Lecture: Achim Menges
Material Culture: Rethinking Materialization through Computation
Achim Menges is a registered architect in Frankfurt and professor at Stuttgart University, where he founded the Institute for Computational Design in 2008. Since 2009 he has also been Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He graduated with honours from the AA School of Architecture where he subsequently taught as Studio Master of the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program from 2002 to 2009, as visiting professor from 2009 to 2012 and as Unit Master of Diploma Unit 4 from 2003 to 2006.
Achim Menges’ practice and research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of morphogenetic design computation, biomimetic engineering and robotic fabrication that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His projects and design research work has received various international awards, has been published and exhibited worldwide, and forms part of several renowned museum collections, among others, the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.