Speaker: Benjamin Dillenburger

Speaker: Benjamin Dillenburger

Printing Architecture: Castles Made of Sand.

Benjamin Dillenburger is an architect and programmer with a focus on the interplay of computational design and digital fabrication in architecture. He is currently based at the CAAD group at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s architecture department in Zurich, and will join the University of Toronto as assistant professor as of 2014. He holds a Master of Advanced Study degree from ETH Zurich and a Master of Architecture Degree of the TU Kaiserslautern. His recent projects, including ‘Digital Grotesque’ and the ‘Woven Column’ in collaboration with Michael Hansmeyer, explore large-scale 3D-printing in architecture.

Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural form. He is currently based in the CAAD group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Recent projects include ‘Platonic Solids’ and ‘Subdivided Columns’. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau. He previously worked in the consulting and financial industries at McKinsey & Company and J.P. Morgan respectively, as well as at Herzog & de Meuron architects.