|Topics:||The construction of housing represented one of the most important tasks architects were concerned with in the 20th century. The provision of living space to a growing population and the renovation of existing housing stock in the context of the renewal of residential areas were central issues to be addressed by society. The significance of the living space for the individual, and the architectural, social and cultural-scientific considerations that characterize the design and construction of housing have again become a focus of public attention: |
- In today's information society, with the increasingly blurred distinction between work and leisure, the qualities of one's living space gain in importance.
- The traditional small family household structure dominating the past decades has become just one among many other forms of living arrangements. New household combinations and new ways of living challenge past principles of housing design and management.
- Local, regional and global inequalities in the distribution and consumption of resources are also reflected in the provision of housing.
- Vacant industrial and commercial sites, no longer used for production and commercial activities, offer opportunities for new uses and the creative redefinition of qualities of living space and the living environment.
- Residential housing, built in the post-war period, calls for intelligent renewal strategies to meet present needs while maintaining its substance.
Relevant issues about the prevision, the design and the construction of housing and quality of living are explored based on an interdisciplinary perspective. The programme is focussed on studying, for example, the interdependence of architectural, social, spatial and urban planning considerations, and shifting demand and usage patterns related to housing.
The Master thesis is a scientific and written paper.
- Ability to analyse and understand the complex issues related to housing, housing design and construction
- Profound knowledge about the field of housing in Switzerland and its characteristics and relevance in an international context
- Good knowledge of selected theoretical and methodological approaches to research housing and their application
- Ability to conceptualise a self selected research topic, to implement research and to communicate the process and outcome
- Ability to cooperate in multi-disciplinary and international groups and to contribute individual knowledge from professional training and practical work experience
- Conceptualisation, design and management of housing projects (architects)
- Preparation and moderation of housing related activities in public planning and construction offices
- Consultation to public and private housing related agencies
- Research, teaching and public relations in disciplines related to space, culture and social sciences
|Professional perspectives:||Successful graduates of the MAS programme will be competent in the following: Conceptualisation, design and management of housing projects in private architecture and planning agencies (architects); Preparation and moderation of housing related activities in public planning and construction offices; Consultation to public and private housing related agencies; Research, teaching and public relations in space-related, culture and social science related disciplines.|
|Programme structure:||Lectures, text seminars, workshops colloquiums and individual consultations organised in four modules ('social and historical context of housing, housing design and construction', 'housing design, past and present: typology, building, biography of usage', 'housing as a contribution of urban design and neighbourhood development', 'sustainable development - a new goal in housing design and construction'. Individual Master Thesis (approx. 12'000 words).|
|Target group:||University graduates with a master degree in a relevant discipline such as architecture, cultural or social sciences and 2 years of work experience in a professional field related to housing who are interested in a multi-disciplinary approach towards housing related issues.|
|Requirements:||Master's degree in architecture, cultural or social sciences acknowledged by ETH or equivalent educational qualifications, 2 years of work experience in a relevant field and an intense engagement in issues related to housing.|
|Required language skills:||English: B2; German: advantageous - Show proficiency scales|
|Tuition languages:||German: 50 % English: 50 %|
|Responsible body:||ETH Zurich, D-ARCH, Chair of Architectural Design / ETH Centre for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development|
|Programme management:||Prof. D. Eberle, Dr. M. Glaser, lecturer, and G. Precht|
|Start:||Autumn semester, starts every year.|
|Programme duration:||1 year full-time, 600 contact hours|
|Fees:||CHF 9000 + additional travel costs of appr. CHF 1100 for a one-week-seminartrip and 2 fieldtrips|
|Deregistration fee:||After 30 days upon admission: CHF 4'500|
|Degree:||Master of Advanced Studies with the title 'MAS ETH in Housing' (MAS ETH HS)|
|Credit points:||72 ECTS credits|
|Application period:||January 1 - April 30 (Late applications may be accepted upon request, if places are available.)|
|Information:||ETH Zurich, S. Rüegg, ETH Wohnforum, HIL G 65.1, 8093 Zürich, Tel: 044 633 27 15|
|Registration:||ETH Zurich, Centre for Continuing Education, HG E 18.1, Rämistr. 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland, Tel. +41 44 632 56 59, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Additional application documents:||2 references from employers or professors of your university, motivation and first ideas on a possible topic for the MAS Thesis, to be sent to the Centre for Continuing Education together with the application documents, as well as a portfolio (printout, size A4, 20 pages max. and a CD) to be sent directly to the ETH Wohnforum|
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