Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who experiments with algorithms to generate architectural forms. His recent works include 3D-printed sandstone grottoes, hall columns, and a design of a white tower for the village of Mulegns in Switzerland. Here are some of Hansmeyer’s most amazing works and designs.
White Tower, 2021 (in Progress)
The White Tower is a 29 m tall, entirely 3D-printed theatre and performance area in the village of Mulegns, Switzerland. A spiral staircase leads to a floating stage on the top floor. As a whole, the tower is reminiscent of the craftsmanship of Graubünden master builders of the Baroque era.
Digital Grotesque I, 2013
In the Digital Grotesque I project, Hansmeyer experiments with algorithms to create synthetic and organic forms with 3D printing. In this case, he does not draw the design with a pen or a mouse; instead, design by algorithm allows for such complexity that it would be almost impossible to draw manually. So, a computer using additive manufacturing brings out this complex architecture defined at the scale of millimeters.
Digital Grotesque II by Michael Hansmeyer , 2017
Digital Grotesque II is an entirely 3D-printed grotto first exhibited at Centre Pompidou’s Imprimer le monde exhibition.
Märchenwald by Michael Hansmeyer, 2015
Märchenwald is a project consisting of 12 individual columns moving freely on robot platforms.