Architect and programmer — CH/DE
Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the role of computation to generate and fabricate architectural form. Recent projects include the construction of two full-scale 3D printed grottos for Centre Pompidou and FRAC’s Archilab exhibition, an installation of subdivided columns at the Gwangju Design Biennale, and the Platonic Solids series. Most recently, Michael taught as visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He previously taught at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and Southeast University in Nanjing. Prior to this, he worked at Herzog & de Meuron architects and in the consulting and financial industries at McKinsey & Company and J.P. Morgan respectively.
Using examples of “caves” he created, including some for an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, the architect Michael Hansmeyer explains how algorithmic programming allows for unrivalled complexity in architecture. The division of…