Prof. Dr. Markus Holzbach
Since 2009 Markus Holzbach is Professor of Visualisation and Materialisation at University of Art and Design HfG Offenbach. As a trained architect and materials and process engineer he founded the Institute for Materialdesign (IMD). He currently works with his Studio Spacekitchen Frankfurt in the area of architecture, design and materialisation. Markus Holzbach started with his apprenticeship to a mould constructor and clay-modeller in a model-making workshop, whence he moved on to study Materials and Process Engineering (Ceramic, Glass, non-metallic and anorganic Materials) at University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz. He worked on the advancement of new ceramic materials in Switzerland. After studying architecture from 1994 to 2000 at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, he taught and researched as an assistant of Werner Sobek at Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design ILEK at the University of Stuttgart, where he also earned his doctorate. From 2008 to 2010 he was Interim Professor at University of Applied Sciences Koblenz. He has lectured at RWTH Aachen University, Darmstadt Technical University, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam-NL and Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT in Cambridge/USA.