Lecture “Thermal Standards and Affordable Housing. Singapore‘s Social Housing System HDB“, in the frame of “RE-DEFINING AFFORDABLE. Strategies for improving the quality of low cost housing“, International Summer Workshop 20 – 26 August 2016, with Jörg Leeser, Sascha Roesler and Jean-Philippe Vassal, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
The most thought provoking aspect of the European insulation strategy, is that its proliferation went along with the increasing standardisation and regulation of thermal practicies. New labels such as Minergy in Switzerland since the early 1990s as well as software applications with simulation and calculation tools are increasingly replacing sophisticated thermal concepts by architects. Since […]
Lecture “On Fieldwork. Architecture and Ethnography“, in the architecture office of “pool architects“, Zurich, in the frame of the series of lectures “whirlpool“
Film “Habitat Marocain. André Studer in conversation with Sascha Roesler“, in the frame of the exhibition “ANDRÉ M. STUDER. VOM MASS DER DINGE“, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel 21/5/2016-25/9/2016
Lecture “Microclimate Ethnography. Exploring Thermal Environments“, in the frame of the seminar “Architectural Anthropology: 18th to 21st Centuries“, Accademia di architecture, Mendrisio (Switzerland), Prof. Sonja Hildebrand / Elena Chestnova
My lecture today highlights the interdisciplinary concept of the microclimate and shows its relevance for a contemporary ethnographic research of architecture and anthropology. Microclimates are—this is my central thesis—human artifacts which require serious architectural-anthropological research. They condense phenomena which grant us a close look at the everyday culture, social conditions, and political aspirations of energy-based […]
Seminar “The Urban Passive House“, Accademia di architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana, Mendrisio, Switzerland
The urban passive house which we want to examine in this research seminar is not an isolated building any more but one that is closely interconnected with its urban contexts and embedded in its city quarter. The urban passive house is in a cultural, social, and ecological exchange with its surroundings. Accordingly, the investigations of […]
Article “Anthropologische Theorie der Konstruktion“, reprint of an extract of the book “Weltkonstruktion“, in arch+, N° 221, p. 14-15.
Hassan Fathys Diktum, Architektur beschäftige sich nicht mit Gebäuden, sondern mit Gebäuden und Menschen – »Architecture deals with human beings and buildings, not just buildings« – bringt emblematisch ein Architekturverständnis auf den Punkt, das bereits mit Gottfried Sempers Projekt einer »vergleichenden Baulehre«, dem lange angekündigten aber unrealisierten dritten Band des Stils, seine konzeptionellen Anfänge genommen […]
Release of the FCL magazine (special issue) “Natural Ventilation, Revisited. Pioneering a New Climatisation Culture, edited by Sascha Roesler, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore Nov. 2015.
When it comes to cooling and heating buildings, many parts of the world are still imitating 20th century practices. As a discipline, architecture continues to be bound to a paradigm of comfort whose emergence was closely connected with the use of oil. The familiar result − while providing homogeneously air-conditioned rooms and improved technical understanding […]