Anton Savov

Anton Savov is an architect and postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich’s Chair of Digital Building Technologies of Prof. Benjamin Dillenburger. Until recently, Anton was also part of the now-closed Chair of Innovative and Industrial Construction, led by Prof. Daniel Hall. At ETH Zurich, Anton runs the 7DayHouse project, which is affiliated with the Center for Augmented Design (Design++) and co-led by both Professors Hall and Dillenburger. This project uses AI and product platforms to propose a fabrication-aware generative design framework that aims to revolutionize how we approach residential buildings. Previously, Anton was a research associate at TU Darmstadt’s Digital Design Unit (DDU) of Prof. Oliver Tessmann, where he completed his Ph.D. At the DDU, he developed the Minecraft-based platform “20.000 BLOCKS” for collaborative architectural design and successfully partnered with IBA Heidelberg to create the IBA_GAME based on it. Before that, Anton worked at Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure and taught at the Städelschule Architecture Class. His work has been widely recognized and exhibited at various prestigious events, including the Venice Art Biennale, MAK Center in Los Angeles, NODE Frankfurt, and more.

Anton’s research areas of interest include:
  • Generative AI and computational design
  • Human-machine Interactions
  • Game design
  • Mixed and Virtual Reality
  • Engagement of non-experts in design
  • Digital fabrication and Industrialized construction