Understanding a city as a whole, its people, components, functions, scales and dynamics, is crucial for the appropriate design and management of the urban system. Future Cities is now also available as a Massive Open Online Course on the edX platform, for anyone interested in following a serious lecture series about the topic.
The elective course ‘Information Architecture of Cities’ opens a holistic view on existing and new cities, with focus on Asia. The goal is to better understand the city by going beyond the physical appearance and by focusing on different representations, properties and impact factors of the urban system. As course requirement, there will be three short exercises.
A solid knowledge of computational methods is an increasingly important key competence for future architects or urban planners. In this course you will learn how to analyze and generate spatial configurations with advanced computational methods.
It is increasingly important to know how to work with big amounts of data – especially in such highly complex fields like architecture and urban planning. Thus participants will learn how to to create whole landscapes of designs in a semi-automatic manner.
Transdisciplinary summer school
25 June – 11 July 2014
Gideon Aschwanden measures air pollution in Singapore before and during the haze period
Commentary available at Straits Times Singapore
Prof. Schmitt’s commentary on city development and liveability based on the work of SEC’s “Future City Lab” in Singapore.
Commentary available at www.todayonline.com
Interview Prof. Gerhard Schmitt Hochparterre Magzine for Architecture and Design – November 2012
Article in the blue Magazine
BLUE – Vontobel Private Banking – the magazine for private clients
Autumn Edition 2012
In August 2012 students presented the “Public Projections” they did for their thesis electives. The projections were shown at Stadtfest Baden together with the works of projection artists. Cooperation between ETH Zürich, Information Architecture and Stadtfest Baden.