Teaching Architecture: 3 Positions Made in Switzerland
Opening reception: September 8, 6:30 pm
swissnex San Francisco, 730 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
As part of the Architecture and the City Festival in San Francisco, swissnex hosts the exhibition Teaching Architecture: 3 Positions Made in Switzerland, which expresses three points of view on urban architecture from three leading Swiss architecture schools.
“Hong Kong in Zurich: A Typological Transfer,” from a team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, asks what Hong Kong’s iconic skyscrapers and urban apartment blocks would look like in the Swiss city—and how the architecture would need to change to fit in.
A project titled “19 Important Buildings,” from the Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, explores what makes the qualities of a “good” building, using examples from around the world. And from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, “Radical Mix in Hanoi” looks at vertical urbanism and the architecture of communication.