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CH - 8048 Zurich

Dorsa is a research-based design studio, exploring the relation of the built and unbuilt environment.


Yufei He, MSc Arch ETH
Yufei He studied architecture in Vienna and Zurich. His master thesis – Java – (ETH Zurich, 2019) was awarded the LaFargeHolcim Next Generation Prize. During his studies he worked in Vienna, Beijing, London and Basel. In 2020 he received together with James Horkulak the travel scholarship of the Ernst-Schindler-Stiftung. The photographic project “Where river moves mountain” emerged, which was later nominated for the vfg Young Talent Award 2022. Since 2020 Yufei He has been working as Teaching and Research Assistant at the Chair of Building Technology and Construction at the ETH Zurich.

Pan Hu, MSc Arch ETH
Pan Hu studied architecture in Karlsruhe and Zurich. After graduating in 2022, he joined the chair of Prof. Arno Brandlhuber at ETH Zurich as a teaching and research assistant and works as an architect and researcher at the Case Studio of Günther Vogt. During the past years, he has worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, FAR in Berlin. With the team 2038 German Pavilion, he contributed to the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2021. He further contributed to associated research projects such as Arch+ 236: Posthumane Architektur (2019) or New Modernity (ongoing).

James Horkulak, MSc Arch ETH
James Horkulak studied Architecture in Berlin and Zurich. His master thesis – Bridge in the Dunes – (ETH Zurich, 2019) was awarded the Theo Hotz Prize (Zurich), the Fritz Schumacher Prize (Hamburg) and was nominated for the Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. During his studies he assisted the ceramic artist Andreas Tesch in Berlin.


Being in the Mountains, Turbulence and Resonance, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, 2023
Contribution for Pamphlet 27 Terrain Vogue, Collective Listening, with Ludwig Berger, 2023
Interview, TIHU asking, Pelicans, 2023
Anti-Aging-Creme, oder: Wie ich lernte, Herzen zu verbrennen, trans 42 Time, 2023
Food Section, Symposium at Tianjing University, 2022
Contribution for the 8th Oslo Architecture Triennale, in collaboration with Ten Studio, 2022
Wohnen und Wärmen, Andres Herzog, Hochparterre, 06.2021
Java, Hours-Série N35, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, 2021
Where Rivers Used to Run, Fenlandia, AArchitecture 41, 2020
1:1 Detail Drawing of Herdernstrasse, BUK, ETH Zurich, 2019

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