Reframe, Rearrange, Repeat
Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Autumn semester working on a group of structures around Helvetiaplatz in Zurich. Through model-making and drawing students will engage with not only the adaptive reuse of existing buildings, but also how we can reframe the cultural value of them.
To work towards this idea of a substantial and culturally engaged architecture, students will be invited to engage with artists who developed their work in ways that challenged formal, social and institutional expectations. These will include Édouard Manet, Auguste Rodin, Rachel Whiteread and Louise Lawler.
Emilie Appercé, Tibor Bielicky, Adam Caruso, Claudio Schneider and Barbara Thüler will teach on the course.
Image, Louise Lawler, Etude pour La Lecture, 1923, This Drawing is for Sale, Paris
Peter St John's London Met Unit will investigate the theme of Second Life. The term comes from the artist and social activist Theaster Gates, who states that almost everything can be reused. This is evident in his work which has involved collating discarded objects and materials, as well as salvaging and refurbishing whole buildings.
Students will look at the question of how to renew buildings; how construction can be less energy-demanding and creating systems where buildings are indivisible components in a regenerating ecological system.
Final Review: Reframe, Rearrange, Repeat
Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Anne Femmer, Peter Fischli, Marina Olsen and Florian Summa.
Final Review: Re-form
31st May and 1st June
Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Céline Bessire, Maria Conen, Fredi Fischli, Françoise Fromonot, Tine Milz, and Niels Olsen.
Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Spring semester exploring the protestant churches of Zurich; spiritual, social and spatial public resources that are underused in the city.
Final Review: Interim Forever
21st / 22nd December
Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Oliver Lütjens, Tine Milz, Li Tavor, Matthias Winter.
Studio Review: Interim Forever
13th October 2021
Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their projects to a panel of guest critics including Marianna Charitonidou, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olson.
Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Autumn semester exploring the sensibility of the interim; looking to the long history in the built environment of improvising and adapting.
An interview with Adam Caruso features in a new gta Verlag publication, Against and For Method. Edited by Jan Silberberger, the volume tries to tackle the deficiencies in studio teaching and proposes possibilities for integrating research approaches into teaching and practice.
Making Plans for Living Together
Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Spring semester investigating models for collective living.
Final Crits: Making Plans for Living
Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich
15–16 December 2020
Students from Adam Caruso's studio at ETH Zurich present their projects to guest critics including Lisa Fior (muf architecture/art, London), Summer Islam (Material Cultures, Studio Abroad, London), Dr. Marina Olsen (Karma International Gallery, Zurich), and Axel Simon (editor, Hochparterre).
Dame Elisabeth Frink
Larger Than Life
Heong Gallery, Cambridge, United Kingdom
4 November 2017 - 6 February 2018
Caruso St John have designed an exhibition of the work of Dame Elizabeth Frink for the Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge. Frink's archetypal bronzes are on show alongside multiple bird figures, small figure groups, drawings and prints.
Building in Hamburg
In a talk for the Architecture Foundation, Associate Ben Speltz presents Caruso St John's work in Hamburg over the past decade, focusing on the practice's approach to working within the urban fabric of the city centre and introducing two recently completed projects, the Gortz Palais and Grosser Burstah Office Building.