ETH Zurich Seminar Week: What is Next?
Measuring Space

Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich

22 October 2020


with Matthias Vollmer, Johannes Rebsamen, Markus Tretheway & Jürg Pulver

What is the potential of digital technologies in measuring space? How will it change our view of the environment we are living in? Where will it bring our planning and building practices? In the final talk of the seminar week, the studio invited Matthias Vollmer & Johannes Rebsamen (SCANVISION) and Markus Tretheway & Jürg Pulver (BUILDING POINT) to discuss the evolving possibilities in measuring and representing our material world.

Matthias Vollmer and Johannes Rebsamen founded SCANVISION together in January 2018. Johannes Rebsamen studied architecture and geoinformation systems at the ETH Zurich, Matthias Vollmer studied architecture at the ETH Zurich and film at the ZHdK. Started at the ETH, SCANVISION’s work is based on many years of experience working with point clouds at the Girot Chair of Landscape Architecture at ETH Zurich and aims to explore and expand the boundaries of surveying and representation. Their work includes the surveying, documentation and visualisation of art objects, urban situations, large-scale landscapes, and underground infrastructures.

Markus Tretheway has been the CEO of Building Point since 2018. The company is researches and produces measurement technology and software solutions in architecture to investigate the potential for digital processes in planning and construction. Markus Tretheway holds a MAS in Virtual Design and Construction and BIM from Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW and was a lecturer for structural and civil Engineering CAD/BIM at FHNW and the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH.

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