Information Architecture

Information Architecture

“We develop visual methods for the analysis, design and simulation of urban systems for a sustainable future”

    MOOC II Livable Future Cities

    “Livable Future Cities” is the second 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.

    “Livable Future Cities” is the second 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.

    Crowd Simulation – People as Flows

    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 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.

    MOOC I Future Cities

    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.

    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.

    FS2015 | Information Architecture of Cities

    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 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.

    FS2015 | Digital Urban Simulation

    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.

    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.

    FS2015 | Creative Data Mining

    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.

    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.

    Avenues in the tropics

    Transdisciplinary summer school
Barranquilla, Colombia
25 June - 11 July 2014

    Transdisciplinary summer school
    Barranquilla, Colombia
    25 June – 11 July 2014

    Haze update: Scientists visit Orchard Road

    Gideon Aschwanden measures air pollution in Singapore before and during the haze period

    Commentary available at Straits Times Singapore

    Inclusive, cooler cities: A different take on liveability

    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

    Interview Prof. Gerhard Schmitt Hochparterre Magzine for Architecture and Design – November 2012

    Hochparterre, Magazine for Architecture and Design, November 2012Cover Hochparterre