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

Caad ski weekend 2019

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

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 ski weekend 2017

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

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 ski weekend 2016

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


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

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 […]

Sonix Terris Tories

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

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…

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 […]

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 […]


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. […]


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


The Chair for CAAD launches materiability research network. The materiability research network is a joint initiative based at the Chair […]

Material Matters

The 2010 MAS Thesis project “ShapeShift” by Edyta Augustynowicz, Sofia Georgakopoulou, Dino Rossi, Stefanie Sixt has been published in “Material […]

CAAD ski weekend 2013

The snow has arrived! It’s time to get ready to move to the mountains and have some fun on the slopes…

CAAD Lectures in China

  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 […]

Teahouse 2.0 Workshop with NCTU Taiwan

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.

Autonomous Materials

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, Noiz Architects

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.

Mesh Grammars: Studies for a Dome

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.

new CAAD book

The new book about the CAAD post graduate program is available now. Beyond the Grid. A New Plateau! The next […]

CAAD ski weekend 2012

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 K.L.

Monologue with Kristina Lenard is a project by Miro Roman created as part of a research on coding at the […]

Zurich International School at CAAD

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.

Wireless Sensor Network Module

CAAD – Embeddedlab Wireless Sensor Network Module is a remote control system based on Arduino, Ethernet W5100 and RFM12 wireless […]

London Trip

From Jan. 16 – 20, 2012 the CAAD MAS class will do a trip to London.

Floater at Passagen, Cologne

Floater and Chick ‘n’ Egg Chair are presented, among other works of responsive design studio at the Passagen, Cologne from Jan. 16. – 21. 2012.

Actuated Matter Workshop

The Actuated Matter workshop explored the application of smart materials and their ability to transform space into responsive, adaptive environments.

Thomas Schmalfeldt

Thomas is a Ph.D. student, working part time at the chair of “Computer Aided Architectural Design” at the Federal Institute […]