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Achim Menges – architect, educator

ACHIM MENGES
Prof. AA Dipl. (Hons), Architect AKH

Achim Menges, born 1975, is an architect and professor at Stuttgart University where he is the founding director of the Institute for Computational Design. Currently he also is Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and and Visiting Professor for the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program at the Architectural Association in London.

In 2002 Achim Menges graduated from the AA School of Architecture in London with Honours. He has taught at the AA as Studio Master of the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program from 2002 to 2009 and as Unit Master of Diploma Unit 4 from 2003 to 2006. From 2005 to 2008 he was Professor for Form Generation and Materialisation at the HfG Offenbach University for Art and Design in Germany. In addition he has held visiting professorships in Europe and the United States. From 2004 to 2009 Achim Menges was a partner in OCEAN NORTH London/Frankfurt.

Achim Menges practice and research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of evolutionary computation, algorithmic design, biomimetic engineering and computer aided manufacturing that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His work is based on an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with structural engineers, biomimetic engineers, computer scientists, material scientists and biologists. His institute is part of the German Competence Network for Biomimetics and the German Competence Network of Computer Science in Architecture. His research projects have been published and exhibited worldwide and received a number of international awards. Achim Menges has lectured widely and published more than 80 papers and articles and 8 books on his work and collaborative research in recent years.

ACHIMMENGES.NET provides an online display of both selected design research conducted at numerous academic institutions and selected design projects developed in various collaborations.


(above text and images from http://www.achimmenges.net) `

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Written by Gregory Brooks

November 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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