Michael Hansmeyer

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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 simple geometric forms into always-smaller units generates baroque structures that are produced by means of 3D printing. The delegation from drawing to the computer raises the question of authorship for such structures whose level of detail challenges human imagination.