International Summer Academy Zurich
22 July – 05 August 2012
lecturers, speakers and curators
Sodae House/ Amstelven, the Netherlands/ VMX Architects/ 2008 - 2009/ image: Jeroen Musch
VMX Architects was established in 1994 and consists of two partners: Don Murphy and Leon Teunissen.
The projects of VMX vary from the design of a table to the design of large, complex public buildings.
VMX approaches architecture from a pragmatic and optimistic stance. The office develops designs on the basis of a given situation, bearing in mind economic and cultural conditions.
Don Murphy has given lectures at various universities across Europe and has been a guest Professor at TU Delft, Unit Professor at Academie van Bouwkunst in Tilburg and Guest Professor at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam.
Football Stadium and Multipurpose Hall Stožice/ Ljubljana, Slovenija/ Sadar + Vuga/ 2010/ image: David Lotrič
SADAR + VUGA
SADAR + VUGA was founded by Jurij Sadar and Bostjan Vuga in Ljubljana in 1996.
The growing portfolio of built work ranges from innovative town planning to public space sculpture, from interactive new public buildings to interventions within older existing structures.
Since 1998 Bostjan Vuga lectures at architectural schools, conferences and symposiums in Slovenia and abroad. In 2003 he was a studio tutor at Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He was a visiting critic at AA School of Architecture, at Bauhaus Kolleg in Dessau, at the IAAC in Barcelona, at the ETH in Zurich, at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Visual Arts Vienna. Bostjan Vuga is currently a guest professor at Architecture Design Innovation Program at TU Berlin.
Paris Parc 2/ Campus de Jussieu, Paris, France/ Périphériques/ 2011/ image: Périphériques
Since 14 years, Périphériques architectes are analyzing the development and spread of architecture and urbanism. Based in Paris, Périphériques consist of two agencies, Marin + Trottin architectes and Anne-Françoise Jumeau architects / afja.
Périphériques focus on the fields of architecture an urbanism. The projects of Périphériques range from small scale buildings to cultural and programmatically large and complex buildings.
David Trottin is currently teaching at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d‘Architecture de Versailles.
FRABA, production facility/ Slubice, Poland/ BeL Associates/ 2006/ image: Marc Räder
BeL Associates is based in Cologne and was founded in 2000 by Anne-Julchen Bernhardt and Jörg Leeser. So far the office has worked on about 90 projects. 14 of these projects have been built.
Anne-Julchen Bernhardt and Jörg Leeser have both given lectures and taught at various universities.
Since 2008, Anne-Julchen Bernhardt holds the chair of building design at the RWTH Aachen University. Jörg Leeser is visiting professor at the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf.
Hill House/ Pacific Palisades, CA, USA/ Johnston Marklee / 2004/ image: Eric Staudenmeier
Mark Lee has founded Johnston Marklee together with Sharon Johnston in 1998.
Since then Johnston Marklee‘s diverse portfolio has been unified by a conceptual approach to each project. JML‘s innovative design process includes frequent collaborations with contemporary artists, writers, photographers and sculptors, bringing multiple layers of expertise to each project.
Mark Lee has written and lectured widely on his research regarding culture specific landscapes and new strategies in material form and technology. Mr. Lee has been invited as a visiting critic at Harvard University, Princeton University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, UCLA and SCI-Arc.
Sports facility Heerenschürli/ architecture: Dürig Architekten AG/ landscape architecture : TOPOTEK 1/ image: Hanns Joosten
TOPOTEK 1 is run jointly by the two partners Martin Rein-Cano and Lorenz Dexler.
Founded in 1996 by Martin Rein-Cano, the studio’s roster of German and international projects has ranged in scale from the master plan to the private garden. Each project strives to respond to site conditions and programmatic necessities with a compelling concept, high quality of design and efficient implementation.
Martin Rein-Cano has taught as a guest professor in Europe and North America. He has lectured internationally at a variety of universities and cultural institutions, and often serves as a member of design and competition juries.
NLÉ / Kunlé Adeyemi/ image: Kunlé Adeyemi
Kunlé Adeyemi is the founder of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice for developing cities.
As Senior Associate and Project Principal at OMA, he has completed a various range of projects all over the world.
He is frequently an invited speaker, lecturer and visiting critic at institutions such as the Guggenheim New York, Harvard University, the Cooper Union, School of Oriental and African Studies, Architectural Association in London, ETH Zurich, Chandigarh College of Architecture India and TU Delft. Kunlé Adeyemi is 2011 Callison Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of the University of Washington.
Nordküste Zurich Affoltern/ Study with Patrick Gmür and Amt für Städtebau Zurich/ 2004
Christophe Girot / Lukas Schweingruber
Christophe Girot is Full Professor at the Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Department of Architecture of the ETH Zurich. Christophe Girot is the founder of Atelier Girot. He has been practicing internationally since 1986, and is based in Zurich since 2001. Atelier Girot brings together a broad variety of talents in the domains of landscape architecture, urban design and landscape infrastructure.
www.girot.ch / www.girot.arch.ethz.ch
Lukas Schweingruber is a lecturer as well as a curator of the International Summer Academy Zurich.
1. Brunnenstrasse/ Berlin, Germany/ Brandlhuber + ERA, Emde Schneider/ BUG by Mark Bain/ 2012/ image: Nathan Willock // 2. Film still „Baader“/ Christopher Roth/ 2002 // 3. Structural Studies, a collaboration with Toshihiko Mitsuya/ June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff
Arno Brandlhuber / Christopher Roth/ Sam Chermayeff
Arno Brandlhuber is the founder of brandlhuber+ Berlin.
He holds the chair of Architecture and Urban Research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg and is directing the nomadic masters program a42.org. Arno Brandlhuber is co-founder of the public seminar Akademie c/o, currently researching on the spatial production of the Berlin Republic.
Christopher Roth‘s film „Baader“ was in competition of the 2002
Berlinale and awarded the Alfred Bauer prize. He did a year long
research with Georg Diez called 80*81, shows with Esther Schipper in
Berlin and is a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts,
Nuremberg for the winter term 2011/2012.
Sam Chermayeff is an architect form New York who lives and works in Berlin. Together with Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge he has founded the office June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff in Berlin, after working for SANAA in Tokyo for five years. Sam Chermayef has taught at DIA Dessau and the Strelka School of ARchitecture, Media and Design.
Grotao Music and Recreational Hub/ Urban revitalization project/ Sao Paulo, Brazil/ Urban-Think Tank/ 2011/ image: Urban-Think Tank
Urban- Think Tank
Urban-Think Tank is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects, concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. U-TT has offices in Caracas, São Paulo, New York and Zurich.
Alfredo Brillembourg founded U-TT in Caracas, VZ, and in 1998 Hubert Klumpner joined as co-director. Since 2007, Brillembourg and Klumpner have taught at Columbia University, where they founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (S.L.U.M. Lab), and since July 2010, they hold the chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture of the ETH Zurich.
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland/ Muttenz, Switzerland/ Competition 1st prize/ 2011/ image: pool
The Zurich architecture firm known as pool arose out of a discussion forum assembling young practitioners in the field of urban planning. This “pool” has brought together eight partners, all of whom have made a name for themselves over the past decade with their undogmatic, interdisciplinary work, take part in debates about architecture, and currently teach as guest lecturers at ETH Zurich.
pool differs from other architectural offices in having a special organizational structure in which solutions are sought on a group basis - an idea that draws on historical examples - of design groups.
pool buildings are not distinguished by a formal style; rather, they are the result of a series of encounters with the uses and material requirements of a given project, and have already won the architects numerous competitions.
Conversion Atelier- building Dubsstrasse/ Zurich, Switzerland/ 2010/ Boltshauser Architekten/ image: Beat Bühler
CURATOR: ROGER BOLTSHAUSER
Roger Boltshauser has headed the office of Boltshauser Architekten in Zurich since 1996. The projects he has carried out in the areas of schools, apartment and administration buildings are largely the outcome of competitions and study commissions and are characterized by powerful, block-like depositions with a high density in terms of space and materials. The office also is making a name for itself in rammed earth construction. The House Rauch in Schlins, Austria, which was completed in collaboration with rammed earth pioneer, Martin Rauch, is up to now the most highly regarded example of this construction technique. In addition to his office work between 1996 and 2010, Roger Boltshauser has also taught at ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne.
Study: Analysis and vision Central in Zurich/ Zurich, Switzerland/ Frank Zierau/ 2009/ image: Frank Zierau
CURATOR: FRANK ZIERAU
Frank Zierau is working in Zurich, Switzerland since 1990. From 1999-2002 his office realized the housing-project Burriweg. It was one of the first new housing projects in Zurich-Schwamendingen, which focused on high density buildings and replaced the settlements from the 1940’s with contemporary standards. For urban studies and projects he cooperates with Sylvain Malfroy, an expert for urban and historical development of european cities. Since 2011 he is assistant professor at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur (ZHAW).
Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft/ Liestal, Switzerland/ 2007/ EM2N/ image: Hannes Henz
EM2N with Mathias Müller and Daniel Niggli has 60 employees working on construction and competition projects in Switzerland and abroad.
Daniel Niggli and Mathias Müller were guest professors at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, as well as in Zurich.
As post-idealistic children of the ’68 generation, we do not recognise a single great truth, but find in the fractures of reality a ground in which to anchor architecture. This is the radicalism that we derived from Venturi’s ‘both-and’ principle. But both-and should not be mistaken as being arbitrary or indecisive. Behind and within it lies the problematic recognition of equitable values, and a longing for an architecture that renounces all dogma, opening itself to the freedom of possibility. We aim to produce architecture that is powerful and personal, architecture with the capability of developing its own character.
Oerliker Park Zurich/ Zurich, Switzerland/ Schweingruber Zulauf/ 2001/ image: René Rötheli
CURATOR: SCHWEINGRUBER ZULAUF
Lukas Schweingruber and Rainer Zulauf founded Schweingruber Zulauf in 2005.
For Schweingruber Zulauf, landscape architecture provides a field of experimentation to examine the terms of nature and landscape spaces.
Schweingruber Zulauf work on city- and landscape spaces in various scales.
Lukas Schweingruber has taught at the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil (HSR) until 2008.