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Computer Science - Architecture - 23.09.2022
Breathing life into video pixels
Breathing life into video pixels
Autonomous virtual humans that move and behave naturally are Siyu Tang's vision. One area from which the computer scientist draws inspiration are our behavioural patterns.

Architecture - 06.09.2022
If you work in Zurich, you should be able to live there - but where exactly?
If you work in Zurich, you should be able to live there - but where exactly?
Much controversy surrounds the Neugasse project in the city Zurich. Spatial development scientist Sibylle Wälty shows how this area could contribute to alleviating the housing shortage: by building more densely than currently planned.

Environment - Architecture - 23.08.2022
Historic buildings upgraded to the latest energy standards
Historic buildings upgraded to the latest energy standards
In early August 2022, the Aerogel Architecture Award was presented at Empa for the second time. The winning project comes from Germany, while buildings from Switzerland take second and third place.

Architecture - 19.07.2022
A specially 'upgraded' laboratory building
A specially ’upgraded’ laboratory building
Empa's future laboratory building, currently under construction in Dübendorf on the new co-operate research campus, celebrated its topping-out ceremony on 14 July.

Architecture - 01.07.2022

Architecture - 30.06.2022
Calculate or co-create?
Calculate or co-create?
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder - yet how do we find consensus on a shared amenity such as a neighbourhood? We took a stroll with two ETH architects to discover how they see their role as mediators between the conflicting priorities of urban consolidation, functionalism and aesthetics.

Architecture - 25.05.2022

Health - Architecture - 01.04.2022

Architecture - Event - 19.01.2022

Innovation - Architecture - 11.01.2022

Architecture - Health - 14.12.2021
Swiss lockdown especially stressful for women and students
Three EPFL studies on the effects of Switzerland's first COVID-19 lockdown have just been published. The research was based on a survey of Swiss residents carried out during the confinement, and illustrate how the restrictions caused higher stress levels and changed the way people view housing. The Swiss federal government put the country in lockdown from 16 March to 19 June 2020 in order to stem the rapid increase in COVID-19 infection rates.

Architecture - Social Sciences - 20.10.2021

Architecture - Life Sciences - 19.10.2021
A machine designs new Swiss Alpine architecture at the Seoul Biennale
A machine designs new Swiss Alpine architecture at the Seoul Biennale
The Artificial Swissness exhibit - a larger than life-sized "design brain" developed by EPFL's Media x Design Lab (LDM) - is currently on display at the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism, which runs until 31 October 2021.

Architecture - Environment - 29.09.2021

Health - Architecture - 16.09.2021
An architectural exhibition linking light exposure to health
An architectural exhibition linking light exposure to health
EPFL and HEAD researchers have set-up an installation to raise awareness around the importance of exposure to natural light for human health and the role of the architecture in urban settings in modulating that light.

Environment - Architecture - 24.08.2021
First sort, then refurbish
First sort, then refurbish
Switzerland's building stock is quite impressive. There are around 1.8 million buildings in the country, but only one percent of this building stock is renovated each year.

Environment - Architecture - 23.06.2021

Environment - Architecture - 07.06.2021
EPFL architecture students explore outdoor spaces in Geneva Canton
EPFL architecture students explore outdoor spaces in Geneva Canton
Throughout the summer, architectural works by first-year students at EPFL's ALICE studio will be on display at four sites in Geneva Canton: Genthod, Aigues-Vertes, Vernier and Onex.

Architecture - Computer Science - 27.05.2021

Architecture - Environment - 20.05.2021

Architecture - 29.03.2021
Monograph explores a vibrant quarter-century of architecture in Vaud
Monograph explores a vibrant quarter-century of architecture in Vaud
In a new monograph, Bruno Marchand and Pauline Schroeter document 25 years of architecture in the Canton of Vaud, from 1975 to 2000.

Architecture - Event - 17.03.2021

Materials Science - Architecture - 05.02.2021
Digital Bamboo on display
Digital Bamboo on display
Students at ETH used innovative technology to create an extremely lightweight and filigree pavilion using bamboo.

Architecture - Environment - 26.01.2021

Architecture - Social Sciences - 13.01.2021
Rethinking urban planning for sub-Saharan African cities
Rethinking urban planning for sub-Saharan African cities
For his thesis project at EPFL, Armel Kemajou studied the peri-urban areas of Lomé, Togo, and Yaoundé, Cameroon, where populations are expected to double in 20 years.

Architecture - History / Archeology - 01.12.2020
How American architects reinvented
How American architects reinvented "liquid stone"
Roberto Gargiani, an architectural historian and professor at EPFL, has penned a new history of concrete in the United States from 1940 to 1970.

Health - Architecture - 21.09.2020

Architecture - History / Archeology - 21.07.2020

Architecture - 02.07.2020
EPFL architecture students publish their designs in print
EPFL architecture students publish their designs in print
EPFL's first-year architecture students usually have the chance to build full-scale versions of their designs.

Art and Design - Architecture - 25.06.2020
Showcasing reuse principles at a tram depot and sculpture park
Showcasing reuse principles at a tram depot and sculpture park
Students from EPFL's EAST laboratory have installed recycled lights and restrooms at the Bex & Arts sculpture triennial - set to run from 22 June to 18 October - and repurposed parts of a disused tram depot in Bern.

Architecture - Environment - 18.05.2020
Experiments in the kitchen and architectural models in the sandpit
Experiments in the kitchen and architectural models in the sandpit
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 - 01.04.2020
The implications of the coronavirus for architecture
The global lockdown caused by the coronavirus has brought the shortcomings and social inequality inherent in modern housing into stark relief.

Architecture - 13.03.2020
Do it with feeling
Do it with feeling
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.

Architecture - 08.10.2019
A new anthology highlights the legacy of Rem Koolhaas
A new anthology highlights the legacy of Rem Koolhaas
"I regard myself as a descendent of the true Modernists," a young Rem Koolhaas told Dutch journal wonen-TA/BK in 1978.

Architecture - Computer Science - 23.05.2019
Nominations of EPFL professors
Nominations of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of 7 professors at EPFL.

Architecture - 29.01.2019

Architecture - 13.12.2018
Mario Botta: "I'd like to create a monastery"
Throughout his 50-year-long career, architect Mario Botta has seen his profession undergo profound change, from the introduction of modern styles to the advent of post-modernism.

Social Sciences - Architecture - 08.11.2018
EPFL celebrates 15 years of
EPFL celebrates 15 years of "polytechnic sociology"
For the past 15 years, EPFL's Urban Sociology Laboratory has been showing students and researchers the value of incorporating social-science related concepts into engineering and architecture.

Architecture - Innovation - 19.10.2018
"Mediocre tools lead to mediocre thinking"
Architect Bernard Tschumi has donated the archives of his Bridge City project - developed for the City of Lausanne in 1988 - to EPFL.

Architecture - 27.08.2018
A new exhibition showcases the Swiss Riviera's modernist heritage
A new exhibition showcases the Swiss Riviera's modernist heritage
EPFL's Modern Architecture Archives Department (ACM) presents an exhibition illustrating the key role that the Lake Geneva region played in the development of modern architecture in the 20 th century.

Materials Science - Architecture - 27.07.2018
Where structure and ornamentation merge
Where structure and ornamentation merge
Researchers at ETH Zurich have fabricated an 80 m2 lightweight concrete slab at the DFAB House, making it the world's first full-scale architectural project to use 3D sand printing for its formwork.

Architecture - Event - 20.03.2018

Materials Science - Architecture - 15.01.2018
Insulating with microscopic bubbles
Insulating with microscopic bubbles
Better thermal insulation means lower heating costs - but this should not be at the expense of exciting architecture.