Dr Urs Bette

Ursus Bette
Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of the Professions

Urs Bette is a Senior Lecturer of Architecture at the University of Adelaide and Director of the international practice Urs Bette : Design. Bette undertook his Masters degree in architecture at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and recently completed his practice based PhD at RMIT University, Melbourne. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art Vienna; the Architectural Biennale Venice; AEDES Architecture Gallery Berlin and the FRAC Centre Orléans. His design research investigates the dialogue between architecture, landscape and site. It contributes significantly to the discourse on the relationship between an existing city fabric and a secondary layer of architectural development, exploring the parameters and methodologies upon which site relatedness is produced and judged. His work reminds us that buildings can be more than politically correct responses to site-specific conditions but also sustainable architecture built upon a poetic sensibility.

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Dr Urs Bette

Urs Bette is a Senior Lecturer of Architecture at the University of Adelaide and Director of the international practice Urs Bette : Design. Bette undertook his Masters degree in architecture at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and recently completed his practice based PhD at RMIT University, Melbourne. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art Vienna; the Architectural Biennale Venice; AEDES Architecture Gallery Berlin and the FRAC Centre Orléans. His design research investigates the dialogue between architecture, landscape and site. It contributes significantly to the discourse on the relationship between an existing city fabric and a secondary layer of architectural development, exploring the parameters and methodologies upon which site relatedness is produced and judged. His work reminds us that buildings can be more than politically correct responses to site-specific conditions but also sustainable architecture built upon a poetic sensibility.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 - 2013 Lecturer - Fixed term contract University of Adelaide
2013 Lecturer - Continuing Position University of Adelaide
2006 - 2007 Design Architect Sam / Ott Reinisch
2004 - 2004 Design Architect next ENTERprise Architects
2004 - 2004 Design Architect K.Stattman, Office for Architecture & Research
2004 Director Urs Bette : Design
2001 - 2003 Design Architect Eichinger oder Knechtl
2000 - 2001 Design Architect Designbureau Chavanne
2000 - 2000 Design Architect next ENTERprise Architects
1997 - 1998 Design Architect Atelier Lange Monteagudo
1992 - 1994 Designer Coop Himmelb(l)au

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2016 Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching Faculty of Professions - The University of Adelaide
2016 OLT innovation and development grant Office for Learning and Teaching
2015 - 2016 Cluster Evolution Support University of Adelaide - Faculty of Professions
2015 - 2016 Aiming for the Stars University of Adelaide - Faculty of Professions
2013 - 2014 RMIT University HDR Scholarship RMIT University
2010 - 2010 Artist in Residence Studio, 1. Prize, Architectural Design Competition Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
2009 - 2013 Thalia NEU, 1. Prize, Architectural Design Competition
2000 - 2000 Experimental Tendencies in Architecture Austrian Federal Chancellery
2000 - 2000 Tische-Scholarship The Austrian Federal Chancelor

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2011 - 2015 RMIT University Australia PhD
1993 - 2000 University of Applied Arts Austria MArch
1987 - 1992 University of Applied Sciences Germany DDes

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2003 Architect Chamber of Architects Germany

Research Interests

Architectural Design, Architecture, Design Innovation, Design Practice and Management, Landscape Architecture

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2012 Bette, U. I. (2012). Urs Bette Architecture. In A. Sánchez Vidiella (Ed.), Contemporary Architects 1 (pp. 590-599). Barcelona: LOFT Publications.
2012 Bette, U. I. (2012). Artist in Residence Studio. In T. Court, F. Bonnato & J. Cys (Eds.), Design South Australia (pp. 145-147). Adelaide: Integrated Design Commission.
2010 Bette, U. I. (2010). Expo 2010 - Uralla Court. In J. Fajardo (Ed.), Starchitects Visionary Architects of the Twenty-first Century (pp. 526-530). Harper Collins.

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2016 Bette, U. I., (2016). the dragon in the sea, Basel, Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH,
2016 Bette, U. I., (2016). Tindaya Whale, Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe Festival - GRIT,
2014 Bette, U. I. & OttReinisch, I., (2014). HTMTI Training Hotel, Thimpuh, Bhutan,
2014 Bette, U. I., (2014). Dissecting the whale, RMIT Design Hub, RMIT University - School of Architecture & Design - Design Hub,
2013 Bette, U. I., Ott-Reinisch, I. & Sam, F., (2013). Thalia NEU, Graz, Austria, Acoton. Thalia Errichtungs and Vermietungs-GmbH,
2012 bette,, (2012). River Torrens Footbridge, Adelaide, State Government of South Australia,
2012 Bette, U. I., (2012). To the Islands, Adelaide, South Australian School of Art (SASA) Gallery,
2009 Bette, U. I., (2009). Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) Artist in Residence Studio, Adelaide, Australian Experimental Art Foundation,
2007 Bette, U. I., (2007). Uralla Court ll, Adelaide,
2005 Bette, U. I., (2005). Uralla Court, Adelaide,

Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

Year Citation
2015 Final Year Students, A. L. A. U. D.; (2015); Divergent; Adelaide University - Hub Central;
2014 Final Year Students, A. L. A. U. D.; (2014); Masters of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design; Adelaide;
2013 Final Year Students, A. L. A. U. D.; (2013); Masters of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design; Adelaide;

Theses

Year Citation
2015 Bette, U. I.; (2015); Unreasonable Creatures | in dialogue with an activated ground;

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2003 - ongoing Member Chamber of Architects NRW Germany
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83134590
Fax
8313 4377
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Horace Lamb Building
Room Number
4 71
Org Unit
School of Architecture & Built Environment

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