Within the framework of the Bachelor and Master Studio Constructed Natures, the Chair of City and Living will host a second colloquium on the morning of January 18. iDA Architects from Zurich will present the new greenhouse for the Botanical Garden in Grüningen, which is oriented in its structure to the surrounding vegetation. Sophie von Schwerin, associate at Ganz Landschaftsarchitekt*innen in Zurich and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland, talks about her dissertation on the Berggarten in the context of botanical gardens. Johannes Kuehn, partner of the Berlin office Kuehn Malvezzi, will present two works that are characterized by their function as greenhouses in symbiotic relationships with other typologies. Lars Ruge, landscape architect and office manager of Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten in Zurich, will use the Masoala Rainforest Hall at Zurich Zoo, completed in 2003, to demonstrate how closed environments with artificial climates provide access to other realities. Afterwards we would like to discuss with our guests and talk about the connections and interactions of natures and constructions. You are all cordially invited to participate!
As part of the Bachelor's and Master's Studio Constructed Natures, the Chair of City and Housing will host a first colloquium on the morning of November 9. Van Bergen Kolpa Architects from Rotterdam will present the project Agrotopia, a research institution for urban food production with different artificial climates. Prof. Peter Nick, head of research on molecular cell biology at KIT, talks about the importance of botanical research and its perspectives. The architectural firm Comte/Meuwly from Zurich will present their work, in whose expression and function glass architectures play a significant role. Maurus Schifferli, landscape architect from Bern, will talk about, among other things, the recently completed bird house at Basel Zoo. Afterwards we would like to discuss with our guests and talk about the connections and interactions of natures and constructions. You are all cordially invited to participate!
From November 10-12, we will take a joint field trip to London and the surrounding area to visit a number of historic greenhouses and gardens and contemporary architecture. In London we will visit the Aviary London Zoo, the Barbican Conservatory and have dinner together at the Garden Museum. In addition to a tour of Kew Gardens in Brighton, our excursion will focus on a visit to Petworth House and Gardens. We will visit different glasshouses and some landscape gardens to get a deeper understanding of this typology for the coming semester. We look forward to an inspiring time together in the natural spaces of London!
In the coming semester, we will take the exhibition project for the upcoming KIT anniversary as an opportunity to look at the history and infrastructures of the botanical gardens in Karlsruhe. This history goes back to the 18th century and is based on aristocratic curiosity and the need for representation and enjoyment. Later, it finds its way into the academy, the bourgeoisie, and modern research, which is still enduring and significant at KIT today. Botanical gardens are heterotopic places that enable "silent journeys" to distant and imagined spaces - spaces with a different climate and exotic vegetation. Science and technology create the conditions for these constructed natures. In the draft we want to attempt to continue the genealogy of gardens and greenhouses in Karlsruhe - whether in the form of a new installation or a further construction remains open for the time being. The semester will be accompanied by contributions and critiques from experts. The integrated immersion course will serve to develop the basics, to build knowledge and to work out the contents and presentation of the exhibition. On the excursion to London we will have a look at some beautiful glass houses.
In the seminar Forest Garden, Flower Garden we work together on the realization of the two courtyard projects for the Faculty Building of Architecture. The students of the past master studio Imagination and Mimesis are offered space and supervision for realization of their designs with the seminar. All other students are invited to participate and collaborate. We hope for a growing group that will become part of this lasting project for the Faculty of Architecture. The forest and flower garden mean an aesthetic and functional enhancement of the two courtyards, benefiting the microclimate, biodiversity and people.
In the seminar Error/Accupuncture we will take a methodical reinterpretation. Together we will make use of the error as a spatial and design tool in the context of a small architectural intervention within an existing building. We want to consciously integrate error into the process of design in order to destabilize ourselves and thereby establish a way of dealing with it, but also an honest culture of discussion about it. Accompanying this, we will develop a theoretical background that supports our speculative thesis. The error as something positive and committed to progress.
In the seminar How much is enough? we want to develop a deeper understanding of what growth means in our society. Each week, we will read about the questions How long do we want to keep growing?, Is there a system form beyond capitalism? and Are we ready to do without? Together we want to imagine and dream about the future of working, living together or a new currency.
Like no other element of the home, the bathroom and its furnishings seem to be subject to a particularly high level of convention. We would like to investigate whether the everyday act of cleaning can produce a place within the home that eludes unambiguous classifications and rethinks the cycles of water. Among other things, observations from Japanese bathing culture will serve as a starting point for a differentiated consideration. The urban disposition and the lighting situation are given for the design. The delivery consists of a floor plan and a section, as well as a brief explanation of the narrative.
We are happy to welcome two new colleagues, Maximilian von Zepelin and Sebastian Multerer at our professorship! Maximilian von Zepelin studied at the Bauhaus University Weimar and has been working for Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekt*innen in Zurich since 2018. We welcome Sebastian Multerer as a visiting professor. He lives in Munich and is the office owner of Multerer Architekten.
On August 03, 2023, the final critique of our master studio Flesh and Stone will take place. We are looking forward to our guests Fabrizio Ballabio, Hans Kollhoff, Elli Mosayebi, Helga Timmermann and Marco Zünd. You are all invited to the Glass House in the Forest Garden to participate!
As part of the Master Studio Flesh and Stone, Michaela Türtscher will talk about her doctoral thesis on Fernand Pouillon on the morning of June 29, 2023. Michaela Türtscher is an architect and works with her architectural office Schneider Türtscher in Zurich. You are all cordially invited to attend!
As part of the ZukunftBau research project to explore the OP-OD method, Christian Inderbitzin will participate in the panel discussion Nah am Nutzen on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. The discussion will take place at the Chair of Housing and Foundations of Design at RWTH Aachen University. The professorship invites to a conversation or an intensive debate and exchange of experiences about authorship today, about collective design and about participatory methods. Other invited panelists are the architects Verena von Beckerath, Anne-Julchen Bernhardt and Jan de Vylder.
As part of the Master Studio Meat and Stone, we invite Christian Bärlocher for an input lecture on June 15, 2023. The Bärlocher family has owned a quarry in the Kreienwald near Staad since 1890, and Christian will talk about his work in the quarry and the further processing of the stone. We are very much looking forward to the input. You are all cordially invited to attend!
Designers and studios from several European Union countries will present sustainable, future-oriented solutions at ECO Solidarity 2023 in New York, May 21-23, 2023. The Goethe Institut New York has invited Edda's collective CollColl to exhibit as the German contribution. CollColl works between architecture, scenography and art, creating prototypes and experiments between urbanism, sculpture and performance on participatory building sites.
As part of the Master Studio Flesh and Stone, we invite Christian Hörler for an input lecture and workshop on May 11, 2023. Christian Hörler is a sculptor and will present his work with clay. Afterwards we will learn about different techniques of modeling with clay. We are very much looking forward to the input and the workshop afterwards. You are all cordially invited to participate!
During the week of April 11-14, 2023, we continued the redesign of the two courtyard projects for the Faculty Building as part of another construction week. Together with landscape architect Daniel Ganz from Zurich, we planted the western courtyard. Many thanks to all who were involved in the implementation!
With the semester title we refer to the well-known book Flesh and Stone. The Body and the City in Western Civilization by Richard Sennett. In it, the American sociologist draws a history of the city that speaks about the sensual relationship of human beings to the physicality of the built city. With the design of a townhouse in Naples, we want to address this fundamental relationship architecturally. In doing so, the architecture of the façade comes first; it defines the threshold between public and private space. In designing the façade we will deal with stone as a building material (in Naples primarily of volcanic origin), questions of construction, composition and proportion as well as aspects of construction and semantics. Of course, we will have to deal with and position ourselves in relation to the historical context, the classical orders, but also the mannerisms in between. The semester will feature contributions and critiques from experts. One focus of the discussion will be on natural stone as a building material. The integrated in-depth course will serve to develop the basics and to build knowledge.
In the seminar Forest Garden, Flower Garden we work together on the realization of the two courtyard projects for the Faculty Building of Architecture. The students of the past master studio Imagination and Mimesis are offered space and supervision for realization of their designs with the seminar. All other students are invited to participate and collaborate. We hope for a growing group that will become part of this lasting project for the Faculty of Architecture. The forest and flower garden means an aesthetic and functional enhancement of the two courtyards, benefiting the microclimate, biodiversity and people.
Show me your kitchen and I'll tell you who you are! Under this title we want to explore a living situation that locates cooking and eating beyond the convention of the fitted kitchen and family table. As in past Stegreifen on living, your idea will be guided by a narrative. How do we cook? What do we eat? In what spaces and in what society do we cook and eat? Is the way we eat characterized by hedonism or asceticism? The submission consists of a floor plan and a section as well as a short written explanation of the idea.
During the seminar week we sail in the Gulf of Naples between the mainland and the islands of Naples, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi . During the cruises we will prepare ourselves for the visits on land. We will focus our attention on the relationship between architecture and territory, which is determined by the beauty of the topography, the sea of Mediterranean vegetation, but also by the danger and majesty of volcanism, which equally characterize the architecture and mentality of this cultural area. In the evening we will moor or anchor in ports and cook, eat and sleep together on the ship.
The Chair of City and Housing continues the implementation of the two courtyard projects for the Faculty Building of Architecture in a second building week under the title "Forest Garden, Flower Garden". The designs for the courtyards were created last summer semester as part of the master's studio "Imagination and Mimesis". In the second week of construction, we will begin planting the western courtyard together. Daniel Ganz, landscape architect from Zurich, will be present during the construction week to assist us with the plantings. All students are very welcome to participate in this project.
On February 23, 2023, the final critique of our master studio Imagination and Mimesis will take place at our professorship. We are looking forward to our guests Verena von Beckerath, Elli Mosayebi and Siegfried Weber. You are all cordially invited to participate!
On Tuesday, February 21, the final critique of the bachelor studio will take place. The presentations will begin at 9:00 am in the Tullahalle. Serafina Eipert and Bettina Satzl will be our guests. We are very happy about your coming!
From November 18 - 24, 2022 we showed student works of our master studio Ideal and Reality at the TU Munich and were part of the exhibition project Zwischenstand of the Zwischenstadt. The works of our students dealt with the edges of the built city and approached found situations. Existing forms of production were adapted and synergies between different uses were sought. The designs give specific answers to the respective "edge situation" and thereby link new forms of living and working. You can find a contribution to the exhibition by Christian Holl here: marlowes.de/viel-arbeit/
As part of the Master's Studio Imagination and Mimesis, the Chair of City and Housing will host another colloquium entitled Selber Bauen on the morning of January 19, 2023. The four guests will each represent different fields of self-initiative in building and living beyond the standard. Maria Lisogorskaya is a founding member of Assemble Studio and will present the work of the London-based collective. As an architect and co-founder of KOOPERATIVE GROSSSTADT eG, Christian Hadaller will give us insights into the work of the housing cooperative. Marc Frohn, Professor of Interior Design at KIT, reports on the "Wohnregal" project in Berlin-Moabit, where he was both architect and client. Sergio Marazzi and Andreas Reinhardt are architects from Winterthur and will talk about self-building in their projects. You are all cordially invited to attend!
As part of the master's studio Imagination and Mimesis, the professorship City and Housing will hold its first colloquium under the title Anders Wohnen on the morning of January 12, 2023. Jan Engelke is an architect and will present the work on his dissertation Wohnmodell Eigenheim in its genesis context of the economic miracle years of the FRG. The architect Tilmann Jarmer, currently project manager at Florian Nagler Architekten, will present the project "Einfach Bauen - Die Forschungshäuser Bad Aibling". Gian Trachsler is an architect from Zurich and works with his studio Trachsler Hoffmann on projects that include participatory building processes to create community and identity for future residents. We are very much looking forward to the input and the exchange afterwards. You are all cordially invited to participate!
At the Karlsruhe Architecture Lectures 2022, personalities and their architectural works meet. On each of the four evenings, an architect talks about her work and asks her counterpart a question. This forms the starting point for a dialog with an open outcome.
In each case at 7 p.m.: Fritz Haller Lecture Hall, Faculty of Architecture, KIT
As part of an impromptu project, students Julius Maisch, Vincent Ruffra and Philipp Schmider designed a kitchen for our professorship and subsequently built it themselves. The kitchen is constructed from anodized aluminum system profiles and covered with reused terrazzo floor tiles. Frames made of green GRP molded grates span between the anodized metal. Finishing off the countertop is a horizontally arranged mirror element. The City and Living team looks forward to cooking evenings together!
In the winter semester 2022/23, we will design a prototypical, perhaps experimental living situation. In the built form, a real laboratory housing is to be created, which will be inhabited and researched over a few years. The background for the design is formed by the major challenges of the present: social and demographic shifts with corresponding demand for "different" living space, as well as aspects of energy, resources and emissions with the urgency for "different" building. The project thus has an aesthetic and a functional dimension that is condensed in the architecture of the interior. The semester will be accompanied by contributions and critiques from experts.
In the coming semester, we will be working on small apartment buildings that occupy empty spaces in the urban body and are intended to achieve an internal densification on a small scale. The focus will be on the individual apartment, its floor plan, its spatiality, and the form of living prefigured therein. In keeping with the title of the semester, we will cross the prevailing conventions and search for living concepts for alternative forms of living through the "intentional, pleasurable breaking of rules and the imaginative, playful transgression of academic norms".
In the seminar Forest Garden, Flower Garden we work together on the realization of the two courtyard projects for the Faculty Building of Architecture. The students of the past Master Studio are offered with the seminar space and supervision for realization of their designs. All other students are invited to participate and collaborate. We hope for a growing group that will be part of this lasting project for the Faculty of Architecture. The forest and flower garden mean an aesthetic and functional enhancement of the two courtyards, benefiting the microclimate, biodiversity and people.
Diogenes of Sinope lived in a barrel to escape superfluous luxury. The "impromptu" explores how it is possible to accommodate everything necessary for a house in a living unit of 6m2. The unit could be seen as a platform for a nomadic life, a shelter for an emergency situation, or simply an investigation into the type of archaic hut. For the design of such a housing unit, the area is determined. The outer form, the situation and the concept can be chosen freely. In addition to the floor plan and section, a brief written explanation of the idea is expected.
This fall, the Engadin Architecture Days will take place for the second time. Personalities from the Engadine will discuss their view of the valley in three panels. The discussions will be accompanied by short guest contributions. Which approach to Engadin's building culture is suitable for exploiting its potential? Which strategies for the conversion of existing buildings make sense? These and other questions will be discussed by architects, specialists - and Engadiners. The days are curated by Roger Boltshauser and Christian Inderbitzin. Information about the program can be found here.
We say goodbye to our colleague Michael Grunitz who leaves our chair. Michael has played a major role in building up the chair over the past two years and has led the seminar on cityscapes. We wish him all the best for his future and look forward to having him as a guest and skipper on our next sailing trip. Srdjan Zlokapa will become the newest member of our faculty at the beginning of this semester. Srdjan is an independent architect and part of A-A Collective and Stadler Zlokapa.
During the seminar week we were sailing in the strait between Sweden and Denmark and visited the houses of Sigurd Lewerenz, Arne Jakobsen, Kay Fisker, Jörn Utzon and other heroes of Scandinavian modernism. A beautiful film was made, which you can watch here. We are looking forward to our next sailing trip together!
The final review of our masters studio will take place on Thursday, August 04. The presentations will start at 9:00 am at our professorship. Our guests will be Rita Illien and Fanny Kranz. We look forward to your coming!
The interim review of our masters studio Imagination and Mimesis will take place on July 14, 2022. We are looking forward to our guests Elli Mosayebi and Daniel Ganz. You are all cordially invited to participate!
As part of the Master Studio Imagination and Mimesis, the Chair of City and Living invites Luzia Rink and Nina Schwarz to an input lecture and drawing workshop on June 29, 2022. As illustrators, Luzia Rink and Nina Schwarz teach at the Zurich University of the Arts. They will give us insights into the scientific drawing of plants. How do our plans become pictorial? How can we abstract botanical drawing and still capture the essence of a plant? We are very much looking forward to the input. You are all invited to participate!
As part of the Master's Studio Imagination and Mimesis, the Chair of City and Housing invites Rita Illien to give a lecture on June 30, 2022. Rita Illien is a landscape architect in Zurich and will talk about the realm of fungi. Fungi form the third great kingdom of living things, along with plants and animals. They are commonly less known, but are of crucial importance for the functioning and balance of the biosphere. We look forward to their contribution and the conversation we will have together. You are all cordially invited to participate!
As part of the Master Studio Imagination and Mimesis, the Chair of City and Housing invites André Rey to give a lecture on June 16, 2022. Landscape architect and wildlife ecologist, André Rey will talk about wild bees as key species in our ecosystems and about wild bee promotion in urban spaces through the association IG Wilde Biene: Project Pocketparks. We are looking forward to the contribution and the common conversation. You are all cordially invited to participate!
As part of the Master Studio Imagination and Mimesis, the Chair of City and Housing invites Christian Körner to give a lecture on the morning of May 26, 2022. Christian Körner is professor emeritus, he teaches and researches at various universities, most recently at the Univeristät Basel and Yale University. Entitled Ecological Principles and 'Green' in the City, he will give us insights into ecological and biological issues. We are looking forward to the contribution and the common conversation. You are all cordially invited to participate!
As part of the Master Studio Imagination and Mimesis, the Chair of City and Housing invites Christoph Küffer to give an input lecture on the afternoon of May 12, 2022. Christoph Küffer is professor for settlement ecology at the Institute for Landscape and Open Space at the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland in Rapperswill. Entitled Terranauts or Permaculture? Ecosystem design on a wounded planet, he talks about the functioning of our ecosystems. What is an ecosystem? What are the (dominant) influencing variables? Can an ecosystem be designed at all, pre-drawn and determined to some extent? What is set, what is left open, evolving? You are all invited to participate!
From May 13-15, we will take a joint field trip to Berlin and the surrounding area to visit a number of historic gardens and contemporary outdoor spaces. In Berlin, we will be traveling by bicycle and exploring different ecosystems, gardens, open spaces, and landscape architecture. In addition to a visit to Park Sanssouci in Potsam, our excursion will focus on the current exhibition 'Architectures of Cohabitation'. Various urban gardening projects around and on the Tempelhofer Feld, a bee course and food in a restaurant with its own ecosystem are also part of our excursion. We are looking forward to summer temperatures in the natural spaces of Berlin!
The colloquium of the first Engadin Architecture Days, curated by the two architects Roger Boltshauser and Christian Inderbitzin, focused on architectural identity. This marks towns and villages with a specific character, distinguishes them and makes them places. But what constitutes such an identity, how do we preserve or recreate it? In three panel discussions on the history, present and future of the Engadine, these questions were discussed with national and international guests. Aita Flury summarized the discussions here.
We say goodbye to our colleague Conrad Kersting who leaves our chair. Conrad has played a major role in building up the chair over the past two years. We wish him great success for his future and look forward to welcoming him as a guest again soon. Edda Zickert will become the newest member of our chair at the beginning of this semester. Edda is a freelance architect and member of the collective CollColl in Munich.
As part of the master's studio Imagination and Mimesis, Anette Busse will present to us on April 28 the results of the construction documentation on the faculty building, which were created in the seminar "Building in the Existing Context, Structure, Elements". Annete Busse teaches and researches at the Institute for Art and Building History in Karlsruhe. We are looking forward to her contribution!
As part of the introductory event of the Master's Studio Imagination and Mimesis, the professorship City and Housing visited the KIT Botanical Garden on April 21. Dennis Wendlinger, member of the Friends of the Botanical Garden, gave us an overview of the historical development of the botanical garden and guided us through the different greenhouses. We thank him very much for the great introduction to botany!
After we have worked out speculative projects on a large scale in last year's Master's draft under the title Ideal and Reality, we want to develop concrete projects on a small scale in the next two semesters. Concrete means drafts, which have an implementation as a goal. The individual works are to be combined into an overall project, each of which will reach the level of detail of an implementation project. In the summer semester of 2022, we will design a garden for the courtyard of the main building of the Faculty of Architecture. With the design and the planned implementation, the courtyard, which today lies fallow, is to be reshaped and upgraded in terms of the qualities of stay and ecology. The project thus has an aesthetic and a functional dimension, which condense into an autonomous ecosystem that encompasses all aspects of flora and fauna, plant sociology, soil conditions, water, climate, etc.
In the seminar Cityscapes we continue the series of city portraits started in the last semesters. They form the basis for a long-term research project on the European city at the Department of City and Housing. The aim of the study is to gain a fundamental understanding of our cities and their current transformation. Especially for the grown, European cities this will be a turning point: Possibly cities can no longer be designed exclusively according to traditional-spatial criteria, but must increasingly be subjected to a "metabolistic" logic. In the coming semester we will choose a series of cities around the Baltic Sea and thus create a connection to the planned seminar trip at the Øresund.
During the seminar week we sail on our own hull into the strait between Sweden and Denmark to visit the homes of Sigurd Lewerenz, Arne Jakobsen, Kay Fisker, Jörn Utzon and other heroes of Scandinavian modernism. As a crew, we will provide maneuvering, accommodation and meals together on board two yachts. Before we depart from Rostock in June, we will meet during the semester to prepare for the cruise and to work on an excursion reader.
Impromptu is about the design of an apartment, which addresses the climate of the interior. Current residential buildings provide for all rooms uniform temperatures with seasonally small fluctuations. Accordingly, the houses must be heated, ventilated and insulated. How might an apartment floor plan be constructed that deviates from this credo? Which function requires a warm temperature, which a cooler one? Could the living space "breathe" seasonally? Could we "insulate" a house via interstitial spaces instead of layers of insulation? For the design of such a dwelling, the external dimensions and the lighting situation are specified. In addition to the floor plan and section, a brief textual explanation of the idea is expected.
The architectural office of Christian Inderbitzin won the competition for a residential building for the Habitat Foundation in Basel in March 2022. The project with nineteen larger apartments for families is planned in timber construction. The requirement for sustainable construction is comprehensive and structural: the choice of wood as a renewable building material is combined with a consistent system separation, which begins with the separation of the load-bearing (skeleton) and spatial structure (non-load-bearing lightweight construction) and ends with the ventilated facade cladding in carbonized wood shingles. Click here for Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin.
We are pleased to be invited to the final critique of the Department of "Design and Urban Architecture" of the Bauhaus University Weimar on February 10. The semester draft in Weimar and our master studio have the suburban space of the north of Munich as their theme.
On Thursday, February 17, starting at ten o'clock, we will finally discuss the designs of our master studio "Ideal and Reality". The designs in the suburban space of the north of Munich were created parallel to the semester draft of the chair "Design and Urban Architecture" of the Bauhaus University Weimar. As guest critics we could win Elli Mosayebi, Lukas Burkhart, Andreas Garkisch and Marco Zünd. The presentation will take place at our chair in presence and digitally on Zoom. You are all cordially invited to participate.
On Wednesday, February 16, we will hold the final critique of the undergraduate draft. The presentations will start at 9:00 am in the AOC Hall in building 11.40, with Magdalena Stadler and Marco Zünd as guests. You are all cordially invited to attend.
As part of the Master's Studio Ideal and Reality, the Chair of City and Housing, together with the Chair of Design and Urban Architecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, is hosting a colloquium entitled Building differently? on the morning of January 14, 2022, at which six guests will report on their concepts and approaches for a different, sustainable building. Anika Gründer and Florian Kirfel will give us insights into their work from their practice and teaching. Andres Herzog, editor of the architecture magazine Hochparterre, talks as editor about the small handbook entitled Klima bauen. Peter Grundmann introduces us to alternative design, construction and realization methods. Marc Loeliger is researching the reuse of building components and will tell us about it. Peter Weigand and Lukasz Lendzinski from Studio Umschichten will give insights into selected works and finally Andreas Haug will talk about his practice at Büro Insitu. You are all cordially invited to participate!
As part of the Master's Studio Ideal and Reality, we are organizing another colloquium together with the Chair of Design and Urban Architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar under the title Landscape, Ecology, Cohabitation on the afternoon of December 9, 2021. The six guests will each represent different fields. Ludivine Gragy is a landscape architect and will present her current research project on the Monumentale Verano cemetery. As an urban and architectural sociologist, Dr. Julian Müller will give us insights into sociological issues concerning the province. Ella von der Haide will inform about the concept of solidarity agriculture. Christoph Küffer, professor of settlement ecology, reports on the functioning of our ecosystems. As co-author of the book "achtung: die Landschaft", Lisa Euler talks about landscape as a formative and identity-forming element of settlement development, and finally Céline Baumann presents work from her practice and research. You are all cordially invited to attend.
As part of the Master's Studio Ideal and Reality, the Chair of City and Housing, together with the Chair of Design and Urban Architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar, is organizing a colloquium entitled Munich North with seven guests on the morning of November 18, 2021. The experts will look at Munich North from the different perspectives of their respective fields. You are all cordially invited to participate!
Exam registration for our impromptu in the winter semester is done via completed impromptu slip and not via Campus Management. Exam registration via Campus Management for individual impromptu exams is not available. Attendance at the December 17 drop-off date and submission of the impromptu slip for drop-off/presentation on January 21 is sufficient.
Next week, the 1st Engadine Architecture Days will take place 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. Within the framework 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, October 22 with Momoyo Kaijima, Jonathan Sergison and Jaume Mayol. Click here for the detailed program.
The teaching program for the current semester is online. Questions about the Master Studio can be submitted via Zoom on October 13 from 4:30 pm.
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 both 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 ofCountdown2030, 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 guests are not asked to present their own work, but projects that are inspirations for the presenters themselves and to which they have a personal or academic connection. On September 15, Conrad will give a lecture on the Hammer I residential building by Diener&Diener Architekten. Conrad is currently working on a publication about this building.
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 July 29, the final critique of the master studio Ideal and Reality with designs for the Postareal in Karlsruhe will take place at our chair. Guest critics are Andreas Garkisch and Elli Mosayebi. You are all invited to participate!
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, the inaugural lecture of Christian Inderbitzin will take place. You are all cordially invited! In his lecture, Christian Inderbitzin will address some issues that concern him in teaching, research and practice as well as present a project from his office.
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 is organizing another small colloquium entitled"Wood and Brick" on the morning of June 4, 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 area. Daniel Kaschub is an architect at the architectural firm Baumberger & Stegmeier, where he was project manager of a 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 that 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!
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.
Exam registration for our impromptu in the summer semester is done via completed impromptu slip and not via Campus Management. Exam registration through Campus Management for individual impromptu exams is not available. Attendance at the issue date on June 2 and submission of the impromptu slip for delivery/presentation on June 11 are sufficient
As part of the Master's Studio Ideal and Reality, the Chair of City and Housing is organizing a colloquium entitled"Fügungen" (Joints) on the morning of May 21, 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!
As part of the Master's Studio Ideal and Reality, the Chair of City and Housing is organizing a colloquium entitled"Building differently?" on the morning of May 6, 2021, where four guests will present their concepts for a different, sustainable building. 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 the St. Gallen-based company Intep, 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!
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 "Corrections". There is no design process that comes about without corrections of previous ideas, plans and sometimes also convictions. Corrections are the most important engine 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, 2021 and on Thursday, March 25 from 16:00 - 19:00.
The teaching program for the current summer semester 2021 is online. We are pleased about your participation
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 program of the master draft in the summer semester 2021 is online. We are pleased about your participation
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 Nebenwohnsitzen" (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.
As part 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, 2020. In addition to Dr. Markus Kaltenbach, who organized the workshop, Prof. Christian Inderbitzin also participated in the event.
Selected works from previous semesters are presentedhere.
The teaching program for the winter semester 20/21 isonline. We are looking forward to your participation!
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".