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Carol Gooden, Tina Girouard and Gordon Matta-Clark, Food, Soho, New York, 1971

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Making Plans for Living

Making Plans for Living - Studio Review
September 29, 2020

Craneway Event, Tacita Dean, 2008, Marian Goodman Gallery

Tuesday, September 29th, Studio Review, ETH Zürich, ONA E30 or via Zoom

What is Next?
Seminarweek: October 19–23, 2020

This is tomorrow, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1956

This semester the studio will have an integrated Seminar Week. From our new home in ONA we will meet and debate, both in person and on Zoom, a wide range of figures who are challenging the status quo of technique, economics and politics. We will both declare our existence to the wider world and also call for participation from beyond the limits of academia. Members of the studio will be responsible for the detailed programme of the week and will lead in the discussions with our invited guests. The idea is that this intense week of research and outreach will supplement the ongoing themes of the studio, forming the basis of an interactive screen based journal and a special edition Seminarwoche reader, which will be prepared for publication during the course of the week. 

The costs are approximately 50-250 CHF

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HS 2020, ETH Zürich, Studio Caruso

Emilie Appercé, Martina Bischof, Adam Caruso, Benjamin Groothuijse, Claudio Schneider, Barbara Thüler

Making Plans for Living
Introduction: 15 September 2020, 10:30am, Kino Xenix

Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas, 9000 BCE

A few semesters ago the studio tentatively approached modernism. The evident failure of architecture to address the imbalances of contemporary life provided the motivation to look again at the more ideological and programmatic promises of modernism, particularly the second wave of the 60s and 70s, whose discourses were broadened to encompass themes of gender, the legacies of empire and the growing imbalances in our environment. The research has been fruitful, if a bit speculative, so now is the time to get more specific and to explore how themes of emancipation and responsibility can form the basis for new architectures. 

The consumer driven economy and its insatiable consumption of precious resources is not sustainable, and the desires it claims to fill can never be satisfied. We need to shift our attention to things that give us purpose and happiness. What should we be doing, and how can we have fulfilling lives? We will start the semester by looking at a diverse range of life-practices; from the cave paintings made by our distant ancestors, to St Francis’s labours as depicted by Giotto in Assisi, from the multiple disciplines encompassed by classical Indian dance to the slow and deliberate narratives in the films of Tacita Dean. While we attempt to discern new practices that address the challenges of today, we will start to draw plans, plans that form a notation for these rituals, plans that describe existing spaces, plans for new ways of living.

The studio will have an integrated Seminar Week. From our new home in ONA we will meet and debate with (both in person and with Zoom) a wide range of figures who are challenging the status quo of technique, economics and politics. In the course of the week these new ideas will be added to the ongoing research of the studio and will form the basis for an interactive, screen based journal, and for the production of a reader, a modest call to arms. 

Introduction: 15 September 2020, 10:30am, Kino Xenix

The integrated discipline Construction is included in this course.

HS 2020, ETH Zürich, Studio Caruso

Emilie Appercé, Martina Bischof, Adam Caruso, Benjamin Groothuijse, Claudio Schneider, Barbara Thüler

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What is it worth?

Zelda Frank / Wiebke Gude
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Cindy Sherman

Edited by Livia Cerfeda, Natalie Klak, Oscar Jobin, Greta Kochhäuser

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Re-​Use Ciba

Flurina Leuchter
FS  2020  Re-​Use Ciba, Basel

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The task of re-using Ciba triggered two main questions in me: Firstly, what meaning the term re-use could signify and comport and secondly, what constitutes the identity of a place.
The concept of circular economy possesses a high potential regarding the problems and questions of the CIBA areal. It is about thinking the economy in circular processes, i.e. sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, reconditioning, and finally recycling products and materials. The average demolition of ten houses in Switzerland per day and construction waste’s share of four-fifths of the total Swiss waste proves how vital circular thinking is to future architecture.
By designing the component catalogue, we can give the materials used in the Ciba Buildings an identity and therefore seeing them as a resource. However, in addition to recognising the material value, the value of the work needed to produce the component must also be considered. A building component can be looked at as an accumulation of materials, working processes, assembling operations and production design steps.
The goal of the intervention is to turn the Bau610, the former canteen of CIBA, with minimal interventions in an accessible productive space. The main task of the building is the circulation, i.e. the access for city residents and the movement of the building components.
The building components of dismantled structures are delivered, stored, processed, and distributed again. For this purpose the roof and the basement are connected by a crane in the north and a stair tower with a goods lift facing south.
The new structures are „dressed“ by the ever-changing components stored in the building and display the material accumulation and continuous process.
In this project there isn’t a finished designed building but a proposal for a way of thinking about architecture and the built environment. Instead of production- and consumption-oriented architecture we should advocate circular processes in the architecture and the building industry.
To conclude with a quote of Thomas Hirschhorn, a contemporary artist that greatly inspired this design process : “It is not about re-using, it is about working with what is there”.

Commonalities on the Zürichberg

Gent Ibrahimi
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Nature is a significant element in the design site, a nature that has, however, different degrees of naturalness. The dominant presence in the site is the forest, a forest that has mainly the function of production and that is mostly private, but despite those facts it contains many public activities that coexist with each other, and this is because the forest is a common of the city of Zurich and is perceived in the formal aspect as open and public. These are the characteristics that I have tried to assimilate in the project trying to unblock the common in the design site and to recreate those atmospheres that we find in nature trying to break down those barriers that can sometimes be physical but that are also formal and mental.

This Mess is a Place

Noël Picco / Magdalena Stolze
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Society and the Image

Emilie Sauter / Pauline Sauter
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Jeff Wall

Edited by Diego Bazzotti, Paola Falconi, Arko Naroyan, Laura Raggi

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New Publication

Hopkins in the City

Adam Caruso, Helen Thomas (Editors)
Texts by Adam Caruso, Helen Thomas, Michael Hopkins, Reem Almannai, Victoria Easton, Bernd Schmutz, Florian Summa, Paul Vermeulen 
Photography by Hélène Binet
Design by Moiré

A transformation occurred in the work of Michael Hopkins and Partners during the 1980s and 1990s that was achieved at its highest level in the five urban buildings explored in this book. Relatively unknown outside Great Britain, Hopkins presents his perspective at that time in his lecture ‘Technology Comes to Town’, here published and balanced by building studies from five contemporary European architects. Essays by Adam Caruso and Helen Thomas frame the British scene in which the fundamental issues of technology, style and context that run through discussions of 20th century architecture are revisited. The presence of these themes in Hopkins’s architecture is revealed through survey drawings and new photographs of the buildings by Hélène Binet.

English

2019. 24 x 32 cm, linen
216 pages, 83 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-392-3
75.00 CHF / 72.00 EUR

Public Building

Sanjana Roy / Eric Bonhote
FS  2019  Public Building, Zürich

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Recueil et parallèle, Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand
Paris, 1799

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Edited by Karina Breeuwer, Jessica Cabrera, Solange Piccard, Christopher Smith
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Hidden Interiors

Zhe Dong / Weilan Jiang
HS  2018  Hidden Interiors, Zürich

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Palais Stoclet, Josef Hoffmann
Brüssel, 1911

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Edited by Andrea Waldburger Diaz, Xingjian Lia, Magnus Lidman, Simon Würgler
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The Ideal City

Shen He / Wenjie Zheng
FS  2018  The Ideal City, Arbon

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CIAM City, Le Corbusier
1930

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Edited by Timmy Huang, Johannes Koller, Divya Mehra, Varun Shah
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Describing Beauty

Martin Achermann
HS  2017  Describing Beauty, Zürich

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Reception of the Ambassador in the Doge's Palace, Giovanni Antonio Canaletto
Venice, 1730

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Edited by Cyriac Levet, Yuqi Qin
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Structure and Society

Timon Ritscher / Feng Zhang
FS  2017  Structure and Society, Zürich

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Hyatt Regency, John Portman
San Francisco, 1973

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Edited by Valentin Buchwalder, Philipp Frisch, Sebastian Oswald
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Social Structure

Rebekka Hofmann / Yangzom Wujohktsang
HS  2016  Social Structure, Graubünden

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Infrastructure & Tourism
Graubünden

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Edited by Allegra Stucki, Enrico Pegolo, Julia Oehler, Lenz Schnell, Luca Branger, Nils Franzini, Tim Simonet, Tobias Gagliardi
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