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Università della Svizzera italiana

Lima, la moderna : migrazioni europee e sviluppo dell’architettura peruviana del XX secolo (1937-1969) : gli edifici multipiano come patrimonio architettonico

Atoche Intili, Javier ; Marandola, Marzia (Dir.) ; Grignolo, Roberta (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021ARC004.

This research studies the migration of Europeans to Lima between the 1930s and the late 1960s and analyses their influence on the evolution of architecture and urbanism in the Peruvian capital. The so-called Ciudad de los Reyes was the main administrative centre of the South American territories dominated by the Spanish Crown between the 16th and 19th centuries. The participation of Europeans...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Writing in finance : improving the communicative potential of financial analysts' recommendations

Whitehouse, Marlies ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Perrin, Daniel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2022 ; 2022COM001.

This doctoral thesis identifies and analyses problems of text production in finance from three complementary perspectives and explains why solving these problems benefits theory, practice, and society at large. Part I, Problem Identification, outlines the current situation of writing in finance, its problems and their consequences on the financial community and on society at large, entailing...

Public access from Mar 8, 2024
Università della Svizzera italiana

Lo sviluppo di un fondovalle delle Alpi orientali (XVIII-XX secolo) : paesaggio, sistemi di proprietà e uso del suolo nella Piana rotaliana (Trento)

Villa, Marta ; Lorenzetti, Luigi (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2022 ; 2022ARC001.

The research work, documented here, observes and analyzes the construction and use practices of a specific portion of the Alpine territory, the valley floor. This study is part of the Research Project "Les fonds de vallée dans l'éspace alpin, 1700-2000", supported by funding from the Swiss National Fund. Thanks to the consultation and use of diversified sources (archival, historical, visual,...

Public access from Jan 21, 2024
Università della Svizzera italiana

Teaching architecture : Peter Zumthor and the foundations of composition

De Conti Lorentz, Rafael ; Angonese, Walter (Dir.) ; Rakowitz, Gundula (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021ARC003.

In 1996, the newly founded Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio invited Peter Zumthor to be the professor in charge of one of the school’s first three design studios. What took form from that was a singular educational experience, conducted by Zumthor as a didactic project spanning a three-year period - the academic years of 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99 - and comprehending a sequence of 19...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Without a plan? : an ethnography of architecture, domestic microclimates, and building practices in contemporary Cairo

Ghodbane, Dalila ; Roesler, Sascha (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2021ARC002.

This study is located at the intersection of architecture and the social sciences. Its core is an ethnographic investigation of how Cairo experiences and tackles urban heatwaves, which was carried out primarily by looking at people’s building practices. The research is structured along three axes. The first consists of a historical overview of the Egyptian architectural field, based on a...

Public access from Dec 21, 2022
Università della Svizzera italiana

Adolf Loos à Vienne, Paris et Prague : habiter l’Europe de l’entre-deux-guerres

Poulot, Cécile ; Hildebrand, Sonja (Dir.) ; Trautmann-Waller, Céline (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2021ARC001.

This thesis examines the second part of the career of the architect Adolf Loos (1870-1933) from the end of the First World War until 1933, and especially after his departure from Vienna in 1923. From the mid-1920’s onwards, Loos built, projected and published between France, Czechoslovakia and Austria. Our working hypothesis is that, far from being a period "in hollow" as historiography has...

Public access from Dec 18, 2023
Università della Svizzera italiana

The construction of norms : examinations of norms for visual data practices in mediated public discourses

Venema, Rebecca ; Lobinger, Katharina (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021COM010.

Social norms as concepts of legitimate and appropriate action are basic elements of social coordination and essentially “communication phenomena” (Rimal & Lapinski, 2015, Lapinski & Rimal, 2005). They are negotiated, shaped, understood, learned, and maintained through communication, with mediated public discourses as central forums for the communication and negotiation of norms. Despite...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Essays in empirical finance

Garzoli, Matteo ; Plazzi, Alberto (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021ECO007.

I use empirical methods to forecast U.S. repeat-sales house price indices, to analyze Swiss long-run default rates and to investigate the role of country and industry effects on the downside risk of stock index returns.

Université de Fribourg

Ecoregional Governance: Transboundary Environmental Cooperation in the Carpatho-Danubian Area

Voyloshnikova, Daria ; Casasus, Gilbert (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2020.

The dissertation examines the contemporary environmental governance complex covering the transboundary area of the Carpathians and Danube with a focus on ecoregional approach. The strategic importance of these two geographical objects accounts for an intertwined system of varied institutions and initiatives contributing to addressing ecological challenges in the area through international...