Material Synthesis in Architecture
Before attending his lecture, I shamefully had no idea who Achim Menges was. A quick Google search would have done the trick, but (to bring further shame to myself) I didn't. Entering the lecture room without any expectations and only a vague idea as to what the lecture was about, I was blown away by the work that he spoke about. He explained his process, about drawing inspiration from nature using a scientific approach and taking advantage of computers and technology in production – all with the aim of pushing the boundaries of what is possible in construction and rethinking traditional architecture (from what I understood – I have no architectural training).
I figured linking to the project pages would spare me the embarrassment of explaining.
Here are some sneaky pix: