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Sascha Roesler

Università della Svizzera Italiana


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Sascha Roesler, an architect and architectural theorist, holds the position of Associate Professor for Theory of Urbanization and Urban Environments at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He previously served as a senior researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory (Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability) and held the Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship for Architecture and Theory, leading a research project on "Architecture and Urban Climates." Roesler's extensive publications cover global architecture, sustainability, and environmental technologies, featured in renowned international and national journals. His notable books include "Weltkonstruktion" (Gebr. Mann, 2013), the first global history of architectural ethnography, and "Habitat Marocain Documents" (Park Books, 2015), awarded the DAM architectural book award in 2016. Additionally, he co-edited the anthology "The Urban Microclimate as Artifact" (Birkhäuser, 2018), exploring the ecological, social, and political implications of microclimates as designed artifacts in contemporary cities. Roesler's contributions have earned him recognition, including the Swiss Art Award for Architecture in 2012.