Encyclopaedia of Designed Spaces

Humans engage with their environment in broad, creative ways – not just with cities and houses, but also rivers and lakes, fields and forests. Designing is always embedded in a complex system of influential factors and each design is in turn a part of a historical process. The More

Thesaurus zum Städtebau (Thesaurus on Urban Design)

The research project Thesaurus zum Städtebau (Thesaurus on Urban Design) will provide a structured collection of the central building blocks that constitute urban spaces: streets, squares, closes, courtyards, parks, passages and quays. Built upon the contributions of students in the seminar Elemente des städtischen Raumes from the years More

Novartis Campus. Eine moderne Arbeitswelt. Voraussetzungen, Bausteine, Perspektiven.

Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag. Konzept und drei Beiträge: 58-79, 106-119, 248-251. (englisch und deutsch publiziert). Mehr Das Buch stellt die Geschichte und Entwicklung des Werkareals der Novartis AG St. Johann in Basel, den modellhaften Denk- und Entwurfsprozess, den gegenwärtigen Stand des ehrgeizigen Campus-Projektes sowie die zukünftigen Planungen und Ziele More

Richti-Quartier, Wallisellen

The Richti neignbourhood of Wallisellen lies between the train station of Wallisellen and the shopping centre of Glatt. It is organised around the Richtiarkade, a slightly bent, linear main street which directly and comfortably connects these two major points in the city. The public park, Richtiplatz, begins to More

Novartis-Campus, Basel

The St. Johann area owned by Novartis in Basle is to be transformed from a production site into a research and administration center. An arrangement capable of remaining sustainable on a long-term basis is to be introduced into the structural and aesthetic arbitrariness of a factory area that More

Bassersdorf: a Search for the City Centre

This dissertation by Rafael Gaus discusses the urban qualities and deficits of the town of Bassersdorf and researches how the city centre can be improved spatially, structurally and functionally. In a comparison with reference examples, the case study discusses, in addition to urban solutions, the planning strategies and More

Urban Density

In the discussion about the city, no other term has experienced so many different meanings, analyses, interpretations and evaluations as the word density. City density is always changing its meaning, and sometimes it means two things at the same time; for example, being used as a synonym for More

Urban Potential and Strategies in Metropolitan Territories
 – The Zurich Metropolitan Region as an Example (NFP65)

The research project, Urban Potential and Strategies in Metropolitan Territories, provides an qualitative contribution to the current urban and spatial development debate in Switzerland and thereby does not differentiate between the urban, suburban or peri-urban categories, but rather along the selected urban qualities that have crystallized out of More