An ETH Werkstattgespräch in Singapore with Gerhard Schmitt, the founding director of the SEC (Singapore-ETH Centre), which aims to strengthen the capacity of Singapore and Switzerland to research, understand and actively respond to the challenges of global environmental sustainability.
The students examine patterns of crowd-flows in an extraordinary urbanisation phenomena: festivals. Bottom-up urbanization you might recognize also on pictures from slums, (refugee/military/exploratory) camps etc.
Learn how to simulate the flows of people and how to quantify the (real estate) value of stand locations. Caliente Festival, Zurich, will serve as an example.
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.
“Smart Cities” is the third Massive Urban Online Course in a series of MOOCS under the title “Future Cities”. The series aims to bring the latest research results on planning, managing and transforming cities to those places in the world where this knowledge has the highest benefit for its citizens.
As an invited guest in Moon & Jeon’s exhibition “News from Nowhere” we present the roughly 2000 images sent in as part of three exercises in our MOOC using an interactive touch-screen application. The app features three modes: 1) all messages 2) a game 3) an exhibition history.
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.