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Sobek, Werner

Engineering Specialties:
Design
Structural
Sustainability

Biography
Werner Sobek was born May 16, 1953 in Aalen, Germany. He studied architecture and structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart, earning his PhD in 1987. In 1992 he founded his company, Werner Sobek Engineering and Design, and since 1994, he has been a professor at the University of Stuttgart, researching in structures and other concepts(1).

He has gained a reputation for his work in sutainable design and energy-efficient buildings. Among his philosophy, he believes environmental efficiency is not a goal in itself but simply a by-product of good building. He also asserts that a better understanding of engineering will open up entirely new possibilities for architects’ thinking and designs (2).

Selected Projects

Sobek House (R-128), Stuttgart, Germany

H-16 Residential House, Tieringen, Germany

Sources/Additional Information:
(1) Werner Sobek’s official website, with pictures and details of all projects (in English)
(2) Dwell profile on Werner Sobek
(3) Sobek’s 2008 Lecture at MIT Campus: “High-Eco-Tech: Building Avant la Garde”

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Written by Carlos Estrada

February 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers