Dieter Dietz

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dieter.dietz@epfl.ch +41 21 693 80 01

EPFL ENAC IA ALICE
BP 4121 (Bâtiment BP)
Station 16
CH-1015 Lausanne

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project catalogue dieteridetz.org / UNDEND architecture (9_other artifacts) 2018 A City Campus, BSZ Professional School Zurich, Competition, w/ pO4 Bureau, Lisbon 2018 Les Terasses Saugettes, Public Spaces Sous-Gare Lausanne, Competition 2018 Pieter de Hooch, Apartment Transformation, Bülach, Switzerland, built 2017- Townhouses, Mixed Use Residential Project, Bülach, Switzerland, in development 2017 Barn H, Roof Structure, Zurich, Switzerland, built 2016 Chigny Grange et Pressoir, Private Residence, Chigny, Switzerland, built 2015 RAUTISTRASSE, Housing Project, 105 Apartments, Zurich, Switzerland, built 2015 AVIGNON, Public Space Design, Theater Gessnerallee, Zurich, Switzerland, built 2015 ROJI, Mixed Use Housing Project, Zurich, Switzerland, competition 2014 AVENUE, Mixed Use Structure, Zurich, Switzerland, with Andi Schrämli, project study 2014 House of Cards, Mixed Use Structure, Bülach, Switzerland, project study 2014 Garden to Sky, Private House, Study, Ettiswil, Switzerland, study 2014 BRN, Housing Project, Wohnen mit Patio, Bern Köniz, Switzerland, built 2014 BBe, Project Private Residence, Berlin, Germany, project 2013 Intérieur Lémaniques, Housing, Berée Fiches Nord, Lausanne, Switzerland, Competition 2013 Passagen, , Parking Garage, Murten, Switzerland, competition 2013 Volière, Welcome Pavilion Chateau Chillon, Switzerland, competition 2013 Zimmermann & de Perrot, Theater Company Production Facilities, Zurich, Switzerland, study 2012 Champfèr CHB, Private Residences, Champfèr, Switzerland, built 2011 REZ, Transitlager, Mixed Use Project, Basel, Switzerland, competition 2010 Park Altenrhein, Parking Garage, Altenrhein, Switzerland, competition 2010 MARAH, Housing Project, 28 Apartments, Spitalstrasse 10, Bülach, Switzerland, built 2009 MARS, School Building Büelrain, Winterthur, Switzerland, competition 2009 A.I., Naturmuseum St.Gallen, St.Gallen, Switzerland, competition 2009 MONTERA, Nouvelle Comédie de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland, competition 2009 E*N*T*E*R*A, Kinderhaus Entlisberg, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2009 KEY, Wohn-und Gewerbesiedlung Kalkbreite, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2009 FUGE, Life Sciences Department Basel University, Switzerland, competition 2009 DRUCKEREI UNIGENA, Building Transformation, Zürich, Switzerland, project 2009 PARK ALTENRHEIN, Parking Garage, Altenrhein, Switzerland, competition 2009 *V*, ‘Mehr als Wohnen’, Hunzikerareal Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2008 HOLCIM, Holcim Competence Center, Holderbank, Switzerland, competition 2008 ZEPHIR, Elefantenpark Zoo Zürich, [Collaboration with ILAI], competition 2008 XY XX, Halter Wohnbauten Limmatfeld, Zürich, Switzerland, project 2008 LA VILLE ENTIERE, Maison de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland, competition 2007 GRAND SLAM, Production Facilities Hawa AG, Mettmenstetten, competition 2007 HAUS_H, Private House, Zürich, Switzerland, built 2007 MALZSILO, Transformation Werkraum Warteck Brewery, Basel, Switzerland, project 2007 HONG KONG, Campus FHNW, Dreispitz-Areal Basel, Switzerland, competition 2007 ANAPLASIS, Office and Mixed Use Buildings, Athens , Greece, competition 2007 BRN, Housing Project, Wohnen mit Patio, Bern Köniz, Switzerland, competition 2007 LEHRTERSTRASSE, Zwei Loftgebäude, Berlin, Germany 2006 FADEN, Extension Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, competition 2006 RAVEN, Extension Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland, competition 2006 LISTE ANNEX, Ephemral Extension, Liste, The Young Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, built 2006 SVM RESIDENCE, Private Residence, Wohnungsumbau, Bülach, Switzerland, built 2005 SUR, Housing Project Rautistrasse, Zürich Altstetten, Switzerland, competition 2005 LV, Mixed Use, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, competition 2005 VILLE, Mixed Use Building, Bülach, Switzerland, built 2004 SPECTRE, Federico Garcìa Lorca Centre, Granada, Spain, competition 2004 KEN536, Gleisquerung Stadtmitte, Winterthur, Switzerland, competition 2004 SPARKS, Repère Olympique, Paris, France, competition 2004 MARIE-JOANNA, Haltestelle Milchbuck, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2004 VERDANA, Housing cph, Chemie Uetikon, Switzerland, competition 2004 POSTGASSE, Trandformation, Rorbas, Switzerland, project 2004 KFR/KEN, Extension Kantonsschulen Freudenberg und Enge, Zürich,Switzerland, project 2004 VIRIDIANA, Plaza de la Encarnacion, Market Hall and Metro Station, Sevilla, Spain, competition 2004 OPHELIA, Housing Project im Vieri, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland, competition 2003 ORPHÉE, Freitag-Factory, Zürich, Switzerland, project 2003 SIZARS2, New Concert Hall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway, competition 2002 BRIEST, Behindertenwerkstätte, Bülach, Switzerland 2003 CHAUCHAT, Ecole des Métiers de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, competition 2003 ALICE, Neubau Schulhaus Bachtelweg, Oetwil am See, Switzerland, competition 2003 COMTESSE, Extension Ethnographic Museum Neuchâtel, Switzerland, competition 2003 ROYALE, Extension HSG St.Gallen, Switzerland, competition 2003 PRESTIGE, Public Baths Dietikon, Switzerland, competition 2003 BARBIE, Public Space Limmatquai, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2003 SUNA, Urban Design Idea Competition, Osaka, Japan, competition 2002 GF, Prototype Züri-WC, Zürich, Switzerland, built 2002 FOVEA, Kantonsschulen Freudenberg und Enge, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2001 WAT, Schulen Hardau, Zürich-Aussersihl, Switzerland, competition 2001 FEWR, Club Kuppel / Nachtigallenwäldeli, Basel, Switzerland, competition 2001 EIE, Wohnüberbauung Bernerstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2001 ENDO, New England Biolabs, Ipswich, USA, competition 2001 SYS, Binz Train Stop, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2001 THE LACONIC SPLENDOR, Housing Voltastrasse, Zürich, Switzerland 2001 ANNEX, Garagenanbau Am Fasnachtsbuck, Bülach, Switzerland, built 2000 MIGROS EXPO-01, Migros Pavillon, expo.02, Biel, Switzerland, study 2000 ÉCRAN, Schulanlage Zentrum Zürich Nord, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 2000 HAUS KDCW, Private House, Meilen, Switzerland, project 1999 HOTEL, Wohn- und Geschäftshaus Spitalstrasse, Bülach, Switzerland, project 2000 ENGELSWISEN, Halle für Baustoffe, Bülach, Switzerland, built 1999 CONCHOL, Schulanlage Rychenberg, Winterthur, Switzerland, competition 1999 LORIENT, Nautical Base Laurient, France, competition 1999 SIZARS, Sarajevo Concert Hall, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogovina, competition 1999 ESCALE, cyberhelvetia, Belville, expo 01, Biel, Switzerland, competition 1999 PLUMIER, Bundesprojekt Nachhaltigkeit, expo 01, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, competition 1998 MAISON SORMUSTIN, Ladenlokal Ankerstrasse 8, Zürich, Switzerland, built 1998 IRE, Evangelisches Zentrum, Magliaso, Switzerland, competition 1998 VENI ETIAM IUAV, Istituto di Architettura, Venezia, Italia, competition 1998 Haus Lundberg, Lugano, Switzerland, project 1997 HÜRLIMANN, Offenes Planungsverfahren Areal Hürlimann, Zürich, Switzerland, study 1997 PIHA, Music and Arts Center, Jyväskylä, Finland, competition, honorable mention 1997 SONOR, Musée d’Ethnographie, Genève, Switzerland, competition 1997 ORA, Bülach-Süd, Bülach, Switzerland, urban study 1997 PALAIS X-TRA, Clb Facilities Limmathaus, Zürich, Switzerland, project 1997 SORMUSTIN SCHIPFE, Ladenlokal Schipfe, Zürich, Switzerland, built 1996 DREI HÄUSER, Study for 3 Houses, Riedt bei Neerach, Switzerland, project 1996 SALZMAGAZIN, Schulhaus Salzmagazin, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 1996 OTTAKRING, Überbauung Ottakring, Wien, Austria, competition 1995 UPODOCHEION, Wohnungen und Schulhaus am Wasser, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 1993 8713, School Building Areal Schütze, Zürich, Switzerland, competition 1992 Casa Cortès, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, project 1992 Borgata Valdiba, private house, transformation, Dogliani, Italia, built design research projects ALICE DR (built) (9_other artifacts) 2018 Dieter Dietz, Aurélie Dupuis, Daniel Zamarbide, Rudi Nieveen, et.al.,. The Disc (Agora Lombard Odier) Place Cosandey EPFL. Public Space. Diameter 26m, h 7m. 2018 Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen, Ruben Valdez, 2018. Montreux Jazz Heritage NINA. Mobile Installation. 1.6m x 2.6m x 2.0m. 2017 Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen. Montreux Jazz Heritage NOMAD. Mobile Installation. 1.6m x 2.6m x 2.0m. with EPFL ECAL lab interaction design team. 2016 Dieter Dietz, Aurélie Dupuis, Daniel Zamarbide, Rudi Nieveen, et.al.,. Place Cosandey, EPFL Campus. Public Space. 170m x 95m. 2016 Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen, Manon Fantini. Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab II. Lausanne EPFL campus Installation at ArtLab building. 7m x 7m x 3m. 2015 Dieter Dietz, Darius Karaçsony, Agathe Mignon, et.al. 2055, Architecture, installation at 2055 m altitude, Les Diablerets, 11m x 9 m x 4m. 2014 Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen, Manon Fantini, and Sony Devabhaktuni. METROLAB iDmétro / Seuil Continu, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Concept and Tool Box, Paris 2014 (confidential). 2014 Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen, Manon Fantini, and Sony Devabhaktuni. METROLAB iDmétro / Seuil Continu, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Case Studies, Paris (confidential). 2014 Dieter Dietz, Sony Devabhaktuni. 2014. SOL-id, Caustic installation at the Rolex Learning Center, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project with Mark Pauly, EPFL, Lausanne. 2014 Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen, and Guillaume Othenin-Girard. Porte des savoirs, Vaudoise assurance, Lausanne. Installation for an embodied and immersive experience of RSF-feed information flow with EPFL ECAL lab interaction design team: Nicolas Henchoz, Thibault Brevet. 2014 Dieter Dietz, Sony Devabhaktuni, Christopher Tan, Alexander Hertel, Alessia Cattellani, Tess Walraven, and Valeria Zamora Marco. METROLAB iDmétro / Un Seul Espace, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Case Studies, Paris (confidential). 2013 Dieter Dietz, and Sony Devabhaktuni. METROLAB iDmétro / Un Seul Espace, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Concept and Tool Box, Paris (confidential). 2013 Dieter Dietz, Christopher Tan, and Alexander Hertel. L’Etoile d’Avenches, a retractable and demountable roof structure, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Avenches. 2012 Dieter Dietz, Sibylle Kössler, Sara Formery, Rudi Nieveen, et.al. Luna St-Prex. Architecture. 35m x 25m x 25m. 2012 Dieter Dietz, Olivier Ottevaere, Charlotte Erckrath, Lukas Lenherr, Tibo Smith, et.al.. Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab. Architecture. 5m x 3m x 3m. 2009 Dieter Dietz, Katia Ritz, Daniel Pakora, Olivier Ottevaere, et.al. Evolver Zermatt. Architecture. 7m x 7m x 5m. 2010 Dieter Dietz, Aline Dubach, Darius Karacsony, Loïc Jacot-Guillarmod, Alexander Hertel, Tibo Smith, Tumbleweed Renens. Architecture. 4m x 4m x 4m. 2008 Dieter Dietz, Marc Schmit, Aline Dubach, and Katia Ritz. Venice Biennale 2008 Swiss Pavilion. Exhibition. 10m x 5m. 2008 Dieter Dietz, Olivier Ottevaere, and Daniel Pakora, 2008. Overflow London. Architecture. 15m x 9m. articles (1) 2019 Dietz, Negueruela del Castillo, Lafontaine Carboni (forthcoming 2019) HOUSE 1 PROTOSTRUCTURE. Enhancement of Spatial Imagination and Craftsmanship between the Digital and the Analogical. In Bianconi, F. & Filippucci, M. (Eds). Digital Wood Design. Innovative Techniques of Representation in Architectural DesignPublisher: Springer. 2019 Dietz, Negueruela del Castillo, Lafontaine Carboni , Mignon (forthcoming 2019). Transformational Identities, Learning Scaffolding and Spatial Knowledge in Architectural Education. In: James Thompson (Ed.) Flipping the Script: Foregrounding the Architecture Student – Charrete, Journal of the Association of Architectural Educators. 6(1) spring 2019 2015 Dietz, D., 2015. “Hundeköpfe für die Schweiz. Vorschlag für eine Ringbahn in Zürich.” werk, bauen wohnen, 102:1/2, 47-48. 2013 Dietz, D., “Where are we now? “ Wettbewerb zur Erneuerung des Klinikum 2 am Basler Universitäts-spital. Planende: Giuliani Hönger (Architekt); Herzog & de Meuron (Architekt),” werk, bauen wohnen, 100 : 67, 51-52. 2013 Dietz, Dieter, 2013. “Designing Spaces for Cohabitation in the 21st Century.” In EPFL Research Highlights 2013. Lausanne: EPFL Research Affairs 2011 Dietz, Dieter, 2011a. WW-MCBA: Kommentar zum Wettbewerb Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. werk, bauen & wohnen, (10), 48-50. 2009 Dietz, Dieter, 2009. Swiss unlimited 42: ALICE, Atelier de la conception de l’Espace. Archithese: 1(Swiss Performance 09). books (2) 2018 Dietz, Dieter., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (eds), forthcoming. All About Space. Vol 3, Beyond the Object, Zürich, Park Books. ISBN 978-3-03860-038-1 2018 Dietz, Dieter., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (eds), 2017. All About Space. Vol 2, House 1 Catalogue, 2nd edition Zürich, Park Books. ISBN 978-3-03860-038-1 2017 Dietz, Dieter., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (eds), 2017. All About Space. Vol 2, House 1 Catalogue, Zürich, Park Books. ISBN 978-3-03860-038-1 2015 Dietz, Dieter., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (eds). All About Space. Vol 1, The Invention of Space, Zürich, Park Books. ISBN 978-3-03860-003-9 2014 Dietz, D., Nieveen, R. and Peake, N. (Eds.), 2014. Where are we now?, ALICE EPFL, Lausanne, ISBN 9-782839-914963. 2013 Dietz, D., Cheung, T., Nieveen, R. and Pachoud, C. (Eds.). Y1 Airborne, ALICE EPFL, Lausanne, ISBN 9-782839-912969. contribution to books (4) 2017 Dietz, D., contribution to “Architekturpädagogiken - 5 x 2 Gespräche”, Heike Biechteler, Johannes Käferstein, Hochschule Luzern Technik&Architektur, Park Books, 75-105, 289-318. 2013 Dietz, D., “Environment makers: A conversation with Dieter Dietz.” In Pavilions: Art in Architecture, ECAV; Lormont : La Muette, p. 89–100. 2008 Dietz, D., 2008. “Exploring Uncommon Territories: A Synthetic Approach to Teaching Architecture” In Explorations in Architecture / Teaching Design Research, Basel - Boston - Berlin: Birkhäuser. other relevant publications (4b, 4c) a. book chapters on the author’s work (rol_04b) 2017 Hall, William. “Evolver.” In Wood, 114-116. New York: Phaidon. 2013 Ehmann, Sven, Robert Klanten, and Sofia Borges eds,. “Entrée Alpine Panoramic Structure” in Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and hide-outs, Berlin: Gestalten. 2012 Borges, Sofia. “Evolver-Entrée Alpine. Panoramic Structure.” In Going Public: Public Architecture, Urbanism and Interventions, edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Matthias Hübner, and Lukas Feireiss, 50–51. Berlin: Gestalten. 2012 Galindo, Michelle, ed., “Entrée Alpine. Panoramic Structure.” In Wood: Architecture & Design, 168–169. Salenstein: Braun Publishing. 2012 Moskow, Keith, and Robert Linn, eds. “Evolver.” In Contemporary Follies, 56–59. New York: The Monacelli Press. 2008 Glasner, Barbara, and Stephan Ott,. Wonder Wood a Favorite Material for Designers, Architects, and Artists, Basel - Boston - Berlin: Birkhäuser. 2008 Marchand, B.; Katsakou, A.;, Concevoir des logements, Concours en Suisse 2000-2005, Lausanne: Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes. b. Articles on the author’s work (selection) (4c) 2018 “Fun palace”, Simon, A., Hochparterre Solaris #02, Italian Edition, Settembre 2018, 18 – 23 2018 “Un palais pour se faire plaisir”, Simon, A., Hochparterre Solaris #02, French edition, Septembre 2018, 18 – 23 2018 “Spasspalast”, Simon, A., Hochparterre Solaris #02, German edition, September 2018, 18 – 23 2018 “Google weiss, wo du Morgen hingehst”, SIA online, May 2018 2018 "L'Ouest lausannois défend son identité à travers ses architectures", 24 heures 2017 “House 1,” Winners of Excellent Swiss Design, Langenthal: Design Preis Schweiz, 24-25. 2017 “House 1,” Nominees of Excellent Swiss Design, Langenthal: Design Preis Schweiz, 55. 2017 “Der A-Frame als Raumschiff / Ensemble in Chigny von Dieter Dietz”, Pataky, T., In werk, bauen und wohnen, 9, 78 – 79 2017 “Architektur als Verhandlungssache”, Bernet W., In Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 05-2017, 19. 2017 “Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2”, Mondo’dr 27.3, Stockport, March/April 2017, 64-66. 2017 “Einheit in Vielfalt / ALICE EPFL: House 1, Lausanne”, Baumgarten, E., Zürich, archithese 1/2017, 58 - 59. 2017 "Performative Architektur / Dieter Dietz: Haus in Chigny“, Tschanz, M., Zürich, archithese 1/2017, 84 - 89. 2016 “On a testé la machine à remonter le temps.” Flückiger, Laurent. Le Matin. Lausanne. 2016 “Hölzerner Rebell.” In Hochparterre, September: 8. 2016 “S'imprégner de la musique.” Haddou, Fabien. 20 minutes. Lausanne. 2016 “Des architectes en herbe donnent vie à leurs rêves.” Grenon, Fabien. 24 heures. Lausanne. 2015 “Unverwurzelt oder befreit?”, Kurz, D.; Joanelly, T.;” Werk, Bauen und Wohnen, 7/8, 76 – 79 2015 “Au coeur du campus, la métamorphose de la place Cosandey est en marche.” Feuz, Corrine. Flash, 12/2015, 40-41. 2015 “Wie im Raumschiff oder U-boot,” Neubau, 5 Mai: 15-18. 2014 “Porte de savoir in Lausanne,” AIT, 12: 68. 2014 Brunengo, C.,. “De Nouveaux outils numériques pour concevoir en maquette,” Architecture d’aujourd’hui, 404: 105. 2014 “Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab,” In Henchoz, Nicolas, and Yves Mirande, 2014. Les ruptures Fertiles, Lausanne: PPUR. 2014 “Espacio escénico en Saint-Prex,” Architectura Viva 163: 5, 72-75. 2014 “Evolver Panoramic structure,” In Ephemeral: exhibitions, advertising, events, shows, Barcelone: Instituto Monsa de editiones, 28-35. 2014 “Luna, St. Prex,” In Ephemeral: exhibitions, advertising, events, shows, Barcelone: Instituto Monsa de editiones, 94-101. 2014 “MJHL Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab,” Excellent Swiss Design, Langenthal: Design Preis Schweiz, 40. 2013 “St Prex Luna,” Excellent Swiss Design, Langenthal: Design Preis Schweiz, 114. 2013 “Le design suisse recompense.” Lunghi, Patricia. Espaces contemporains déc 2013- fév. 2014, 44–45. 2013 “Design Preis Schweiz 2013.” Espaces contemporains, sept-oct. 34. 2013 “Entrée alpine, Structure éphémère.” Architecture Suisse 4-2013 / 191-7. 2013 “Luna - Structure temporaire 1162 St-Prex.” Architecture Suisse 2-2013 /189-5. 2012 Aebi, Christian, “Avenches rêve à son tour de coiffer son amphithéâtre.” 24 heures. Geneva. 2012 Barras, François, “Le Montreux Jazz a reçu sa machine à souvenirs.” 24 heures. Geneva. 2012 Biedermann, Sélim, “Le jukebox technologique de l’EPFL.” L’Express. Neuchâtel. 2012 Bradley, Simon, “La science au service de la musique et de la magie.” Swissinfo.ch. http://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/culture/La_science_au_service_de_la_musique_et_de_la_magie.html?cid=33008524. 2012 Feusi, Alois, “Die ‘Alinghi’ des Live-Mitschnitts.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Zürich. 2012 Flückiger, Laurent, “Le nouveau joujou de Claude Nobs.” Le Matin. Lausanne. 2012 Maradan, Nicolas, “Un écrin pour valoriser ses archives.” La Liberté. Fribourg. 2012 Zacheo, Rocco, “Montreux Jazz, immersion virtuelle.” Le Temps. Geneva. 2012 “Le jukebox technologique de l’EPFL.” Le Nouvelliste. Sion. 2012 “EPFL ECAL Lab”. Espaces contemporains. 2012 “Immersion dans 45 ans de Montreux.” L’AGEFI. Geneva. 2012 Barraus, Lauriane, “Installations spectaculaires de la lune St Prex Classics.” Tribune de Genève. Geneva. 2012 Chenal, Matthieu, “Sous sa Luna, Saint-Prex rêve d’étoiles.” 24 heures. Geneva. 2012 DSZ, “A Saint-Prex, musique et lune n’ont pas complètement adouci les moeurs.” La Côte. Nyon. 2012 Heanni, Aude, “Luna va faire briller les étoiles.” Le journal de Morges. Morges. 2012 Mosini, Daniel, “Luna est une réalisation de génie pour des concerts de magie.” 24 heures. Geneva. 2012. Schönenberg, Géraldine, “Quand l’art habite l’espace public.” Le Temps. Geneva, November 7, sec. Architecture & Immobilier. 2012 “La lune de Saint-Prex Classics est arrivée mais ne sera pas déployée.” 24 heures. Geneva. 2011 Cohen, Lorette, L’architecture volante de Dieter Dietz. Le Temps. 2011 Corset, Jean-Marc, “Une amphithéâtre high tech pour le festival de danse et de musique.” La Côte. Nyon 2011 Kottelat, Philippe, “Un projet fou, fou, fou...” Eclairage. 2011 Evolver por Alice. Codigo, (62). 2011 Transformiertes Alpenpanorama. Architektur 3, 10. 2010 Panoramic structure in high altitude by EPFL students. Materia Arquitetura 1. 2009 Pasqualini, Isabella, Liquid, fluids, l’architecture du Léman, Lausanne: EPFL-ENAC 2009 Transforming Landscape in Switzerland. Urban Flux, 8: 4. 2009 Evolver’s Spiral: A New Architecture with Alive Curved Shape. A A Magazine, 4. 2009 Evolver. Amateur Magazine, 4. 2008 Arch/Scapes. SAM, 4. 2008 Haus Eins, Bülach. werk, bauen & wohnen, 5. 2008 Hofmann-Chalard, Claire, Jean-Denis Bourquin, and Cyril Veillon, eds., “Alice in London Architecture Festival.” In Finding Solutions for a Sustainable Future: Design & Build Together. Lausanne: EPFL. 2008 Markey, Anne, and Pippa Gueterbock, eds., “Alice Pavilion.” In International Architecture Student Festival 2008, London: London Metropolitan University, 17–19; 50–53; 71. 2008 Geiser, Reto, Urs Staub, and Swiss Federal Office of Culture (ed), “ALICE: Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace.” In Explorations in Architecture: Teaching, Design, Research. Basel: Birkhäuser, 141–157. 2007 “Swiss Unlimited 30: Dieter Dietz.” Archithese, 1. c. Publications of studio work (4d) 2012 Dietz, D., Cheung, T., Dionne, C., and Pachoud, C., (eds.) Retro Perspective, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL. 2011 Dietz, D., Lamunière, S., Baur, R., Dubach, A. and Formery, S., (eds.), Mondes visibles, La ville entière, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL. 2011 Dietz, D., Voegeli, J., Dubach, A. and Pachoud, C., (eds.), N° 1 Gravity, 2e éd., ALICE 2007, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL 2011 Dietz, D., Voegeli, J., Dubach, A. and Pachoud, C., (eds.), N° 2 Lighthouse Project, 2e éd., ALICE 2008, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL 2011 Dietz, D., Voegeli, J., Dubach, A. and Pachoud, C., (eds.), N° 3 Overflow, 2e éd., ALICE 2008, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL 2011 Dietz, D., Voegeli, J., Dubach, A. and Pachoud, C., (eds.), N° 4 Venice Architecture Biennale, 2e éd. ALICE 2008, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL 2011 Dietz, D., Voegeli, J., Dubach, A. and Pachoud, C., (eds.), N° 5 Altitude, 2e éd., ALICE 2008, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL 2011 Dietz, D., Voegeli, J., Dubach, A. and Pachoud, C., (eds.), N° 6 Alpine Motel, 2e éd., ALICE 2009, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL 2011 Dietz, D., Voegeli, J., Dubach, A. and Pachoud, C., (eds.), N° 7 Evolver, 2e éd., ALICE 2009, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL 2011 Dietz, D., Voegeli, J., Dubach, A. and Pachoud, C., (eds.), N° 8 Tumbleweed, 1er éd., ALICE 2010, Lausanne : ALICE EPFL patents and licences (5) 2015 with METROLAB Paris, Horodatage iDMetro_Seuil continue (150421 2015-D-353 DocSoleau iDMetro v2-Seuil continu.pdf) 2014 with METROLAB Paris, Horodatage iDMetro_Un seul espace (149724 2014-D-3573 DocSoleau iDMetro v1.pdf) lectures and conferences (selection) (6) 2018 Wohnhaus in Chigny, lecture at Solaris #02: Das Haus als Maschine, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, September 7th 2018. 2017 Beyond the Object, keynote at Symposium für Architekturpädagogiken, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art, Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland, November 10th 2017. 2017 Open House – Open Space, lecture at FAUFBA, Faculdade de Architectura Universidade Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, August 31st 2017. 2017 Topological Figures, Topographical Features, The projects for a Circle Line in Grand Genève the Place Cosandey on EPFL Campus, lecture at Penser la Métropole Autrement, Summer School, University of Geneva, July 11th 2017. 2017 Open Space, keynote at Archithese Symposia: House 2 - Counter City, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), Switzerland, June 6th 2017. 2017 The Red River: Thresholds of Immersion, lecture at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona, Spain, May 9th 2017. 2016 Pédagogie expérimentale et bricolages échelle 1:1, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, Versailles, France, October 7th 2016. 2016 Symposium für Architekturepädagogiken, Fachtagung Hochschule Luzern, Horw, Switzerland, March 4th 2016. 2015 Immersive Devices: the Expanded Eye in Space, lecture in the context of Machines à Percevoir, Symposium, University of Geneva, May 30th 2015. 2015 Inside, lecture in the context of the International Symposium, Interior Architecture in Words, Haute école d’arts et de design, HEAD Geneva, April 21st 2015. 2014 10 visions pour un village durable, Q&A at the eco-villages symposium, centre des congress, Les Diablerets, August 28th 2014. 2014 Lausanne Hyperstation, studio projects presentation, visions for hybrid programs at Lausanne Main Station, CFF Lausanne, June 11th 2014. 2014 ALICE, a synthetic approach to research, lecture at main European production facilities of Alstom in Valenciennes, France, June 24th 2014. 2014 Territorial Devices, Visible Forces, conference presentation at SwissNex nexus, Boston, USA, May 7th 2014. 2014 Territorial Devices, Visible Forces, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Boston, USA, May 6th 2014. 2013 User-centered Mobility Infrastructures, A Topological Shift, Presentation of “Demonstrateur” models and immersive devices. Conference at MetroLab, Paris, December 20th 2013. 2013 L'Étoile d'Avenches / Innovating ephemeral large-span light-weight structures, Presentation of research by design results. Press Conference, Avenches, November 15th 2013. 2013 User-centered Mobility Infrastructures, A Topological Shift, presentation of research by design results. Conference at MetroLab, Paris, September 9th 2013. 2013 L'Étoile d'Avenches / Innovating ephemeral large-span light-weight structures, presentation of research by design results. Conference, Avenches, Switzerland, September 17th 2013. 2012 CH2048: Scenarios of Swiss Territorial Development, CCC-HEAD pro-doc seminar, Geneva (with Caroline Dionne and Shin Koseki). 2012 Claiming Space, colloque “art et architecture” at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais ECAV, Sion, October 26th 2012. 2012 Space as Interface: the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab, lecture at Didactica conference, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 5th 2012. 2011 WE-SPACE, Lecture at Arquitectos Autores AA Pamplona, ETSAUN, Pamplona, Spain, December 1st 2011 2011 Synthetic Design, lecture in the context of Urban Body Workshop, Bejing 751 District, collaboration between Tsinghua Univerity and EPFL, at Bejing Design Week, August 29th 2011. 2010 evolve environments, lecture at WSL-ENAC Joint Seminar, Bern, Switzerland, March 26th, 2010 2009 Landmarking, lecture Dieter Dietz, SWISSPORT 2009, International Symposium, Porto, Casa Da Musica, September 25th, 2009 2009 Heights and Tides, lecture at Hong Kong University Shanghai Study Center, HKU school of architecture, September 3rd 2009 exhibitions (7) outreach activities 2018 HOUSE 3; KANAL - Centre Pompidou, Brussels, June 2018 to June 2019 2017 REPLAY HOUSE 2; Galicienne, Lausanne-Ouest, August 2017 to October 2018 2017 HOUSE 2; Toni Areal, ZHdK Zurich, May 29th to June 16th 2016 CARTHA; The Form of Form. How to Learn Better. Associated project 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale Lisbon, Portugal, October 10th to 14th 2016 and December 8th to 15th 2016 2016 CAMPUS 1969 – 2050; cronicles of EPFL’s architectural life from origins to utopia Archizoom Gallery, EPFL, November 5th to December 3rd 2016 HOUSE 1 – 12 CITIES ; ensav Versailles Versailles, école national supérieur d’architecture de Versailles, August 2016 – January 2017 2016 HOUSE 1; EPFL Campus, Rolex Learning Center. Lausanne, EPFL Campus, Mai – August 2016 2015 U.G.L.Y. Installation at Vidy Theatre, with John Armleder, Lausanne, September 11th to 18th 2015 2015 Inhabiting the cloud(s), Poetics and Politics of Data House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland, May 29th – August 30th 2015Basel 2015 Inhabiting Unfinished Architecture, ALICE y1 at Museo Reba, Catania - Sicily, Italy, March 9th - May 3rd 2015 2014 Nuit des musées. ALICE, Rolex Learning Centre EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland, September 2014 2014 ALICE y1 at BestOF, BestOf Exhibition Archizoom, EPFL, First Year Student Projects 2013-2014, September- October 2014 2013 Metrolab, Quai de Valmy, Paris, Demonstrateur iDmétro, Dec. 2013 to Sep. 2014.(confidential). 2013 ALICE, Design Prize Switzerland / Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, June 20th - 23th 2014 2014 ALICE, Design Prize Switzerland, Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab Massachusetts College of Art, Baklar Gallery, September 17th - November 22nd 2014. 2014 ALICE, Design Prize Switzerland, Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab Design Days Renens, Sep. 25th-28th 2014. 2014 ALICE, Design Prize Switzerland, Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab Designforum, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Vienna Design Week, Austria. September 26 - October 5, 2014 2013 ALICE y1 at BestOF BestOf Exhibition Archizoom, EPFL, First Year Student Projects 2012-2013, September- October 2013 2012 ALICE y1 at BestOF BestOf Exhibition Archizoom, EPFL, First Year Student Projects 2011-2012, September-October 2012 2011 DIETER DIETZ at Arquitectos Autores AA Pamplona, Monographic Show, Projects 2000 - 2011, ETSAUN, Pamplona, Spain, November to December 2011 2011 ALICE y1 at BestOF BestOf Exhibition Archizoom, EPFL, First Year Student Projects 2010-2011, September-October 2011 2010 Evolver the Movie, Film Installation on ALICE’s Evolver in Zermatt Stellisee Lausanne EPFL, ARCHIZOOM, March 2010. 2009 Arch/Scapes / Negotiating Swiss Architecture and Landscape, Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2009 2009 Arch/Scapes, 3rd Biennale of Architecture in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Civic Center, Shenzhen, 2009 2008 11th International Architecture Biennale in Venice ALICE Contribution to the Swiss Pavilion, Venice, September 14th to November 23rd.2008. 2008 Overflow, Film Installation on the ALICE pavilion for the London Festival of Architecture Lausanne EPFL, ARCHIZOOM, December 10th to 22nd 2008. 2008 Overflow at London Festival of Architecture - National Architecture Student Festival London, June 20th to July 7th 2008. 2008 Arch/Scapes / Entgegen dem Siedlungsraster, S AM, Basel. 2007 Arch/Scapes / Entgegen dem Siedlungsraster, 7th Architecture Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil 2005 Bauen mit Lärm / Wohnen mit Gleisblick, Architekturforum Zürich, Switzerland 2005 Junge Schweizer Architektur / Jeune architecture suisse, Architekturmuseum Basel, Switzerland 2002 Kleinarchitektur im Stadtraum, Architekturforum, Zürich, 2002 2000 Stadt-Einsichten, project Hürlimann-Areal Helmhaus, Zürich, 2000

Recherche

Major scientific achievements


A1) Space and Democracy, PhD studies, 2016 - 17

The years 2013 to 2018 have seen the conclusion of several PhD doctoral studies that are important to the labs consti-tution of theoretical premises for the more recently started research projects. The first two PhDs were aimed at novel understanding of interrelations between space and societal geographies, democratic stance and specific behavior and evolution, based on big sets on available data in Switzerland and the USA. Dr. Koseki Shin’s thesis Moral Matrices: Space through the Unfolding of Direct Democracy in Switzerland (with co-supervisor Lévy Jacques, Choros EPFL) investigated voter behavior in Switzerland from the 1980ies to present days, showing a shift form more regional and language-based align-ment (‘Roestigraben’) towards growing cohesion in relation to urbanity, in particular in urban agglomeration around Swiss cities. Dr. Favre-Bulle’s Thesis. Delineating policies. Governing spaces with no coextensive institutions: metropolitan areas and disadvantaged communities in the United States investigates how policy making require more specific attention and that one-size-fits-all solution fall short in tackling major problems such as water shortages, in California, for example in San Francisco Bay area and greater Los Angeles area.
Of fundamental importance for the lab is Dr. Dario Negueruela’s thesis The City of Extended Emotions (with co-supervisor Cogato-Lanza Elena, LABU, EPFL). This research established theoretical groundwork for substantial research conduc-ted by ALICE both in terms of multi-author design-research projects, in collaboration with public authorities and insti-tutions, as well as for the larger scale case studies and pedagogical ventures. In particular the principles of ‘scaffolding’ (Sterelny, 2010) have been proven transversal in theory and concretizing collective agency in space and design ventures, offering support for novel approaches in the conception of new tools for the territory and architectural space. These new tools engage large-group processes beyond the commonly understood notions of ‘participation’, and offer opera-tional aptitude towards what the lab has named ‘Architectures of Contribution’ – in reference to Bernard Stiegler’s propo-sition of an ‘economy of contribution’ (Stiegler, 2012).

Impact:
The research projects have seen wide attention and have led to several doctoral summer schools, organized by Negue-ruela and Koseki. The study of Dr. Koseki has seen broad interest from the public media. In particular nearly all large Swiss newspapers covered the findings regarding the disappearing ‘Röstigraben’ as a relevant phenomenon to under-stand present day politics and Switzerland. In 2017 the symposium ‘Open Space’ on June 6th at ZHdK stood in relation to the findings. In 2018 the lab’s concepts on ‘adapted scaffolding‘ will propose the key-context for the international symposium Scaffolds – Open Encounters in Society, Art and Architecture to be held in Brussels in November 2018 (see below).


A2) HOUSE series 2016 - 18

The ALICE HOUSE series originate from the research projects ‘protostructure’ and the concepts of ‘adapted scaffolding’, including a PhD (Agathe Mignon, 2013 – 2018), several teaching formats, and diverse case studies in large-group design and build processes. It consists of a series of building-size installations, parallel cultural and scientific events, framed by exhibitions and publications. The HOUSE series hypothesizes the capacity of large groups to design and build together larger installation artefacts as co-authors. The hypothesis presupposes the principle of ‘protostruc-ture’, in its conceptual and physical form, to federate design and construction processes and allow for a ‘negotiation of the space of social difference’ (Richard Sennett, Together, 2012). The HOUSE projects proof the agency of both indivi-duals and groups, to concretize through deliberation complex ideas and spatial design in view of architectural projects responding to given or emerging functions. HOUSE 1 (Dietz, ALICE studio, EPFL campus, 2016) authored by 227 indiviuals, was nominated for the prestigeous international Swiss Design Award and was winner in the category research. Peer-reviewed articles are forthcoming (Transformational Identities, Learning Scaffolding and Spatial Knowledge in Architectural Education. In: James Thompson (Ed.) Flipping the Script: Foregrounding the Architecture Student – Charrette, Journal of the Association of Architectural Educators. 6(1) spring 2019 / HOUSE 1 PROTOSTRUCTURE. Enhancement of Spatial Imagination and Craftsmanship between the Digital and the Analogical. In Bianconi, F. & Filippucci, M. (Eds). Digital Wood Design. Publisher: Springer. spring 2019).

Impact:
The projects and the research concepts have met world-wide attention in print and digital media. As a consequence, ALICE has been invited to intervene with its HOUSE series at numerous locations in Europe. HOUSE 1 (2a) migrated to Versailles to become HOUSE 1 – 12 CITIES (Dietz, ALICE studio, at École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, 2016) – exhibiting work from Superstudio (12 Ideal Cities, 1971) (2b). HOUSE 2 (Dietz, ALICE studio, at Toni Areal Zurich, 2017) was invited to Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK (2c); numerous programmed cultural events were held and a scientific symposium with international speakers took place on June 6th and 7th (2d). HOUSE 2 travelled back to Lausanne West to become REPLAY HOUSE 2 (2e), hosting a long series of events programmed by REPLAY Lausanne (2e), and became a public viewing location for the FIFA World Championship 2018. In 2018 CIVA foundation Brussels in collaboration with KANAL – Centre Pompidou invited ALICE EPFL to install HOUSE 3 in the Garage Citroën (2f), forming part of the prefiguration phase in its transformation into a major cultural center on European scale. CIVA/KANAL – Centre Pompidou are programming events and exhibitions around HOUSE 3 from June 2018 through June 2019 (2g). An international scientific symposium will be held at HOUSE 3 on November 22nd and 23rd, co-organized by ALICE EPFL with partners Metrolab Brussels, KUL and TU DELFT (2h),.
HOUSE 1 is central part of a major book publication (All About Space. Vol 2, The House 1 Catalogue, Dietz, D., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (eds), 2017, Zürich, Park Books. ISBN 978-3-03860-038-1) (2i). HOUSE 2 and HOUSE 3 will figure in All About Space. Vol 3, Beyond the Object (forthcoming 11/2018, Zürich, Park Books) (2i).


A3) ‘Protostructures’ research platform 2014 - 19

Based on a series of experiences in design-research activities, including research projects with RATP (Paris) or EPFL ECAL lab (for the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab, Swiss Design Award 2012), as well as various teaching activities, I launched in late 2013 the research platform ‘protostructures’. In its teaching and research ventures ALICE has employed various articulations of ‘supports’ – in space: such as grids, fields or matrices – that were overlapped with ‘supports’ in time, such as structured timelines with detailed output scheduling. These operational matrixes in space and time bare potentials in view ‘adapted scaffolding’, also theorized by Negueruela, that facilitate individual and collective agency. We coined the term as such and defined protostructures ‘as structures in proto-state – ready to receive either alterations in themselves or to accommodate further figurations. As such they are both open in content and development but also defined in existence as structure. It suggests the hypothesis of constant interaction towards appropriate interventions of agents, architects and users, and offers an inter-modular concept in view of human action upon space: in social, ecological, economic and political respect. Protostructures appear at all scales in architecture, from micro to macro, embodying the dialogue between form and its usage. In being inherently set at the threshold between idea and articulation, protostructures are a catalyst in design processes and facilitate decision-making’.
Impact:
The concept of protostructures has led to numerous case studies, teaching ventures, and design-research projects – in particular to the HOUSE series as an extended series of case studies, events and publications (outputs 2a to 2j). The thesis ‘Proto-structure – Archéolgie d’une structure support’ will be defended by Agathe Mignon in the first half of 2019.


A4) ALICE DR design-research platform 2012 -

Since 2012, in response to its highly mediatized projects ‘overflow’ (winner London Festival of Architecture 2008, Venice Biennale 2008) and ‘evolver’ at Stellisee Zermatt, ALICE has been contacted for numerous projects. With its design research platform ALICE has developed a precisely structured method for architects and non-architects scientists and professionals to interact in common design projects. Based on the principles described above with spatial and time-based support methodologies numerous projects have been completed. In late 2017 the research platform ‘protofigurations’ including a PhD and new design methodologies has been launched.
Impact:
Completed design research projects (selection): Dietz, Dupuis, Zamarbide, Blanc, et.al., 2018. The Disc (Agora Lombard Odier), Place Cosandey EPFL (4a); Dietz, Nieveen, Valdez, 2018. Montreux Jazz Heritage NINA. Mobile Installation (4b); Dietz, Nieveen. 2017. Montreux Jazz Heritage NOMAD. Mobile Installation (4c); Dietz, Dupuis, Zamarbide, et.al., 2016. Place Cosandey EPFL. Public Space, Award : Distinction de l’Ouest (4d); Dietz, Nieveen, Fantini. 2016. Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab II. EPFL, Installation (4e); Dietz, Karaçsony, Mignon, 2015. ‘2055’, Architecture, Les Diableret (4f); Dietz, Nieveen, Fantini, Devabhaktuni. 2014. METROLAB iDmétro/Seuil Continu, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Concept and Tool Box, Paris 2014 (confidential) (4g); Dietz, Nieveen, Fantini, Devabhaktuni. 2014. METROLAB iDmétro/Seuil Continu, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Case Studies, RATP Paris (confidential) (4f); Dietz, Devabhaktuni. 2014. SOL-id, Caustic installation at the Rolex Learning Center, Installation, with Mark Pauly EPFL, Lausanne (4g); Dietz, Nieveen, Othenin-Girard, 2014. Porte des savoirs, Vaudoise assurance, Lausanne. Architecture, with EPFL ECAL LAB, interaction design team: Nicolas Henchoz, Thibault Brevet (4h); Dietz, Devabhaktuni, Tan, Hertel, Cattellani, Walraven, Zamora Marco. 2014. METROLAB iDmétro/Un Seul Espace, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Case Studies, RATP Paris (confidential) (4i); Dietz, Devabhaktuni. 2013. METROLAB iDmétro/Un Seul Espace, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Concept and Tool Box, RATP Paris (confidential) (4j); Dietz, Tan, Hertel, 2013. L’Etoile d’Avenches, a retractable and demountable roof structure, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Avanches (4k)
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Label : Major scientific achievements

A1) Space and Democracy, PhD studies, 2016 - 17

The years 2013 to 2018 have seen the conclusion of several PhD doctoral studies that are important to the labs consti-tution of theoretical premises for the more recently started research projects. The first two PhDs were aimed at novel understanding of interrelations between space and societal geographies, democratic stance and specific behavior and evolution, based on big sets on available data in Switzerland and the USA. Dr. Koseki Shin’s thesis Moral Matrices: Space through the Unfolding of Direct Democracy in Switzerland (with co-supervisor Lévy Jacques, Choros EPFL) investigated voter behavior in Switzerland from the 1980ies to present days, showing a shift form more regional and language-based align-ment (‘Roestigraben’) towards growing cohesion in relation to urbanity, in particular in urban agglomeration around Swiss cities. Dr. Favre-Bulle’s Thesis. Delineating policies. Governing spaces with no coextensive institutions: metropolitan areas and disadvantaged communities in the United States investigates how policy making require more specific attention and that one-size-fits-all solution fall short in tackling major problems such as water shortages, in California, for example in San Francisco Bay area and greater Los Angeles area.
Of fundamental importance for the lab is Dr. Dario Negueruela’s thesis The City of Extended Emotions (with co-supervisor Cogato-Lanza Elena, LABU, EPFL). This research established theoretical groundwork for substantial research conduc-ted by ALICE both in terms of multi-author design-research projects, in collaboration with public authorities and insti-tutions, as well as for the larger scale case studies and pedagogical ventures. In particular the principles of ‘scaffolding’ (Sterelny, 2010) have been proven transversal in theory and concretizing collective agency in space and design ventures, offering support for novel approaches in the conception of new tools for the territory and architectural space. These new tools engage large-group processes beyond the commonly understood notions of ‘participation’, and offer opera-tional aptitude towards what the lab has named ‘Architectures of Contribution’ – in reference to Bernard Stiegler’s propo-sition of an ‘economy of contribution’ (Stiegler, 2012).

Impact:
The research projects have seen wide attention and have led to several doctoral summer schools, organized by Negue-ruela and Koseki. The study of Dr. Koseki has seen broad interest from the public media. In particular nearly all large Swiss newspapers covered the findings regarding the disappearing ‘Röstigraben’ as a relevant phenomenon to under-stand present day politics and Switzerland. In 2017 the symposium ‘Open Space’ on June 6th at ZHdK stood in relation to the findings. In 2018 the lab’s concepts on ‘adapted scaffolding‘ will propose the key-context for the international symposium Scaffolds – Open Encounters in Society, Art and Architecture to be held in Brussels in November 2018 (see below).


A2) HOUSE series 2016 - 18

The ALICE HOUSE series originate from the research projects ‘protostructure’ and the concepts of ‘adapted scaffolding’, including a PhD (Agathe Mignon, 2013 – 2018), several teaching formats, and diverse case studies in large-group design and build processes. It consists of a series of building-size installations, parallel cultural and scientific events, framed by exhibitions and publications. The HOUSE series hypothesizes the capacity of large groups to design and build together larger installation artefacts as co-authors. The hypothesis presupposes the principle of ‘protostruc-ture’, in its conceptual and physical form, to federate design and construction processes and allow for a ‘negotiation of the space of social difference’ (Richard Sennett, Together, 2012). The HOUSE projects proof the agency of both indivi-duals and groups, to concretize through deliberation complex ideas and spatial design in view of architectural projects responding to given or emerging functions. HOUSE 1 (Dietz, ALICE studio, EPFL campus, 2016) authored by 227 indiviuals, was nominated for the prestigeous international Swiss Design Award and was winner in the category research. Peer-reviewed articles are forthcoming (Transformational Identities, Learning Scaffolding and Spatial Knowledge in Architectural Education. In: James Thompson (Ed.) Flipping the Script: Foregrounding the Architecture Student – Charrette, Journal of the Association of Architectural Educators. 6(1) spring 2019 / HOUSE 1 PROTOSTRUCTURE. Enhancement of Spatial Imagination and Craftsmanship between the Digital and the Analogical. In Bianconi, F. & Filippucci, M. (Eds). Digital Wood Design. Publisher: Springer. spring 2019).

Impact:
The projects and the research concepts have met world-wide attention in print and digital media. As a consequence, ALICE has been invited to intervene with its HOUSE series at numerous locations in Europe. HOUSE 1 (2a) migrated to Versailles to become HOUSE 1 – 12 CITIES (Dietz, ALICE studio, at École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, 2016) – exhibiting work from Superstudio (12 Ideal Cities, 1971) (2b). HOUSE 2 (Dietz, ALICE studio, at Toni Areal Zurich, 2017) was invited to Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK (2c); numerous programmed cultural events were held and a scientific symposium with international speakers took place on June 6th and 7th (2d). HOUSE 2 travelled back to Lausanne West to become REPLAY HOUSE 2 (2e), hosting a long series of events programmed by REPLAY Lausanne (2e), and became a public viewing location for the FIFA World Championship 2018. In 2018 CIVA foundation Brussels in collaboration with KANAL – Centre Pompidou invited ALICE EPFL to install HOUSE 3 in the Garage Citroën (2f), forming part of the prefiguration phase in its transformation into a major cultural center on European scale. CIVA/KANAL – Centre Pompidou are programming events and exhibitions around HOUSE 3 from June 2018 through June 2019 (2g). An international scientific symposium will be held at HOUSE 3 on November 22nd and 23rd, co-organized by ALICE EPFL with partners Metrolab Brussels, KUL and TU DELFT (2h),.
HOUSE 1 is central part of a major book publication (All About Space. Vol 2, The House 1 Catalogue, Dietz, D., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (eds), 2017, Zürich, Park Books. ISBN 978-3-03860-038-1) (2i). HOUSE 2 and HOUSE 3 will figure in All About Space. Vol 3, Beyond the Object (forthcoming 11/2018, Zürich, Park Books) (2i).


A3) ‘Protostructures’ research platform 2014 - 19

Based on a series of experiences in design-research activities, including research projects with RATP (Paris) or EPFL ECAL lab (for the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab, Swiss Design Award 2012), as well as various teaching activities, I launched in late 2013 the research platform ‘protostructures’. In its teaching and research ventures ALICE has employed various articulations of ‘supports’ – in space: such as grids, fields or matrices – that were overlapped with ‘supports’ in time, such as structured timelines with detailed output scheduling. These operational matrixes in space and time bare potentials in view ‘adapted scaffolding’, also theorized by Negueruela, that facilitate individual and collective agency. We coined the term as such and defined protostructures ‘as structures in proto-state – ready to receive either alterations in themselves or to accommodate further figurations. As such they are both open in content and development but also defined in existence as structure. It suggests the hypothesis of constant interaction towards appropriate interventions of agents, architects and users, and offers an inter-modular concept in view of human action upon space: in social, ecological, economic and political respect. Protostructures appear at all scales in architecture, from micro to macro, embodying the dialogue between form and its usage. In being inherently set at the threshold between idea and articulation, protostructures are a catalyst in design processes and facilitate decision-making’.
Impact:
The concept of protostructures has led to numerous case studies, teaching ventures, and design-research projects – in particular to the HOUSE series as an extended series of case studies, events and publications (outputs 2a to 2j). The thesis ‘Proto-structure – Archéolgie d’une structure support’ will be defended by Agathe Mignon in the first half of 2019.


A4) ALICE DR design-research platform 2012 -

Since 2012, in response to its highly mediatized projects ‘overflow’ (winner London Festival of Architecture 2008, Venice Biennale 2008) and ‘evolver’ at Stellisee Zermatt, ALICE has been contacted for numerous projects. With its design research platform ALICE has developed a precisely structured method for architects and non-architects scientists and professionals to interact in common design projects. Based on the principles described above with spatial and time-based support methodologies numerous projects have been completed. In late 2017 the research platform ‘protofigurations’ including a PhD and new design methodologies has been launched.
Impact:
Completed design research projects (selection): Dietz, Dupuis, Zamarbide, Blanc, et.al., 2018. The Disc (Agora Lombard Odier), Place Cosandey EPFL (4a); Dietz, Nieveen, Valdez, 2018. Montreux Jazz Heritage NINA. Mobile Installation (4b); Dietz, Nieveen. 2017. Montreux Jazz Heritage NOMAD. Mobile Installation (4c); Dietz, Dupuis, Zamarbide, et.al., 2016. Place Cosandey EPFL. Public Space, Award : Distinction de l’Ouest (4d); Dietz, Nieveen, Fantini. 2016. Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab II. EPFL, Installation (4e); Dietz, Karaçsony, Mignon, 2015. ‘2055’, Architecture, Les Diableret (4f); Dietz, Nieveen, Fantini, Devabhaktuni. 2014. METROLAB iDmétro/Seuil Continu, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Concept and Tool Box, Paris 2014 (confidential) (4g); Dietz, Nieveen, Fantini, Devabhaktuni. 2014. METROLAB iDmétro/Seuil Continu, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Case Studies, RATP Paris (confidential) (4f); Dietz, Devabhaktuni. 2014. SOL-id, Caustic installation at the Rolex Learning Center, Installation, with Mark Pauly EPFL, Lausanne (4g); Dietz, Nieveen, Othenin-Girard, 2014. Porte des savoirs, Vaudoise assurance, Lausanne. Architecture, with EPFL ECAL LAB, interaction design team: Nicolas Henchoz, Thibault Brevet (4h); Dietz, Devabhaktuni, Tan, Hertel, Cattellani, Walraven, Zamora Marco. 2014. METROLAB iDmétro/Un Seul Espace, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Case Studies, RATP Paris (confidential) (4i); Dietz, Devabhaktuni. 2013. METROLAB iDmétro/Un Seul Espace, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Concept and Tool Box, RATP Paris (confidential) (4j); Dietz, Tan, Hertel, 2013. L’Etoile d’Avenches, a retractable and demountable roof structure, Interdisciplinary Design and Research Project, Avanches (4k)