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

ITA Talk on Reuse and Grammar-based Design
In the frame of a research collaboration between the Chair of Structural Design at ETH Zurich and the Structural Xploration Lab at EPFL, Jan Brütting and Ioannis Mirtsopoulos from the EPFL will present their current work on the reuse of structural members and grammar-based design. The ITA Talk will take place on the 05.03.2020 at HIB Open Space 2.

Lecture at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study
Pierluigi D′Acunto was invited by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Institute for Advanced Study to present the latest developments of his research at the Symposium "Selected Topics in Science and Technology". The lecture was held at TUM-IAS on the 29.01.2020.


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