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Lecture Christian Körner

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!


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Lecture Christoph Küffer

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!

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Excursion Master Studio

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!

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First Architecture Days Engadin

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.

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Good bye and welcome!

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.


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Input master studio

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!


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Introduction meeting Masterstudio

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!

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Garden

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.

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Seminar Cityscapes

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.

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Seminar week

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.

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Impromptu living

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.

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Wooden skeleton construction in Basel

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.

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City and living in Weimar

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.

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Munich north

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.

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Capriccio

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.


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Build differently?

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!

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Landscape

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.

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Munich north

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!

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Impromptu living

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.


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Architecture Days

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.

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Teaching program winter semester 2021

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.

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Publication Daniel Ganz

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.

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Lecture Countdown2030

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.


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Anthropomorphic form

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.

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Lecture about the residential house Hammer I

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.


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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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.

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The nose of the house

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.

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Postal area

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!


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Guest review at Studio Kempe Thill

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.

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Inaugural Lecture

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.

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Exhibition and Installation Circuit

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

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What if we talk about tomorrow?

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.

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Vacancy - no vacancy

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.

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Wood and brick

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!

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Living differently

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.

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Impromptu living

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

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Joints

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!

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Build differently?

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!

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Cost-effective construction

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.

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Christian Inderbitzin at the TU Graz

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.

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Teaching program summer semester 2021

The teaching program for the current summer semester 2021 is online. We are pleased about your participation

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Seven-storey timber frame building

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.


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Master design ideal and reality

The program of the master draft in the summer semester 2021 is online. We are pleased about your participation

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Christian Inderbitzin in the BNN

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.

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Farewell Markus Kaltenbach

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.

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Final presentation master studio

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.

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Research Report

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.

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Occupational multilocality

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.

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The best of the last semesters

Selected works from previous semesters are presentedhere.

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Teaching program winter semester 2020

The teaching program for the winter semester 20/21 isonline. We are looking forward to your participation!

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Final critique in the master studio

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".

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Final presentation in the Studio Context

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".