'The House of Seasons' at the competition 'Next Generation Sustainable House'
For the second year a SuAT students team was invited to the international university architectural competition 'Next Generation Sustainable House' in Japan. This year the students had to develop the design of a 'Retreat in Nature' for a site in Taiki-Cho, Hokkaido, Japan. Our congratulations to the team of the Harvard University who won this year's final against the teams of TU Delft and NU Singapore.
InduCity Summer School
Inducity Summer School
Organized by the chair of Architecture & Sustainable Building Technologies, Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter and the chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Prof. Kees Christiaanse the "InduCity Summer School" invites students of architecture and urbanism from both the ETH Zürich and EPF Lausanne to participate in a 10-day design studio to envision a sustainable urban transformation of an Industrial Area in Zug.
3rd Prize at the Student Competition at he 4th International Holcim Forum, Mumbai
Congratulations to Kian Wee Chen and Marcel Brülisauer of our Future Cities Lab Module, Singapore for the 3rd Prize at the Student Competition at the 4th International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction, Mumbai. The prize was awarded for the poster presentation 'Beyond Efficiency', describing a novel integrated design approach for highly sustainable buildings in the tropical climate under research at our Future Cities Lab Module, Singapore.
More information and poster: 4th International Holcim Forum, student competition
Detailed research on Torre David published in 'Energy'
The detailed research on the decentralized energy supply, storage and architectural integration for the project 'Torre David' in Caracas, Venezuela has been published in the peer-reviewed journal 'Energy':
Novel approach for decentralized energy supply and energy storage of tall buildings in Latin America based on renewable energy sources: Case study - Informal vertical community Torre David, Caracas -Venezuela
ASL to present at Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation
Our research on the integration of the soft actuators into architectural applications has been accepted for oral presentation at the International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation in July 2013. More on the Adaptive Systems Lab (ASL) here.
'Torre David - Informal Vertical Communities' selected 'Book of the Year 2012' Financial Times
The book ' Torre David - Informal Vertical Communities', edited by Urban Think Tank and with a chapter contribution by SuAT has been selected among the 'Best Books 2012 - Architecture and Design' by the Financial Times. Read more.
'BubbleSense: Wireless Sensor Network Based Intelligent Building Monitoring' @ ICT4S
Cheng Li of our Future Cities Lab Module 1, Singapore, will present the wireless sensing concept and protoype of the bubbleZERO research lab in Singapore in his presentation entitled 'BubbleSense: Wireless Sensor Network Based Intelligent Building Monitoring' at the
'ICT for Sustainability Conference (ITC4S)', on February 14 at ETH Zürich.
Guest Lecture: 'Smart-“er” Buildings - The Convergence of Building Systems & IT'
You are invited to our public guest lecture by Prof. Sekhar Kondepudi, PhD Associate Professor of Smart Buildings and Smart Cities, National University of Singapore (NUS) entitled:
'Smart-'er' Buildings - The Convergence of Building Systems & IT. An Integrated Approach using a Building OS'
Time: Feb. 7., 10.00
Place: HPZ E 35 (lecture room in the HPZ building), ETH Hönggerberg
New MEST Students Projects Proposals and Research Students Jobs
We are currently offering three new master or semester project proposals to students of the Master in Energy Science and Technology (MEST), and positions as student researches.
The offers can be found here.