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Building unimaginable shapes

Michael Hansmeyer on architecture and algorithms

In his staging of Die Zauberflöte, Romeo Castellucci explores the duality of order and chaos. He requested assistance from the architect Michael Hansmeyer, who designed a complex and organic set for the first act.
Hansmeyer takes nature as his starting point and by means of algorithms creates exceptionally complex forms.

Learn more about Michael Hansmeyer’s modus operandi and the technique he uses in this TED talk.

Michael Hansmeyer: Building unimaginable shapes

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