Subject to the German regulations § 5 TMG:

HouseEurope gGmbH Non-Profit
Am Wasserwerk 22F
D—10365 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 689 08 401

Represented by its initiators: Arno Brandlhuber, Olaf Grawert
Commercial Register: District Court Charlottenburg (Amtsgericht Charlottenburg), Berlin, HRB 210676 B

Legal Notice

Welcome to our website! We want to make sure you're informed about how we handle your data and your use of our site, so please take a moment to read through our Legal Notice and Privacy Policy.


This website is a public interest initiative by HouseEurope! e.V., a registered non-profit association (i.F.), and station+ (s+), a research and teaching platform at the Institute of Design and Architecture (IEA), Department of Architecture (DARCH), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ). Editing is done by Olaf Grawert and Alina Kolar, design by The Laboratory of Manuel Buerger, and built by Systemantics.

We use Creative Commons for all videos, texts, and design elements, unless third-party copyright is indicated. You're welcome and encouraged to use and distribute our content under the condition of naming the source and indicating the copyright. However, using protected content outside the limits of copyright law without the consent of the owner(s) of the rights is prohibited and punishable by law.

Links to other websites

On our pages, we have links to other pages on the Internet. We have no influence on the design and content of these linked pages, so we don't assume any responsibility for their content and design. This declaration applies to all links displayed on our website and to all content of the pages to which links and banners registered with us may lead.

Privacy Policy

We collect and store personal data to ensure a smooth and secure connection to our website, evaluate system security and stability, and for other administrative purposes. When you visit our site, your browser sends us certain information, such as your IP address, the date and time of access, the name and URL of the retrieved file, the website from which the access takes place (referrer URL), the browser used, and if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider. We store this information in a log file until it is automatically deleted.

We don't use cookies on our website, but if you contact us, we'll use the information you provide to answer your inquiries.

We don't transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those necessary to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations, unless you give your express consent, the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, or there is a legal obligation to pass on the data. For the above-mentioned purposes, the following categories of recipients may get access to your personal data: IT service providers, logistics service providers, marketing service providers (especially in the field of email marketing and/or invitation mailings), banks for the collection of fees, collection companies and/or lawyers for the enforcement of claims.

We process and store your personal data only as long as necessary, and in accordance with statutory limitation periods and retention and documentation obligations arising from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Tax Code (AO).

You have the right to request information about your personal data, to obtain the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, to obtain from us restriction of processing, to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to object to the processing of your personal data, to withdraw your consent at any time, and to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

We use SSL encryption and suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties.

We use Youtube to display embedded videos on our website. When you visit a page on our website where we have embedded the YouTube video player and interact with this player, e.g. by clicking on the start button for the video, a connection to YouTube's servers in the USA is established and YouTube receives the information that you have visited the respective page of our website and played the embedded video. In this process, YouTube receives your IP address and technical information about your device (e.g., browser type, operating system, and basic device information). If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, YouTube assigns the information about your interaction with the player to your YouTube account; you may prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

There is an adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR regarding YouTube's data protection level, as Google LLC, the parent company of YouTube, has self-certified its adherence to the principles of the EU-US-Privacy Shield (

By using the YouTube player on our website, you consent to the processing of personal data described above. Legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) (a) GDPR.

Google LLC is the controller for the personal data collected through its YouTube player. For more information on how Google LLC processes your personal data please visit Google's privacy policy (


This privacy policy is currently valid and it was last amended in October 2020. Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this privacy policy in the future.


Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5 HIL G57
CH—8049 Zurich


Editing by Olaf Grawert, Alina Kolar
Design by The Laboratory of Manuel Buerger
Built by Systemantics