A series of talks organised by CAAD. John May | 28.02.2019 Harvard GSD | MILLIØNS Casey Rehm | 07.03.2019 SCI-Arc […]


063-0716-19L | Vertiefungskurs | CAAD III   this course celebrates the abundance of movies available online and the machine intelligence […]

Caad ski weekend 2019

25 – 27 January 2019 @ Pizol/Pardiel (SG) We are returning to the eastern part of the Alps for our […]

XENOTHEKA – a digital library

Xenotheka is a digital library of an architectural student. It is a context, a neighbourhood, and a galaxy. Books inhabit Xenotheka, they are its actors and characters.

Caad ski weekend 2018

19 – 21 January 2018 @ Pizol/Pardiel (SG) This year we’re moving to the eastern part of the Alps for […]

CAAD Theory: Spectral Architectonics

The main topic of this course is the notion of computational models in architecture, or how we can conceive architectural models and operate with them by means of computers.

CAAD Theory: A Quantum City

| 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.

CAAD ski weekend 2017

27 – 29 January 2017 @ Andermatt (UR) It is time again to pack our bags for our traditional weekend […]

Digital Drama

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?

Technical PhD Seminar Series

DATA DRIVEN MODELING Mathematical and coding concepts with a focus on Self Organizing Maps Ubiquitous data streams, being emitted from […]

CAAD Theory: A Quantum City

| 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.

CAAD Theory: A Quantum City

| 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.

CAAD ski weekend 2016

Just in time with the snow we will make our way to the Alps. Andermatt is this year’s destination.

Extensile | Robotic Workshop

Documentation and final installation of the outcome of a two week robotic workshop on May-June 2015. MAS sudents: Despoina Pippa, […]


OPENING 28TH APRIL 2015 18.00 PM – ONGOING UNTIL 07TH MAY 2015 The Rose Pavilion is a revolutionary restructuring of […]

project Anywhere

What if you, being here, could be a virtual presence anywhere? Project Anywhere is an intention to breach the limits […]

CAAD Tutorial: Game Engines

Towards a fully responsive design 051-0728-15L | Elective Course | CAAD Tutorial Have you ever dreamed of walking through one […]

Digital Baroque Island

Digital Baroque Island is an interactive speculative architectural installation with projection mapping and augmented reality based on Shakespeare’s Prospero. The […]

CAAD ski weekend 2015

Winter has finally arrived. Let’s find some pistes in the Alps and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere.

Rose Pavilion opening

The opening of the Rose Pavilion at the Polyterrasse of the ETH in Zurich will take place on July 23 […]

Lecture: Cod.Act

14.05.2014 // 14:00 – 15:00 HPZ Floor F Cod.Act: COMPLEX SOUND DEVICES – a Swiss media art duo (musician + […]

Lecture: Marguerite Humeau

08.05.2014 // 14:00 – 15:00 HPZ Floor F Marguerite Humeau: HYPER HD MYSTERY ZONE – A speculative designer who works […]

ANY BLOG. Desire and Design

ANY BLOG is a programming experiment that aims at the design and creation of consistent blogs by relational means, regardless […]

Probabilistic orchestra

At the end of the 10 days workshop, the MAS class put together a laptop orchestra and a live performance […]

MAS M3: Sound-coding

At the level of programming, time connotes differently when coding form than coding sound. Unlike architecture, the physical characteristics of […]

Sonix Terris Tories

Even more often than rooms, thoughts change the sounds around us and in ourselves. Our body is a reservoir, a […]


051-0732-14L Background Representations in arts and science, like paintings, engravings, but also photographs, always require a certain degree of abstraction. […]

Resinance 2.0

Resinance 2.0 is the successor of Resinance, realized six month after the first project. Its general system is building upon […]

CAAD ski weekend 2014

It might feel like spring but let’s not rush it. First we need to go and enjoy some snow in the Alps…

Woven Column

Das Projekt „Woven Column“, erforscht das Potential von 3D Druck für Architektur.

Adaptive Soundscapes

What does the wall think it is?? Usually when we think about the sound of a built environment, we see […]

Lecture: A Quantum City

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 – Teaser

ALIVE2013 was hosted at the Chair for CAAD, ETH Zürich on July, 8th 2013. Speakers included: Prof. Ludger Hovestadt (ETH […]

Lecture: Takihiko Higuchi

16.07.2013 // 16:30 – 17:00 Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F Higuchi studied scenography at Tokyo Gakugei university and worked […]

Pictures from ALIVE2013

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.


Resinance is part of an ongoing series, exploring the potential use of smart materials in an architectural context. It was […]

Lecture: Lukáš Kurilla

Lukáš Kurilla 06.05.13 // 16:00 – 17:00 Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F Lukáš Kurilla is currently a teaching assistant […]

Lecture: Relational Textiles

When: 13.03.13 // 13:00 – 14:00 Where: Chair for CAAD, HPZ Floor F Delia Dumitrescu : Relational Textiles The relationship […]


We are very happy with the results of our elective course students which have presented a broad variety of final […]


CAAD-Theory Whalfach: MANIFOLD. 051-0728-13 G
Responsive architecture: designing behaviours together with guest professor Winy Maas & T?F


CAAD Praxis: MORPHOSIS – smart materials and architecture together with guest professor Winy Maas & T?F introduction changed to: 25.02.2013 […]

Prespecific City Modelling

In this project jDICE is used for interpolating heights over shape similarities. Example 1: 10k buildings around Orchard Rd in […]

Urban Grammars

  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 Workshop

Animated Textiles was a five-day workshop held at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås from Sept. […]


CAAD Praxis: CHINAWARE // Digital design + Material computation 051-0733-12L // Wahlfach HS 2012 In order to develop physical models […]


Symposium from 01. – 02 September 2012.
Workshop from 27. – 31.August 2012.

Neural Network Butterfly

posted by Li Li blog: As an artificial intelligence algorithm, neural network has been widely used in pattern recognition […]