House 1 Catalogue

House 1 Catalogue

All About Space. Volume 2

A sparkling intellectual experiment about creating space: volume 2 of the four-part series from ALICE at EPFL's School of Architecture.



Title Information

Edited by Dieter Dietz, Matthias Michel, Daniel Zamarbide, Agathe Mignon. With texts by Diana Alvarez-Marin, Dieter Dietz, Matthias Michel, and Daniel Zamarbide. Photographs by Dylan Perrenoud

1st edition

, 2017


456 pages, 772 b/w illustrations

16.5 x 24 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-038-1

In cooperation with Atelier de la Conception de l'Espace ALICE


The Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace (ALICE), affiliated with the
School of Architecture at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, is an educational facility focusing on preparing students for the practice of architecture. To cultivate the ability to create or shape space, students must be confronted with an educational framework that prepares them for the field’s many practical challenges, from cultural, social, environmental, and physical concerns to working with the wide range of collaborators who must bring their creativity and expertise together in the design process.

The second volume in a four-part series on ALICE, House 1 Catalogue focuses on a prototype, House 1, developed and constructed throughout the academic year. This mobile structure incorporates ALICE’s core values of communication and collaboration in building processes, and it will travel as part of an exhibition to several major cities, where it will be continually modified and reconfigured. With again hundreds illustrations, this book continues the experimental narrative Dieter Dietz, Matthias Michel, and Daniel Zamarbide began in The Invention of Space, which will be further developed in the forthcoming third and fourth volumes in the series.


Further volumes in the series:

The Invention of Space: All About Space, Volume 1

Beyond the Object: All About Space, Volume 3

Authors & Editors

Diana Alvarez-Marin

Dieter Dietz

 is an architect and associate professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's School of Architecture, where he directs ALICE.

Matthias Michel

 is a writer, communications designer, and a lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW.

Agathe Mignon

 is an architect and PhD student in the ALICE laboratory at EPFL's School of Architecture.

Daniel Zamarbide

 is an architect and co-founder of Geneva-based architectural firm Bureau A.