Archive PhD

The Acoustic Dimension of Landscape Architecture | Nadine Schütz

Investigations on the Perception and Implementation of Landscape Acoustics. The goal of this project is to develop a model of landscape acoustics as an integrated design practice by linking acoustic qualities to spatial concepts of landscape design.  more


Pavilion and Clearing 
 | Albert Kirchengast

The Landscape of Modernity as Aesthetic Counterworld. A Typological Investigation in Architecture and Landscape Architecture Based on the Work of Mies van der Rohe, Alfred Caldwell and Ludwig Hilberseimer.  more


Froebel_thumbnail-PhD-Landscape Architecture-ETH Zürich-Prof. GirotTheodor (1810–1893) and Otto (1844–1906) Froebel  | Claudia Moll, Landschaftsarchitektin BSLA

Landscape Gardeners and Plant Breeders in Zurich. The significance of their work for the development of Swiss landscape architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries.  more


Kienast-thumbnail-PhD-Landscape Architecture-ETH Zürich-Prof. GirotDieter Kienast (1945-1998) Designing Nature 
| Anette Freytag, Dr. sc. ETH, Mag. phil.

The dissertation presents the first comprehensive critique of the work of Dieter Kienast and covers the period from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. It intends to show to what extent Kienast developed a new aesthetics for designing with nature in the city through his investigation in methods of plant sociology and his research on spontaneous vegetation in the city that he started at the Gesamthochschule in Kassel.  more

Exhibiting nature  | Dr. Annemarie Bucher

The research discusses the Swiss garden expositions G59 und Grün 80 as an expression of society’s understanding of nature, which fundamentally changed within a short period of time and illustrates an increasingly complex structure. What nature represents and a society’s attitude toward nature are linked to overlapping transdisciplinary awareness and influence various levels of reality.  more


Gustav Ammann (1885-1955) | Dr. Johannes Stoffler

Gustav Ammann (1885-1955), garden architect based in Zurich, is considered the key figure of garden and landscape architecture in Switzerland of the first half of the 20th century. His œuvre includes over 1700 projects throughout Switzerland as well as approximately 230 publications.  more