Registration for examinations in the winter semester takes place via a completed examination slip and not via Campus Management. Registration via Campus Management for individual impromptu exams is not possible. Attendance at the issue date on 17 December and submission of the impromptu slip for handing in/presentation on 21 January are sufficient.
The December 17 impromptu handout will be at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom at this link
Meeting ID: 686 2876 8455
ID code: 826796
The 1st Engadine Architecture Days will take place next week at the Fundaziun Nairs near Tarasp. Curated by Roger Boltshauser and Christian Inderbitzin, the days will focus on the architectural identity of the high valley. In the course of three panels (Tradition and Present of the Engadine, External Perception of the Engadine and Potentials of the Engadine), a wide variety of questions on the topic will be discussed with local and international guests. Christian Inderbitzin will moderate the discussion on Friday, 22 October with Momoyo Kaijima, Jonathan Sergison and Jaume Mayol. Click here for the detailed programme.
The teaching program for the current semester is online. Queries about the Master Studio can be made via Zoom on 13 October at 16:30.
Meeting-ID: 647 7819 2681
Christian Inderbitzin has contributed a short essay to the current book publication by Daniel Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten from Zurich. The book will be presented in Zurich on 7 October 2021 and will be published by Hochparterre Bücher. Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin and Ganz Landscape Architects have enjoyed a long and friendly collaboration, which has found expression in numerous building projects as well as the exhibition project Garden at the Architektur Galerie Berlin. The exhibition was followed by a publication under the same name with contributions by Martin Steinmann and Stephen Bates.
"Basel has an international reputation as a city of architecture and a long tradition in the field of new music.ZeitRäume Baselhas been bringing these two areas together since 2015: Every two years, a compact and innovative festival presents numerous actors, institutions and artists* from the region, Switzerland as well as the international space at a wide variety of venues." As a representative of Countdown2030, a Basel-based association that promotes sustainable building culture, Conrad will give a lecture on Saturday, September 18, followed by a discussion.
Christian Inderbitzin's architectural practice has won the 2019 Swiss Art Award. The award-winning project will be realized this September and will frame this year's Swiss Art Awards exhibition in Basel. The vernissage will take place on September 20, and Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin will speak with Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen at the finissage on September 26. The installation, entitled Anthropomorphic Form, forms a textile roof that spans the exhibition hall and hangs from forty-two ropes. Sensors that record visitor behavior feed an algorithm that controls the motors of the ropes and makes the textile form new spaces again and again. The spatial formations alternate between archaic tent roof and mimetic cloud.
This year, the second-year design course at the Oslo School for Architecture and Design(AHO) will focus on large-scale housing. As an introduction to the topic, various guests will be invited to present selected housing projects under the title "developing ideas + selected housing projects". The request is not for their own work, but for projects that are inspirations for the speakers themselves and to which they have a personal or academic connection. On September 15, Conrad Kersting will give a lecture on the Hammer I residential building by Diener&Diener Architekten. Together with Christoph Merian Verlag, Conrad is currently working on a publication about this building.
Start 19.00 h
Under this title, Elli Mosayebi and Christian Inderbitzin, together with Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, discussed the question: Have we ever been postmodern? In doing so, they explore the role that some marginal figures (but also protagonists) of the Zurich architectural scene of the 1960s and 1970s play for recent and contemporary architecture in Switzerland, in that they each broke with modernism in different ways. With a view to the present, the assumption suggests itself that the formal absence of an international postmodernism has released an all the more effective, subversive transformation energy. In connection with the talk of 31 August 2021, there is an online exhibition with pictures by Gion von Albertini showing some of the buildings discussed.
Christian Inderbitzin and Elli Mosayebi have published a jointly written article on bay windows in the architectural journal Werk, Bauen und Wohnen, issue "Besser Wohnen" 7/8-2021. In it, they describe the various functions and potentials of the building element in current residential construction based on a selection of their own projects. As designers, they see the bay window as an option of resistance against a smooth and marketing-conform architecture. Click here for Werk, Bauen und Wohnen.
On the 29th of July the final presentation of the Masterstudios will take place at our studio.
Dial-in starting at 8:45 am at:
Meeting-ID: 615 6353 1094
identification code: 023158
On 27 July, Conrad Kersting will be a guest critic in the Bachelor Studio of André Kempe and Oliver Thill at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The students of the 2nd semester deal with the type of villa.
On June 30, Christian Inderbitzin will give his inaugural lecture. You are all cordially invited! In his lecture, Christian Inderbitzin will address some of the issues that concern him in teaching, research and practice, as well as present a project from his office.
Dial-in 6.45 p.m., start 7.00 p.m.
As part of the Corners of modernity project, Christian Inderbitzin's architectural practice was invited to address the legacy of modernity in an exhibition. The installation Circuit, on show in Lausanne in June 2021, takes as its theme the waste that must be seen as a product of modernity and our prosperity. The still life on a large pile of compost combines organic and inorganic waste and pleads for an imaginary world of cycles, where waste grows into new things that perish once again. Click here for the website of the organizer, Maladière moderne, Lausanne
On 25 June, Conrad Kersting will give a lecture at the first edition of a new online conference of the Chamber of Architects of Baden Württemberg. Under the heading 'What if... we talk about tomorrow?', he will represent the Countdown2030 association on a panel on questions of future living in the city.
The Vacancy - no vacancy living laboratory will be given a second life after its research period at ETH Zurich. On 22 June 2021, it will be transported to the Kunstgiesserei Sitterwerk near St. Gallen, where it will be used by guests and artists of the foundry. The research project on performative space was developed in collaboration between the Chair of Architecture and Design of Elli Mosayebi and the architectural office of Christian Inderbitzin. The apartment is also a prototype for the residential building currently under construction on Stampfenbachstrasse in Zurich. Click here for Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin.
As part of the Master's Studio Ideal and Reality, the Chair of City and Housing will be holding another small colloquium entitled "Wood and Brick" on the morning of 4 June 2021. Dr. Wilko Potgeter has done his doctorate on brick shell construction in the age of industrialization and will talk about brick and masonry in accordance with this topic. Daniel Kaschub is an architect in the architectural office of Baumberger & Stegmeier, where he was project manager of a very large residential building in timber frame construction, the Haus Krokodil in Winterthur. He will present the project to us and tell us about the challenges of timber construction on this scale. Finally, Christian Inderbitzin will present some current projects from his practice that focus on simple building with brick and wood. You are all cordially invited to participate!
Dial-in 8.45, start 9.00, end 12.00
In May 2021, Christian Inderbitzin's architectural office won the competition for a residential building for the "Einfach wohnen" foundation in Zurich-Unterstrass. The project sets new standards for living with little individual space consumption and a lot of communal space. In its architectural conception, the house is determined by the old tree population, which is largely preserved, as well as a construction that is simple, adaptable and cost-effective. Click here for Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin.
Examination registration for our impromptu in the summer semester takes place by means of a completed impromptu slip and not via Campus Management. Registration via Campus Management for individual impromptu exams is not possible. Attendance at the distribution date on the 2. of June and submission of the impromptu slip for delivery/presentation on the 11. of June are sufficient.
The impromptu handout on the 2. of June will be at 9:30 a.m. under this link:
As part of the Master's Studio Ideal and Reality, the Chair of City and Housing is organising a colloquium entitled "Fügungen" on the morning of 21 May 2021, at which six guests will each present and discuss a project from their practice. What interests us about the projects is the linking of a housing idea with a specific and sustainable construction beyond conventional solid construction. You are all cordially invited to participate!
Dial-in 8.45 a.m., start 9.00 a.m., end 12.30 p.m.
As part of the Master's Studio Ideal and Reality, the Chair of City and Housing is organising a colloquium entitled "Building differently?" on the morning of May 6, 2021, where four guests will present their concepts and approaches for a different, sustainable building and put them up for discussion. The four guests each represent different fields. Prof. Florian Nagler combines academic teaching with building in his research project Einfach bauen and will tell us about it. Prof. Dirk Hebel, a leading figure in sustainable building, will speak from the world of research, Severin Lenel, a consultant with Intep from St. Gallen, will provide insights into his practical consulting work, and Palle Petersen, editor of the architecture magazine Hochparterre, will report on his work as a critic and observer of current trends in sustainable building. You are all cordially invited to attend!
Dial-in 8.45 a.m., start 9.00 a.m., end 1.00 p.m.
At the beginning of April, Christian Inderbitzin's architectural office completed a residential building in Pfäffikon/ Zurich and handed it over to the tenants. The house focuses on living away from the urban centres, which is reflected in the floor plans as well as the materials and construction of the building. The house is the office's most cost-effective residential project to date. Click here for Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin.
The Graz Architecture Lectures 2021 are dedicated to the topic of "corrections". There is no design process that comes about without corrections to previous ideas, plans and sometimes also convictions. Corrections are the most important motor for change and (in the best sense) progress - especially in the field of architecture. However, corrections are rarely talked about publicly.
GAL21 - Corrections will take place on Wednesday, March 24 and on Thursday, March 25 from 16.00 - 19.00 via Webex.
The teaching program for the current semester is online.
In March 2021, Christian Inderbitzin's architectural office won the competition for a cooperative housing development with around 130 apartments in Zurich-Schwamendingen. The project is one of the first building blocks along the enclosure of the local motorway section that is currently under construction, marking an urban development turning point in the neighbourhood. The buildings are designed in a timber construction, with the primary structure being a skeleton. With timber construction and other additive joining principles, the project is consistently focused on renewable resources, system separation and circular economy. Click here for Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin.
The programme of the Master's draft in the summer semester 2021 is online
The Badische Neueste Nachrichten newspaper is celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary with an anniversary edition. In its look into the future, it asked Christian Inderbitzin and Markus Kaltenbach about the current and expected changes in the city as well as the challenges in building and living. Under this link you can find the whole statement. Click here for the article in the BNN.
We say goodbye to our colleague Markus Kaltenbach and thank him for the extremely pleasant and productive collaboration. As a long-time employee at the Institute Design of City and Landscape, Markus was the first employee of our professorship City and Housing after its reestablishment. After completing his doctorate last year, he is now devoting himself more to practical work. We wish him all the best and are already looking forward to welcoming him as a guest at KIT.
On Thursday, February 25, the final critique of our master studio "Archetypes and Hybrids" took place. We would like to thank our excellent guests, Elli Mosayebi from ETH Zurich and Alex Lehnerer from TU Graz.
Our brochure "Die räumliche Relevanz berufsbedingter Nebenwohnsitze" (Markus Kaltenbach) is now available online. It documents a part of the research project "Daheim Unterwegs" funded by the KIT Strategy Fund. The work was done in cooperation with VOLKSWOHNUNG GmbH.
In the context of the research project "Daheim Unterwegs" (Prof. K. Gothe, Prof. Dr. C. Kramer, funded by the KIT-Strategiefond), an expert workshop on the spatial relevance of occupational multilocality took place on October 13. Besides Dr. Markus Kaltenbach, who organized the workshop, Prof. Christian Inderbitzin also participated in the event.
Here selected works from the past semesters are presented
The teaching program for the winter semester 20/21 is online.
The Chair of City and Housing would like to thank Prof. Elli Mosayebi (ETH / EMI Architekten), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Karmann-Wössner (Head of Stadtplanungsamt Karlsruhe), Prof. Uwe Schröder (RWTH Aachen) and Eva-Maria Mitterwieser for their guest critique on 30.07.2020 in the master studio "Archetypes and Hybrids".
The Chair of City and Housing would like to thank Prof. Anne-Julchen Bernhardt (BeL Sozietät für Architektur & RWTH Aachen) and Roman Leonhartsberger (pan m & TU München) for their guest critique on 22.07.2020 at Studio Kontext "Neuenburg: Living between 3 countries".