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For Roger Boltshauser, the confrontation with earth as a material, knowing that one is in relatively uncharted territory, that everything has to be rethought and developed, is a fundamental experience that still spurs him on today, makes him courageous but also critical of all conventions, and drives him again and again to find new solutions. He also tries to convey this fundamental experience in his teaching, which is why he always falls back on earth, a material that is still little explored. The point is to develop the courage to think of new approaches to solutions in a world dictated by industry.
In addition to his agency practice, Roger Boltshauser was a research assistant at the at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) from 1996 to 1998 and teaching assistant at the Peter Märkli Chair at ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne from 1997 to 1999. From 2004 to 2010, he was a lecturer in design at University of Applied Sciences Chur (HTW) and between 2005 and 2009 in the University of Applied Sciences Anhalt (DIA) and at the Institute of Architecture in Chur (ICA). Institute of Architecture Chur (CIA). From 2016 to 2017 he was a visiting professor at EPFL Lausanne and from 2017 to 2018 at the TU Munich. Since 2018, he has been a visiting professor visiting professor at ETH Zurich.
From 2012 to 2018, he was a member of the building commission of the city of Lucerne Lucerne (Stadtbaukommission), from 2018 to 2022 he was a member of the building council of the city of Zurich (Baukollegium) and since 2022 he has been a member of the of the Berlin Building Commission (Baukollegium).
For their work, Boltshauser Architekten received the 'Fritz Höger Preis für Backstein-Architektur' (Berlin), the 'Ernst A. Plischke Preis' (Vienna), the 'Das beste Haus' by the 'Bund Österreichischer Architekten' (Vienna), the 'Fassa Bortol International Award for Sustainable Architecture' (Venice), the 'Materialpreis (Stuttgart) and several times the title 'best architects' (Düsseldorf).