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A bookshop serving students

— Easier access to reference books for the upcoming spring semester.

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Concrete and radical

— The tools, materials, and manual skills of the construction site have enabled the German artist Karsten Födinger to imagine a genre of sculpture that springs, like that of some of his contemporaries, from a passion for the art of construction. This passion has enabled a radical transformation of contemporary artistic creative processes since the 1960s.

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Master in Landscape Architecture at the ETHZ. Complements

— Initiated by the professors Teresa Galí-Izard, Christophe Girot and Günther Vogt, the program is aimed at students with a university Bachelor's degree in architecture. With this novel profile, graduates will open up new fields of activity and research on the scale of city and landscape.

Michel Bassand in his EPFL office in the late 1980s.

Honorary Professor Michel Bassand has sadly passed away

— The ENAC Faculty regrets to announce the death on 12 January 2021, at the age of 83, of Michel Bassand, professor at EPFL from 1976 to 2002. He leaves a considerable and multifaceted body of work. 

Philadelphia's Society Hill Towers, designed by American architect Ieoh Ming Pei and inaugurated in 1964 © Wikimedia Commons

How American architects reinvented “liquid stone”

— Roberto Gargiani, an architectural historian and professor at EPFL, has penned a new history of concrete in the United States from 1940 to 1970. Across three volumes, he explores the work of the time’s leading architects and reflects on the major breakthroughs that ushered in a new era of design and construction.