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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). 

These are the projects he discussed:
Elytra Filament Pavilion at the V&A
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15
Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall
HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion

I figured linking to the project pages would spare me the embarrassment of explaining.

Here are some sneaky pix:

I'm pretty sure this is the Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall. Each piece was modelled on a computer before it was cut. Each piece is unique 

I'm pretty sure this is the Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall. Each piece was modelled on a computer before it was cut. Each piece is unique 

The Elytra Filament Pavilion

The Elytra Filament Pavilion