Talk at the Library: Landscape and Architecture
A Discussion With the Architects Zhang Xi and Eduard Kögel
May 18, 2021 — Zhang Xi, the co-founder and creative mind behind EXH design in Zurich and Shanghai; and Eduard Kögel, architectural historian, author, and regular lecturer at the Berlin Institute of Technology and Bauhaus University Weimar, talk about the fundamentals of architecture in Asia, how foreign concepts can be adapted to a local context, and the Eastern ideas of architecture in the West. (31 min., 59 sec.)
Eduard Kögel studied at the faculty of Architecture, Urban and Landscape Planning at the University of Kassel in Germany. In 2007 he completed his PhD thesis at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He regularly lectures there and works as Research Advisor and Programme Curator for the Aedes Network Campus Berlin. Since 2001 he has curated exhibitions on contemporary and historical Asian architecture in the Aedes Gallery in Berlin and elsewhere. Eduard Kögel has been the editor and manager of the chinese-architects internet platform under the roof of world-architects in Zurich since 2006. His recent publications include The Grand Documentation, Ernst Boerschmann and Chinese Religious Architecture, 1906–1931, De Gruyter 2015; Feng Shui in Germany: The Transculturation of an Exotic Concept by Hugo Häring, Hans Scharoun and Chen Kuen Lee, in Feng Shui (Kan Yu) and Architecture and edited by Florian Reiter, Harrassowitz 2011; EXH Design. Swiss Quality—Chinese Speed, Jovis 2018; and Modern Vernacular – Walter Gropius and Chinese Architecture, Bauhaus Imaginista Journal 2018.