Instead of visiting a different country to gain new perspectives, this seminar week will provide a guided tour through the world of digital planning. As an alternative to famous buildings and popular projects we will take a closer look at the planning processes behind those impressive results, focusing on state of the art methods in digital design and data mining.
Transdisciplinary summer school
25 June – 11 July 2014
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.
The students will learn how to visualize big data bulks in a meaningful way using Blender and Python. The goal is to make raw data visible by the generic means of program code (Python). The resulting visualizations will be incorporated into urban video footage by using animation and rendering tools of Blender.
In the course ‘New Methods in Urban Analysis and Simulation’ spatial configurations are analyzed throughout computational methods. In a series of theory lectures we explore how the design and planning of cities can be evidence-based by using scientific methods.
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.