what is architecture in the fourth dimension


Dietmar Ebere
2004 Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Director of Baumschlater Eberle Architects since 1985 (http://www.baumschlager-eberle.com)
Professor (and the Dean 2003-2005) of the Architectural Department, ETH-Technical University Zurich since 1999.

“Nachhaltigkeit” (Sustainability) in German language has to do with continuity, but also with the confidences of high quality of buildings. The buildings of Baumschlager Eberle are therefore not noted for making formal, individual statements. On the contrary, they are the product of the considerations to optimize the quality of the site, material and construction, to minimize of energy and resource consumption, and to open the structure for neutral use possibility.  The office of Baumschlager Eberle engages with the complex facts of economy, ecology, resources and society, with together form the cultural context of the world we live in. This kind of approach takes place on a large number of levels, attainable through rational and emotional intelligence. Always with the eyes firmly on the goal of introducing architecture as something concrete, they believe the realization of sustainability has an impact on value.
Representative buildings include ETH e-Science Lab Zurich (Green Building Award of Austria 2010), Vienna Airport City and Terminal Extension, Hospital AZ Goreninge in Belgium, Lohbach Housing (International Green Housing Award 2004), and Moma and Pop Moma in Beijing.

Baumschlager Eberle Lochau
Lindauer Straße 31
6911 Lochau, Austria
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• Dr. Stephen Kendall, Conference Chair; Prof., Ball State University, Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
• Michael Gibson, Conference Co-Chair; Assist. Prof., Ball State University
• Dr. Jia Beisi, Assoc. Prof., University of Hong King, Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
• Dr. Kazunobu Minami, Prof., Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo; Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
• Dr. Shin Murakami, Prof., Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Nagoya; Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
• Michelle Jiang Yingying, Secretary for China Affairs, CIB W104. michelle.jyy@gmail.com

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