21. – 26. August 2017

Das bessere Selbst

Isabella Pasqualini


The demo and realization of the project wouldn’t be possible without a talented programmer CĂ©line Dupuis, who assisted the project realization and a course leader Isabella Pasqualini through the whole week at the Summer School and the contribution of Imverse SA from Lausanne with their 3D reconstruction of a 360° photo in the project.

Imverse SA is a startup, spin-off from EPFL, developing volumetric solutions and providing services for photorealistic mixed reality content creation. The 3D model displayed on this project was created thanks to their service of 3D reconstruction from a single 360° photo.

contemplation and concentration

Concentration is the ability to think carefully about something you are doing and nothing else. Contemplation is profound thinking about something. The learning experience in bauhaus includes both parts.

Louisa Wolf


In proper perspective

My concept evolves about the understanding of the perspective of separation yet the connectivity the residence has with the seminar room, where the learning experience is enhanced through long distinctive glass hallways that lead to the seminar rooms.

Mohamed Sherif


Meaningful repetition

Repetition is a key element of architecture, it creates a sense of comfort, familiarity and lightness. The modules work in one way as individual entities and in a different way together just like knowledge in our brain works by a chain principle and gets stronger as the path is repeated.

Octavian Fedco


Space Speaks. Paper planes play.

Are we listening to our surroundings? Certain elements of our environment are key when it comes to interaction. Following Gibson’s affordances theory and with insight from Fred Sandback’s installations, the narrative of an educational atmosphere such as Hans Meyer’s Bauhaus building aims to be an experience for the interaction of the better self.

Ana Mombiedro


The way to the dancing light

What would be the feeling to dance in the light? The main concept is to create a space that would make people feel good, cheerful and comfortable. To find better themselves with dancing light.
As you find the rhythm with constellation of light and darkness, combined to make a vibration that would give you the feeling of dancing.

Dardana Sadiku



What would you do first if you were a ghost in a Bauhaus building? Walk through glass or levitate above the place?
The whole idea of this project is to escape your body and play with spaces, lines and points of view the very same way we play with ideas, to create new potentials.
And as a heritage of the Bauhaus theories, changing our perception, turning the space.

Marion De Ruyter


The Bauhaus Reader

Following the steps of an individiuum reading in the Hans Meyer school complex, commemorating the ritual which has been common in the Bauhaus, but is now lost in the general society.

Ahmed Fetahu


The Better Self Team. Bauhaus Bernau, © 2017

Isabella Pasqualini ist Architektin (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ZĂŒrich (ETHZ), 2000) und promovierte Wissenschaftlerin mit einem Abschluss in Architektur und kognitiven Neurowissenschaften (École Polytechnique FĂ©dĂ©rale de Lausanne (EPFL), 2012). Nach dem Studium in Venedig, ZĂŒrich und Madrid arbeitete sie fĂŒr internationale Architekturfirmen und grĂŒndete 2004 ihr eigenes Designstudio. FĂŒr ihr Postdoktorat „Visual Touches – Touching Views“ im Centre de NeuroprothĂšses (EPFL) erhielt sie 2013 ein Fellowship Stipendium durch die „Cogito Stiftung“. Sie ist derzeit Gastwissenschaftlerin am Laboratoire de neuroscience cognitive (EPFL). Ihre Arbeiten erforschen die gegenseitige und intime Beziehung zwischen Körper und Architektur durch immersive Multimedien, mit besonderem Interesse an einer multisensorischen Erweiterung des architektonischen Horizonts. Isabella Pasqualini hat ihre empirischen Forschungsstudien in wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschriften veröffentlicht (Frontiers 2013, 2017) und ist derzeit Gasteditorin bei Frontiers in Cognitive Science. Im Jahr 2016 prĂ€sentierte sie an der Biennale in Venedig ihre Forschung zur Stimmungserweiterung durch architektonisches Biofeedback. Sie war Gastprofessorin in der Industriedesign-Abteilung der ZĂŒrcher Hochschule der KĂŒnste (ZHdK), an der Kunst- und Designakademie der Tsinghua-UniversitĂ€t in Beijing sowie Dozentin an der FakultĂ€t fĂŒr Ingenieurwissenschaften und Architektur an der EPFL. Isabella hat eine neue Stadt in Angola geplant und ein temporĂ€res BankgebĂ€ude in Luanda gebaut. Sie hat mehrere internationale Wettbewerbspreise gewonnen und ihre Arbeiten in Schweizer und internationalen KunstrĂ€umen ausgestellt (Stadt Rom, Stadt Helsinki, EPFL SĂŒd, Beijing Design Week, Beijing Triennale, Shanghai Art, Science & Technology Exhibition, SAST Award, Swiss Art Awards, EAC ‚Les Halles‘, Werkschau Architektur 2015).