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National Stadium Tokyo 2020 - P. D’Acunto, L. Ingold, O. P. Ohlbrock - 2016



Chair of Structural Design - Prof. Dr. Joseph Schwartz

The term “Structural Design” denotes the programmatic idea of a reconciliation between the disciplines of engineering and architecture through the reciprocal integration of load-bearing structure and design concept. This view of structural systems encourages a unified understanding of the interplay of form and load-bearing capacity – that is, an understanding of the formative effect of the active inner forces in the building structure and the targeted control of these forces.



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Lectures at IWSS2020
Pierluigi D'Acunto, Léa Boulic, Federico Bertagna and Giulia Boller will present some of their current research projects at the 1st Italian Workshop on Shell and Spatial Structures (IWSS2020). The workshop will take place online on 25-26.06.2020. Further info available here.

Lecture at FHNW
Hannes Hofmann is invited by Thomas Boyle, lecturer for structural engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), to present about his research on the collaboration of architects and structural engineers. The online lecture will take place on 04.05.2020.

Joint guest lecture by Tomaz Ulaga and Maurice Berrel
Within the the course Force Material Form: Exploring Interdisciplinary Design, Tomaz Ulaga, civil engineer from Basel, and Maurice Berrel, architect from Zurich, are invited to report on their joint design experiences. The online lecture will take place on 30.04.2020.

International Symposium, Candela – Isler – Müther
An international symposium on the work of Félix Candela, Heinz Isler and Ulrich Müther will take place on March 27th and 28th, 2020. It is organised by the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) in cooperation with the Chair of Structural Design at ETH Zurich, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Müther-Archive at the University of Applied Sciences in Wismar. here

FS20 Seminar week - Switzerland
The Chair of Structural Design is offering students a seminar week (16. - 21. March 2020) with the title: "Tracing Concrete - An illustrated exploration through Switzerland". More details on the trip and the integrated sketching workshop can be found here



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