IAAC Lecture Series 2014
Bio-inpsired Mechanisms – Designing with Flexibibly
Simon Schleicher is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator from Germany. He received a Masters degree from MIT in Architecture and a Bachelors degree from the University of Stuttgart. At the moment, Simon is working as Research Associate at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) as well as working on his doctoral thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers. In his research on bio-inspired compliant mechanisms, Simon aims to transfer bending and folding mechanisms found in plant movements to elastic systems in architecture.