Achim Menges – COMPUTATIONAL MATERIAL CULTURE IN ARCHITECTURE



ACHIM MENGES
Thomas Jefferson Visiting Professor Lecture
Mon. 9.10.18, 4:30PM, Campbell Hall 153
COMPUTATIONAL MATERIAL CULTURE IN ARCHITECTURE

Achim Menges is a registered architect and professor at the University of Stuttgart, where he is the founding director of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction since 2008. He has also been Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design from 2009 to 2015. His practice and research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of morphogenetic design computation, biomimetic engineering and computational construction that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His work is based on an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with structural engineers, computer scientists, material scientists and biologists. His projects and design research have received many international awards, have been published and exhibited worldwide, and form parts of several renowned museum collections, among others, the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He graduated with honors from the AA School of Architecture in London where he subsequently taught from 2002 to 2012.

Image: Elytra Filament Pavilion, Victoria and Albert Museum,
London, 2016 © NAARO

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