21 October 2020
with Gabriela Bruno & Raffael Buchi
Now more than ever, buildings, especially offices, are becoming vacant due to the current crisis. In the sixth talk of the seminar week, the studio invited Gabriela Bruno (Wüest&Partner) & Raffael Büchi (Project Interim) to discuss how temporary accommodation provides a solution to fill the vacant buildings, and question if architects should be constructing new buildings, and instead working with the existing fabric of the city.
Gabriela Bruno is a real estate consultant at Wüest Partner AG in Zurich, studied Architecture at the ETH Zurich and at the City College of New York, where she also worked as a teaching assistant. For two years she worked as a project manager at space 4 Architecture before joining Wüest Partner AG in 2015. Wüest Partner AG was founded in 1985 and is an independent, owner-operated consultant. Its work focuses on the construction and real estate markets.
Raffael Büchi is the co-founder, legal counsel and press spokesman of Projekt Interim GmbH (founded in 2013), Switzerland’s largest specialist for the organization and administration of temporary use of real estate (Zwischennutzungen). Projekt Interim offers temporary spaces (residential, office, commercial, retail, and specialties) at attractive conditions to bridge vacancies in real estate. They currently manage 57 projects with more than 800 temporary users. Raffael Büchi (Dr. iur.) is also the founder and owner of Owlegal, a company specialising in advising legal departments, law firms and public authorities on operational excellence (including the use of office space), digitalisation and automation, knowledge management, and business development. He studied law at Bern University.
Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich
19–22 October 2020
The Architecture Foundation presents a week of seminars from 19-22 October 2020 curated by Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zürich exploring the architecture of crisis. Invited speakers include Carolyn Steel, Summer Islam, Paloma Gormley and others in the disciplines of architecture, politics and economics. Across 9 talks over 4 days, panelists will be asked to reflect upon the unit's posed question: What is Next?
M Leuven presents a major retrospective of the work of the artist Thomas Demand, featuring two works made by the artist in collaboration with Caruso St John: The unrealised Nagelhaus and the soon to be built pavilion at the headquarters of fabric manufacturers Kvadrat in Ebeltoft, Denmark.
Adam Caruso contributes an article to the October Issue of Domus, outlining how on the failure of architecture to address the imbalances of contemporary life has motivated him to look again, in practice and with students at the ETH, at the ideological and programmatic promises of modernism.
Following a period of isolation at the start of the Lockdown, Adam Caruso met host Matthew Blunderfield online to discuss teaching at ETH Zurich, the work of Pierre Huyghe, and the series of monographs on lesser-known Modernist architects he co-edits with with his partner, Helen Thomas.
Adam Caruso contributes an essay to the Autumn 2020 issue of Superposition, discussing the modernities of Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer’s ADGB Trade Union School, and Jony Ive at Norman Foster's Apple Headquarters seen through the lens of Andreas Gursky.
Schweizer Baumuster-Centrale, Zurich, Switzerland
23 January 2020, 6pm
Florian Zierer speaks at the Schweizer Baumuster-Centrale on the subject of the construction of the new chancel at St Gallen Cathedral.
Adam Caruso will participate in the 2020 Bauwelt Kongress, with a lecture entitled 'What is it Worth?', on reading the city and speculating about what its future might hold. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Kaye Geipel and Lina Ghotmeh.
Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich
20 October 2020
with Marlise Blaser, Katharina Lehmann, Summer Islam & Paloma Gormley
Adam Caruso will give an online lecture entitled, 'What Future for the City' as part of the 11th DAAD festival in Bratislava, Slovakia. The lecture will be at 20.00 (CET) and will be followed by a conversation with Architect Henrieta Moravčikova. The festival runs from 26 October to 1 November.
22 October 2020
with Lukas Hug & Emi Lorincz