Achim Menges

The Architecture Class presents:
'The Production of Appearance' - Public Lecture Series Summer Semester 2010
Achim Menges: Computational Form and Material Gestalt: Architectural Phenotypes
Mittwoch, 9. Juni, 19 Uhr, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Over the last few years, Achim Menges has emerged as a leading voice on the international scene in architecture on topics related to form generation, computational design and 'performative' design strategies. At various institutions, he has led research that engages with the underlying material and technological structure of the design process to explore new avenues for architecture. The work has been disseminated in an impressive list of conferences, papers and books, including Hensel, M., Menges, A., Weinstock M.: Emergent Technologies and Design (Routledge, Oxford, 2010) and Hensel, M., Menges, A. (eds.): Form Follows Performance: Zur Wechselwirkung von Material, Struktur, Umwelt (ArchPlus No. 188, ArchPlus Verlag, Aachen, 2010).

In SAC's current lecture series, 'The Production of Appearance,' he will speak about research and findings that relates to architectural production in this technological and methodological context.

Achim Menges is professor at Stuttgart University where he is the Director of the Institute for Computational Design. He is also a Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design as well as the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Programme at the Architectural Association in London. Previously, he has taught at the AA School of Architecture as Studio Master of the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program from 2002 to 2009, as Unit Master of Diploma Unit 4 from 2003 to 2006 and, from 2005 to 2008 as Professor for Form Generation and Materialisation at the HfG Offenbach University for Art and Design.