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Slow Architecture – Rosa’s architectural work was not ahead of its time; indeed, he adopted modernism, albeit in a radically subjective and sculptural way. The difference lay in the art of construction. The studios certainly had the look of industrial manufacture that suggested modernity, yet Rosa’s working style was manual and reflective and was based on an intense observation of nature…

The traditional farmhouse, 1995-

It connects naturally and ingeniously with the cultural landscape, not only with the patina of weathering, but also through the adequacy and ability for dialogue. It establishes a spatial relationship and connects with the cultural landscape despite the confident …

Guest lecture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Architecture, 2013

“Wood & concrete, structure & space”, lecturer: Wolfgang Rossbauer. My appeal: don’t think and plan in terms of conventional construction phases and building estimate schemes. First, the environment …

Research on Rudolf Kaiser, 2014-

Around 1910, master builder Rudolf Kaiser (Keiser) planned and built many houses in Aarau. In the Zelgli district alone, four houses of this type still exist…

The power of gestures

Power of imagery – crisis of the object – gestures. How large do spatial gestures/architectural responses have to be? This question is one of my working theses …

Text submissions for wbw, 2012-2014

“Perfectly normal – Neugrüen development in Mellingen by Dietrich Schwarz Architekten. Welcome to the world of real existing sustainability: in its design for the largest Minergie-A development in Switzerland in Mellingen, Dietrich Schwarz Architekten uses three different building types and small-scale urban exterior spaces. For the investment property, meticulous planning, flawless implementation and simple technologies were the watchwords.”

Current article in wbw 09-2014, Wohnen in der Agglo …

Spaces in literature

“Well, I moved into a new apartment. It’s not yet furnished, half-finished somehow. It’s a simple, white house, ground-level, the rooms flow into each other, without doors. …

25 topics

This A5 brochure presents my favourite 25 images. Augmented with sketches and topics, the brochure documents my philosophy and my perception of space. …

Construction document design, City of Aarau, 2014/15

The city of Aarau documents its building projects in the form of a periodical. We created the graphic production of the two latest projects in this large series…

Figurative sculpture, today

What significance would the outdoor space in the Barcelona Pavilion have without the figurative sculpture of Georg Kolbe? That is the question of the working thesis ‘Figurative sculpture today’. …