Michael Weinstock is an Architect. Born in Germany, lived as a child in the Far East and then West Africa, attended an English public school. Ran away to sea at age 17 after reading Conrad. Years at sea in traditional sailing ships, with shipyard and shipbuilding experience. Studied Architecture at the Architectural Association and has taught at the AA School of Architecture since 1989. Founder and Director of Emergent Technologies Masters Programme.
Michael Weinstock’s research interest lies in exploring the convergence of biomimetic engineering, architecture, emergence and material sciences and has published widely on these topics since 1989. The potential of the convergence for the materialisation of intelligent materials, structures, and ultimately, the organisation of cities, provides the motivation and suggests the long-term goal. Acadia Award for Excellence 2008.
‘THE ARCHITECTURE OF EMERGENCE – the Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation’, WILEY ACADEMY, Michael Weinstock, London, (2010); ‘EMERGENT TECHNOLOGIES AND DESIGN – Towards a Biological Paradigm for Architecture’, Hensel, Menges and Weinstock, ROUTLEDGE, London, (2010)