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I have practiced and researched architecture and urban design since graduating from the University of Stuttgart in 1993 and have lectured widely in the UK and internationally including at the Deutsche Architektur Museum Frankfurt, ICA London, ETH Zurich, METU Ankara, Turkey, German Jordanian University Amman, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies Mumbai, Tashkeel Gallery Dubai, UAE, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand, and Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago.
I practiced with Behnisch & Partners and Auer + Weber, Stuttgart before setting up my own office in Zürich. Buildings include the new University Library Magdeburg (completed 2003, won in competition 1998), social housing in Ingolstadt, Germany (1998), and a housing estate in Shanghai, China (2005).
My current research focuses on the pervasive roles of diagrams as analytical, generative, narrative and critical devices manifest in design practices that draw on thick cultural milieus and that operate at corporeal, architectural and urban scales.
Building on this theoretical strand of my research, I have been investigating representation more widely in urban planning, participatory urbanism, co-production of space by architects and inhabitants, and irregular urbanism. In collaboration with communities and international academic partners, I have undertaken field research on Schlieren, Switzerland, Jabal Al Natheef, Amman, Jordan, Ban Krua, Bangkok, Thailand, Cerro de la Cruz, Valparaiso, Chile.
I am currently researching collaboratively on the co-production of space by the architect BV Doshi and inhabitants of Bimanagar, Ahmedabad, India (see http://howtobuildwithtime.org/), supported by an GCRF award and a RIBA research funding award) and collaborating in the project About-Making.com, supported by an award from the British Council.
I regularly contribute to architectural journals such as Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, OASE, The Journal of Architecture, Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Research Quarterly, Landscape Architecture Frontiers (Beijing) and Materia Arquitectura (Santiago).
Associate Professor Architecture and Urbanism
My research focuses on the pervasive roles of diagrams as analytical, generative, narrative and critical devices manifest in design practices that draw on thick cultural milieus and that operate at corporeal, architectural and urban scales.
Building on this theoretical strand of my research, I have been investigating representation more widely in urban planning, participatory urbanism, co-production of space by architects and inhabitants, and irregular urbanism.
Lueder, Christoph (2021) Corbusian space and urban corpus : the Unité d’habitation in Marseille and the Bastide town of Monpazier. The Journal of Architecture, ISSN (print) 1360-2365 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Lueder, Christoph (2018) Urban villages and informal settlements as protagonists of urban futures. URBAN DESIGN International, 23(1), pp. 4-21. ISSN (print) 1357-5317
Lueder, Christoph (2017) Evaluator, choreographer, ideologue, catalyst : the disparate reception histories of Alexander Klein's graphical method. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 76(1), pp. 82-106. ISSN (print) 0037-9808
Lueder, Christoph (2015) Proximity : the unfolding of a Koolhaasian hypothesis in book space and architectural space. Journal of Architectural Education, 69(2), pp. 187-196. ISSN (print) 1046-4883
Lueder, Christoph (2015) Poche. The Innominate Evolution of a Koolhaasian Technique. OASE: Journal for Architecture(94), ISSN (print) 0169-6238
Lueder, Christoph (2014) Los mapas como abstraccion y espacio imaginativo : representando el urbanismo informal = Maps as abstraction and imaginative space : representing informal urbanism. Revista Materia Arquitectura, 6(10), pp. 46-55. ISSN (print) 0718-7033
Lueder, Christoph (2014) Social fabric and spatial permuation - Ban Krua, Bangkok. Landscape Architecture Frontiers, 2(3), pp. 148-155. ISSN (print) 2095-5405
Lueder, Christoph (2014) Upside down or sideways up : corporeality, architecture and urbanism in translations between ground and image plane. Journal Of Architecture, 19(6), pp. 923-948. ISSN (print) 1360-2365
Lueder, Christoph (2013) Diagram utopias: rota and network as instrument and mirror of Utopia and Agronica. Journal of Architectural Education, 67(2), pp. 224-233. ISSN (print) 1046-4883
Lueder, Christoph (2011) Thinking between diagram and image: the ergonomics of abstraction and imitation. arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 15(1), pp. 57-67. ISSN (print) 1359-1355
Lueder, Christoph (1992) No speculative architecture = Keine spekulative Architektur. D.B.Z. (Deutsche Bauzeitschrift), pp. 62-67. ISSN (print) 0011-4782
Lueder, Christoph (1992) Zen oder die Kunst der Inszenierung mit Glas, Raum und Licht = Zen or the art of setting the scene with glass, space and light. D.B.Z. (Deutsche Bauzeitschrift), pp. 52-57. ISSN (print) 0011-4782
Al Jabi, Mohammad , Najada, Heba , Al Jabi, Liyan , Lueder, Christoph and Malaescu, Alexandru, eds. (2014) Mapping Jabal Al Natheef. Amman, Jordan : Heinrich Boll Foundation. 144p. ISBN 9789957870607
Lueder, Christoph, ed. (2008) Extensive intensive. Canterbury, U.K. : UCA Canterbury School of Architecture. 70p. ISBN 9780955822506
Martín Lopez, Lucía, Lueder, Christoph and Cano Pineiro, Almudena (2020) Marginalised development and ad-hoc tactics for growth. In: Cupples, Julie and Slater, Tom, (eds.) Producing and contesting urban marginality : interdisciplinary and comparative dialogues. London, U.K. : Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd. pp. 161-188. (Transforming capitalism) ISBN 9871786606402
Lueder, Christoph (2019) Book-worlds and ordering systems as sites of invention. In: Psarra, Sophia, (ed.) The production sites of architecture. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 89-109. ISBN 9781138559431
Lueder, Christoph (2018) Saul Steinberg's 'Graph Paper Architecture' : humourous drawings and diagrams as instruments of critique. In: Rosso, Michela, (ed.) Laughing at architecture : architectural histories of humour, satire and wit. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 209-228. ISBN 9781350022768
Lueder, Christoph (2014) London Underground Diagram (1931) by Harry Beck. In: Lees-Maffei, Grace, (ed.) Iconic Designs: 50 stories about 50 things. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Visual Arts. pp. 34-37. ISBN 9780857853523
Lueder, Christoph (2012) Diagram ecologies − diagrams as science and game board. In: Cox, Philip , Plimmer, Beryl and Rodgers, Peter, (eds.) Diagrammatic representation and inference: 7th international conference, Diagrams 2012 Canterbury, UK, July 2-6, 2012 Proceedings. London : Springer. pp. 214-232. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Sub series: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), 7352) ISSN (print) 0302-9743 ISBN 9783642312229
Lueder, Christoph (2015) Diagrams for writing and reading architectural and urban space. In: Plague of Diagrams : Symposium; 22 Aug 2015, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Lueder, C, Gesswein & Henkel, ., Shanghai Aeronautics and Aerospace Design Institute, . and Siegfried Wuchner, . (2005) Anting New Town, Shanghai. Shanghai - Anting, China : An urban plan and architectural development.
Lueder, C, Angelil, M, Martin, M and Schurk, H (2005) Dynamische instrumente fur die Peripherie: Schlieren/ZH. (Project Report) Zurich, Germany : Institut fur Stadtebau. 429 p.
Lueder, Christoph (2018) Diagrams as instruments for conceiving and negotiating space and cities. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .
Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Department of Architecture and Landscape