CDMBARLIEB is a licensed architecture design practice founded by Christophe Barlieb to explore and apply novel architectural methods and models to contemporary modes of living. The studio’s workshop investigates emerging analog and digital media practices meshing human-machine-material phenomena.
Christophe Barlieb is an architect specialized in architecture media theory and practice. He currently leads a German Federal Republic funded robotics research project. He was a Guest Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, a Visiting Professor at the Shenkar College of Design and Engineering in Tel Aviv, and Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig. He collaborated with Raimund Abraham on the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Musikerhaus, and the Harry Smith Heaven and Earth Library. He received a B.Arch with Honors from Pratt Institute in 1996.
His contribution to robotics in handcrafts received the 2019 Bavarian State Prize for Innovation. The Académie des Beaux-Arts of France awarded Christophe Barlieb the 2007 Prix André Arfvidson of the Grand Prix d’Architecture for the Green Desert Mine a carbon-neutral vision for mega-cities in desert regions. The Venice Biennial of Architecture, the Grand Palais in Paris, and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, among others, feature the studio’s projects.
Christophe Barlieb presides Fieldstations e.V., a German non-profit association promoting research and knowledge of the Anthropocene.