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Team

MILICA TOPALOVIC
is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Territorial Planning at the ETH Department of Architecture. From 2011-15 she held research professorship at the ETH Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, studying the relationship between a city and its hinterland. In 2006 she joined the ETH as head of research at Studio Basel Contemporary City Institute and the professorial chairs held by Diener and Meili, where she taught research studios on cities and on territories such as Hong Kong and the Nile Valley. Milica graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and received Master’s degree from the Dutch Berlage Institute for her thesis on Belgrade’s post-socialist urban transformation. Since 2000, she worked on projects in different spatial scales and visual media. With Studio Basel she authored and edited Belgrade. Formal / Informal: A Research on Urban Transformation, and The Inevitable Specificity of Cities. She contributes essays on urbanism, architecture and art to various magazines and publications.

GODA BUDVYTYTE
is an independent graphic designer, currently running her practice between Amsterdam, Brussels and, occasionally, other cities. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam) in 2008 and Werkplaats Typografie (Arnhem) in 2011. She works within contemporary art and other cultural fields. Her work ranges from editorial design to visual identities, digital applications and exhibition design. Her recent commissions include books and other printed material for Tate St.Ives, Cornwell; Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Wiels, Brussels; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Jeu de Paume and Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; identities for Lithuanian Pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; and Beirut Art Centre, Cairo.

HANS HORTIG
studied landscape planning with focus on landscape architecture and territorial research at the TU Berlin, the ETH Zurich and the School of Design, Mysore. He graduated from the TU Berlin Chair of Landscape Architecture and Open Space Planning in 2012. His graduation thesis, focused on the influence of the Cauvery River on the territory of South India, was supported by a DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, fellowship.  After working as freelance landscape architect he joined the team of Milica Topalovic at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore in June 2013, and moved with the team to the ETH Zurich in August 2015.

MARCEL JÄGGI
is a Swiss architect and researcher. He studied architecture at ETH Zurich and CEPT Ahmedabad in India. He has worked for the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Zurich, for several television stations, and as project leader for pool Architects and Ruprecht Architects. He joined the ETH Architecture of Territory team as researcher and teaching assistant at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore in 2012. Together with Martin Knüsel, he also joined UNRIKA University in Batam, Indonesia as a visiting tutor, in leading design studios on abandoned shopping malls in the region. Next to large-scale urban projects, his work includes residential architecture, research on natural ventilation (with Dr. Sascha Roesler) and ghost spaces (with OMNIBUS lab).

KAROLINE KOSTKA
studied landscape planning and open space design at the Technical University Berlin, ETH Zurich and the School of Design, Mysore. Before joining ETH Future Cities Laboratory, she practiced landscape architecture and regional planning in Germany and Switzerland. Before moving to ETH Zurich in 2015, she worked as a researcher at the chair of Architecture and Territorial Planning and the chair of Territorial Organization, ETH Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore from 2013-15.

MARIJA MARIĆ
is an architect and a researcher based in Zurich. She studied architecture and urban planning at the Faculty of Technical Sciences and new art media at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. Marija worked as a research assistant at Expanded Design (Vienna), a graduate teaching assistant at Faculty of Technical Sciences (Novi Sad) and as an exhibition and scene designer on various international projects. Since 2013, she is conducting her PhD research with Prof. Philip Urspung at the gta Institute, ETH Zurich. In 2016, she joined Architecture of Territory team. Her interests focus on the questions of labor, commons on various design scales and experimental pedagogical practices.

METAXIA MARKAKI
is an architect and researcher. She studied architecture at NTU-Athens and ENSAPLV-Paris, receiving her diploma with distinction. She pursued a postgraduate master degree on urban design at ETH Zurich with Prof. Marc Angélil. After gaining architectural experience in Zurich and Paris, she joined ETH Studio Basel, engaging in research and teaching with Prof. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Her work focuses on the relation of architecture and territorial-scale projects and she has participated in several exhibitions and publications. Since 2015, she teaches and researches at Architecture of Territory with Prof. Milica Topalovic.

FERDINAND PAPPENHEIM
studied architecture at ETH Zurich with a focus on urban and territorial planning. He has worked for 6a architects in London and on various competitions and projects in Germany and South Africa before graduating at ETH in December 2015. His free diploma thesis “Stadtwald” investigated the potential of the municipal forests in Zurich as urban parks and was awarded the ETH Medal. In August 2016 he joined the team at the chair of Architecture and Territorial Planning.

THAÏS DE ROQUEMAUREL
is a french architect-urbanist based in Paris and Brussels. She studied at Udem (Montreal) and ENSAV (Paris) where she graduated. Her thesis project, directed by Prof. Djamel Klouche and Joachim Declerck, tackled the issue of expanding urbanisation and energy within a cross-border territory between France and Spain through the notion of landscape-metropolis, and was a contribution to EAV research laboratory publication. After gaining experience in international offices such as Office Kersten Geers David van Severen, and The Commons Inc, office for strategic design and development, she became project manager for LIST, a Paris based office that positions its practice between the fields of territory planning, urbanism and architecture. Since its creation by Ido Avissar in 2012, she has been responsible for researches and projects dealing with a wide range of scales from small architecture project to trans-regional territorial planing in various parts of Europe.

MICHAEL STÜNZI
studied architecture at ETH Zurich, Hong Kong University, and at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. He worked for Blue Architects in Zurich, winning three competitions in a row before leaving for Kyoto to work for the Japanese artist Kohei Nawa. Returning to Switzerland, he founded his own architecture firm (SQUADRAT Architekten, Zurich) with a former fellow student. Already having built first projects, he returned to ETH to complete his studies with a master thesis at the chair of Marc Angélil. His work was published and exhibited as well as rewarded with the 3. H. Hatt-Bucher-Preis. He is co-founder of a start-up for the planing of large scale solar power projects and elected member of the planing & building committee of Thalwil.


Former Collaborators

FABIAN KIEPENHEUER
studied architecture at the ETH Zurich from 2002 to 2008. He received his master’s degree from the ETH Studio Basel (Prof. Roger Diener and Prof. Marcel Meili). His master thesis is a territorial investigation of the riverbanks in Belgrade, an antithesis to the idea of a waterfront. In 2009 he received the Ernst Schindler travel Grant, and in 2010 the Erich Degen Scholarship.  He held in 2013 a photography exhibition on Eccentric Structures in Eastern Europe, and in 2014 he published with Lukas Wolfensberger a territorial investigation of cultured landscapes in Southeast China. He is working part time as an sub-project leader for Diener & Diener Architects in Basel, and is currently managing the execution of SwissRe’s facade of  their new headquarter in Zürich. The Studio Kiepenheuer deals with architectural and urban projects in different scales.

MARTIN KNÜSEL
studied architecture at ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne and Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, USA, receiving a distinction for his housing project for a slum area in Chile. After receiving his master degree at ETH Zurich, Martin Knüsel has been working at the office of Herzog & de Meuron Architects in Basel. He has led a variety of projects in different scales, such as an urban study, a building project study and an exhibition design. He has been a researcher at the Assistant Professorship of Architecture and Territorial Planning at Future Cities Lab in Singapore during 2012-13.

STEFANIE KRAUTZIG
received her master degree in Architecture from the ETH Zurich in 2011, after studying at the ETH in Zurich and the CEPT University in Ahmedabad. Her master thesis, the Freies Diplom, at the ETH Studio Basel Contemporary City Institute, with professors Roger Diener and Marcel Meili, is a territorial investigation of the Lake Constance. The thesis, Südliches Bodenseeufer – Projekt für eine urbanisierte Kulturlandschaft, was further developed and published by gta publishers in 2012. Before joining the Architecture of Territory at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore as a researcher in 2013, she worked as an architect and project leader with Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten AG and ZANONI Architekten in Zurich.

LUKAS WOLFENSBERGER
studied architecture at the ETH Zurich from 2002 to 2008. In 2008, he completed his master thesis, a territorial investigation of the riverbanks in Belgrade, under the supervision of Prof. Roger Diener and Prof. Marcel Meili (ETH Studio Basel). Together with Fabian Kiepenheuer, he received the Ernst Schindler travel Grant for the project „Eccentric Structures in Eastern Europe“ in 2009 and the Erich Degen Scholarship for „Territorial investigation of cultured landscapes in Southeast China“ in 2010. After his graduation, Wolfensberger worked for Adjaye Associats in New York and joined the office of Galli Rudolf Architects as project leader in 2012. From 2014 to 2015 he worked as a sub-project leader at the architectural office Herzog & de Meuron. In 2015 he co-founded Clou Architects and joined the chair of Milica Topalovic as a research and teaching assistant.