Teaching

LIPID is involved in the teaching of courses from bachelor’s to doctoral level with an emphasis on project-based approaches in the perspective of linking building performance aspects with architectural design implications.

LIPID has initiated, in a collaboration with LAST, a new orientation “Integrated Design Architecture and Sustainability” (IDEAS) which are offered at both the master’s level and the doctoral level. It was introduced at the master’s level in the form of a minor (IDEAS Minor) in the fall of 2013 and at the doctoral level through an orientation introduced in the summer of 2012.

Note: Open proposals for student projects are listed here.


Bachelor level


  • Light-time

    This course articulates itself around light as a structuring element of space and time, through an approach that intertwines sun dynamics, materiality, construction and ecological footprint.

    ENAC, Bachelor semester 6
    Teachers : Andersen Marilyne.
    Language :
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Renewable energy and solar architecture in Davos

    The ENAC School offers a series of ENAC Weeks to the students of all three Sections on various territory-related themes. Through a practical project, the students will tackle a specific issue to be situated, analyzed and represented in a multidisciplinary fashion.

    ENAC, Bachelor semester 4
    Teachers : Pastore Luisa.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


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    Master level


  • Civil engineering teaching unit: Sustainable construction

    The conformity of construction with the principles of the sustainable development requires of the engineer and architect multidisciplinary skills. At the end of the course), the students will acquire the theoretical and practical bases to estimate the sustainability of buildings.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 3
    Teachers : Wienold Jan.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Comfort and architecture: sustainable strategies

    This class offers an overview about comfort evaluations in architectural design and suggests passive and low-energy strategies suited to ensure the highest possible indoor environment quality for buildings.

    Section of Architecture, Master semester 1
    Section of Architecture, Master semester 3
    Teachers : Andersen Marilyne. Pastore Luisa. Wienold Jan.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • UE K : Architecture and Sustainability : performance studies

    This course is based on the team design of a temporary, mobile and sustainable pavilion. A pedagogical approach which will focus on the introduction of the concepts of sustainability applied to the design of a project with a short life span.

    Section of Architecture, Master semester 1
    Section of Architecture, Master semester 3
    Teachers : Andersen Marilyne. Chinazzo Giorgia.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


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    Doctoral level


    The axis “Integrated Design Architecture and Sustainability” (IDEAS) is a joint initiative of both the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID) and Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) at EPFL. It responds to a need to further reinforce the integration of sustainable architecture questions within the framework of the Doctoral program Architecture & Science of the city (EDAR) as well as a to strengthen exchanges and synergies between the three institutes of ENAC. Towards this end, it lies on one hand on a new interdisciplinary education offer in the form of seminars and workshops, and on the other hand on a networking structure for EPFL PhD students.

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