This is a drama of books, a comedy, a play of the sea’s murmur… Books start behaving like actors… in other words: What is a computational object in a world of data?
DATA DRIVEN MODELING Mathematical and coding concepts with a focus on Self Organizing Maps Ubiquitous data streams, being emitted from […]
Seminar Week The Colour of Armenia 22-30 October 2016
Info: Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 12:30 at HIB E15
051-0732-16G | Elective course | CAAD Practice You have probably noticed how Spotify is able to programmatically put together a weekly […]
| Elective course | CAAD Theory | What if cities are not connected in space and time? What if they are species in parallel universes, and You can easily talk to them.
The Atlas of Fantastic infrastructures deals with the characterization of architecture, media and digital infrastructure. In concrete terms, it deals with the […]
Architecturality : a Quality of Built Structures and Wireless Communication Infrastructures
Tuesday 5. April, 2016 17:00 HPZ F ETH
where: MIGROS MUSEUM ZüRICH
when: FRIDAY 4th of MARCH at 7pm.
Indexing in Architecture 051-0732-16L | Elective course | CAAD Practice Have you ever felt like web browsers and social networks know […]
| Elective course | CAAD Theory | What if cities are not connected in space and time? What if they are species in parallel universes, and You can easily talk to them.
Seminar Week Vilnius / Minsk 12 – 20 March 2016
Info: Monday, 29 Feb. 2016, 13:00 at HPZ F
Just in time with the snow we will make our way to the Alps. Andermatt is this year’s destination.
SCHWERPUNKTE is organized by the scholars of two doctoral programmes at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich: The Institute for […]
What if cities are not connected in space and time? You easily can talk to them. Just by taking a […]
Eigen Un Echoic
Sound in Space through Sound
Towards a fully responsive design
051-0731-15L | ELECTIVE COURSE | CAAD TUTORIAL
How does City-Engine work? 051-0733-15L | ELECTIVE COURSE In the last decade, in the domain of city planning and […]
Do you know the Lebanon? I shook my head. In the evenings the sky is like wine and the […]
The long awaited CAAD book A Quantum City is finally out, a celebration on cities, technology and intellect. It can […]
Documentation and final installation of the outcome of a two week robotic workshop on May-June 2015. MAS sudents: Despoina Pippa, […]
CAAD talk #42 Tuesday 23. June, 2015 14:00 HPZ F How do innovations emerge, not merely as functions of the conditions at […]
CAAD talk #41 Friday 29. May, 2015 14:00 HPZ F Several issues have arisen since the publication of the book […]
CAAD talk #40 Thursday 16. April, 2015 14:00 HPZ F A contemporary example of the interaction between speculation and poetry is […]
OPENING 28TH APRIL 2015 18.00 PM – ONGOING UNTIL 07TH MAY 2015 The Rose Pavilion is a revolutionary restructuring of […]
CAAD talk #39 Friday 20. March, 2015 11:00 HPZ F The Berlin-based artist Robert Seidel dissolves boundaries of genre by […]
[portfolio_slideshow navpos=bottom autoplay=true] This project is a contribution to the 1st Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon, taking place on Friday, 27th and Saturday […]
What if you, being here, could be a virtual presence anywhere? Project Anywhere is an intention to breach the limits […]
From January 9th – 12th, 2015 ETH CAAD MAS students together with students of the DMIC course at Iaac, Barcelona […]
Seminarwoche ST.PETERSBURG und der russische Norden 14.-22. März 2015
INFO MI 18.02.2015 13:00 HPZ F
Towards a fully responsive design 051-0728-15L | Elective Course | CAAD Tutorial Have you ever dreamed of walking through one […]
051-0732-15L | ELECTIVE COURSE
How does City-Engine work?
CAAD talk #38 WED 3. DEC 2014 17:00 HPZ F Photo of the first fully continuous and lightweight spatial lattice […]
The open seminar is co-curated by Vera Bühlmann (ETH Zurich) and Erin K Stapleton (Kingston University, London). It is a […]
Parametric fonts with METAFONT and Metaflop by Marco Müller, Alexis Reigel, Linus Romer Inspiration for the application of algorithms is […]
The long awaited new book ALIVE: Advancements in Adaptive Architecture is out and can now be ordered via Amazon. a […]
Digital Baroque Island is an interactive speculative architectural installation with projection mapping and augmented reality based on Shakespeare’s Prospero. The […]
Winter has finally arrived. Let’s find some pistes in the Alps and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere.
CAAD talk #36 Alexander Hahn WED 01 OCT 2014 17:00 The Artist’s Studio as Encryption Lab
Seminarwoche KAUKASUS 18. – 26.10.2014
INFO DI 16.09.2014 12:30 HPZ F
How does Google search work? How many times per day do you search for something on the web? Searching for […]
Have you ever dreamed of walking through one of your building designs? Not only as a guest but as the main actor?
The opening of the Rose Pavilion at the Polyterrasse of the ETH in Zurich will take place on July 23 […]
This workshop aims to provide a probability space for ideas of a radical nature, about how we understand and define […]
29.05.2014 // 17:00
Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F
14.05.2014 // 14:00 – 15:00 HPZ Floor F Cod.Act: COMPLEX SOUND DEVICES – a Swiss media art duo (musician + […]
08.05.2014 // 14:00 – 15:00 HPZ Floor F Marguerite Humeau: HYPER HD MYSTERY ZONE – A speculative designer who works […]
The Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design at ETH Zurich organizes the two-day seminar entitled: Materialism Without Territory. Art and […]
ANY BLOG is a programming experiment that aims at the design and creation of consistent blogs by relational means, regardless […]
At the end of the 10 days workshop, the MAS class put together a laptop orchestra and a live performance […]
At the level of programming, time connotes differently when coding form than coding sound. Unlike architecture, the physical characteristics of […]
7xCabin from MAS CAAD on Vimeo. The 7xCabin is the result of a workshop focusing on the […]
Medializing the generic. A path out of the technological and economical excesses in contemporary architecture. A book on research and […]
Even more often than rooms, thoughts change the sounds around us and in ourselves. Our body is a reservoir, a […]
The goal of this class is to teach you the concepts and technology to create multimedia, time-critical composition using code.
051-0732-14L Background Representations in arts and science, like paintings, engravings, but also photographs, always require a certain degree of abstraction. […]
Seminarwoche stadtklang BUKAREST 15. – 23.03.2014
INFO MO 17.02.2014 16:00 HPZ F
Resinance 2.0 is the successor of Resinance, realized six month after the first project. Its general system is building upon […]
It might feel like spring but let’s not rush it. First we need to go and enjoy some snow in the Alps…
Das Projekt „Woven Column“, erforscht das Potential von 3D Druck für Architektur.
The next theory kolloquium computing symbols as literacy and ability will start on Tuesday Sep. 24th 2013, 9-11 am at the […]
Sheaves – when things are whatever can be the case by Ludger Hovestadt, Vera Bühlmann, published as Vol. II in […]
Printed Physics is the first volume documenting the Metalithikum Klausuren which we organize in collaboration with Werner Oechslin Foundation Library […]
051-0713-00G | caad I | hs13 Jeder nutzt Computer. Jeder entwirft Systeme. Optimieren kann jeder mit den neuen Apparaten. Die […]
Digital Grotesque . Printing Architecture Michael Hansmeyer, Benjamin Dillenburger Digital Grotesque is the first fully immersive, solid, human-scale, enclosed […]
What does the wall think it is?? Usually when we think about the sound of a built environment, we see […]
Seminar week MOSCOW LOOP 19.- 27.10.2013
INFO MI 11.09.2013 14:00 HPZ F
What are we going to gain by tracking behaviours? We would like to introduce you to the amazing world of […]
The CAAD Department is the partner for design development of the Rose Pavilion designed by Dimitry Demin.
Pre-specific Urban Modeling (Modeling in Coexistence with Urban Data Streams) By Vahid Moosavi, PhD candidate at CAAD, ETH Zurich Lunch […]
What if cities are not connected in space and time? You easily can talk to them. Just by taking a phone for example. But they are species in parallel universes.
ALIVE2013 was hosted at the Chair for CAAD, ETH Zürich on July, 8th 2013. Speakers included: Prof. Ludger Hovestadt (ETH […]
16.07.2013 // 16:30 – 17:00 Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F Higuchi studied scenography at Tokyo Gakugei university and worked […]
Pictures of the ALIVE2013 symposium on adaptive architecture, held at the Chair for CAAD on July 8th 2013, are now […]
By crossing over different inputs, new kinds of meta-wood are being synthesized following a hidden musical score.
CAAD presented two works at the Materializing exhibition held at Tokyo University of the Arts
July 8th, 2013 / 9:00 – 18:00 Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETH Zürich-Hönggerberg, HPZ Floor F Speakers include: […]
The Digital Grotesque 1:3 scale prototype is being shown at the Swiss Art Awards 2013 in Basel.
Resinance is part of an ongoing series, exploring the potential use of smart materials in an architectural context. It was […]
Lukáš Kurilla 06.05.13 // 16:00 – 17:00 Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F Lukáš Kurilla is currently a teaching assistant […]
Philip Beesley : Radiant Soil 02.05.13 // 12:00 – 12:30 Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F Might architecture be envisioned […]
Gamescapes In this lecture, Jose Sanchez will present the research on game mechanics in the context of architectural design. […]
ScanToProduction is a material oriented design/production process, integrating digital scanning, computer aided design and digital fabrication in a one-shot […]
Call for Contributions: 2nd WORKSHOP on SMART MATERIAL INTERFACES: “Another Step to a Material Future” Will be held during 2013 […]
When: 13.03.13 // 13:00 – 14:00 Where: Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F Delia Dumitrescu : Relational Textiles The relationship […]
Weixin Huang + LeiYu, School of Architecture, tSinghuA univerSity, Beijing 18.02.2013 17:00 HPZF
When: 25.02.13 // 17:00 – 18:00 Where: Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F Part I – dr. Tomasz Jaskiewicz (faculty […]
We are very happy with the results of our elective course students which have presented a broad variety of final […]
Einführung: Montag, 25. Feb, 11.00 Uhr, HPZ F
CAAD-Theory Whalfach: MANIFOLD. 051-0728-13 G
Responsive architecture: designing behaviours together with guest professor Winy Maas & T?F
Digital Technology Group The growth of Herzog & de Meuron and the increasing size and complexity of the projects demanded […]
CAAD Praxis: MORPHOSIS – smart materials and architecture together with guest professor Winy Maas & T?F introduction changed to: 25.02.2013 […]
In recent years, new materialist theory has re-invigorated debates around materiality within the social sciences, placing particular emphasis upon the […]
051-0714-00 G CAAD II Die Architektur ist heute etwas verklemmt. Im Material, in den Optimierungen, in den ästhetischen Rückbindungen. Im […]
Seminarwoche SEOUL 16.- 23.03.2013
This publication was edited for the conference: Addis 2050 – An Alternative Pathway into Ethiopia’s urban future. It describes a rational optimist scenario for future Ethiopia.
OOD is a new paradigm in contemporary philosophy, physics, computer programming and critical theory and can be understood as the […]
In this project jDICE is used for interpolating heights over shape similarities. Example 1: 10k buildings around Orchard Rd in […]
monstroCITY is the result of a 3-day group programming exercise, exploring Shape Grammar concepts in Processing. Setup like a game […]
This video illustrates the contribution of the chair for CAAD to the new home for the Institute of Technology in […]
Animated Textiles was a five-day workshop held at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås from Sept. […]
Geometry, Code and Design- A Hermits Cabin
ERASMUS Intensive Programme 2012 -Summer School Kaiserslautern, Germany, September 01 – 11, 2012
Die Eingangsbesprechung findet am Dienstag, 18. September um 14.00 Uhr auf der Professur statt. Gebäude HPZ, Geschoss F
CAAD THEORY | 051-0731-12L | WAHLFACH| HS12 In the course we will develop a computer-based approach to designing sacred spaces. […]
Seminarwoche IRAN 19.-28.10.2012 Teheran & Caspian Sea
CAAD Praxis: CHINAWARE // Digital design + Material computation 051-0733-12L // Wahlfach HS 2012 In order to develop physical models […]
Michael Hansmeyer presented recent computational design work at the TED Global 2012 conference in Edinburgh. Watch the talk here: Michael […]
Symposium from 01. – 02 September 2012.
Workshop from 27. – 31.August 2012.
Guest lecture at the Summer school at Tsinghua University, Beijing.
posted by Li Li blog: http://ubcode.weebly.com/ As an artificial intelligence algorithm, neural network has been widely used in pattern recognition […]
The Chair for CAAD launches materiability research network. The materiability research network is a joint initiative based at the Chair […]
The 2010 MAS Thesis project “ShapeShift” by Edyta Augustynowicz, Sofia Georgakopoulou, Dino Rossi, Stefanie Sixt has been published in “Material […]
The snow has arrived! It’s time to get ready to move to the mountains and have some fun on the slopes…
Chairs designed as a composition of voxelbased eigenchairs.
Christopher Alexanders pattern language visualised as a graph.
051-0713-00G | caad I | hs12
Jeder nutzt Computer. Jeder entwirft Systeme. Optimieren kann jeder mit den neuen Apparaten. Die Moderne ist monoton geworden. Die Postmoderne beliebig.
Meshgrammars in Processing.
Final results of the course CAAD THEORY | 051-0732-12L | WAHLFACH| FS12.
Professor Makoto Sei Watanabe held a workshop for the CAAD MAS students at Okayama Prefectural University (OPU) in Japan. Students […]
In May 2012, the Chair for CAAD met with faculty and administrators at several leading universities in China. Benjamin […]
a self-sufficient architectural vision Phototropia is part of an ongoing series on the application of smart materials in an architectural […]
Joint workshop “Teahouse 2.0” in the Spring of 2012 with NCTU Institute of Architecture and ETH CAAD , which explore a new threshold of computational design and digital fabrication in the realm of education.
A CAAD 2012 MAS Thesis by Aleksandar Lalovic on Principle Component Analysis (PCA) of architectural space. PCA has been used […]
Beitrag von Ludger Hovestadt auf dem Symposium ‘Fritz Haller, Architekt und Forscher’ vom 15. / 16. März 2012 an der […]
20.04.12 / 16:45 / CAAD HPZ F Karmen Franinovic – Beyond Kinetic Architecture: From Movable Structures to Vibrant Matter Since more […]
A Research Collaboration of University of Catania, Polytechnic of Milan and CAAD at ETH Zürich won the Contanima Price. The […]
The CAAD chair opened the presence at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) is a […]
Manuel is invited to present his research at the Inspiring Matter Conference on Monday, 02.04.12, 2:20pm and to do a lecture […]
Keisuke Toyoda is co-founder and director of Noiz architects, a Tokyo-based firm that is at the forefront of computational design and digital fabrication in Asia.
Patterned Machines is a project by Stelios Psaltis created as part of a research on coding at the MAS CAAD […]
How can one create a highly articulated architecture using a novel method of folding? We design a series of domes by folding a surface over and over again, using a dynamic process entitled mesh grammars.
Mapping Thematic Research Interests at Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Using Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs)
The new book about the CAAD post graduate program is available now. Beyond the Grid. A New Plateau! The next […]
3rd – 5th February Blatten/Lauchernalp
Stella Azariadi: ‘That was a fantastic ski weekend with the best company! I miss the fairytale scene of Blatten already…’
Monologue with Kristina Lenard is a project by Miro Roman created as part of a research on coding at the […]
7th grade students from the Zurich International School payed a visit to the Faculty of Architecture at ETH Zurich, and one stop was the Chair for CAAD.
Solutions you cannot draw.
CAAD – Embeddedlab Wireless Sensor Network Module is a remote control system based on Arduino, Ethernet W5100 and RFM12 wireless […]
An overview of recent projects, realized at the Chair for CAAD, ETH Zürich, can now be found on issuu.com
Der Vertiefungskurs CAAD III nimmt aus der Sicht des heutigen informationstechnischen Milieus verschiedene architekturtheoretische Haltungen in den Blick und untersucht […]
Seminarwoche JAPAN 16.- 25.03.2012 Kansai Area + Naoshima
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