Philipp RW Urech is a Swiss architect. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Swiss-Italian Academy of Architecture (USI) and his master’s degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. He contributed to numerous projects in Swiss architectural firms, including building submissions, planning studies and competitions for both architectural and landscape design. Since 2010 he is a research associate at the chair of Landscape Architecture of Professor Christophe Girot at the ETH Department of Architecture. He taught landscape and urban design in master’s studios, thesis projects and postgraduate study programs. Philipp was a guest lecturer and teacher in parallel programs at the ETH Zürich, at the NUS Singapore, at the Technion in Haifa. He also led design research studios at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) while conducting a doctoral research at the Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. His thesis “Shaping Physical Landscape” devises a design methodology based on innovative 3D modeling techniques that gives designers new means to interact with the physical geometry of the environment. Philipp is currently postdoctoral researcher in the module Resilient Blue-Green Infrastructures at the Future Cities Laboratory Global in Zurich.
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