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IASS 2018 Hangai Prize
Léa Boulic is one of the four awardees of the 2018 Hangai Prize from the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures for her paper "Design strategies of hybrid bending-active systems based on graphic statics and a constrained force density method”.
IASS 2018 Video Competition Organizers′ Choice award
Hannes Hofmann has won the Organizers′ Choice award in the IASS 2018 video competition. The competition asked for an engaging 2 minute video presenting recent research. You can watch the video here.
Honorable Mention for stadium design
The design of the interdisciplinary team around Andrea Biancardi, Lukas Ingold, Ole Ohlbrock and Hannes Hofmann was receiving an honorable mention within the VDI- competion "Vision Wildparkstadion". You find more information here.
IASS 2018 Annual International Symposium Boston
Dr. Matthias Beckh, Giulia Boller, Léa Boulic, Lluis Enrique Monzo, Hannes Hofmann and Patrick Ole Ohlbrock presented their latest research at the IASS 2018 Annual International Symposium in Boston on July 16-20.
Lecture Southeast University (SEU) Nanjing
Pierluigi D′Acunto and Ting Cao have been invited by Prof. Zhang to give a lecture about their research projects on the 21.06.2018 at Department of Architecture at the Southeast University in Nanjing.
Workshop Southeast University (SEU) Nanjing
Pierluigi D′Acunto and Ting Cao will lead a workshop on graphic statics open to the architecture students of the Southeast University in Nanjing between the 11.06 and 16.06.2018.
Studio Kerez: Final crit with Prof. Schwartz
As part of the supervision of Integrated Discipline, Prof. Schwartz takes part at the final crit of Christian Kerez′s studio. Time: Friday, 01.06.2018. Location: HIP pavilion for architecture.
Call for applications – ETH Summer School in Rome
The summer school (22. – 29. Juli), organized in a collaboration between the ETH Zürich and the Istituto Svizzero di Roma, focuses on the urban development of Rome during the postwar period. Apply until May 21st.
Bjarke Ingels Group
Patrick Ole Ohlbrock was invited by BIGengineering to give a presentation about the current state of his research, on 13.04.2018 at BIG′s Copenhagen Office.
Lecture EPFL Structural Xploration Lab
Pierluigi D′Acunto and Patrick Ole Ohlbrock have been invited by Prof. Corentin Fivet to give a lecture about their research projects on Monday, the 5.02.2018 at the smart living lab in Fribourg. More information can be found here.
3 open PhD positions at ITA
The ITA Institute of Technology in Architecture again offers 3 PhD positions in its Doctoral Programme in Architecture & Technology. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply. Deadline is 31 January 2018.
Welche Konstruktion?
Together with the chair of Prof Laurent Stalder we host the upcoming "10th Architekturgespräche" on Saturday, 2.12.2017 in the Werner Oechslin Library in Einsiedeln with the topic "Welche Konstruktion?" (Which construction?) A major focus is on the role of the structural engineer as a designer in the planning process. Program here.
Der entwerfende Ingenieur
Zum 60. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. Joseph Schwartz veranstalten wir am 11. November in der Semperaula der ETH Zürich das Kolloquium "Der entwerfende Ingenieur" und diskutieren mit Architekten und Ingenieuren Grundzüge einer transdisziplinäre Denkkultur. Programm hier.
Lecture: Marcel Baumgartner
The architect Marcel Baumgartner will give a lecture about the construction of the Monte Rosa Alpine Hut in the design studio „Bauen im Hochgebirge“ of the Chair of Structural Design on Wednesday, 22.11.17, at 16:00 in the HIB Open Space 3.
Lecture: Savioz Fabrizzi
As part of the design studio Schwartz HS2017, the architect Laurent Savioz will give a lecture entitled «constructions d’altitude» on Tuesday, 21.11.17, at 17:00 in HIB Open Space 3.
Laurent Ney and Partners
Patrick Ole Ohlbrock and Pierluigi D′Acunto have been invited by Laurent Ney and Partners to present recent developments of the Combinatorial Equilibrium Modelling framework within a workshop on the 24th of October in Brussels.
Research exchange with the Université catholique de Louvain
Dr. Mario Rinke, Pierluigi D′Acunto and Patrick Ole Ohlbrock have been invited as academic guests at the Chair of Structures and Technologies at the Université catholique de Louvain from 16.10.2017 to 27.10.2017.
Lecture EPFL IBOIS
Pierluigi D′Acunto and Lukas Ingold have been invited by the Chair of Timber Construction IBOIS at EPF Lausanne to present their current research on folded plate structures on the 4th of October 2017. Their lecture will focus on the approach of Sergio Musmeci to structural folding.
IASS 2017 Annual International Symposium Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Joseph Schwartz, Dr. Matthias Beckh, Dr. Mario Rinke, Lea Boulic, Ting Cao, Pierluigi D′Acunto, Lukas Ingold and Patrick Ole Ohlbrock represent the Chair at the IASS 2017 Annual International Symposium in Hamburg from September 25 to 28.
Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
Patrick Ole Ohlbrock and Pierluigi D′Acunto have been invited by Schlaich Bergermann und Partner to present recent developments of the Combinatorial Equilibrium Modelling framework within a workshop on the 15th of September in the Stuttgart office.
Design Studio Schwartz HS2017
The design studio will focus on architectural concepts for the high alpine zone. In collaboration with the Swiss Alpine Club SAC, we will design a mountain cabin and a bivouac. More information here.
Design Studio Schwartz FS2017: Final Jury
We look forward to the final jury of the Design Studio "Swiss Space Center: A New Ground Station for Earth Observation". The final jury will take place on Wednesday 31.05 at 9:00 in HIB Open Space 3. More information here.
Lecture Snøhetta
As part of the final jury of Design Studio Schwartz FS2017, on Tuesday the 30.05 at 18:00 in HIB Open Space 3, Patrick Lüth (Partner and Managing Director at Snøhetta Innsbruck) will give a lecture entitled Continuous State of Re-invention. Please find more information here.
2 open PhD positions
For two new research projects we are looking for doctoral candidates starting on the 1st of October 2017, or by arrangement. One project is on the experimental shell design of Heinz Isler, the other on modern Swiss timber construction in the 20th c.. Please apply online using the links.
Lecture Barozzi / Veiga
As part of the course Design Studio Schwartz FS2017 on the 11.04 at 14:00 in HIL E67 (Red Hell) the architecture office Barozzi/Veiga will give a lecture entitled Artificial Landscapes. Please find more information here.
Architektur und Tragwerk
Vertiefungsfach Frühjahrssemester 2017 - Im Mittelpunkt stehen konstruktive und tragwerkstechnische Fragestellungen der Umsetzung. Der Fokus liegt auf dem Zusammenwirken von Entwurfskonzept und Tragwerk und auf dem verwendeten Material und den Besonderheiten des Entwerfens und Konstruierens mit unterschiedlichsten Materialien. Mehr Informationen finden Sie hier.
Symposium - 3D Graphic Statics
In collaboration with the Structural Xploration Lab (EPFL) and the Chair for Structures & Technologie (UC Louvain), on the 06.02.2017 our Chair of Structural Design will co-hosts a symposium entitled "3D Graphic Statics: past, present, future". More information can be found here.
Design Studio Schwartz FS2017
The Design Studio will be focused on the design of a new ground station for earth observation in collaboration with the Swiss Space Center. This will combine a tower for satellite communication, a research hub and facilities for visitors. More information here.
IASS Tokyo 2020 Design Competition
We are happy to announce that our team (Pierluigi D′Acunto, Lukas Ingold and Ole Ohlbrock) is among the selected winners of the IASS 2016 Design Competition for the New National Stadium Japan. Please find more information here.
3 open PhD positions at ITA
The ITA Institute of Technology in Architecture again offers 3 PhD positions in its Doctoral Programme in Architecture & Technology. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply. Deadline is 31 January 2017.
Lecture Manuel Aires Mateus
As part of the elective course Experimental Explorations on Space and Structure, on Thursday 21.04 at 18:00 at HIL E1 the architect Manuel Aires Mateus will give a lecture entitled Building the Space. More information can be found here.
Boras University
Juan Jose Castellon has been invited by the University of Boras to present his current research at the Swedish School of Textiles on the 12th of October. Additionally, on the 13th of October he will discuss potential research collaborations between both institutions.
IASS 2016 Annual International Symposium Tokyo
Pierluigi D′Acunto, Lluis Enrique, Lukas Ingold and Patrick Ole Ohlbrock represent the Chair at the IASS 2016 Annual International Symposium in Tokyo, Japan from September 26 to 30.
Design Studio Schwartz
We are looking forward to our third design Studio. More informations about the runnig semster (Spring 2016) you can get here.
Workshop - Advances in Architectural Geometry - Zürich
Pierluigi D′Acunto and Ole Ohlbrock run a workshop within the "Advances in Architectural Geometry" - conference in Zurich. More information can be found here.
International Conference on Structures and Architecture 2016
Joseph Schwartz, Maria Vrontissi, Mario Rinke and Lukas Ingold represent the Chair at the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA) 2016 in Guimarães, Portugal from July 27th to 29th.
Design Studio Schwartz - final jury 1st of June 2016
We are looking forward to the final jury of our design studio "Die Reithalle - ein Ort der Konzentration" with our guests F. Romero, C. Steiger, J. Barahona and U. Kälin (HIL E 67, 13:00 - 16:30). More information about the studio (Spring 2016) can be found here.
Guest lecture Andreas Hamann (Jüngling Hagmann Architekten)
Next Thursday 12 May, 1pm at HIL E 67, architect Andreas Hamann (Jüngling Hagmann Architekten) will speak about the complex relationship of structure and space in his own work and his interest in historic references (part of "Force Material Form"): Info.
Lecture Alberto Campo Baeza
As part of the elective course Experimental Explorations on Space and Structure, on Thursday 21.04 at 18:00 at HIL E1 the architect Alberto Campo Baeza will give a lecture entitled Tectonic and Stereotomic. More information can be found here.
Lecture Tullia Iori & Sergio Poretti
On Thursday 14.04. (13:00, Room E67.1), the Professors Tullia Iori and Sergio Poretti will give a lecture with the title «The Italian School of Engineering» as part of the course Force Material Form.
Design Studio Schwartz
We are looking forward to our second design Studio. The project will run as a pilot in the academic year 2015/16. More informations about the runnig semster (Spring 2016) you can get here.
Lecture Dr. Santiago Calatrava "Stations"
As part of the design studio Architektur und Tragwerk (Studio V-IX) Gleis 4 - Ein Bahnhof mit Markthalle, on Wednesday 9th of December 2015 at 4PM 16:00 Uhr the architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava will give a lecture entitled "Stations". The lecture will take place at HIL E3.
Lecture Sancho-Madridejos
As part of the elective course Experimental Explorations on Space and Structure, on Thursday 05.11 at 9:00 the architects Sancho-Madridejos will give a lecture entitled The Fold as Generator of Spaces. The lecture will take place at HIL E 67 (Red Hell).
Exhibition Construction and Transformation
As the results of a special semester-long workshop, some experimental pieces of furniture will be on display from 23.10 to 29.10 in the Architekturforum Zürich. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday 22.10 at 18:30. Tour and discussion on 23.10 at 18:30.
Design Studio Schwartz
We are looking forward to our first design Studio. The project will run as a pilot in the academic year 2015/16. More informations about the runnig semster (Fall 2015) you can get here.
Design Modelling Symposium 2015 Copenhagen
At the Design Modelling Symposium 2015 in Copenhagen, a conference focused on the topic of Modelling Behaviour, Ole Ohlbrock will give an overview on his research in a lecture entitled Balancing Behaviours - Designing with Combinatorial Equilibrium Models.
IASS 2015 Symposium Amsterdam
From the 17th to the 19th of August Ting Cao, Pierluigi D ′Acunto, Lluis Enrique, Ole Ohlbrock and Maria Vrontissi will present their own research at the IASS 2015 Symposium in Amsterdam.
IASS 2015 Expo Amsterdam
The suspended structure foldKITE designed by Pierluigi D ′Acunto, Juanjo Castellon, Alessandro Tellini (ETH Zürich Raplab) and Shibo Ren (Arup Amsterdam) will be on display at the IASS 2015 Expo in the Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam) from the 20.06 to the 20.08.
5th International Congress on Construction History
Joseph Schwartz, Mario Rinke and Lukas Ingold represent the Chair at the 5th International Congress on Construction History in Chicago from June 3rd to 7th.
Thomas Mayer (photographer)
Thomas Mayer will show his images of protection structures which he took for GEO magazin in "Kanton Uri". The lecture is part of the elective course "Architecture and Building Structure" and takes place at HIL E8 on 1st of April 15 at 6PM.
Workshop Estructuras Colaborativas in Santiago de Chile
Matthias Beckh, Pierluigi D′Acunto and Juanjo Castellon will represent the Chair in the International Workshop Estructuras Colaborativas that will take place in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from the 16th to the 18th of March. The workshop will be led with the support of Alessandro Tellini from the Raplab.
Successful InnovEDUm application
Our project "Geometry - Based Structural Design" for the development of a unified approach to teach structural design, a collaboration between the Chairs of Prof. Block and Prof. Schwartz, has been approved by the teaching advisory of the ETH and will be supported by an InnovEDUm grant.
CCA Montreal
Juanjo Castellon has been invited by the Canadian Center of Architecture to pursue a research residency in Montreal from the 17th to the 31st of October and will be giving a lecture about his current research on the 23rd of October.
Book Launch Conference
In mid-October the anthology Holz: Stoff oder Form, edited by Mario Rinke and Joseph Schwartz, will be published. On the 1st of November some of the contributions featured in the book will be presented in a conference. All those interested are kindly invited.
6OSME Tokyo
On the 12th August 2014 Pierluigi D′Acunto and Juanjo Castellon will give a lecture entitled Folding Augmented: A Design Method to Integrate Structural Folding in Architecture at the 6OSME Conference at the University of Tokyo.
Apéro 9th April 14: concrete benches
On 27th of March our concrete benches have been delivered. On 9th April at 6PM we invite all involved persons for an Apéro to celebrate the  successful result of our teamwork. Many thanks to the RapLab and the concrete lab of ETH Zurich.  
Symposium: Thermodynamic Materialism II
Through a series of short lectures the symposium that has been organised by the chair will take place at the ETH Zurich on 29.11.2013 and is trying to map some of the current approaches towards a rethinking of the interaction of solid and void and the inherent architectural potential
Lecture at EPFL
On 2.12.2013 Juanjo Castellon will give a lecture entitled The Spatial Potential of Hollow Structures invited by the Chair of Prof. Jeannette Kuo at EPFL. This lecture is part of the contents provided to the students of second year′s design studio, this year around the topic Constructing Logics: The Vision Machine.
Encounter
As part of the lectures series Encounter at the Faculty of Architecture at the IE University in Madrid Toni Kotnik will give a lecture titled Digital Poiesis: Architecture between Physical Necessity and Freedom of Design on 28.11.2013 .
Interdisciplinarity - Theory and/or Practice?
On 12.11.2013 Prof. Joseph Schwartz will give a lecture on the topic of construction and beauty as part of the lecture series Interdisciplinarity - Theory and/or Practice? at the DFG-Graduate Programme Art and Engineering an der Technical University Hamburg-Harburg.
Form Finding, Form Shaping, Designing Architecture
Prof. Joseph Schwartz and Toni Kotnik are presenting some ideas on the interplay of architecture and engineering at the conference Form Finding, Form Shaping, Designing Architecture that is taking place at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio between 10.10 to 11.10.2013.
The Future of Energy
Toni Kotnik has been invited by the GSAPP at Columbia University to join a panel at the daylong conference The Future of Energy that is taken place at the Modern Museum of Art in New York on 2nd October 2013.
Design Modelling Symposium
At the 4.Design Modelling Symposium 2013 in Berlin, a conference aiming at Rethinking Prototyping, Toni Kotnik and Pierluigi D′Acunto will present some theoretical thoughts on structural design under the title "Operative Diagramatology".
Lecture at UOSARCH Seoul
On the 26th September 2013 Juanjo Castellon and Pierluigi D′Acunto will give a lecture entitled Material,Form&Force-Flow: Towards a Holistic Undestanding on Design Thinking at University of Seoul School of Architecture.
Augmented Innovations
Juanjo Castellon and Pierluigi D′Acunto will present the results of the research project "Augmented Innovations" developed as a collaboration between the Chair of Structural Design and Samsung ′s Next Generation Design Group. The presentation will be hold on 23.09 at Samsung′s Corporate Design Centre in Seoul.
foldDESK
The new folded meeting table for Prof. Dr. Joseph Schwartz office was delivered. Many thanks to the designers Özgür Keles and Pierluigi D′Acunto and to the company Gysi from Baar.
Augmented Innovations
As part of a collaboration between the Chair of Structural Design and the Next Generation Design Group at Samsung′s Corporate Design Centre, starting from Monday 02.09, a workshop held by Juanjo Castellon and Pierluigi D′Acunto will take place at ETH Zurich to discuss the developments of the project "Augmented Innovations".
Second International Conference Structures and Architecture
Many chair members will take part on ICSA 2013 at Guimaraes (Portugal). During three days Prof. Dr. Schwartz, Lara Borgonovi e Silva, Juliana Felkner, Mario Rinke and Maximilian Schrems will persent papers.
Spanish Meeting on Computational Geometry
Llius Enrique nd Rafel Jaume (FU Berlin) will be presenting the article "Stackable Tessellations" at the XV Spanish Meeting on Computational Geometry which will be held in Seville on the 26-28th of June.
CAADRIA 2013 Singapore
On Friday the 17th May 2013 Maximilian Schrems will be talking about "Statically motivated form finding based on extended graphical statics (EGS)" at the CAADRIA 2013 conference at the National University of Singapore.
Tensinet Symposium 2013
On the 9th of May 2013 Pierluigi D′Acunto will give a lecture on the project "AA/ETH Pavilion" at the Tensinet Symposium 2013 at the Mimar Sinan Fine-Art University (Istanbul).
Machines und architecture
On 2nd May 2013 Wolfgang König, professor of the history of technology, will be giving a guest lecture on "Algorithm and intuition - a possible analogy for architecture theory from the history of machine construction": 14:00 HIL E 67 (red hell)
SSCI
On the 18th of April Juliana Felkner will attend the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) at NTU, Singapore to present her work on interactive structural optimization and the architectural design of truss structures.
ETH-GSD Symposium
A research team consisting of Toni Kotnik, Juanjo Castellon and Pierluigi D′Acunto will take part in the symposium Thermodynamic Materialism organized by the Unit of   Prof. Iñaki Abalos  at GSD Harvard on Thursday 11th  of April. 
Future Traditions
At the symposium Future Traditions at the University of Porto on the impact of the computer on the discipline of architecture Toni Kotnik will be talking about the formalization of various kinds of perception by means of geometry
Princeton University
Toni Kotnik has been invited by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment to present his research approch towards the geometric logic of energy flows at Princeton University at a lecture on Monday 4 March.

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