I am an architect with profound specialization in computational design, digital fabrication, and information technology. In particular, I am interested in how architecture can be encoded, made machine-readable, and digitally operational.
I studied architecture at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL and at ETH Zurich. I specialized in digital fabrication at the rapid architectural prototyping laboratory RAPLAB and in computational design in a master of advanced studies MAS in computer aided architectural design CAAD. I joined the CAAD group in 2009 as a research and teaching assistant and worked architectural projects as a computational design specialist, taught courses to both master and post-graduate level students before starting my doctorate. My thesis Domain Transforms in Architecture – Encoding and Decoding of Cultural Artefacts draws a map of the variegated field of CAD, and investigates the implications of alternative models of abstraction and their creative potential. In 2015, I joined the Digital Building Technologies DBT group where I hold a post-doctoral researcher position. My responsibilities are the development of various computational design programming libraries, as well as the coordination of and teaching at the MASdfab in architecture and digital fabrication.