Wednesday, January 27

15:30 – 15:50

Marcel Bilow was born in Bielefeld, Germany and studied architecture at the Detmolder Schule für Architektur (Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe). After serving as an apprentice bricklayer for three years, Bilow co-founded the architectural office ‘raum204’. From 2004-2008, he worked under the chair of Design and Construction held by Prof. Ulrich Knaack at Hochschule OWL. In 2008, Bilow co-founded imagine envelope B.V. He currently leads the Bucky Lab and Bucky Lab Seminars, which focus on designing innovative building constructions and facades. The ‘Design By Technological Research’ method integrates Computer Aided Design and Modeling (CAD & CAM), along with technical research of the design process. This research is done by virtual and physical testing of the material and structural performance of a design. The results are used as feedback to optimize the design.