December 7, 2015

Interface Façade Space, HSLU Lucerne

The research group around Angelika Juppien and her team at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HASLU) invites the research partners to a kickoff meeting in Horw. Given the challenges presented by the densification of our urban environment and of residential settlements, the regulation of private and public in housing development is essential. The objective of research at the HSLU is to produce planning recommendations for the building envelope: alongside notable project partners such as the Bundesamt für Wohnungswesen (Federal Housing Office, BWO) and the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA), the developers Senn, Losinger Marazzi, and Pensimo, as well as the towns of Zug and Dübendorf, «dazwischen» is involved in an advisory capacity.


November 5, 2015

Architekturforum Biel

For its autumn event, the Architekturforum Biel invites you to the Filmpodium, located in the interspace behind the Centre PasquArt art gallery. Roland Züger will speak on the «architecture of the social» and on the way in which even the most inconspicuous design elements can contribute decisively to a successful residential environment. Central here is the question of how we, the inhabitants, perceive this environment. What influence does the constructed space have on the social activities transpiring within it? A pioneering contribution here is being made by observations on the «in-between» compiled by Fred Truniger and his team, and exploiting filmic resources, in the framework of the project »dazwischen/in-between.»


September 17, 2015

Bauen für Kinder / Building for Children, Muri

Alongside elderly residents, it is in particular children whose special needs are often marginalized in the residential environment, and implemented in unsatisfactory ways in design terms. Roland Züger will speak at this event, organized by the Netzwerk Kind und Verkehr in collaboration with the Bundesamt für Wohnungswesen (BWO, Federal Housing Office) and Haus & Raum Muri, on the topic «Child-Friendly Building: Yesterday and Today». Also participating will be Christine Brun, Ernst Hauri, Marco Hüttenmoser, Marlies Laubacher, Daniel Sauter, Margrit Stamm, and Line Tabakovic.


August 7, 2015

Social Sustainability, Zürich

Commissioned by the Amt für Hochbauten (Public Works Office) of the City of Zürich, Anja Meyer and Roland Züger provide advice and support regarding the development of the «dazwischen/in-between» aspect of the Leutschenbach Housing Project in Zürich. Completed by 2021 will be nearly 400 new apartments, in addition to a kindergarten and childcare facilities and spaces for service provision and commercial activities. The project is the mature fruit of an architectural competition won by Clou Architects of Zürich jointly with the landscape architects of Atelier Oriri in Kehrsiten.


May 15, 2015

CANactions, Kiev (Ukraine)

«dazwischen/in-between» was recently a guest at the architecture festival «CANactions» in Kiev. The multi-day event for young architects met for the 8th time, and was supported by the Swiss embassy through notable contributors. Anja Meyer presented research results on the «dazwischen/in-between» in the residential environment with reference to the housing situation in Zürich. On the festival and the situation of architects in the Ukraine, see Verena Huber, “Brief aus Kiew,” werk, bauen + wohnen 9/2015.


March 27, 2015

A Tour through Zürich Nord

In March of 2015, the architectural office Drozdov Partners aus Charkiv (Ukraine) is making a study trip to Zürich. The «dazwischen/in-between» team will accompany them on a tour of the city. In Neu-Oerlikon, Roland Züger will introduce them to in-between situations in the residential environment of this new urban district. In the evening, Verena Huber at Max Bill Platz issues an invitation to a house party that will offer guests insights into the everyday life of her housemates.


February 20, 2015

Research into Threshold Spaces, ZHAW Winterthur

We experience architecture in situations. These emerge from the architectonic frame, as well as through social action. Research into social action and into utilizations of architecture reveals the limitations and possibilities that define building. What do we learn from the uses of architecture, and how can such findings be presented? During spring semester 2015, under the direction of Roland Züger, these questions guided architecture students at the ZHAW (School of Architecture, Design, and Civil Engineering) Winterthur in the BA program «Urban Aspects».


February 8–10, 2015

Detelinara Community Lab, Novi Sad (Serbia)

What might allow the residents of the urban district of Detelinara in Novi Sad/Serbia to identify more strongly with the neighborhood? How can the deterioration of communal structures in the residential environment be reversed? In collaboration with the local and well-networked kuda_org – platform for cultural practices, Claudia Cattaneo and Verena Huber are developing ideas and artistic concepts designed to strengthen local identity and enliven outdoor spaces. The initial proposals are concrete in character, and the dialogue will continue as soon as financing for additional local projects has been clarified.


October 28, 2014

Living and Housing 60 plus, Cham

How do we want to live tomorrow? In response to an invitation from the community works of the municipality of Cham, Claudia Cattaneo shows interested seniors how the space between private and public can function as a decisive context for social contact and participation. Selected illustrated examples from Cham highlight situations in the immediate residential environment that are of special significance in light of the limited mobility of elderly residents, and which are capable of enhancing neighborly exchanges.


October 19, 2014

Pecha Kucha, Zürich

As a guest of invisible Zürichs, Pecha Kucha Zürich uses the southern stage of the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee for a home match: Anja Meyer accepts an invitation to give a brief lecture, and shows how perception itself influences and shapes the ordinary spaces of the lived environment: «dazwischen/in-between» in 20 images in 20 seconds.