Atlas of Digital Architecture
Ludger Hovestadt is Professor of Architecture and CAAD at the chair of Digital Architectonics, Institute for Technology in Architecture, ETH Zürich.
Between 1997 and 2000 he was a visiting professor at the Department of CAAD at University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 2000, he was appointed full professor at the Department of Architecture at ETH. Since 2018 he has been a visiting professor at Southeast University in -Nanjing, China.
Ludger studied architecture at RWTH Aachen, Germany, and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Upon completion of his diploma in 1987, he started his academic career at TU Karlsruhe with Prof Fritz Haller for whom he worked as a scientific researcher for over ten years. Under his supervision Ludger completed his doctorate at TU Karlsruhe and Carnegie Mellon in 1994, expanding Haller’s school of thought of minimalist-functional mannerism into the digital domain, thereby laying the foundations for digital architectonics. He is founder of several companies in the fields of digital fabrication, smart buildings, and the digitalisation of our energy grids. Since 2009 his focus has shifted towards basic research on architecture and information. His most important publications are: Beyond the Grid – Architecture and Information Technology (2009), Printed Physics – Metalithicum Series Vol. 1 (2012), SHEAVES – When Things Are Whatever Can Be the Case (2013), EigenArchitecture – Computability as Literacy (2014), and A Quantum City – Mastering the Generic (2015).
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Writing & Code
Big Data & Machine Learning
Privacy & Security
In Conclusion – What Is Information?
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