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The main objective of the Institute of Architecture and the City (IA) is the development of research. A fundamental task that implies that architecture, the quality of construction, the insertion in the surrounding environment, the respect of natural and urban landscapes as well as that of the cultural heritage are primarily of general interest.
Architecture, Criticism, History and Theory
Prof. Christophe van Gerrewey
Design Studio on the Conception of Space
Prof. Dieter Dietz
Laboratory of Digital Culture for Architectural Projects
Prof. Bernard Cache
Laboratory for Creative Computation
Prof. Stefana Parascho
Laboratory of Elementary Architecture and Studies of Types
Prof. Anja Fröhlich, Prof Martin Fröhlich
Laboratory of Construction and Architecture
Prof. Paolo Tombesi
History and Theories of Architecture, Technology and Media
Prof. Alfredo Thiermann
Laboratory of Urbanism
Prof. Viganò Paola
Arts of sciences laboratory – Archives of imaginary
Prof. Nicola Braghieri
Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies
Prof. Emmanuel Rey
Urban Sociology Laboratory
Prof. Vincent Kaufmann
Media and Design Laboratory (ENAC/IC)
Prof. Jeffrey Huang
Laboratory of Environmental and Urban Economics
Prof. Philippe Thalmann
Laboratory of Imagination and Fabrication
Prof. Jo Taillieu
Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design
Prof. Marilyne Andersen
Laboratory for spatial manufacturing
Prof. Marco Bakker, Prof. Alexandre Blanc
Research and development for innovation on architecture, urban design and territory
Prof. Charlotte Malterre-Barthes
Structural Exploration Lab
Prof. Corentin Fivet
Theory and Experience Architecture Studio
Prof. Eric Lapierre
Theory of Environment, Material, and Architecture
Prof. Sarah Nichols
Theory and Project of Domestic Space
Prof. Pier Vittorio Aureli
Laboratory of Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture
Prof. Franz Graf
Laboratory of Urban and Environmental Systems
Prof. Gabriele Manoli
Construction and Conservation Laboratory
Prof. honoraire Luca Ortelli
Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 3
Prof. honoraire Roberto Gargiani
Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 2
Prof. honoraire Bruno Marchand
EPFL’s excellence in manifold research fields, as evidenced by its top academic rankings, means that it is an outstanding place for doctoral students to interact with internationally renowned researchers and to work in over 350 laboratories equipped with cutting-edge facilities.
The Doctoral School supervises 22 doctoral programs covering together all EPFL fields of research. Each programs is responsible for recruiting doctoral students, organizing their supervision and monitoring their progress. The doctoral programs also organize an offer of advanced level courses and create a community based in their scientific domain.
The Doctoral Program brings together in one doctoral program the world of architecture and that of social sciences concerned with the inhabited space and combines basic and applied research in an interdisciplinary perspective. Comprised of faculty members active within more than 30 laboratories of EPFL, the EDAR doctoral program receives three times a year new PhD Students interested in its scientific orientations which encompass three research areas across the researches conducted in the laboratories.
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Discover the archives of scientific research works and doctoral theses conducted by EPFL Architecture.
Another possible order. The figure of horizontality between contemporary space and disciplinary urban traditionsLausanne, EPFL, 2023.
Discomfort glare from daylight: Influence of transmitted color and the eye’s macular pigmentLausanne, EPFL, 2023.
Participation citoyenne et numérique. Les civic tech : de nouveaux dispositifs pour planifier le territoire ?Lausanne, EPFL, 2023.
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