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Mathias Maierhofer

Research Associate
2018 - current



Leistner, S., Honold, C., Maierhofer, M., Haase, W., Blandini, L., Sobek, W., Roth, D., Binz, H., Menges, A.: 2020, Research on integral design and planning processes for adaptive buildings. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, DOI: 10.1080/17452007.2020.1856031

Maierhofer, M., Ulber, M., Mahall, M., Serbest A., Menges, A.: 2020, Designing (for) Change: Adaptivity-specific Design in Architecture. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16-17 September 2020.

Maierhofer, M., Menges, A.: 2019, Towards integrative design processes and computational design tools for the design space exploration of adaptive architectural structures, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Architectural Design (ICETAD), Toronto, Canada.

Maierhofer, M., Soana, V., Yablonina, M., Suzuki, S., Koerner, A., Knippers, J., Menges, A.: 2019, Self-Choreographing Network: Towards cyber-physical design and operation processes of adaptive and interactive bending-active systems, In Ubiquity and Autonomy, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Austin, TX.

Mathias Maierhofer is a researcher, architect and designer, interested in exploring how adaptivity in architecture enables new ways of conceiving, designing and operating our built environment. He is a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart, where he is also involved in teaching graduate students within the ‘Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research’ (ITECH) M.Sc. Programme.

Prior to joining ICD, Mathias worked as an architect in Austria and the Netherlands. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Vienna University of Technology as well as a master’s degree with distinction from the ITECH Master program at the University of Stuttgart. For his master’s thesis “Self-Choreographing Network”, which he developed together with his colleague Valentina Soana, he received a scholarship for a research residency at the Autodesk Technology Center in Boston.

His current research at ICD is affiliated with the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1244 “Adaptive Building Skins and Structures for the Built Environment of Tomorrow”. Within this framework, he develops computational strategies for the interactive design and cyber-physical operation of adaptive architectural structures – aimed at unlocking the architectural opportunities arising from the conception of buildings as robotic systems.


ITECH M.Sc. Master Thesis: Self-Choreographing Network


Collaborative Research Center 1244 - Project A02: 
Development of integrative design methods and computational design tools for adaptive structures


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Contact information


Institute for Computational Design and Construction

University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart

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