbel und Interieurs 1905–1965»

The publication «Le Corbusier. Möbel und Interieurs 1905–1965», edited by Prof. em. Arthur Rüegg, has been awarded with the Dam Architectural Book Award 2012 in the category «Monography».

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«Mapping Everything»

The publication «Mapping Everything» by Eliasson Olafur and Günther Vogt investigates the idea of the map and reflects the results of creative methods and approaches developed by their students.

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«International VELUX Award 2012»

Bo Li and Ge Men, students of the D-ARCH, take the first prize among 983 entries at the International Velux Award 2012 with the theme «Light of tomorrow».

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Lecture of Patrick Gmür

Director, Amt für Städtebau Zürich

November 07, 2012

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«Steib & Gschwentner und Peter Märkli bauen an der Greencity»

A new city district called Greencity emerges in the south of Zurich where, together with the architects Steib & Gschwentner Architekten, Peter Märkli wins the study of the building lots B1 Nord and Süd, «Hochparterre», October 09, 2012

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DAM Architectural Book Award 2012 for «Venturing Permanence »

gta Publishers received a commendation from the jury of the DAM Architectural Book Award 2012 for the book «Venturing Permanence. The ETH House of Science in Bamiyan» by Ivica Brnic, Florian Graf, Wolfgang Rossbauer und Christina Lenart in the category «Building Monography», with contributions from Andreas Tönnesmann and Philip Ursprung.

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‹trans 21›

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

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DAM Architectural Book Award for «Über Putz»

The publication «Über Putz», edited by Annette Sprio, Hartmut Göhler and Pinar Gönül has been awarded with the DAM Architectural Book Award in the category «Textbook on Material Science».

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Flora RUCHAT-RONCATI (1937-2012)

Flora Ruchat-Roncati, the first woman to become full professor at ETH Zurich, died at the age of 75. She held the Chair of Architecture and Design at the D-ARCH from 1985-2002.

«Hausbesuch bei den Briten»

Architects from London working in Switzerland are being portrayed, including Adam Caruso and Tom Emerson, in the current issue of the magazine «Hochparterre»

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«Topologie / Topology»

The 15th issue of the publication series «Pamphlet», edited by the Chair of Landscape Architecture, Christophe Girot, refers to landscape architecture using the term topology.

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DAM Architectural Book Award 2012 for «Building Brazil! The Proactive Urban Renewal of Informal Settlements»

The publication «Building Brazil! The Proactive Urban Renewal of Informal Settlements», edited by Marc Angélil and Rainer Hehl has been awarded with the DAM Architectural Book Award in the category «Urban Planning Theory».

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«Mehr als nur Auffangstation»

Manuel Herz on the construction of refugee camps in the program «Kulturzeit» of September 14, 2012, on 3sat

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«Architekturbiennale in Venedig»

A report on the Swiss contribution the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, in the news program «Tagesschau», on August 27, 2012

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«Architects Seeking Common Ground»

A report on this years contributions at the Venice Architecture Biennale, including the project «Torre David / Gran Horizonte» by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner which was awarded with the Golden Lion for the Best Project, «The New York Times», September 11, 2012

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«Common Pavilions»

Roger Dieners office Diener & Diener presents at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice a podcast with essays by 33 authors that discuss the identity of the architecture and its perception in the unique public space of the Architecture Biennale. The visitor can read or listen to the essays in their original language or in the translated english version.

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«Torre David / Gran Horizonte»

A report on the winning project «Torre David / Gran Horizonte» by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, Justin McGuirk and photographer Iwan Baan, «domusweb.it»

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PLOT

The argentine magazine «PLOT» reports in its latest issue on projects of Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, on «revistaplot.com»

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«Hong Kong Typology City Guide»

After the publication «Typology: Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Buenos Aires. Review No. II» by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein you can now discover a selection of Hong Kong building types with the iphone app «Hong Kong Typology City Guide». PDF

TGV Gare Montpellier

KCAP Kees Christiaanse Architects and Planners and landscape architects ILEX are selcted for the development of the area Quartier Gare TGV Montpellier.

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«Kunsthalle, Zürich»

The architecture office Gigon / Guyer Architekten by Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer together with Atelier WW will renovate and enlarge the Kunsthalle Zürich at the Löwenbräu complex, where the Kunsthalle will be embedded in a multifunctional complex of buildings, «Financial Times», August 26, 2012 PDF

Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Podium Discussion with

Ernst Gisel, Luigi Snozzi

Roger Diener, Jacques Herzog

Architects, Zurich Mendrisio Basel

October 17, 2012

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«CLUES»

The exhibition «CLUES» shows some work of agps, the Zurich and Los Angeles based office of Marc Angélil. The opening is on September 7 at 7.30 p.m. at the Aedes am Pfefferberg, Berlin, and lasts until Marc 22, 2012. PDF

Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Lecture of Mohsen Mostafavi

Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design

October 11, 2012

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«Goldener Löwe für ETH-Architekten»

Alfredo Brillembourg und Hubert Klumpner are the winner of the Golden Lion for the Best Project of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012. Their installation «Torre David / Gran Horizonte» is dedicated to the lack of housing in Caracas, article in the current «ETH Life»

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«Departing from Venice»

At the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice which has «Common Ground» as its theme, Günther Vogt's exhibition piece takes Venice itself as the starting point and examines the kiosk as a firmly rooted common ground of the city.

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«Absage an Event- und Stararchitektur»

Miroslav Šik on the ensemble in architecture, on the SR DRS 2 broadcast «Reflexe», on August 20, 2012

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«Position (Aosta)»

Günther Vogt’s design series begins with «Aosta: Alpine City between Industry and Agriculture», which focuses on the design of urban open space in medium-sized intra- alpine cities, accounting for their landscape, spatial, social, and economic contexts.

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Welcoming and Introduction of beginner students in autumn semester 2012

Bachelor-Students:

September 17, 2012, 09.00 - ca. 17.00 h, HIL E 4, Campus Hönggerberg, 8093 Zurich.

Master-Students:

September 17, 2012, 09.15 - 11.00 h, Information event in the main building of ETH Zurich, HG F 1, 8092 Zurich.

11.00 - ca. 14.00 h, Transfer to the Campus Hönggerberg, Lunch with student organisation «architektura», 13.00 - ca. 14.00 h informations of students administration in HIL E 4.

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«Das ist die Schweizer Stadt»

An interview with Miroslav Šik on the ensemble which is going to represent the Swiss City at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, in the current issue of the magazine «Hochparterre»

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Nomination for the Schelling Architecture Prize

Tom Emerson and his London based office «6a Architects» are one of three nominated architecture offices for the Schelling Architecture Prize this autumn, news on «schelling-architekturpreis.org»

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«Quartier mit Anschluss»

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani developed the urban planning concept of the Richti-Areal in Wallisellen (ZH), «baublatt online», June 29, 2012

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«Ich will selbst über das Verhältnis zu meiner Umgebung bestimmen»

Interview with Dietmar Eberle on low-tech brick buildings, on «bauwelt.de»

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«Es lebe die Favela!»

An article on the interest of the D-ARCH's urban designers in the development and research of the favelas in Brasil, «Der Bund», July 12, 2012

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«Der zwölfte Serpentine-Pavillon»

This year's installation in Kensington Gardens, designed by Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron, will summarize the history of the previous eleven pavilions, article in the current issue of the magazine «Bauwelt»

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«Besser mit Integration»

An article on the international research project «Better Airport Regions», headed by Kees Christiaanse in cooperation with the Technical University (TU) Munich, in the current «ETH Globe»

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«Zürichs Schwerpunkt verschiebt sich»

Article on how the Prime Tower changed the cityscape, in the current issue of the magazine «archithese»

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«Construction Techniques in the Age of Historicism»

The book «Construction Techniques in the Age of Historicism», edited by Uta Hassler and Christoph Rauhut, illustrates the history of, and the links between, technical theory and realised projects.

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«Favela Rules!»

The exhibition «Favela Rules!» was opened on June 30, 2012 at the railway station Julio Prestes in São Paulo and shows Favela-Upgrading proposals for Cabuço de Baixo, developed by D-ARCH students. PDF

«GOD & CO»

The publication «GOD & CO: François Dallegret Beyond the Bubble», edited by Alessandra Ponte, Laurent Stalder and Thomas Weaver, is published to accompany the exhibition of the work of the French Montreal-based artist and architect François Dallegret.

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«The Heart of the City»

The publication «The Heart of the City. Die Stadt in den transatlantischen Debatten der CIAM 1933–1951» by Konstanze Sylva Domhardt investigates the transatlantic exchange between planners and their concept of the «Humanization of the City».

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«Favela-Chic?»

Article on urban transformation in Brasil which is proceeding, among others, with the help of member of the D-ARCH, «NZZ Online», June 28, 2012

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Brazza Nord

Kees Christiaanse and his office KCAP Architects&Planners gets the assignment for for the transformation of the Garonne waterfront in Bordeaux-Brazza. «KCAP», June 15 2012

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«Kunst in der Stadt»

Philip Ursprung on art in public space, in the current «ETH Life»

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«FavelaCity Exchange»

On June 26, 2012 the exhibition «FavelaCity Exchange» was opened by the President of the ETH, Ralph Eichler in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition is featuring student and research projects by the D-ARCH that have been developed for the Brazilian context including works from the chairs of Hubert Klumpner & Alfredo Brillembourg, Marc Angélil and Christian Kerez. The exhibition lasts until July 08, 2012, «RioOnWatch.org», June 26, 2012

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«Monument and Infratecture»

The Trace Gallery in Zurich shows student projects of the visiting lecturers Beat Mathys and Ursula Stücheli. Opening Reception: June 22, 2012 at 7 pm, Closing Event: July 5, 2012 at 7pm

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«Kunst in der Stadt schärft den Blick»

Philip Ursprung comments on art in public spaces and on the art objects that are being exhibited this summer during the «Art and the City» event in Zurich, «Tages-Anzeiger», June 09, 2012

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«Platz schaffen für Neues»

The modernization of the Messe Basel has been developed by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and is scheduled for completion in 2013, «baublatt online», May 25, 2012

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«Verdichten am Limit»

The master's theses of students at the D-ARCH with the focus on compact building in Regensdorf (CH) met with a positive response from the local authorities, «Zürcher Unterländer», May 23, 2012

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«Eine neue City zwischen Oslo-, Wien- und Florenz-Strasse»

The Dreispitz-Areal in Basel recevies a facelift, inter alia, with the contribution of the architectural office of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, «NZZ Online», May 23, 2012

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«Die Stadt ist kaputtgefahren»

An interview with Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani on urban sprawl, «derStandard.at», May 18, 2012

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«ETH Global – Die neue Dimension der globalen Entwicklung»

«ETH Global» is the name of a new unit for international institutional affairs as of August 01, 2012, led by Gerhard Schmitt, in the current «ETH Life»

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«Herzog & de Meuron bauen Kinderspital»

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are going to build the new paediatric hospital in Zurich which will be realized till 2018, «NZZ Online», May 22, 2012

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«Mehr als weisse Bänder»

An article on the technical and office building for Roche, constructed by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, in the current issue of the magazine «werk, bauen + wohnen»

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«It all comes from black and ends up in white»

On May 28, 2012, ARTE showed a film about black and white in the art history of painting, photography and film, including the work of Karin Sander.

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«Teure Mängel beim Bau»

Article on mistakes in residential construction and its associated costs, «NZZ domizil» on April 01, 2012

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«Wohnen zwischen gebauter und gelebter Norm»

Article on the exhibition «Göhner Wohnen»which could be seen until May 24, 2012 at the Webermühle in Neuenhof (AG), «NZZ Online», May 16, 2012

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«Plattenbauten in der Schweiz»

A broadcast on prefabricated housing estates in Switzerland and the corresponding exhibition «Göhner Wohnen» in the Göhner housing estate in Neuenhof (AG) which has been organised by the Institute gta. On the SF DRS broadcast «10vor10», on May 14, 2012

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«Kulturplatz»

Günther Vogt on «Urban Farming» and his elective at the D-ARCH of the same name, on the SF 1 broadcast «Kulturplatz», on May 23, 2012 at 22:20 pm

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music and space

The multifunktional music school «Grotão - Fábrica de Música» in the São Paulo favela Paraisópolis of Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner is listed as a future-oriented example of architecture in the book «Site and Sound: The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls» by the architectural historian Victoria Newhouse.

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Lecture of Fumihiko Maki

Architect, Tokyo

May 15, 2012

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World Architecture school 2012: Peter Märkli and the ETH

With the aim to introduce the present state of architectural education at ETH Zurich to architects and architecture students but also to the broader public in Japan, this exhibition showcases from May 11 - June 28, 2012 actual drawings and models done by the students of Peter Märkli. The exhibition is accompanied by workshops and a symposium with Peter Märkli and other wellknown architects related to ETH Zurich.

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«Eine Stadt ist mehr als eine Galerie»

Miroslav Šik represents Switzerland at the this year's Architecture Biennale in Venice, interview in the current ETH Life

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«ANNETTE GIGON / MIKE GUYER»

Exhibition in the Architektur Galerie Berlin on the work of Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer.

Opening: May 10, 2012, 7 pm

Duration: May 11 – June 23, 2012

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«Typology : Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Buenos Aires. Review No. II»

Volume 2 of the series «Review» by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein examines typologies of urban architecture. The book gives an insight into the teaching of the assistant chair at the D-ARCH.

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«Lichtspiel am schwäbischen Meer»

The Zurich based office «Gigon / Guyer Architekten» of Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer wins the competition for the administrative building of the Würth company in Rorschach (CH) with their project «Lichtspiel». Photo gallery and article, «baublatt online», April 26, 2012

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«Experten wehren sich gegen Minergie-Standard»

Experts such as Hansjürg Leibundgut reject the monopoly position of the Minergie label, in the program «Tagesschau» of SF 1 on April 24, 2012

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SuAT receives «Award of Excellence»

The student team of the chair of Architecture and Sustainable Building Technologies (SuAT) of Arno Schlüter has been awarded with the «Award of Excellence» for their project «Transient Boundaries» at the international architectural competition «Next Generation Sustainable House» in Tokyo. PDF

«Die historische Dimension vergegenwärtigen»

A conversation with Philip Ursprung about education, in the current issue of the magazine «werk, bauen + wohnen»

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«Captain, Capitalism, Communism»

The article «Captain, Capitalism, Communism – Mastering the Masterplan» by Marc Angélil and Cary Siress describes urban development in a political context using the example of Shanghai, in the current «archithese» PDF

Global Holcim Innovation 1st prize 2012

Gramazio & Kohler, together with their team, win the Global Holcim Innovation 1st prize 2012 for their project «Wasteless Free-Form Formwork», a new high-efficieny concrete formwork technology.

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Global Holcim Innovation 3rd prize 2012

The research project «Cast on Cast, efficient and sustainable fabrication process», developed by Lluis Enrique, assistant at the D-ARCH, together with P. Cepaitis, D. Ordonez and C. Piles, has won the Global Holcim Innovation 3rd prize 2012. The research begun at the AA and will be continued at the chair of structural design at the ETH Zurich.

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«Informalize!»

The publication «Informalize! Essays on the Political Economy of Urban Form», edited by Marc Angélil and Rainer Hehl, is the first volume in a forthcoming series of essays on contemporary urban theory.

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«Kritik am Monopol des Minergie-Labels»

Why a monopoly of the Minergie certificate is controversial, on the SR DRS1 broadcast «Echo der Zeit», on April 12, 2012

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«MATERIAL – IMITATE»

Deceptively realistic – selected examples of imitated materials are shown in the exhibition «MATERIAL – IMITATE» with student works from the spring semester 2012 of the chair of Annette Spiro. The exhibition lasts from April 18 to May 09, 2012, ETH Hönggerberg, Baubibliothek (Material Collection)

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«Pavilion / EmTech (AA) + ETH»

Article on the ETH-AA Pavilion at the ETH Campus Hönggerberg, a result from the collaboration between the chair of professor Schwartz an the Emergent Technologies and Design program (EmTech) of the Architectural Association (AA), London, «ArchDaily.com», March 31, 2012

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«Über Putz. Oberflächen entwickeln und realisieren»

The publication «Über Putz. Oberflächen entwickeln und realisieren». edited by Annette Spiro, Hartmut Göhler and Pinar Gönül, explores plaster surfaces using fifteen examples.

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«Wunderheiler am Werk»

Philip Ursprung on the controversial publication «Kulturinfarkt» which disagrees with government subsidies for culture, in the current «ETH Life»

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5th IABR: MAKING CITY

Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein take part in the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam with their project «Remaking Zurich». At the opening on April 19, 2012, their new publication «Typology – Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Buenos Aires statt» will be launched.

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«Die ETH Zürich setzt auf Asien»

Article on the inauguration of the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC) on March 16, 2012, in the presence of the Swiss minister Alain Berset and the ETH President Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler, «NZZ Online», March 17, 2012

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«Pilzkopf-Canyon, Kiosk-Boulevard»

Article in the magazine «Bauwelt» on the latest publication «Belgrade. Formal / Informal» edited by the ETH Studio Basel and the urban transformation of Belgrade, can be read in the issue 11/2012

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Global Holcim Awards Silver 2012

Alfredo Brillembourg und Hubert Klumpner are the winners of the Global Holcim Awards Silver 2012 for their project «Grotão - Fábrica de Música», a multifunctional public building located in the Paraisópolis favela of São Paolo, Brazil.

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«Hamburgs Elbphilharmonie – Ein zynisches Projekt»

Hans Kollhoff gives an interview on contemporary architecture and the european building tradition, «WELT ONLINE», March 19, 2012

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Theodor-Fischer-Preis 2012

The dissertation on the work of the Swiss landscape architect Dieter Kienast by Anette Freytag is going to be awarded with the Theodor-Fischer-Preis 2012 by the development association of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte on June 27, 2012 in Munich.

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«Holzhaus oder Glashaus?»

«archithese» on a residential building in Meilen, a building extension which stands out by its hybrid character, implemented by the architectural office smarch of Beat Mathys and Ursula Stücheli. PDF

«Der Himmel hängt voller Trauben»

An Article on the Gemeindesaal in Männerdorf which was built by Sacha Menz and his team from sam architects, «sonntagszeitung.ch», March 03, 2012

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«Die schönsten Schweizer Bücher»

The publication «Aldo Rossi und die Schweiz. Architektonische Wechselwirkungen», edited by Ákos Moravánszky and Judith Hopfengärtner has won the award as one of Switzerland's most beautiful books of the year 2011. «The Most Beautiful Swiss Books» will be exhibited at the Helmhaus Zurich from 05th to 08th July 2012.

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«FROM SUBURB TO CITY», International Summer Academy Zurich, July 22 – August 5, 2012

The International Summer Academy will jointly be run by the architects group Krokodil and the D-ARCH. The application period is open for potential participants until April 22, 2012.

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Erstes ETH-Forchungszentrum in Asien

The official inauguration of the Singapore–ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC) took place on March 16 in Singapore. A report with contributions of the ETH President Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler, the SEC Director Gerhard Schmitt and the SEC Module Leader Matthias Kohler. On the SR DRS 1 broadcast «Rendez-vous», on March 16, 2012

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«The RIBA 2012 International Fellowship»

Christian Kerez has been awarded with the «RIBA International Fellowship» on February 2012 in London. This lifetime honour recognises and rewards the particular contribution to architecture made by architects from countries other than the United Kingdom.

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«Das Archaische im Minimalen»

In the Special Issue «Badgespräche 03» of the «Bauwelt» magazine Andreas Bründler and Daniel Buchner gave an interview on minimalism, «Bauwelt», issue 10/2012

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Successful Swiss architects

An article on the international performance of Swiss architects, «bloomberg.com», March 27, 2012

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«Mit einer Insel ein neues Zentrum schaffen»

In an interview for the magazine TEC21, Christophe Girot talks about his project Sion-sur-Rhône which deals with the urban development of the Rhone river, TEC21 : «Der korrigierte Fluss», 10/2012

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«Kulturgut und Lehrstück»

Article by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani on the historic centres of the european cities. «NZZ online», February 24, 2012

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«Dutch New Worlds»

The publication of the dissertation «Dutch New Worlds. Scenarios in Physical Planning and Design in the Netherlands, 1970–2000» by Christian Salewski, assistant at the D-ARCH, is out now.

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«Warum der private Garten so populär ist»

Anette Freytag, Senior Lecturer at the D-ARCH, gave an interview on the significance of gardens at the opening of the garden fair «Giardina» in Zurich, SR DRS 2, March 14, 2012

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«Building the city of the future - now»

A report on Gerhard Schmitts work in the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, «TODAYonline», February 11, 2012

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«Bauhaus osobno/Bauhaus persönlich»

The textual studies for the bilingual catalogue «Bauhaus osobno/Bauhaus persönlich: Zbirke/Sammlung Marie-Luise Betlheim, Weimar – Zagreb» were co-elaborated by Ákos Moravánszky.

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Introductory Lecture of Adam Caruso

Architect and Professor at the D-ARCH

March 29, 2012

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‹trans 20›

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

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«Der Realismus als Denkweise – Mario Campi 1936–2011»

In the current «ETH Life» Ákos Moravánszky wrote an obituary on Mario Campi, architect and professor emeritus of the Chair of Architecture and Design at the ETH Zurich, who passed away recently.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2012

This year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London will be created by Herzog & de Meuron in cooperation with the contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The pavilion will be open from June to October 2012. «detail.de», February 17, 2012

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«Are Flying Robots the Future of Construction?»

Will flying robots as those of Raffaello D'Andrea and Gramazio & Kohler replace human work? Article on «ferret.com», February 08, 2012

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«Hans Kollhoff Architektur Praxis und Lehre 1987 – 2012»

On the occasion of the retirement of Prof. Hans Kollhoff an overarching collection of the office and students projects from 1987 to 2012 will be shown in the main hall of ETH Zurich. The exhibition opens on February 28, 2012 at 6 p.m. and lasts until March 22, 2012.

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«Hochbau mit Flugrobotern»

A conversation with Fabio Gramazio on digital technology in architecture. Broadcasted on February 24, 2012, on «DRadio Wissen»

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Departementsvortragsreihe «Tendencies»

Lecture of Richard Horden

Architect, London, GB

March 14, 2012

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1st place for the study for «Aarau Torfeld Süd»

KCAP Kees Christiaanse Architects and Planners win together with the landscape architects Schweingruber Zulauf the study of the Mobimo Holding AG for the Torfeld Süd in Aarau with their urban plan ‹Stadtgarten Aarau›. «KCAP», December 12, 2011

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«Zero Emission von Gebäuden»

A book review on the latest publication «LowEx Building Design für eine ZeroEmission Architecture» of Hansjürg Leibundgut. «Umweltjournal», February 06, 2012

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Medaille der ETH Zürich

On January 13, 2012, ETH Rector Heidi Wunderli-Allenspach awarded Anette Freytag’s dissertation «Natur entwerfern - Zum Werk des Schweizer Landschaftsarchitekten Dieter Kienast (1945-1998)» the ETH medal for outstanding scientific research, article in the «ETH Life» on January 16, 2012

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Doctoral Programs D-ARCH *** Application deadline: 15.03.2012 ***

The DARCH offers now Doctoral Programs.

I) Technology in Architecture: 2 open positions

II) History and Theory of Architcture: 5 open positions

The application deadline is March 15, 2012.

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«Belgrade. Formal / Informal»

The publication «Belgrade. Formal / Informal» is a research on urban transformation of Belgrade. This study is part of a series of urban portraits edited by ETH Studio Basel, Contemporary City Institute, since 2002.

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The vision of a CO2-free house

A portrait of Hansjürg Leibundgut and his energy vision of a CO2-free house. A video on the SF Videoportal, February 02, 2012

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«Towards a swarm of Nano Quadrotors»

An article on the demonstration of the flying robots of Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D'Andrea in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. «z6mag», on February 01, 2012

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New Monte Rosa Hut SAC Touring Exhibition 2012

The touring exhibition on the New Monte Rosa Hut SAC is stopping over from February 02 - 24, 2012 in Maribor, the European Capital of Culture 2012, before being shown for the last time in Ljubljana from March 02 - April 01, 2012.

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«Reciprocal Frames - Teaching Experiences»

A contribution on the teaching experiences with reciprocal frames, written by Udo Thönnissen and Nik Werenfeks, assistants at the D-ARCH. Article in the «International Journal of Space Structures», Vol. 26 No. 4, 2011, p. 369-371 PDF

«Daylight-Award 2012»

This years winners of the Velux Foundation's «Daylight-Award 2012» are Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer for their Kirchner Museum in Davos. The award ceremony took place on January 18, 2012 during the «Swissbau Focus 2012» in Basel.

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Honorary award for «La Congiunta»

Peter Märkli received at the«Daylight-Award 2012» ceremony the Velux Foundation's honorary award for the art museum «La Congiunta» in Giornico (Ticino, Switzerland). The award ceremony took place on January 18, 2012, during the «Swissbau Focus 2012» in Basel.

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«Architekturdialoge. Bücher im BauNetz»

A positive review of the book «Architecture Dialogues» by Marc Angélil and Jørg Himmelreich. «BauNetz», January 19, 2012

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«Feier für bekanntestes Gebäude der Schweiz»

In the exhibition at the main building of the ETH an overview of the work of Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer is shown until January 26, 2012, announcing their professorship of Architecture and Construction starting on spring semester 2012. the exhibition lasts until January 26, 2012. «baublatt online», December 06, 2011

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«Drohnenballett»

Photo gallery and article on the «Flight Assembled Architecture» of Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D'Andrea, «Spiegel Online» on January 09, 2012

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«Swissbau Focus 2012»

The official opening of the event «Swissbau Focus 2012» on January 17, 2012 is now online. Additionally, interviews with Sacha Menz and Christophe Girot can be retrieved

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«Es gibt noch Platz»

Kees Christiaanse on the small-scaled structure of Switzerland which turns out to be an advantage for the settlement development. Interview in the current «NZZ Folio»

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The NAN 2011 Prize

Josep Lluís Mateo and his office Mateo Arquitectura once more received the «NAN Prize for the Best Project Abroad by Spanish Practice». The winning project, the extension of the Head Office of PGGM Insurance Company in Zeist (Utrecht, Holland) has already been implemented.

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«Vertical gyms solve Caracas slum space shortage»

A photo gallery of the Vertical Gym of Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner in Caracas, «BBC News Magazine», January 07, 2012

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«Bauen ist mehr als erweiterte Lifestylepflege»

The «Tages-Anzeiger» on the publication «Architekturdialoge» of Angélil und Jørg Himmelreich, an article from January 09, 2012

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«Appenzeller Strickbau»

The publication «Appenzeller Strickbau. Untersuchungen zum ländlichen Gebäudebestand in Appenzell Ausserhoden» is investigating the causes behind the gradual disappearance of this local type of building. Edited by Uta Hassler, Fredi Altherr and Alexander von Kienlin.

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«Flugroboter bauen Termitenhügel»

Article on the 600 meter high installation in Orléans, assembled by flying robots, developed and realized by Gramazio & Kohler in collaboration with Raffaello D'Andrea. «NZZ Online», January 09, 2012.

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«Diener & Diener museal geehrt»

A project of Roger Diener's studio Diener & Diener for the reconstruction of the East Wing of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin has been awarded with the 2011 DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany. «baublatt online», January 06, 2012

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«Gebrauchsbilder»

The new publication of Karin Sander refers to a group of works that consists unpacked canvases which are sent via courier from the artist's studio to various locations in the world. There they absorb and reproduce the specific patina of this location.

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Exhibition «Finestra Aperta III»

The gta Exhibitions are marking the exhibition activity of the Department of Architecture since 25 years and play an important role mediating theory and practice. The exhibition «Finestra Aperta III» lasts until January 31, 2012 at the ARchENA, HIL, Hönggerberg, ETH Zürich.

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«Die Verantwortung der ETH in der Ausbildung der Architekten»

Sacha Menz on the interdisciplinary teaching method in the education at the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) at ETH Zurich. Swissbau Focus Blog, December 16, 2011

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«SLUM Lab: Last Round Ecology»

The latest issue of the magazine SLUM Lab entitled «Last Round Ecology» of Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner aims for provocation, as the wold's cities increasingly resemble boxing rings.

Mario CAMPI (1936-2011)

Mario Campi, professor emeritus of ETH Zurich, died at age of 75. He held the Chair of Architecture and Design at the D-ARCH from 1985-2001.

TEDxMunich - Hubert Klumpner

Now on Video: Hubert Klumpner on his joint work with Alfredo Brillembourg and their development acitivities in developing countries. TEDxMunich, June 2011

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«Von der Grossform...zur Fassade:...die Lehre Kollhoffs»

The November issue of «Hochparterre» devoted its cover story to the 25 years of teaching of Professor Kollhoff.

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«Neue Tramlinien als Entwicklungsmotor der Agglomeration»

Christian Schmid, Honorary Professor of Sociology at the D-ARCH, on tram lines considering them as a symbol for a modern city. On the SR DRS 1 broadcast «Echo der Zeit», on December 07, 2011.

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«Geregelte Verhältnisse»

The publication «Geregelte Verhältnisse - Architektur und technisches Denken in der Epoche der Kybernetik» deals with the modern technology and its impact on architecture. Author: Georg Vrachliotis, assistant at the D-ARCH.

«Rethinking Mies»

Christian Kerez participated as a referent as well as a panellist at the Aachener Symposium «Rethinking Mies» on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Both contributions are published in the 44th issue of «Bauwelt».

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«Die Utopie hinter Monopoly»

Andreas Tönnesmann on his latest publication «Monopoly». The game is based on the utopian vision of an ideal city, an idea that traces back to the renaissance. Tages-Anzeiger, December 12, 2011.

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«The Urban Energy Enigma»

A report on the energy consumption of cities with the focus on the City of Singapore, including interviews with Prof. Gerhard Schmitt. «euronews», November 01, 2011.

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«Flying robots to build structure in France»

Article on the cooperation of the chair Gramazio & Kohler with Raffaello D'Andrea and on their joint exhibition at the FRAC Centre Orléans which lasts until February 19, 2012. «smartplanet», November 29, 2011.

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«ESPAÇOS DA FAU 2009 / RE-THINKING HIL 2010»

Publication on the collaboration of the D-ARCH and the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU) of the University of São Paulo, with contributions by Prof. Annette Spiro and Udo Thönnissen.

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«Models and Other Spaces»

Article by Milica Topalovic, Assistant Professor at the D-ARCH, published in the 84th issue of the «OASE Journal for Architecture».

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«Vides pour un patio, Krijn de Koning»

A book published on the occasion of the same-titled exhibition, which took place from Juli 1 until September 25 in the patio of the «Musée des Beaux-Art de Nantes», co-edited by Milica Topalovic, Assistant Professor at the D-ARCH.

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Exhibition «Stadt-Bau als Handwerk»

In the exhibition «Stadt-Bau als Handwerk» Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani presents seven of his own projects at the interface between urban design and architecture and thus demonstrates programmatically his own position in terms of urban design. The exhibition will end with a Finissage on December 14, 2011.

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Lecture of Greg Lynn

Architect, Venice (CA), USA

December 6, 2011

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Department Lecture Series «Tendencies»

Introductory Lecture of Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner

Professors of Architecture & Urban Design at the D-ARCH

December 5, 2011 PDF

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«Monopoly: Das Spiel, die Stadt und das Glück»

In his recent publication Andreas Tönnesmann reveals the secret of the worlds most successful game: Models of ideal cities and modern utopias are reduced to simple and universal rules. If you want to win, you have to forget your good education and follow your instincts.

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«Mies als Gärtner»

The publication series «Pamphlet» of the Institute of Landscape Architecture deals in the 14th issue with the relevance of nature and landscape, plants and climate in the architecture of Mies can der Rohe. Edited by the Chair of Landscape Architecture, Christophe Girot.

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