Guy Austern

Guy Austern is a PhD student in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. His research concerns the rationalization of architectural geometry, seeking ways to evaluate and improve concrete elements and better suit them to fabrication constraints of their molds. By bridging between computer science and architecture, he proposes computational tools for the analysis and optimization of architectural geometry, adapting it to digital fabrication processes such as CNC milling, hot-wire cutting, and printing. Additionally, he seeks new mold fabrication techniques that will be better suited to the requirements of the architectural industry. By introducing fabrication awareness into the design process at an early stage, Guy hopes to adapt architectural design to the expanding world of digital fabrication.