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?


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

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

International Symposium in Shanghai: Designed for Humans. From Álvaro Siza’s Modernism into the Digital Future
Video recording
8 September 2019

Lab Talk. OSLO: Small City, Big Ideas. Green Leadership and People-Centered Development
4 June 2019

Exhibition Talk. Precision, Prototyping & Prefabrication. Don’t Tell Me It Can’t Be Done
15 March 2019

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

Exhibition Talk. Der Holzmodulbau - Ein Modell für den Hochbau der Zukunft
17 Mai 2018

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

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

Book Presentation. Infrastructure Space
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
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
Video recording
15 October 2014

Lab Talk Series. ReTooling the Trades #2 City - Climate - Architecture. Climate and Adaptation
Video recording
1 July 2014

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

Lab Talk Series. ReTooling the Trades #1 Region as City: The Spatial Interdependencies Beyond the City
12 May 2014

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

Lab Talk. Materialien für smartes Licht
29 October 2013

Conference. Transmaterial Aesthetics: Experiments with Timber in Architecture and Technology
1 - 2 October 2013

Lab Talk. Design Process - Negotiation Between Form and Function
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
13 March 2013

Collaborative Project. The City Lights Project with Zumbtobel
2012 - 2013

Book Presentation. InForming a Smarter Urban - Helsinki
Video recording
1 October 2012

Lab Talk. From Research to Design - Mobility
13 September 2012

Exhibition Talk. Machen! 3. Alte Materialien neu verbaut: Wie man alte Bautraditionen modernisieren kann
Video recording
17 August 2012

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

Theme Booklet


Dunya Bouchi


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