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2016 International Architecture Award for Fabrica de Cultura

Our Fabrica de Cultura Project is one of the winning entries at the 2016 International Architecture Awards presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Read more 


Our research featured in the media

Our research projects 3for2 and ASF have been featured in two articles in Die Welt and Deutsche Bauzeitung - Energie Spezial . Read more 


ASF Project - highlight at EU PVSEC 2016 in Munich

Our ASF project has been named one of 10 highlights at this year's European PV Solar Energy Conference, 20 - 24 June 2016. Read more 


Paper on adaptive lighting control in 'Energy and Buildings'

We are delighted to announce that our Paper "Occupant Centered Lighting Control: A user study on balancing comfort, acceptance, and energy consumption" has been accepted for publication in 'Energy and Buildings'. Read more 


SoRo-Track ICRA video picked up by IEEE SPECTRUM journalists

Our SoRo-Track video was selected among 400 videos submitted to ICRA this year and featured by SPECTRUM. Enjoy state-of-the-art robotics!   Read more 


'3for2' paper published in CTBUH Journal

We are delighted to announce that the paper on our '3for2' research project has been published in the recent issue of CTBUH. Read more 


ASF paper in 'Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells'

We are delighted to announce that our Paper "Life Cycle Assessment of Dynamic Building Integrated Photovoltaics" has been accepted for publication in 'Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells'. Read more 

Out now: SBE16 Zurich conference proceedings

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Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking in the Built Environment

Guillaume Habert, Arno Schlueter (eds)



In this book, the reader will find the proceedings of the 2016 Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference in Zurich. Papers have been written by academics and practitioners from all continents to bring forth the latest understanding on systems thinking in the built environment. Read more

The conference took place on June 13-17, 2016 and was organised by the Chair of Architecture and Building Systems, the Chair of Sustainable Construction, the City of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.

We are moving!


Arch_Tec_Lab – new home to the Institute of Technology in Architecture on ETH's Hoenggerberg campus – is in its final stages and we will move soon. As of early September we will share the space with the other chairs of the institute. We are looking forward to good neighbourly relations and new collaborations! (image: Andrea Diglas)

Future Cities Laboratory

Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) is a research program at the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC) established in 2010 by ETH Zurich and Singapore’s National Research Foundation. Involving researchers from various fields and nations, FCL aims to develop the knowledge, technologies, and approaches for a sustainable urban future with an Asian perspective. The A/S Research Team is part of FCL since its beginning. For further information on what our Singapore team is working on, visit FCL 1 and FCL 2 or check out the 3for2 project.

To visit the official FCL website, follow the link on the left.

Completed Projects

Glattal Study Diagram

The A/S Research Team engaged in numerous projects ranging from material to urban scale, from concept and design to implementation and evaluation. A selection of completed projects is listed here.

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