The GAA Foundation: globalartaffairs.org/
An architect who calls the laboratory home, Dirk Hebel of ETH Zürich embraces alternative building materials for a more sustainable urban environment. Discussing his work in the tropics, the architect cum researcher advocates for using highly renewable materials like bamboo. At the center of his practice lies an ethic that cultivates rather than mines resources for the future.
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Reflecting the conceptual framework of the Global Art Affairs Foundation, the series explores the philosophical concerns of architects exhibiting at TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, part of the 2016 collateral programming at the Biennale Architettura 2016. The diverse roster includes Denise Scott Brown (USA), Peter Eisenman (USA), Curtis W. Fentress (USA), Meinhard von Gerkan (Germany), Dirk Hebel (Switzerland), Frei Otto (Germany), and Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell (Singapore). Curated and produced by PLANE—SITE, the video series will be on view for the duration of the TIME SPACE EXISTENCE exhibition.