Günther H. Filz

Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. M.Eng.

20132020

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Architect and Engineer at the intersection of architectural design, lightweight structures & geometry

Günther H. Filz (born 1973, Austria) is an architect and engineer. He has been Assoc. Professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and Professor in Structures and Architecture at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

He received his Diploma degree (2000) in Architecture with distinction from the University of Innsbruck and worked amongst others for Eisenman Architects, NYC. Günther completed his Doctorate in Architecture with distinction from the University of Innsbruck and was appointed Assistant Professor in 2010. He also holds a Master degree in Engineering with distinction from Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Since 2015, he has also been member of the Bundesingenieurkammer Deutschland. From 2013 to 2017 he has been Vice-Dean and Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Innsbruck. In 2015 he completed his tenure track period and was promoted Associate Professor. Dr. Günther Filz has been appointed Professor of Structures and Architecture at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture and at the School of Engineering on 19 December 2016.

Günther H. Filz has been internationally invited Visiting Professor, lecturer and workshop instructor. Besides his studio work, his numerous research pavilions and other scientific/artistic achievements have been widely published, exhibited and awarded. Günther H. Filz is editor and author of innumerable scientific papers, articles and books. His research and teaching centers on the intersection of architecture, structure and geometry.

His interest has especially been on the profound changes that selforganizing forms and processes instigate in the way architecture is thought, designed and built. His “fat-free-design” approach results in intelligent, innovative and sustainable lightweight structures.

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Research Output

Betoni-Concrete

Filz, G. H., Turpeinen, O., Miljak, C., Punkki, J., Puintila, S. & Halinen, K., 23 Jan 2020

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction

  • Civil Engineering Day - Research Exhibition - A"SA: Zero Gravity 2.o

    Filz, G. H., 6 Feb 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterScientific

  • Civil Engineering Day - Research Exhibition - BDC: Building, Design and Construction Research Group

    Filz, G. H., 6 Feb 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterProfessional

  • Making of Zero Gravity 2.0

    Filz, G. H., Elmas, S. & Markou, A., 6 Feb 2020

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsScientific

  • Projects

    BuildDigiCraft

    Filz, G. H.

    01/09/201931/08/2022

    Project: EU: Other research funding

    Activities

    The future vision of the BDC: Building, Design and Construction research group

    Günther H. Filz (Speaker)
    6 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Aalto University Civil Engineering Day

    Günther H. Filz (Member)
    6 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of an organizing committee or other positions of trust of a conference or a seminar

    International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (Event)

    Günther H. Filz (Reviewer)
    202015 Sep 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesReviewer of conference article

    Kouvola Timber Bridges : Sustainable Design and Engineering

    Günther H. Filz (Invited speaker)
    8 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Clemens Preisinger

    Günther H. Filz (Host)
    10 Mar 201915 Mar 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Press / Media

    Form Matters and Why Form matters in fat-free Design

    Günther H. Filz

    31/01/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Social media activity