Lecture theme:
“Architecture stands at an inflection point. The confluence of advances in both computation and fabrication technologies offers architects the possibility of designing and constructing hitherto unimaginable forms.

Recent machines with print spaces of many cubic meters make it possible to print not only small architectural models, but full-scale architectural components. As a result, a form with a few million surfaces is as easy to print as a form with a few dozen.

For the first time, complexity is not an impediment to design and fabrication. Rather, it is an opportunity that is waiting to be explored.”

Michael Hansmeyer

About the lecturer:
Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural form. Recent projects include the Sixth Order installation of columns at the Gwangju Design Biennale, as well as the the design of full-scale grotto for a forthcoming Archilab exhibition.

He is currently based in the CAAD group at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s architecture department in Zurich. He holds an MBA degree from IINSEAD Fontainebleau as well as a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University. He previously worked in the consulting and financial industries at McKinsey & Company and J.P. Morgan respectively, as well as at Herzog & de Meuron architects.Visit site here