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The polytechnical school as building site

The polytechnical school as building site 1880–1940 Dr. Sarah M. Schlachetzki In the second half of the 19th century, the success story of the Zurich Polytechnic (ETH) was reflected in the rapid expansion of its building stock. It was Gottfried Semper’s students who were significantly involved in this construction phase, especially Alfred Bluntschli and Georg […]

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Structure and Process

Structure and Process: Technical Innovations in Skeleton Construction of the ETH Domain 1960–1980 Doctoral Candidate: Tiago MatthesCo-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder, Chair of the Theory of Architecture, ETH ZurichAdvisor: Dr. Sarah M. Schlachetzki In the early 1960s, the number of students at Swiss universities increased rapidly. “The Labhardt Report” commissioned by the Federal Department of […]

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Architecture & Patents

Architecture & Patents. The Buildings of the ETH Domain funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Project Proposal and Director: Prof. Dr. Silke Langenberg and PD Dr. Robin RehmCo-Director and Contact: Dr. Sarah M. Schlachetzki Around 1800, due to the invention of new materials, constructions and machines, architecture began to take on a new […]

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