Current Projects

Sep - 02 - 2015

Current Research Projects

The members of the iA research team are highly motivated and at various stages of their scientific career. PostDocs, doctoral students and research assistants are committed to their research work for national research projects conducted by organizations such as the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and mandates from the industry. Internationally, the Chair of Information Architecture is involved in EU research projects and works closely with partner universities from all over the world. Publications appear regularly, leading to participation in international conferences to share knowledge and insights way beyond Switzerland’s borders.

Aug - 14 - 2017

ESUM

ESUM - Analysing trade-offs between the energy and social performance of urban morphologies

Urban planning decisions usually have long-term implications that affect both the energy performance, as well as people\'s experience [...]

Aug - 14 - 2017

URBAN AUTOPOIESIS

 

Towards Adaptive Future Cities

A city, defined as a unity of inhabitants with their environment and showing self-creating and self-maintaining properties, can be considered as an autopoietic system if we take [...]

Aug - 14 - 2017

FLOATING CITIES

Addressing high demand for new public urban spaces by exploring reclaimed water areas

Urban water spaces, lakes and rivers have an impact on the image of the city and have [...]

Aug - 14 - 2017

CITIZEN DESIGN SCIENCE

 

A combination of Citizen Science and Design Science employing bottom up flow of data and information to improve the planning and functioning of a city.

The last decades [...]

Aug - 14 - 2017

USER-DRIVEN DESIGN FOR FUTURE CITIES: CITIZEN URBAN LAB

In the last years, the smart technologies and lifestyle have gained new challenges in working, living and dwelling. On the other hand, we face the rapid trend of growing cities [...]

Aug - 14 - 2017

MACHINE LEARNING AND URBAN IDENTITY

Unsupervised machine learning approach to exploring important features of urban identity from the quality of public spaces.

Public spaces play an important role in the processes of formation, generation and change [...]

Feb - 23 - 2016

ADvISE

Data analysis for understanding the impact of urban design on social performance of a city (ADvISE)

Urban planning decisions greatly affect the life in cities in many perspectives: the [...]

Aug - 19 - 2013

Computational Planning Synthesis

Computational Planning Synthesis (CPS)

Emerging technologies for future urban planning

When working on urban planning projects there are usually multiple aspects to consider. Often these aspects are contradictory [...]

Feb - 20 - 2008

VALUE LAB

COLLABORATION IN SPACE

We are implementing a research lab - the Value Lab, a new collaboration environment for virtual design and planning of architecture. It combines the use of complimentary views [...]