News
2018-12-1

Talk at FAB Biennale, Mumbai

2018-12-1 / 2018-12-2, Famous Studios, 20 Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai

Links:   FAB Biennale - Overview, Conference Program
2018-11-30

Digital Grotesque II video at Design et merveilleux exhibition, Saint-Étienne

2018-12-1 / 2019-4-21, MAMC Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole

Links:   MAMC - Design et merveilleux, De la nature de l'ornement, Digital Grotesque II video
2018-11-24

Digital Grotesque 1:3 Protoype at Stucco Storico exhibition, Maastricht

2018-11-24 / 2019-3-24, Stucco Storico: the story behind a craft, Bureau Europa

Link:   Stucco Storico at Bureau Europa
2018-9-27

Streaming of Zauberflöte opera on ARTE TV

Available until 2019-3-26. Performed at La Monnaie, Brussels

Links:   ARTE TV Zauberflöte streaming, Zauberflöte Grotto set design
2018-9-18

Premiere of Zauberflöte opera, La Monnaie, Brussels

Stage design for opera directed by Romeo Castellucci. 2018-9-18 / 2018-10-4

Links:   Zauberflöte Grotto set design, Zauberflöte at La Monnaie opera house
2018-5-31

Talk at China 3D Printing Cultural Museum, Shanghai

Wisdom Bay, 6 Wenshuan Road, Baoshan

2018-4-4

Astana Columns shown at Grand Palais, Paris

Artistes & Robots exhibition, Galeries nationales, 2018-4-4 / 2018-7-9

Links:   Astana Columns images and info, Artistes & Robots at Grand Palais
2017-12-14

Talk at Narratives of a Near Future symposium, HEAD, Geneva

HEAD Haute école d'art et de design – Genève, Nouveau Campus - Le Cube

Link:   Symposium program
2017-10-16

Talk at Experimental Architecture Biennale / EAB#3 symposium, Prague

Kino Světozor, Vodičkova 41, 11000 Prague

Link:   Symposium program, Experimental Architecture Biennale #3
2017-9-8

Talk at Opening Symposium of Gwangju Design Biennale

Asia Culture Center conference hall, Gwangju, South Korea. 13:00-17:30

Link:   Symposium program, exhibition images, Gwangju Design Biennale
2017-6-10

Astana Columns premieres at Expo 2017 Astana

Artists & Robots exhibition, Astana Contemporary Arts Center, Kazakhstan

Link:   Exhibition images, exhibition video, Astana Contemporary Art Center
2017-5-17

Lecture and exhibit at Future Cities 6: Marvelous

University of Greenwich, London. Faculty of Architecture, 18:30

Link:   Lecture announcement 
2017-3-14

Digital Grotesque II premieres at Centre Pompidou

Imprimer le monde exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 15.3 - 19.6.2017

Link:   Digital Grotesque II, exhibition information, Arte TV program
2017-3-18

Talk at Centre Pompidou "Les formes du digital" conference, Paris

Parallel to "Imprimer le monde" exhibition, Cinéma 2 - Centre Pompidou, 14:00

Link:   Conference overview 
2017-2-16

Talk at Supersensing Forum conference, Tokyo

University of Tokyo, Ito Hall, 13:00

Link:   Conference overview, Supersensing Forum 
2017-2-15

Grotto Prototype shown at Super Material exhibition, London

The Building Centre, Store Street, London

Link:   Exhibition information 
2017-1-24

Talk at DIA, Hochschule Anhalt Dessau

Bauhaus Dessau, Main Hall, 18:00

Link:   DIA 
2016-12-10

Talk at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Department of Art and Architecture, Room 209, 18:00

Link:   ]A[ Architecture 
2016-11-15

Reade Street façade restoration completed

Historic Tribeca façade restoration with WORKac

Link:   Reade Street project 
2016-9-30

Subdivided Columns at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

+Ultra Gestaltung Schafft Wissen exhibition, 30.9.2016 - 8.1.2017

Link:   Exhibition information 
2016-9-9

Reade Street cast-iron capitals featured in New York Times article

Historic Tribeca façade restoration with WORKac.

Link:   New York Times article, images 
2016-9-1

Subdivided Columns at Museum of Applied Arts and Science, Sydney

Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital exhibition

Link:   Exhibition information, Sydney design week 
2016-5-12

Talk at Graz Architecture Lectures, Graz

Höhrsaal I, Rechbauerstraße 12, TU Graz, 12.5.2016

Link:   Graz Architecture Lectures, Lecture poster 
2016-5-9

Talk at Architectural Association, London

Bedford Square, Lecture Hall, 9.5.2016, 18:30

Link:   Lecture announcement 
2016-4-22

Inhotim Monolith images added to web site

Project for an installation at Inhotim, Belo Horizonte

Link:   Inhotim images and info 
2016-4-15

Märchenwald images added to web site

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, German Pavilion competition

Link:   Märchenwald images and info 
2015-11-14

Talk at ALGODEQ2 symposium, Tokyo

Tokyo City University, 14.11, 13:30

Link:   ALGODeQ2 program 
2015-10-7

Talk at SCI-Arc, Los Angeles

Fall lecture series, Keck Lecture Hall, 19:00

Link:   Fall lecture series poster, Lecture series overview 
2015-5-14

Arabesque Wall presented at Design Exchange, Toronto

3DXL exhibition, Design Exchange, 14.5-16.8.2015

Link:   Arabesque Wall images, Design Exchange Toronto 
2015-5-14

Talk at Computing with Nature symposium, Newcastle University

Great North Museum: Hancock, 14-15.5.2015


2015-5-9

Digital Grotesque prototypes at Museum of Applied Arts, Winterthur

Der Entfesselte Raum exhibition, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, 10.4-4.10.2015

Link:   Der Entfesselte Raum 
2015-4-17

Talk at Data Across Scales symposium, Harvard GSD

Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Harvard GSD, 16-17.4.2015

Link:   Data Across Scales 
2015-4-1

Talks at Kyoto University and Kobe University

Kyoto University: 16.3.2015, Kobe University: 1.4.2015

Link:   Kobe University, SLED 
2015-3-19

Subdivided Columns exhibited at Palais de Tokyo, Paris

L'Usage des formes exhibition, 19.3-17.5.2015

Link:   Subdivided Column images,, Palais de Tokyo 
2015-2-1

Phenomena project published

MoMA PS1 young architects program 201

Link:   Pheomena project, MoMA PS1 YAP 
2014-11-24

Talk at Princeton University - School of Architecture

Fall 2014 Lecture Series: The New How. With Patrik Schumacher

Link:   Princeton University announcement 
2014-7-3

Launch of AD Magazine - Future Details of Architecture

Edited by Mark Garcia, featuring Digital Grotesque

Link:   AD Architectural Design - Wiley, Digital Grotesque - Surface Studies 
2014-6-17

Talk at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design

AKB Architektur, Neubau 1, Hörsaal (3.OG), 19:00

Link:   Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design 
2014-3-13

Talk at the Bartlett School of Architecture

Material Matters lecture series, Bartlett School of Architecture, 18:30

Link:   The Bartlett - lecture announcement 
2014-3-5

Launch of A Magazine curated by Iris van Herpen

Featuring work from various designers, artists and architects

Link:   A Magazine curated by 
2014-2-20

Talk at Digital-Postmodernities symposium, Yale University

Yale School of Architecture, Hastings Hall, 14:30

Link:   Digital Post-Modernities: From Calculus to Computation 
2014-2-14

Digital Grotesque and Woven Column presented at Fabricate 2014

TH Zurich, HIL Building, 16:30, 14.2.2014

Link:   Fabricate 2014, Woven Column images 
2014-1-17

Talk at Form - Rule 2014 symposium, Innsbruck University

Koge - Institut für Konstruktion und Gestaltung

Link:   Form - Rule | Rule - Form 2014 
2013-11-12

Digital Grotesque lectures in Wuhan, Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai

Wuhan Design Biennale, HUST, 12.11.2013; Tsinghua University, 13.11.2013, Tongji University, 18.11.2013; Southeastern University, 20.11.2013

Link:   Tsinghua annoucnement 
2013-11-8

Talk at International Scenography Biennial, Ludwigsburg

Filmakademie Ludgwigsburg, Albrecht Ade Studio, 12:40

Link:   International Scenography Biennial, ISB 2013 Program 
2013-11-7

Lecture at University of Applied Arts Vienna (Die Angewandte)

Sliver Lecture Series, Lichthof 2, 19:00

Link:   Institute of Architecture, Lecture poster 
2013-10-27

Lecture at Tel Aviv University School of Architecture

Fastlich Hall, Mexico Building, 19:30

Link:   Lecture poster 
2013-10-25

Woven Column at Architektur 0.13 Werkschau exhibition, Zurich

Maag Halle, Zurich, 25.10.2013 - 27.10.2013

Link:   architekur0.13, Woven column images 
2013-10-24

Talk at Architecture et sciences : Une nouvelle naturalitée symposisum

FRAC Centre Orléans, Scène nationale, 24.10.2013 - 25.10.2013

Link:   Colloques Archilab, Exhibition images 
2013-10-16

Subdivided Column at Out of Hand exhibition, NYC

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 16.10.2013 - 6.7.2014

Link:   Out of Hand - Materializing the Postdigital exhibition 
2013-9-30

Lecture at McGill University School of Architecture, Montreal

Fall 2013 Lecture Series, Macdonald Harrington Building: Room G10, 30.9.2013, 18:00

Link:   McGill School of Architecture fall 2013 lecture series, Poster, Poster 2
2013-9-14

Digital Grotesque grotto at Archilab 2013 exhibition, Orléans

FRAC Centre, Orléans, 14.9.2013 - 2.2.2014

Link:   Digital Grotesque images, Archilab exhibition, Exhibition images
2013-9-12

Lecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

Fall 2013 Lecture Series, Theater EMPAC Center, 12.9.2013, 18:00

Link:   RPI fall 2013 lecture series, Poster 
2013-7-4

Presentation "The Resolution of Architecture in the Digital Age" at CAAD Futures

Tongji University, Shanghai, 17:00, 4.7.2013


2013-6-22

Talk at 3D Printing Concrete conference at DIA, Dessau

Dessau Institute of Architecture, 14:00, 22.6.2013

Link:   Dessau Institute of Architecture, DIA blog 
2013-6-10

Woven Column at Design Miami/ Basel exhibition

Messeplatz, Hall 1 South, Basel, 11.6 - 16.6.2013, Commissioned by Swiss Architecture Museum SAM. With Benjamin Dillenburger.

Link:   Design Miami / Basel 2013, Swiss Architecture Museum SAM 
2013-6-10

Digital Grotesque 1:3 White at Swiss Art Award 2013 exhibition

Messeplatz, Hall 4, Basel, 11.6 - 16.6.2013, Preview and opening on 10.6, 18:00. With Benjamin Dillenburger

Link:   Swiss Art Award 2013, Exhibition images 
2013-6-8

Digital Grotesque 1:3 Gold at Materializing exhibition, Tokyo

Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts, 8.6 - 23.6.2013, With Benjamin Dillenburger. Curated by Yusuke Oono and Taichi Sunayama

Link:   Materializing exhibition, Materializing Poster, Exhibition images
2013-4-23

Digital Grotesque lectures in Tokyo

University of Tokyo / Todai (23.4, 18:30 - 20:00), Tokyo City University (24.4, 13:15 - 14:45), Tokyo University of the Arts / Geidai (24.4, 18:30 - 20:00)

Link:   University of Tokyo announcement, Geidai lecture summary 
2013-4-4

Talk at Schweizer Baumuster-centrale Zurich

Parametrisches Design, with Andreas Derrer and Beat Scherrer, SBCZ, Weberstrasse 4, 8004 Zurich, 18:00 - 20:00

Link:   SBCZ invitation 
2013-2-14

Lecture at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim

Lecture series: Digital/Analogue, opening lecture, Dokkhuset Trondheim, 14.2.2013, 18:00

Link:   NTNU Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, Lecture announcement, Lecture series
2012-12-1

Talk at Schweiz-Raümlicher Stand der Dinge conference, Zurich

Curated by Hannes Mayer and Stephan Trüby, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Main Lecture Hall, 13:00

Link:   Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Spatial Design 
2012-10-24

Lecture at Zurich University of Applied Arts ZHAW, Zurich

Architecture Department, 17:00

Link:   ZHAW - Architecture Department 
2012-9-2

Vernissage of 2012 Paper Bienniale Rijswijk

Presenting a column negative in three parts, 4.9.2012 to 25.11.2012, Museum Rijswijk, Vernissage: Sunday, 2.9.2012

Link:   Rijswijk Museum - 2012 Paper Bienniale 
2012-9-1

Talk at Proto/e/co/logics 002 conference, Rovinj, Croatia

Curated by Alisa Andrašek and Bruno Juričić

Link:   Proto/e/co/logics 002 - The Field is Open 
2012-7-26

Undrawable, Lecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing

Jackson Wong Hall, School of Architecture, 19:00

Link:   Tsinghua University School of Architecture 
2012-6-28

Talk at TED Global 2012 conference in Edinburgh

25.6.2012 to 29.6.2012, theme: 'Radical Openess'

Link:   TED talk: Building unimaginable forms 
2013-10-25

Woven Column at Architektur 0.13 Werkschau exhibition, Zurich

Maag Halle, Zurich, 25.10.2013 - 27.10.2013

Link:   architekur0.13, Woven column images 
2013-10-24

Talk at Architecture et sciences : Une nouvelle naturalitée symposisum

FRAC Centre Orléans, Scène nationale, 24.10.2013 - 25.10.2013

Link:   Colloques Archilab, Exhibition images 
2013-10-16

Subdivided Column at Out of Hand exhibition, NYC

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 16.10.2013 - 6.7.2014

Link:   Out of Hand - Materializing the Postdigital exhibition 
2013-9-30

Lecture at McGill University School of Architecture, Montreal

Fall 2013 Lecture Series, Macdonald Harrington Building: Room G10, 30.9.2013, 18:00

Link:   McGill School of Architecture fall 2013 lecture series, Poster, Poster 2
2013-9-14

Digital Grotesque grotto at Archilab 2013 exhibition, Orléans

FRAC Centre, Orléans, 14.9.2013 - 2.2.2014

Link:   Digital Grotesque images, Archilab exhibition, Exhibition images
2013-9-12

Lecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

Fall 2013 Lecture Series, Theater EMPAC Center, 12.9.2013, 18:00

Link:   RPI fall 2013 lecture series, Poster 
2013-7-4

Presentation "The Resolution of Architecture in the Digital Age" at CAAD Futures

Tongji University, Shanghai, 17:00, 4.7.2013


2013-6-22

Talk at 3D Printing Concrete conference at DIA, Dessau

Dessau Institute of Architecture, 14:00, 22.6.2013

Link:   Dessau Institute of Architecture, DIA blog 
2013-6-10

Woven Column at Design Miami/ Basel exhibition

Messeplatz, Hall 1 South, Basel, 11.6 - 16.6.2013, Commissioned by Swiss Architecture Museum SAM. With Benjamin Dillenburger.

Link:   Design Miami / Basel 2013, Swiss Architecture Museum SAM 
2013-6-10

Digital Grotesque 1:3 White at Swiss Art Award 2013 exhibition

Messeplatz, Hall 4, Basel, 11.6 - 16.6.2013, Preview and opening on 10.6, 18:00. With Benjamin Dillenburger

Link:   Swiss Art Award 2013, Exhibition images 
2013-6-8

Digital Grotesque 1:3 Gold at Materializing exhibition, Tokyo

Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts, 8.6 - 23.6.2013, With Benjamin Dillenburger. Curated by Yusuke Oono and Taichi Sunayama

Link:   Materializing exhibition, Materializing Poster, Exhibition images
2013-4-23

Digital Grotesque lectures in Tokyo

University of Tokyo / Todai (23.4, 18:30 - 20:00), Tokyo City University (24.4, 13:15 - 14:45), Tokyo University of the Arts / Geidai (24.4, 18:30 - 20:00)

Link:   University of Tokyo announcement, Geidai lecture summary 
2013-4-4

Talk at Schweizer Baumuster-centrale Zurich

Parametrisches Design, with Andreas Derrer and Beat Scherrer, SBCZ, Weberstrasse 4, 8004 Zurich, 18:00 - 20:00

Link:   SBCZ invitation 
2013-2-14

Lecture at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim

Lecture series: Digital/Analogue, opening lecture, Dokkhuset Trondheim, 14.2.2013, 18:00

Link:   NTNU Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, Lecture announcement, Lecture series
2012-12-1

Talk at Schweiz-Raümlicher Stand der Dinge conference, Zurich

Curated by Hannes Mayer and Stephan Trüby, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Main Lecture Hall, 13:00

Link:   Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Spatial Design 
2012-10-24

Lecture at Zurich University of Applied Arts ZHAW, Zurich

Architecture Department, 17:00

Link:   ZHAW - Architecture Department 
2012-9-2

Vernissage of 2012 Paper Bienniale Rijswijk

Presenting a column negative in three parts, 4.9.2012 to 25.11.2012, Museum Rijswijk, Vernissage: Sunday, 2.9.2012

Link:   Rijswijk Museum - 2012 Paper Bienniale 
2012-9-1

Talk at Proto/e/co/logics 002 conference, Rovinj, Croatia

Curated by Alisa Andrašek and Bruno Juričić

Link:   Proto/e/co/logics 002 - The Field is Open 
2012-7-26

Undrawable, Lecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing

Jackson Wong Hall, School of Architecture, 19:00

Link:   Tsinghua University School of Architecture 
2012-6-28

Talk at TED Global 2012 conference in Edinburgh

25.6.2012 to 29.6.2012, theme: 'Radical Openess'

Link:   TED talk: Building unimaginable forms 
2012-6-13

Columns from the Sixth Order installation acquired by FRAC Centre

Subdivided columns join the FRAC permanent collection

Link:   Gwangju Design Biennale - Sixth Order, FRAC Centre 
2012-5-28

"Super-specific" Lecture Series in China

28.5: CAFA Architecture School, Beijing; 30.5: Tsinghua University, Beijing; 1.6: CAA Architecture School, Hangzhou; 4.6: Tongji University, Shanghai


2012-5-26

Cupola Prototype I - work in progress - at Procedural Arch. exhibition at MoCA, Taipei

26.5.2012 to 30.6.2012, Vernissage: Friday, 25.5.2012. With Benjamin Dillenburger.

Link:   MoCA Taipei 
2012-5-21

Super-Specific, Lecture at Tamkang University, Taipei

19:30, Architecture Department, Tamsui Campus

Link:   Tamkang University Department of Architecture, Tamkang University - Super-Specific lecture 
2012-2-25

Cabinet of Cupolas study added to web site

With Benjamin Dillenburger. To be expanded over the next months

Link:   Cupolas on Google Maps 
2011-11-13

Presentation and discussion at Algode Symposium on Algorithmic Design

Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ), Tokyo, 13-15.11.2011

Link:   Algode symposium 
2011-11-12

Presentation at University of Tokyo's Digital Design Lab launch event

12.11.2011 at 15:00, Engineering Building 1, University of Tokyo, Hongu Campus

Link:   Digital Design Lab - launch event 
2011-10-26

Lecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London

International Lecture Series, 26.10.2011 at 18:30, Darwin Lecture Theatre

Link:   Bartlett School of Architecture
2011-9-29

Column prototype shown at Self-Structure exhibition, Le Lieu du Design, Paris

30.9.2011 to 17.12.2011, Vernissage: Thursday, 29.9.2011

Link:   Self-structure exhibition images, Le Lieu du Design 
2011-9-1

The Sixth Order, subdivided columns, opens at Gwangju Design Biennale 2011

2.9.2011 to 23.10.2011, Vernissage: Thursday, 1.9.2011

Link:   Sixth Order exhibition images, Gwangju Design Biennale 
2011-4-27

Knots & Facets exhibition together with Jens Risch at Smallspace, Berlin

Vernissage Wednesday evening, 27.4.2011, at smallspace, Brunnenstraße 178, 10119 Berlin

Link:   Smallspace gallery, Jens Risch 
2011-3-1

Undrawable lecture at Southeast University, Nanjing

Architecture Department, Tuesday 1.3.2011, 19:00, room t.b.a

Link:   SEU Architecture Dept. 
2011-2-20

Fabricated column prototype completed

2.7 meter layered model made of 1mm sheet

Link:   Fabricated prototype images 
2010-12-10

Web site redesign launched

Javascript based. New column project added.

Link:   Subdivided columns 
2010-10-1

Undrawable" lecture tour in Japan

With Benjamin Dillenburger / CAAD. Keio University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, Kyoto Seika University, Kobe University, and six other universities.


2010-9-18

From Mesh to Ornament" presented at eCAADe 2010

Swiss Federal Instiute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich

Link:   eCAADe 2010 
2010-9-2

Vernissage of Beyond Rational exhibition

Presenting early column prototypes from the "From Mesh to Ornament" series

Link:   Beyond Rational blog, Hochparterre magazine 
2010-6-15

Subdivision Beyond Smoothness" presented at Computational Aesthetics

British Computer Society, London

Link:   Computational Aesthetics 2010 
2010-6-1

Column protoypes presented in Hochparterre Raumtraum feature

Hochparterre magazine, 6/7 2010 edition

Link:   Hochparterre Raumstaum, Hochparterre magazine 
2010-1-12

Finnissage of Platonic Solids exhibition at Smallspace gallery

January 12th at 19:00. Schliemannstraße 4, 10437 Berlin

Link:   Smallspace gallery 
2010-1-10

Platonic Solids project in "11 Horses - the Viral Issue"

Published by Per Zennstrom

Link:   11 Horses - the Viral Issue 
2009-12-5

Anaglyph images of Platonic Solids added to site

3-dimensional images visible using red-cyan glasses

Link:   Anaglyph Images 
2009-11-20

Sea of Tranquility in Qompendium Print - Volume 1

Collaboration with Per Zennstrom, edited by Kimberly Lloyd

Link:   Qompendium Print 
2009-11-12

Vernissage of Platonic Solids exhibition at Smallspace gallery

Wednesday, November 12th at 18:00, Schliemannstraße 4, 10437 Berlin

Link:   Smallspace gallery 
2009-10-18

Book Launch "Generative Gestaltung" at Frankfurt book fair

Link:   Generative Gestaltung 
2009-9-23

Deterministic Algorithms and Form" presented at From Insect Nest to Human Architecture conference

Venice, European Centre for Living Technology [ECLT]

Link:   Conference site