CHAIR OF ARCHITECTURE
AND URBAN DESIGN —

PROF. KEES CHRISTIAANSE

ETH Zurich – Institute for Urban Design
ONA G41 – Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 – 8093 Zurich
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DANIEL KISS


Daniel Kiss

 

Dr Daniel Kiss (D.Sc. ETH Zurich and M.Arch. Harvard University) is lecturer in the Institute for Urban Design, ETH Zurich. His field of expertise comprises theories of urban form, strategic design, as well as post-socialist urbanization. Besides his research activities, he teaches urban design studios, conceptualized and teaches the reading seminar ‘Texts for Urban Design’, and lectures on strategic design. He also organizes and moderates the Network City Landscape Institute's (NSL) Doctoral Colloquia.

Daniel has been researching the post-socialist transition in Hungary and finished his doctoral dissertation with the title ‘Modeling Post-Socialist Urbanization: The Case of Budapest’ in 2017, supported by a research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Since 2012, he also leads the research platform ‘Urban Made’, whereby the research team studies the reciprocal relationship between locally embedded economies and urban space with the goal of integrating its potentials into strategic design schemes for Zurich's fringes.

Prior to joining ETH Zurich, Daniel had worked as project architect with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland (2006-2008), and is founding partner of the Basel-based architecture practice XM Architekten (since 2016).

 

Contact

Daniel Kiss
ETH Zürich – Institut für Städtebau
ONA G 41, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8093 Zürich
phone +41 44 633 28 51
kiss @ arch.ethz.ch

 

 

Education

 

2017   Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture

 

2006  Master of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

 

2003  Diploma in Architecture, Budapest University of Technology



Scholarships

 

2014–2018

Research grant of the Swiss National Research Foundation (SNF) for the project ‘Urban Made Zürich’

2010–2013  

Research grant of the Swiss National Research Foundation (SNF) for the project ‘Pathways of Post-Socialist Urban Development’

2004–2006

Fulbright Scholar, Harvard University, Cambridge MA



Teaching

 

Since 2016  

Lecturer: Conceptualized and teaches the elective reading seminar ‘Texts for Urban Design’, NSL, DARCH, ETH Zurich

– Places for People (fall 2017)

– Architecture and Politics of Urban Form (spring 2017, with Gyler Mydyti)

– Utopia, Pragmatism, and the Search for Good City Form
    (fall 2016, with Eirini Kasioumi)

– Theories of Urban Form (spring 2016, with Simon Kretz)

 

Since 2015  

Organization and moderation of the Network City Landscape Institute's Doctoral Colloquia ‘Methods in Urban Studies’, DARCH, ETH Zurich

– The Relationship Between the Single Case and the General Theses (fall 2017)

From Hypothesis Through Data to Thesis (fall 2015)

 

Since 2013  

Lectures on strategic design in the course ‘Design and Strategy in Urban Space’, Chair Kees Christiaanse, NSL, DARCH, ETH Zurich

 

Since 2009

Junior faculty, teaches Urban Design Studios, Chair Kees Christiaanse, NSL, DARCH, ETH Zurich

– Urban Made Zürich (fall 2014)

– Savamala, Belgrade (fall 2012)

– Zernez – Energia 2020? (spring 2012)

– Zürich Seedamm (fall 2011)

– Mehr als Zürich (fall 2010)

– Rochor, Singapore (spring 2010)

– Patterns of Continuity, Cluj (fall 2009)

 

Since 2008  

Leads international student workshops of urban design

– Die Stadt des Wissens (IBA Heidelberg, 2014)

– Strategies for Nadodrze (OSSA Wrocław, 2013)

– City Regions in the Making (Galați, 2011)

– Learning from Zaspa (CCA Łaźnia Gdansk, 2010)

– Secondary Romanian Cities (Technical University Cluj, 2009)

– Extra-medium Cluj (Galeria Plan B Cluj, 2008)

 

 

Research

 

2012-2017  

Doctoral Dissertation with the title ‘Modeling Post-Socialist Urbanization: The Case of Budapest’, NSL, DARCH, ETH Zurich

 

Since 2015  

Senior Assistant, Chair Kees Christiaanse, NSL, DARCH, ETH Zurich

 

Since 2012  

Leads the research platform ‘Urban Made’, Chair Kees Christiaanse, NSL, DARCH, ETH Zurich

 

Since 2009  

Scientific Assistant, Chair Kees Christiaanse, NSL, DARCH, ETH Zurich

 

2006

Reasarch Assistant, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

 

 

Practice

Since 2016  

Founder and Partner, XM Architekten GmbH, Basel

 

2006–2008  

Architect, project leader, Herzog & de Meuron, Basel

 

 

Selected Publications

Kiss, Daniel, Modelling Post-Socialist Urbanization. The Case of Budapest
(Basel: Birkhäuser, forthcoming, 2018).

Kiss, Daniel (ed.), Places for People, Texts for Urban Design, Vol. 4.
(Zurich: NSL, ETH Zurich, 2017).

Kiss, Daniel, ‘From the Hungarian Tulip Dispute to a Post-Socialist Kulturkampf’, in Re-Framing Identities, Architecture’s Turn to History, 1970-1990, eds. Moravánszky, Ákos; Lange, Torsten (Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016), 105-118.

Kiss, Daniel; Mydyti, Gyler (eds.), Architecture and Politics of Urban Form,
Texts for Urban Design, Vol. 3. (Zurich: NSL, ETH Zurich, 2017).

Kiss, Daniel; Kasioumi, Eirini (eds.), Utopia, Pragmatism, and the Search for Good City Form, Texts for Urban Design, Vol. 2. (Zurich: NSL, ETH Zurich, 2016).

Kiss, Daniel; Kretz, Simon (eds.), Theories of Urban Form, Texts for Urban Design, Vol. 1. (Zurich: NSL, ETH Zurich, 2016).

Kiss, Daniel, ‘Valorization. Planning of Urban Value Constellations’,
in The City as Resource, eds. Kees Christiaanse et.al. (Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 2014), 125-133.

Kiss, Daniel, ‘Designing Resilience’, in The City as Resource,
eds. Kees Christiaanse et.al. (Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 2014), 135-144.

Christiaanse, Kees; Kiss, Daniel, et.al. (eds.), Urban Made Zürich
(Zurich: Chair for Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich, 2014).

Kiss, Daniel, ‘Why Should Troubled Economy be Seen as Potential for Cities?’,
in Orasul Posíbil – The Would-Be City, eds. Calciu, Daniela, Stoian, Ina
(Bucharest: Plus-minus, 2012).

Christiaanse, Kees; Kiss, Daniel, et.al., Zürich Seedamm
(Zurich: Chair for Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich, 2011).

Christiaanse, Kees; Kiss, Daniel, et.al. Mehr als Zürich
(Zurich: Chair for Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich, 2010).

Kiss, Daniel, ‘Learning from Zaspa’, Intertekst 4 (Gdansk, 2010), http://intertekst.com/207_artykul.html

Christiaanse, Kees; Kiss, Daniel, et.al. (eds.),  Patterns of Continuity Cluj
(Zurich: Chair for Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich, 2009).

Kiss, Daniel, ‘Normal Architecture’, in Iconoclastia, News From a Post-Iconic World, Architectural Papers IV, eds. Mateo, Josep Lluís; Sauter, Florian
(Barcelona: Actar, 2009), 46-49.

Kiss, Daniel, ‘Secondary Romanian Cities’, in Arhitext 16, no. 4 (Bucharest, 2009): 26-29.