Born in Berlin, Sebastian studied architecture at TU Berlin and ETH Zurich. Followed by several internships, he gained academic experience at the chair of Prof. Ute Frank at TU Berlin, collaborated on several publications at ETH and was a researcher at the FutureCitiesLab in Singapore in 2012. Becoming a research assistant for the chair of Gramazio Kohler at ETH in 2013, he was teaching a workshop focused on exploring emerging formal behaviors of clay in 2014 at Sitterwerk St. Gallen. In 2016, he worked as a teaching assistant for Prof. Georg Augustin at University of Kassel, publishing the research of his master studio in the Arch+ Legislating Architecture issue. He currently holds the Chair of Excellence Adalberto Libera as a visiting professor at the University of Trento and was recently awarded the Villa Massimo Rome grant in 2019 with his colleagues from FAKT, the architecture office he co-founded in 2013. His interests span academic research and practice, culminating in fabrication, rule-based design, and urbanism; presently exploring the problems and potentials of today’s global mass production, its norms and standards, and their respective relationship to architecture.

Mail: ernst(at)fakt-office(dot)com