RESPONSIVE CITY. Combining Local Knowledge with Digital Systems


The climate emergency, rapid population fluctuations and the increasing social segregation require a behaviour-changing responsiveness based on awareness and responsibility rather than on convenience. We need to reduce the impact of everyday urban life on resources, from the scale of the individual home to the global network of connectivity.

If the use of space, services and resources are to be modified, value sets need to change. Human behaviour and knowledge need to inform digital tools to achieve an integrated approach.

How can digital tools support the design of new living and working typologies that limit material wastage and are more affordable? What role can prototyping play in digitally fabricating efficient building components? How can traditional materials and knowledge be transformed into the digital age?


Lab Talk Series: Towards a Healthy City #2: The Building Scale with UNStudio, Amsterdam
Video recording
28 February 2020

Exhibition Talk Series: Dialogabende Holzgeschichten with weberbrunner architekten, Zurich/Berlin
6, 13 and 20 December 2019

Lab Talk Series: Towards a Healthy City #1: The Urban Approach with UNStudio, Amsterdam
Video recording
20 September 2019

International Symposium in Shanghai: Designed for Humans. From Álvaro Siza’s Modernism into the Digital Future with CAMERICH, Beijing
Video recording

8 September 2019

Lab Talk. OSLO: Small City, Big Ideas. Green Leadership and People-Centered Development with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Berlin
Video recording
4 June 2019

Exhibition Talk. Precision, Prototyping & Prefabrication. Don’t Tell Me It Can’t Be Done with Archi-Tectonics, New York
15 March 2019

Exhibition Talk. Shape of the Future — Urbanism and Architecture in the Age of Industry 4.0
Video recording
29 June 2018

Exhibition Talk. Der Holzmodulbau - Ein Modell für den Hochbau der Zukunft with NKBAK Architekten, Frankfurt/Main
17 Mai 2018

Collaborative Project. Craftsmanship in the Digital Age. Architecture, Values and Digital Fabrication with The Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, NOWlab, Berlin and Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau (BBSR), Bonn

Lab Talk and Round Table. New Functions of the Surface. Pushing the Urban Envelope with Schüco, Bielefeld
Video recording
9 September 2017

Book Presentation. Infrastructure Space with Ruby Press, Berlin and LafargeHolcim Award, Zurich
20 January 2017

Book Presentation. WOHA: Garden City Mega City Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming
Video recording
17 November 2016

Lab Talk. To BIM or not to BIM with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Europe Chapter
Video recording
2 September 2016

Book Presentation. From a Vertical Forest to a Forest City. Stefano Boeri in conversation with Almut Grüntuch-Ernst
16 March 2016

Lab Talk Series. ReTooling the Trades #3 Extending Smartness - The Next Generation with the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin
Video recording

15 October 2014

Lecture. Yves Bréchet. Materials and process selection: a compass in a jungle
13 May 2014

Collaborative Project. Lighting the Global Workspace with Zumbtobel, Dornbirn
Video recording
2014 - 2015

Lab Talk. Materialien für smartes Licht with TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin and Haute Innovation, Berlin
29 October 2013

Conference. Transmaterial Aesthetics: Experiments with Timber in Architecture and Technology
with Hochschule Wismar and University of Technology Sydney
1 - 2 October 2013

Lab Talk. Design Process - Negotiation Between Form and Function with Hansgrohe, Schiltach and Bauwelt, Berlin
Video recording
30 August 2013

Conference. SMART CITY: THE NEXT GENERATION. Focus Southeast Asia
Video recording
8 - 9 June 2013

Lectures. Energy Materials in Design and Architecture with TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin and Haute Innovation, Berlin
13 March 2013

Collaborative Project. The City Lights Project with Zumtobel, Dornbirn
2012 - 2013

Book Presentation. InForming a Smarter Urban - Helsinki with the City of Helsinki and DOM Publishers
Video recording
1 October 2012

Lab Talk. From Research to Design - Mobility with Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Universidad de Buenos Aires
13 September 2012

Exhibition Talk Series. MACHEN! #3 Alte Materialien neu verbaut: Wie man alte Bautraditionen modernisieren kann with Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Zurich
Video recording

17 August 2012

Exhibition Talk Series. MACHEN! #2 Heizen mit Beton, Kühlen mit Lehm: Wie man Materialien in ihrer ganzen Bandbreite nutzen kann with Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Zurich
Video recording

3 August 2012

Exhibition Talk Series. MACHEN! #1 Savoir Vivre: Wie man die Stadt so (um-)baut, dass sie verschiedene Lebensstile ermöglicht with Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Zurich
Video recording

13 July 2012

Metro Lab. TouchHouse. Smart Living - Communicating Surfaces with Busch Jaeger, Lüdenscheid
3 - 6 February 2011

Theme Booklet


Dunya Bouchi


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