Pier Luigi Nervi: Salone B, Palazzo di Torino Esposizioni, Torino, 1954

Course: Structural Design I

Structural Design I helps to develop an intuitive understanding of the relationship between the shape of a structure, the load it needs to carry and the forces in it. For administrative questions, please contact the teaching team of chair Block. 

Christian Kerez, Joseph Schwartz, Schule Leutschenbach, Zürich

Course: Structural Design II

Structural Design II completes the catalog of classical structural typologies and provides a safe handling of different models for the description of characteristic structural behavior. For administrative questions, please contact the teaching team of chair Block.  

Wohnhaus an der Fosterstrasse, Zürich, 1998, Christian Kerez, Joseph Schwartz

Course: Structural Design III

Structural Design III deals with the relationship between force, form and material. In particular the materials reinforced concrete, steel and timber will be discussed. For administrative questions, please contact the teaching team of chair Schwartz.  

Studio Vacchini architetti: Sporthalle Mülimatt, Windisch, 2010

Course: Structural Design V

In Structural Design V the focus shifts from material-related aspects towards design-oriented. On the basis of case studies, exemplarily approaches towards a holistic understanding of structural design are explained and discussed. On top of the lectures, a design exercise will be given that allow the students to apply and test various structural design strategies. For administrative questions, please contact the teaching team of chair Schwartz.