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«Einklang von Wissenschaft und Kunst»

An article on the publication «Die Bauschule am Eidgenössischen Polytechnikum in Zürich. Architekturlehre zur Zeit von Gottfried Semper (1855–1871)», edited by gta publishers, 25 November 2015, «NZZ»

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«Zürich erhält eine schwimmende Badi – für Kunstfans»

D-ARCH students developed a pavilion for the European Art biennale called Manifesta that takes place from June to August 2016 in Zurich and they combined a floating swimming bath with a bar and a cinema, 11 November 2015, «Tages-Anzeiger»

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«Haus der Zukunft»

The PLAY SRF broadcast «Haus der Zukunft» was dedicated to the topic of energy efficiency in the building industry, with Prof. em. Hansjürg Leibundgut, 18 November 2015

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«MAILING. 27»

Kees Christiaanse on digitalization, BIM and the idea of the «Smart City», online in two interviews of the «MAILING. 27» (GRUNER GRUPPE) PDF

«Planen und bauen – bald nur digital?»

Sacha Menz on the BIM (Building Information Modeling) method in theory and practice, in the magazine TEC21, issue no. 42 PDF

«Was man von Caracas lernen kann»

The retrospective «Si/No» shows the work of Hubert Klumpner and Alfredo Brillembourg’s «Urban Think Tank» , 18 November 2015, «Deutschlandradio Kultur» (picture alliance / dpa / Horst Galuschka) PDF

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«Cities need architects and artists to make them sustainable»

The Director of the FCL Singapore-ETH Centre, Peter Edwards, explains in an interview how science, technology and design can improve liveability in urban cities in the future, 06 November 2015, «www.todayonline.com»

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«Construction’s new era of innovation: Exoskeletons, 3-D printers, cross-laminated timber and more»

What are the innovations for the future? An article on different perspectives in architecture, 10 November 2015, «constructiondive.com»

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«SÍ / NO: THE ARCHITECTURE OF URBAN-THINK TANK»

The exhibition »Sí / No: The Architecture of Urban Think Tank« of Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner will be shown at the Architekturmuseum der TU München in Germany from 19 November 2015 until 21 February 2016. Prior to this, it was shown until 24 October 2015 at the Main Building of the ETH Zurich.

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«Pro Helvetia sends Christian Kerez to the Biennale»

Christian was nominated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia to exhibit at the Swiss Pavilion at the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice, 6 November 2015, «www.prohelvetia.ch»

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«Die Poesie der Wirklichkeit»

How art finds its place in the architecture of Adam Caruso’s architectural office Caruso St John, 11 November 2015, «NZZ»

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«Ans Licht geholt»

The publication «Theoretikerinnen des Städtebaus. Texte und Projekte für die Stadt», edited by Katja Frey and Eliana Perotti, art historians and Senior Researchers at the Institute of the History and Theory of Architecture at the DARCH, includes rich documental material for gender studies, history of architecture and urbanism, 12 November 2015, «NZZ»

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Master Theses A - round tour

Today on 08 December 2015, a round tour with Hubert Klumpner and interested parties through the exposition of the master theses projects of the autumn semester 2015will take place at the ETH Main Building of ETH Zurich, 5 p.m.

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«Zwei unkonventionelle ETH-Professoren»

An article on the work of Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner in informal settlements, the favelas around the globe, 12 October 2015, «Tages-Anzeiger». Their exhibition »Sí / No: The Architecture of Urban Think Tank« lasts until 24 October 2015 at the Main Building of the ETH Zurich and after that it's at the Architekturmuseum der TU München in Germany from 19 November 2015 until 21 February 2016.

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«Wir haben keine Macht»

Mellowing with age or megalomania? A talk with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron on the power of architects, the rules of the city and 37 years of HdM, in the November 2015 issue of «Hochparterre»

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«Ein Dorf macht sich schön»

The current issue of the magazine «werk, bauen + wohnen» on the new uses and conversions of the village square Valendas by Gion A. Caminada in collaboration with the architectural office Capaul & Blumenthal, in the November 2015 issue, «www.wbw.ch»

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«Experimentierfeld für Energiefassaden»

The November 2015 issue of the magazine Haustech describes the interdisciplinarity of technologies that are being tested on the House of Natural Resources (HoNR)

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«Robotik: Bauen neu programmiert»

The potential of digital construction is real and the rebound on the construction site only a question of time, according to Matthias Kohler, in the magazine «baublatt», issue of 13 November, 2015

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«Bamboo fibre is stronger and cheaper than steel, says Dirk Hebel»

Dirk Hebel on the advantages of bamboo over steel, 04 November 2015, «www.dezeen.com»

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«Der Energieturbo»

Prof. em. Hansjürg Leibundugt on obstacles and his plan concerning a turnaround in energy policy in Switzerland, 23 October 2015, «Tages-Anzeiger» (Picture: Tom Kawara)

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«Wenn Roboter Mauern bauen und Fliesen legen»

Article on the digital fabrication of machines that can be used on building sites in the future, developed by Gramazio & Kohler, 19 October 2015, «Tages-Anzeiger» PDF

«Chicago Architecture Biennial secures the city’s place as a mecca for building buffs»

An article on the Chicago Architecture Biennial and its innovative installation objects, amongst others on the ‹Rock Print›, built by the Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, in cooperation with the Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, 15 October 2015, «the guardian.com»

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«Die dezentrale Klimaanlage»

An interview with Arno Schlüter on a project of the FCL in Singapore concerning the air conditioning of rooms, in the October issue of the magazine «Haustech» PDF

«Livio Vacchini»

The publication «Livio Vaccine. Typologie – Tektonik – Transformation / Till Lensing, edited by the lectureship Building Technology and Construction (BUK ETH Zurich) and written by Till Lensing, assistant at the D-ARCH, is dedicated to the theory and the practice of the Swiss architect Livio Vacchini.

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DAM Architectural Book Award 2015 for «Density & Atmosphere»

The publication «Density & Atmosphere. On Factors relating to Building Density in the European City», edited by Dietmar Eberle and written by Eberhard Tröger, former assistant at the D-ARCH, are among the ten best architectural books in the year 2015. PDF

‹trans 27›

The new edition of «trans» with the title ‹lust› is out now.

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a + u 2015:10 / Feature: Gion A. Caminada

The japanese architecture magazine a+u (japan architecture + urbanism) dedicates a special issue to Gion A. Caminada.

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«Die Stadt der Durchreisenden»

A contribution with Fredi Fischli, gta Exhibitions, on the potential of Zurich as a city, 28 September 2015, «NZZ»

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Rock Print, Architectural installation at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial

Rock Print is the first architectural installation to be built from low-grade granular material and constructed by robotic machines. Conceived as an intriguing vertical object, the installation presents a radically new approach to The State of the Art of Architecture – the official title of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015 – and brings forward a new category of random packed, potentially fully reusable, poly-dispersed jammed structures that can be automatically fabricated in non-standard shapes. Following an initial period of robotic assembly, the installation will comprise a large-scale architectural artefact in its completed form, exhibiting distinct features, such as, for example, full material reversibility and the respective reusability of the aggregated materials; structurally active interlocking, differentiated structural performance, while yielding high geometric flexibility and articulation. Performing a full scale 3D “rock printing process” that uses the self-aggregating capacities of the material itself, this visionary project is the first collaborative installation by Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, and the Self-Assembly Lab, MIT. The Chicago Architecture Biennial will open on 3rd October 2015 an ...

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Appointment as Assistant Professor

Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich at its meeting of 23/24 September 2015 the ETH Board appointed Professor Benjamin Dillenburger as Assistant Professor of Digital Building Technologies. He has attracted international attention for his outstanding work in opening up new fields in construction. 3D architectural printing is one of his key areas of research.

Top Science Award for D-ARCH PhD student

Alireza Javadian, PhD student in the Hebel Research Group at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, wins top distinguished award in the 2015 Singapore Challenge: The Science of Future Cities for his research on Advanced Fiber Composite Materials.

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Arch_Tec_Lab

The new Arch_Tec_Lab of the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) is steadily growing. After almost a year of construction, the building will be topped out in August 2015. The completion of it is planned for July 2016. Starting autumn semester 2015 the Arch_tec_lab will be occupied.

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«Testlabor für Megacities»

An article on the FCL in Singapore and the following research project FCL II which has been approved based on the research results of the FCL in Singapore, in the September issue of the magazine «Haustech»

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«MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho with Urban-Think Tank: News from Nowhere: Zurich Laboratory»

The Korean artists MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho focus, in collaboration with Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, in the exhibition «News from Nowhere: Zurich Laboratory» on the constitution and construction of communities. A second partner in the exhibition project’s engagement with questions of space is ETH Zurich’s Future Cities Laboratory with the chair of Gerhard Schmitt. The exhibition opening was on 28 August 2015 at the MigrosMuseum für Gegenwartskunst, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zurich. The exhibition lasts from 29 August until 08 November 2015.

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«Aufgeheizte Häuser»

Arno Schlüter explains all the things that need to be taken into account at the planning stage when it gets warmer and warmer, «www.tagblatt.ch», 18 August 2015

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«Die wilden Jahre sind vorbei»

Zurich West needs visitors to stay a lively urban area, a report with Christian Schmid, «Tages-Anzeiger», 14 August 2015

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Phoenix - Bauen im Bestand / 03-2015

In the current issue of the magazine «Phoenix» with the key subject sports complex there's an article on the sports centre «Arena do Morro» in a favela in Brasil, designed by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (‹Geballte Zukunftt›, p. 28) and an article on the roof of the new ITA building Arch_Tec_Lab, constructed by a portal robot (‹Frei geformtes Holzdach›, p. 70)

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L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui / numéro 407

In the current issue of the magazine «L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui» with the key subject ‹Transformation› there's an article on Berlin's Natural History Museum which was rebuilt by Roger Diener's architectural office Diener & Diener Architekten (‹Scarred concrete, p.82) and an article on the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg's harbour which was rebuilt by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (‹Skyline palimpsest›, p. 86)

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«Reinfall am Rheinfall»

The architectural office of Adam Caruso, Caruso St John Architects, wins together with the landscape architectural office Antón & Ghiggi Landschaftsarchitektur the study of the square Kirchacker in Neuhausen, in the July/August 2015 issue of the magazine «werk, bauen + wohnen»

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Hans R. Hugi (1928-2015)

Prof. em. Dr. Hans R. Hugi died on 10 July 2015. A civil engineer by profession he was appointed as associate professor for building structures and construction at ETH Zurich in 1969. In 1976 he became full professor in the same field. For many years he was head of the institute of building technology. Besides his very successful contributions in research and teaching he also presided the ASVZ for 12 years until his retirement in 1993.

Three D-ARCH MAS students win Urban Innovations Competition 2015 in Cairo

A team of three students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design (Chair of Professor Marc Angélil ) won the First Prize in the Urban Innovations Competition 2015, which was organized by the American University in Cairo. It is part of an urban initiative aiming to provide local communities with the tools to enhance their urban environment through small-scale interventions, focusing on a low-income residential area in Cairo, Egypt.

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«Die neue Lust an Stadtplätzen»

A radio report on the design and significance of places in cities with Christian Schmid, on the Play SRF broadcast «Echo der Zeit» (as of 7 min.), 23 July 2015

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Summer School "Markets in the Tropics"

This summer students from ETH Zurich's architecture, engineering and environmental sciences department took part in the Markets in the Tropics summer school. They worked side by side with students from Uni Norte, a local university in the city of Barranquilla faced with a number of urban challenges and a rapidly growing population. Colombian and Swiss teams were brought together to develop alternative urban scenarios for the public market in the historical city, combining their knowledge and cultural backgrounds to produce new aspirations for the city.

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«Building Enthusiasm for Construction Robotics»

An article on the work of the FCL module ‹Architecture and Digital Fabrication› in Singapore, online on «inside unmanned systems»

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«Das ist öde im Quadrat!»

An interview with Günther Vogt on nature in villages and cities, «ZEIT ONLINE», 16 July 2015

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«Der Ästhet, der für die Armen baut»

An article on the work of Stephen Cairns, Scientific Director of the FCL, Singapore-ETH Centre, «Tages-Anzeiger», 18 July 2015

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«Betonkanus aus dem Robotiklabor»

Another article that was published on the concrete canoes by the students of the D-ARCH, «baublatt», 3 July 2015 PDF

«TELEVISTA: El mercado público de Barranquilla ha sido tomado por habitantes de Suiza»

TeleCaribe mentioned the Summer School in Baranquilla, Colombia, that took place from 6 until 17 July and was organized by the chair of Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, in the news of 16 July 2015

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New Dean at D-ARCH

Prof. Annette Spiro is the newly appointed dean of ETH Zurich's Department of Architecture. Prof Spiro is professor of architecture and construction of ETH Zurich since May 2007.

«Erfahrener Vermittler»

In April 2015, Sacha Menz Menz was appointed to the SIA Steering Committee. He's portrayed in the July / August 2015 issue of the magazine «Haustech»

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«Mit Betonkanus zur Regatta»

An article on canoes made of special cement using digital fabrication by students of the ETH Zurich, 25 June 2015, «Tages-Anzeiger» PDF

«Typology: Paris, Delhi, São Paulo, Athens. Review No. III»

Volume 3 of the series «Review» by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein re-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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«Schneller Beton auf dem Wasser»

Students of the ETH Zurich won the construction prize and the prize for the heaviest canoe at the German concrete canoe regatta, «www.espazium.ch»

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«ETH Zurich Pavilion - Media Coverage»

A compilation of articles, blog posts, a video and all the other media coverage on websites and social media about the ETH Zurich Pavilion made from recycled beverage packaging in New York, «ETH Global»

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«5 ideas every city should steal from Singapore»

An article on five ideas that cities should steal from Singapore, including two ideas from the FCL in Singapore, 12 June 2015, «CNN»

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«Architektur: Neues Leben hinter alten Mauern»

The theme of the project by Gion A. Caminada in Valendas is ‹making connections›, «www.beobachter.ch»

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«Blau und Grün»

A contribution on outdoor swimming pools in Oberwinterthur and Riehen (CH), the latter realized by the architectural office of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, including plans and project data, in the June issue of the magazine «werk, bauen + wohnen»

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«Die Stadt als Lounge?»

The meaning of urbanity, illuminated by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, 23 May 2015, «NZZ»

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«Das Gebäudesystem Gebäude im Fokus»

An article on the new Chair of of Architecture and Building Systems, led by Arno Schlüter, in the April issue of the magazine «Haustech» PDF

«International renommierte Büros übernehmen die Masterplanung für die Olympic City»

A report about the construction works of the new city district called Olympic City in Hamburg, where the master plan is made by, amongst others, the architectural offices of Kees Christiaanse, KCAP Architects&Planners, and Günther Vogt, VOGT Landschaftsarchitekten, «www.hafencity.com»

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«Building with Waste»

An article on the ETH Zurich Pavilion at the IDEAS CITY Festival in New York, 29 May 2015, «world-architects.com»

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«Soll denn ganz Zürich familienfreundlich werden?»

A conversation with Christian Schmid on the dispute over the noise and dirt in the Langstrasse, 26 May 2015, «NZZ»

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«Meist sind es Leute auf dem Land, die sich über Dichtestress beklagen»

An interview with Kees Christiaanse on Swiss cities and their densification, 18 May 2015, «www.migrosmagazin.ch»

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«Die Bauschule am Eidgenössischen Polytechnikum in Zürich»

The book presentation of the publication «Die Bauschule am Eidgenössischen Polytechnikum in Zürich. Architekturlehre zur Zeit von Gottfried Semper (1855–1871)», edited by gta publishers, takes place tomorrow, 20th May 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Hochparterre Bücher, Gasometerstrasse 28, 8005 Zurich.

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«Valendas»

A conversation with Gion A. Caminada about the village Valendas in the Canton of Grisons and the transformation of its village square, «Bauwelt», issue 17-18 / 2015

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«Jedes Bauteil kann anders aussehen»

A conversation with Matthias Kohler on digital building culture, «Tages-Anzeiger», 29 April 2015

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«Ungeliebte Utopie»

A report on Torre David in Caracas, Venezuela and its meaning from Alfredo Brillembourg's perspective , «Technology Review», 04 May 2015

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«Perlen am See»

Günther Vogt on the history and the meaning of the parks at the west bank of the Lake Zug, in the supplement of the May issue of the magazine «Hochparterre»

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May issue of the magazine «Hochparterre»

In the May issue of «Hochparterre» there's an interview with Prof. em. Hansjürg Leibundgut on technology (‹Man nannte mich Phantast›, p.12) and a contribution on the expansion of the Landesmuseum in Zurich by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein (‹Beton mit Tuffnote›, p. 50)

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‹Laboratory and Cabinet of Curiosities›

A report on the archive of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in Basel, in the April issue of the magazine «werk, bauen + wohnen»

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April issue of «archithese»

Christian Schmid on the link between architecture and sociology (‹Für eine transdisziplinäre Erforschung der urbanen Wirklichkeit›, p. 18) and an article on the coliseum ‹Arena do Morro, Natal› by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in Brasil, in the current issue of «archithese»

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«Dean's Interchange»

On 14 and 15 April 2015 a Dean's Interchange with representatives of different architecture schools from Europe and Overseas took place at the D-ARCH. The participants were talking about the challenges in architectural education and the growing impact of research and furthermore about internationalization and the importance of maintaining the different characters between the schools.

‹Future Cities›

A report under the heading «sustainability» on the ETH website and a video with Hubert Klumpner on the significance of future cities, «www.ethz.ch»

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«Die Zukunft beginnt heute»

A movie on the revolution of the 3D printing in the economy, including the work in the laboratory the digital fabrication at the ETH, on the PLAY SRF broadcast «Kulturplatz», 01 April 2015

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‹Age of land as parameter for sustainable transformation of Singapore's building stock›

An article by Uta Hassler (et al.) that was elaborated at the FCL module ‹Transforming and Mining Urban Stocks› and published in the magazine «Habitat International» (Vol. 48 : 20-29)

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«Neue Silhouetten»

The publication «Neue Silhouetten. Projekte von Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten in City West Zürich» presents in a magazine-like character four buildings in Zurich, realized by Marcel Meili and Makus Peter.

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«Creative Zürich Wednesday – Innovationstreiber Architektur»

Today, 15 April 2015, from 7-10 p.m. the event «Creative Zürich Wednesday» takes place at the Impact Hub Zürich, Viaduktstrasse 93-95. It's an event series organized by the Office for Economy and Labour Zurich. Tonight they pay special attention to the issue of how traditional disciplines can be combined clever and innovative and how new discoveries, products and services can be created in order to be implemented on the market. With Ludger Hovestadt and Fabio Gramazio (et al.). Registration is required.

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‹Die Europäische Stadt – eine Chimäre?›

The issue 12/2015 of the magazine «Bauwelt» entitled ‹Die Europäische Stadt – eine Chimäre?› contains contributions on the European city. In the article ‹Fünf Positionen europäische Stadt› (p. 34) there is an interview with Kees Christiaanse (‹Mittelgross und gut durchmischt: Das Städtenetz Europas bietet Voraussetzungen für die Konfrontation mit der globalisierten Gesellschaft›, p. 34) and in the article ‹Die europäische Stadt lehren› (p. 57) there's a feature on the teaching of Adam Caruso (‹Die Metropole des 20. Jahrhunderts als Vorbild›, p. 70)

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‹Modelling of Singapore's topographic transformation based on DEMs›

An article by Uta Hassler (et al.) that was elaborated at the FCL module ‹Transforming and Mining Urban Stocks› and published in the magazine «Geomorphology» (Vol. 231: 367–375)

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‹Image von Stampflehm-Bauten aufpolieren›

A report on the rammed earth pavilion on the Hönggerberg campus, in the magazine «baublatt», issue of 27 March, 2015

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«Enzyklopädie zum gestalteten Raum»

The publication «Enzyklopädie zum gestalteten Raum. Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Stadt und Landschaft, edited by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani (et al.) focuses on the complexity of the design of our living space.

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‹Häuser heizen ohne dicke Mauern›

An article on the ETH building system «2SOL» by Prof. em. Hansjürg Leibundgut which saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions, «Tages-Anzeiger», 27 March 2015

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‹Möglichkeiten des Bauens mit der Ressource Müll›

An article on how Ass.prof. Dirk Hebel (et al.) uses waste as raw material for the future, February 2015, «www.coviss.ch»

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‹Das ist ein Schlag ins Gesicht›

Philip Ursprung about the idea of building the highest tower of Europe in Vals, published in «Tages-Anzeiger», 25 March 2015

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‹Die Tragik des Unausweichlichen›

The ETH Studio Basel on the uniqueness of cities, 17 March 2015, «NZZ»

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‹trans 26›

The new edition of «trans» with the title ‹lust› is out now.

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‹The (Acoustic) Wall›

In the current issue of the magazine «Phoenix» entitled «Bauen I'm Bestand» there is an article on innovative synthetic walls for room acoustics which were elaborated by the professorship Gramazio & Kohler in cooperation with, among others, the Swiss EMPA research institute.

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«Brick»

The current issue of the magazine «werk, bauen + wohnen» is entitled «Brick». The contribution ‹Stumbling Block› (p. 23) is an interview with Matthias Kohler (et al.) and ‹Twin-leaf but Tectonic?› (p. 27) is an article written by Daniel Mettler and Daniel Studer, senior scientists, Building Technology and Construction.

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«The City as Resource. Texts and Projects 2005–2014»

The publication «The City as Resource Texts and Projects 2005–2014» by the chair of Kees Christiaanse describes methods and strategies for the city as resource using texts, student projects and examples.

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SNSF professorship for Architecture and Urban Studies

Sascha Roesler, Senior Researcher and Module Coordinator of the Research Module «Territorial Organisation» at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, was awarded a SNSF professorship in the category Architecture and Urban Studies.

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February issue of «archithese»

In the February issue «Swiss Performance 15» of the magazine «archithese» a pavilion by Annette Spiro's architectural office ‹Spiro + Gantenbein Architekten› in cooperation with the architect Elia Malevez is being presented (‹Feinfühlig und vertraut›, p. 40), an office by the architectural office ‹baumschlager eberle Architekten› of Dietmar Eberle (‹Massiv gemauert›, p. 64) and the herb centre Ricola by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (‹Neugieriger Respekt›, p. 69)

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«Pariser Türme»

An article on the «Tour-Triangle» project in Paris that should be built by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, but there's a heated debate on its realization,«Bauwelt», issue 7/2015

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«Schwebe-Experiment»

An article on a house designed by Christian Kerez at the Krönleinstrasse in Zurich, in the current issue of the magazine «werk, bauen + wohnen»

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«Bambus statt Beton»

An article on bamboo as a building material of the future and the research work of Dirk Hebel at the FCL in Singapore, «Technical Review», January 28, 2015

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«Mäzenin ermöglicht Erweiterungsbau»

After the extension of the Swiss National Museum Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein are going to build the extension of the Kunstmuseum Basel, too, an article dated January 30, 2015, «NZZ»

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«Virtual crowds for new transport reality»

An article on a simulation model of Singapore's transport system which will help planners explore land use. This project is being undertaken by the ‹Mobility and Transportation Planning› module of the FCL for the Singaporean urban and transport planning by autumn of this year, «The Straits Times», January 24, 2015

«Urban Lab launched to help address urban challenges»

The exhibition «Future Cities: Research in Action» was launched on January 23, 2015 at the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Singapore City Gallery. It brings together the Swiss-Singapore perspectives in addressing urban challenges and helping to create solutions for a more sustainable environment, «www.channelnewasia.com»

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Hans von Gunten (1930 – 2015)

Prof. em. Dr. Hans von Gunten died on January 25, 2015, at the age of 83. He was a civil engineer and dean of the Department of Architecture in 1972-1974 and dean of the Institut für Hochbautechnik (today known as the Institute of Technology in Architecture) in 1977-1979. From 1983 until his retirement in 1995 he was rector of the ETH Zurich.

«Visionen Saastal»

The exhibition «Visionen Saastal – Szenarien und Fallstudien von Studierenden der ETH Zürich» presents works of students from the D-ARCH that open up possible prospects of Saastal, a village in the mountains of Switzerland. The works were created under the supervision of Andrea Deplazes and Andreas Kohne, senior scientist at the D-ARCH, and can be seen until April 19, 2015 in Saas-Fee. PDF

«Herzog & de Meuron erneuern Helvetia-Hauptsitz in Basel»

The project «Helvetia Campus Basel» which is going to be realized by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron provides a renewal and an extension of the headquarter of the insurance company ‹Helvetia›, January 12, 2015, «www.espazium.ch»

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«Zukunft des Bauens»

Alfredo Brillembourg is going to be part of the Fachforum zur BAU 2015 (January 19–24, 2015) at the Messe Munich (DE) and discuss the future prospects of construction within the next few years, «www.dbz.de»

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«Die dauerhafte Seite der Stadt»

In the current issue of the bulletin NIKE entitled «Kulturerbe Digital» an extract from an essay on the impact of the new information technologies on the city by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani from 2002 can be read.

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«Fish and Ships»

The Master Thesis «Fish and Ships» by the postgraduate student of the D-ARCH Jan Zachmann which he designed for the diploma thesis «Gastropavillons am Zürichsee» of the chair Gigon/Guyer in 2013, has been shortlisted in the postgraduate category of the Global Architecture Graduate Awards (GAGA), «The Architectural Review» | Academic Annual 2014

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«Wie Steine im Fluss der Zeit»

Ákos Moravánszky on the function of memorials and monuments in the magazine ‹TEC21› of December 12, 2014

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«Der Bambus-Alchemist»

An article on Ass.prof. Dirk Hebel and how bamboo is working as a building material, «Tages-Anzeiger», 16 December 2014

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«Book of Copies»

The publication «Book of Copies» to the like-named exhibition shown in Venice and London, has been printed by the architecture magazine San Rocco. Tom Emerson, Visiting Lecturer Pascal Flammer, Christoph Gantenbein, Ass.prof. Milica Toplaovic and Philip Ursprung collaborated among others on this book.

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The Working Drawing is one of the best architecture books of 2014

The publication «The Working Drawing. The Architect's Tool», edited by Annette Spiro and David Ganzoni, former assistant at the D-ARCH, was selected amongst «The best architecture books of 2014» by the Guardian, «www.theguardian.com»

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«Researchers propose sustainable housing model»

An article on an alternative housing solution to land scarcity issues that proposes a low-budget housing concept for families on low incomes, developed by the FCL, «The Jakarta Post», November 15, 2014

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«BestOf» Architectural Design 2014 Students' Projects Competition

Every year, more than 300 projects are undertaken by students in the Architecture Department of the EPFL in Lausanne. The publication «BestOf» by Archizoom helps promote innovative ideas developed in educational establishments, and organizes a competition open to all students. Selected by a jury of practising architects or critics external to the school, the winning projects are exhibited at the beginning of each academic year and published in a book. This year, Annette Spiro was among the jury members.

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«Rochade im ETH-Studio Basel»

An article on the retirement of Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Roger Diener in 2015 and the future of ETH Studio Basel, «Schweiz am Sonntag», November 08, 2014

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«Asnago Vender and the Construction of Modern Milan»

The publication «Asnago Vender and the Construction of Modern Milan», edited by Adam Caruso and Helen Thomas, looks at the influence of the italian architects Asnago and Claudio Vender on Mailand in the 20th century.

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«Slow Architecture»

An article in the magazine «GROHE» on examples of sustainability in architecture, including the clay building art by Visiting Lecturer Martin Rauch.

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«RI, Swiss universities ink deal on city research»

An article on the planned cooperation of the FCL with The University of Indonesia (UI), «The Jakarta Post», November 08, 2014

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«baublatt» Nr. 47

An article on the projects in the canton of Basel-Stadt, inter alia, on the expansion plan for the Roche headquarter developed by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (‹Basel übertrumpft Zürich›, p.6) and an article on the extension of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich which is going to be realized by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein (‹Kabinettstücke der Ingenieurskunst›, p. 18 et seq.) can be found in the magazine «baublatt» of November 21, 2014

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«Spaces of Change»

The publication «Spaces of Change», edited by Marc Angélil and Cary Siress, compiles excerpts from on-going research conducted by the team of the Territorial Organisation module at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore.

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«Heilige Landschaft – Heilige Berge»

The publication «Heilige Landschaft – Heilige Berge», edited by Prof. em. Dr. Werner Oechslin of the Werner Oechslin Library Foundation, shows what religions have to do with landscape, in particular with mountains.

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Special prize for «Zernez Energia 2020»

On the occasion of the «Zurich Klimapreis 2014» the project «Zernez Energia 2020» awarded the special prize ‹Bauten & Wohnen› endowed with CHF 10'000 on November 26, 2014. The project was conceived under the guidance of Kees Christiaanse's professorship.

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