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(IDS), offers a platform for re-evaluating existing tools, methods and design strategies and for examining new trends and solutions for sustainable development. We need to rethink values, policies and strategies and design new concepts that enable us to shape our living environment in harmony with nature and make our society inclusive, just and productive. Actors […]



06.12.2022 / 19:00 / Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur / Room: Casino Tobias Nolte is Professor for Media in Architectural Design at Leibniz University Hanover, Germany. Together with Andrew Witt he is founding partner of Certain Measures (CM), a hypothesis driven creative studio based in Berlin and Boston. Works by CM have been exhibited […]



In the presence of NRW Transport Minister Oliver Krischer, the demonstrator of the MONOCAB OWL system was presented driving on part of the disused test track of the Extertalbahn on Monday, October 3. “Thusnelda”, as the demonstrator is called, mastered the route autonomously driving thanks to its two stabilizing gyroscopes. Thanks to the Mouse Door […]

TIME SCHEDULE // Winter 22/23

TIME SCHEDULE // Winter 22/23

Welcome to the Winter Semester 2022/23 , Please find an updated time schedule for the MID and MIAD programs, 1st and 3rd Semester, winter semester 2022/23 We will keep you posted about the special events like excursion, special lectures, Tuesday lectures etc. regarding the different modules in MID and MIAD. All modules are taking place […]


Inspired by the Evolo competition, this semester’s Integrated Computational + Facade Design module invited the students to imagine what is a skyscraper in the 21st century. The presentation brought different explorations, from 3D printed structures and self-building cells to air pollution absorbing towers.  

MID // P6.P9_Liquid Campus (SS 2018)

This interdisciplinary project connected different modules and departments of the various faculties of the Technical University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe. The competences of the respective fields of study were used to design, develop and plan to realize a 1:1 pavilion structure on the ‘Innovation Campus’ in Lemgo. Hereby the students in the module were taught […]

MA.MIAR // WK_Transformation – Mind Expander (2016)

The Flyhead helmet comes from the Mind Expander series, a variety of installations, events and visualizations by the Austrian architect and artist group ‘Haus Rucker Co’. The group was founded in Vienna in 1967 by the architects Laurids Ortner, Günter Zamp Kelp and the painter Klaus Pinter. Under the title ‘Mind Expander’, various artistic studies were created […]

MID_CD // S8_Kuka Multitool Thermoforming (SS 2018)

Digital tools and methods dominate large parts of design, development, simulation and communication processes in architectural design. In advanced studios architectural projects are already developed predominately with 3D models. The goal is to establish a smooth workflow between architects, project developers, engineers and clients through a real-time, simultaneous project development environment. In this context many […]

MID // P5.P8_E-Volo Skyscraper Competition (SS 2018)

“…it recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and […]

MID.MIAD // C1_Spatial Structures (WS 2017-2018)

Metropolitan areas have grown intensively worldwide over the past century. In the recent years and within that context, architects have developed a variety of concepts for ‚open‘ structures in public spaces or squares (i.e. Metropol Parasol, Sevilla). They can provide protection from weather, traffic or urban bustle and provide space for markets or public events, […]

MID.MIAD // C1_Augmented City (WS 2017-2018)

Yona Friedman is an hungarian-french architect, born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1923, his work is one of the most visionary ones since the second half of the 20th century, and his ideas have inspired to urbanist, architects, designers and sociologist all around the world. His projects of ‘La Dissolution de l‘Architecture‘ are conceived as a […]

MID // C1_Desert  Eyes at Burning Man (2017)

Lehrprojekt ‚New Babylon’

MID_CD // P7_Cliphut (2016)

  A MID student realization project The development process of the ClipHut is based on a circular metamorphosis of digital design and fabrication techniques according to the principals of „design through making“. The design development has been largely driven by constructive and computational design principals including material properties, processing and behaviour but also an optimized […]

MID.MIAD // P6.P9_Liquid Space (2016)

The cross-referenced series of lectures and seminars „Digital Crafting“ at the professorship of CAAD at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture is mainly about dynamics, changeability and adaptivity in architectural design. Hereby the focus of the development, presentation and realization of architecture lies on the one hand on the architectural presentation and visualization […]

// TEAM //

Prof. ir. Michel Melenhorst

Director MIAD, Contextual Design

Prof. Dipl. Ing. Hans Sachs

Director MID Computational Design   / Computer Aided Architectural Design

Prof. Dipl.-Ing., M. Eng. Daniel Arztmann,

Director MID Specialization Facade Design

Prof. Dr. Uta Pottgiesser

Director MID Specialization Facade Design

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jens-Uwe Schulz

Director MID Computational Design   Structural Engineering

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jasper Jochimsen

Architectural Design

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Hall

Urban Planning and Urban Design

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Lux

Building Material and Construction

M.Eng. Alexander Fillies

Computational Design

Prof. Dr. Winfried Heusler

Facade Design and Technology

Dipl.-Ing. Guido Brand

Assistant in research and teaching FABLAB OWL / FB1

Dipl.-Ing. David Lemberski

Assistant in research and teaching   Computer Aided Architectural Design

Anica Dragutinovic, M.Arch.

Research Assistant | Construction Lab MIAD // MID – FD Program Coordinator

Jan Christoph Kahre Heidemann M.A.

Computational Design/Construction, Digital Fabrication

M. Eng. Thomaz Vieira

Research Assistant | Simulation and programming (MID)

Maryse Niemeier

International Office

B.A. Marie Brackmann

Research Assistant | MID Program Coordinator

M.Sc. Benjamin Kemper

Digital Fabrication

M.Eng. Alvaro Balderrama

Computational Design | Construction Lab