Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



Klumpner Chair Research on CNN

'Around the world such towering -- and sometimes ill-fated -- housing experiments have cropped up more and more since the mass urbanization of the mid-20th century. Today, residents have gained legal titles to these once-unregulated buildings, and many of the self-built structures blend seamlessly into the professionally built developments around them.' - Matthew Ponsford, CNN

This CNN feature articule brings together research on the programmatic consequences of sociopolitical shifts in high-rises across the world. Our research focuses on Torre David, one-time dubbed 'The World's Tallest' Squat, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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