Ramon Elias Weber is a research assistant at the MIT Media Lab in the Mediated Matter Group. Working with experimental fabrication platforms and digital building technologies he is investigating how computational design and robotics can impact future architecture. He was a studio instructor at the AA Visting School New York 2019 and currently exhibiting at Ars Electronica in the Exhibition ‘Understanding AI’ and ‘Out of the Box’ in Linz (Austria). An updated list of publications of design and architectural technology research can be found here and exhibitions here.
He received his master’s degree in Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research with distinction from the University of Stuttgart and holds a bachelor’s in architecture from ETH Zurich, where he conducted research at the BLOCK RESEARCH GROUP, the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) and was a designer at the lightweight composite construction company FibR. He previously worked for ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS in London, where he was involved in projects across all scales and design research in the inhouse ZHA|CODE research group.
Scholar of the Norman Foster Foundations ‘Robotics Atelier’ 2019. Frei Otto Award 2017 by the Architects and Engineering Federation of Stuttgart AIV, Sonderpreis by the German Wood Council Deutscher Förderpreis Holzbau 2019 and nomination of the animated Short ‘Fragile’ at the swiss film festival for young filmmakers in Zurich 2011.