Engineering sciences - Architecture

Architecture - May 20
Architecture
In a new book, researchers from EPFL examine the history of organic architecture, complete with telling examples of the genre, from its emergence in the early 20th century to the present day. They observe that the movement is enjoying a revival - particularly in Switzerland - that's being driven by the demands of high-density urban development.
Architecture - May 4

What is the relationship between epidiemology and urban planning? Sascha Roesler, assistant professor at the USI Academy of Achitecture (Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture, ISA), explores the subject in a recently published article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and with a short video, showing how these two concepts have a common history and future.

Environment - Mar 25, 2019
Environment

New insight into termites' architectural strategies could help us design more energy efficient self-sustaining buildings for humans.

Materials Science - Jan 15, 2018

Better thermal insulation means lower heating costs - but this should not be at the expense of exciting architecture. A new type of brick filled with aerogel could make thin and highly insulating walls possible in the future - without any additional insulation layer.

Computer Science - Apr 23
Computer Science

Artificial intelligence has become a focus of certain ethical concerns, but it also has some major sustainability issues.

Economics - Feb 12, 2018

Research news - The Guggenheim Museum by star architect Frank Gehry led to an economic boom in the Spanish city of Bilbao. This "Bilbao Effect" is appealing to many urban planners and politicians who look to better position their cities in economic and social terms by building exceptional architectural projects.

Architecture - Nov 30, 2017

Research news - Active components on buildings such as blinds whose design was copied from naturally occurring solutions - that is the subject of the research conducted by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Freiburg, and the University of Stuttgart.


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