civil engineering and architecture

Civil Engineering - Oct 28
Together with industry partners, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed new construction methods for building a doubly curved concrete roof. Now it is complete and under the open sky for the first time.
Transport - Civil Engineering - Oct 13
Transport - Civil Engineering

As part of his Master's project at EPFL's Urban Sociology Laboratory (LASUR) , Felix Boesch conducted a survey on the combined use of bicycles and trains in the Lausanne and Nyon urban agglomerations. Based on the assumption that supply creates demand, Boesch has formulated several proposals for boosting the modal share of this type of transportation, which is still underused in the region.

Architecture - Environment - May 18
Architecture - Environment

What happens when COVID-19 means architecture students have to get by without a workshop, electrical engineers without high-voltage laboratories and environmental scientists without field trips.

Architecture - Apr 1

The global lockdown caused by the coronavirus has brought the shortcomings and social inequality inherent in modern housing into stark relief. This presents architects with an opportunity to learn some important lessons for their future work. Valentin Bourdon, who is currently completing his thesis at EPFL on the collective aspects of housing, offers his thoughts on this issue.

Architecture - May 20

In a new book, researchers from EPFL examine the history of organic architecture, complete with telling examples of the genre, from its emergence in the early 20th century to the present day. They observe that the movement is enjoying a revival - particularly in Switzerland - that's being driven by the demands of high-density urban development.

Architecture - Health - May 4

What is the relationship between epidiemology and urban planning? Sascha Roesler, assistant professor at the USI Academy of Achitecture (Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture, ISA), explores the subject in a recently published article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and with a short video, showing how these two concepts have a common history and future.

Architecture - Mar 13

Claudia Breidbach was born without a left forearm. She now wears a powered prosthesis, which she will be using for the powered prosthetic arm race at Cybathlon 2020.

Selected Jobs
Architecture - 06.11
Professur für Baukultur und zirkuläres Bauen (80 ‐ 100%) Universität Liechtenstein
Architecture - 24.11
PhD position in Fabrication-aware Generative Design Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Architecture - 24.11
Postdoc position in Fabrication-aware Generative Design Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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  • The Plattform Zukunft Bau unites the societies of civil engineering, the institutes of the federal institutes of technology ETH and the universities of applied sciences (only in German and French).
  • Bauen Schweiz, umbrella organisation of the Swiss building sector (only in German and French).