IFA Institute for Architecture

Architectural knowledge for good construction

The IFA addresses issues relating to regional construction culture, its development and its significance for eastern Switzerland. With its interdisciplinary research, the institute aims to offer solutions that support «good construction».

Architectural knowledge between tradition and modernity

Research in the field of architecture must be closely related to the actual trade and profession of architecture. It must provide us with insights into how we can plan and build a liveable environment. Furthermore, it should initiate and stimulate discussion of «good construction» at the interface between social challenges, technological possibilities and economic issues.

In its interdisciplinary research, the Institute of Architecture therefore aims to develop and acquire architectural knowledge between tradition and modernity and make it useful for future architectural teaching and practice.