Mathias Bernhard is a PhD student at the chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design [CAAD], ETH Zurich. His research focuses on the synthesis of novel artifacts by recombining and learning from vast collections of precedents.
Mathias studied architecture at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne [EPFL] and at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich [ETH]. After his diploma, he worked as an assistant at the rapid architectural prototyping laboratory [RAPLAB] on the application of digital fabrication in research and teaching. After finishing a master of advanced studies [MAS] and two years in a interdisciplinary team applying state of the art building technology research on the planning of a real world building on the ETH campus [ArchTecLab], he started his doctoral studies at the chair for CAAD. He has also been teaching classes for bachelor, master and post-graduate students ever since starting his work at the ETH Zurich.