Ilmar hurkxkens


Ilmar Hurkxkens

Ilmar Hurkxkens is PhD researcher at NCCR Digital Fabrication investigating the architectural potential of robotic landscape fabrication. He studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology graduating with an honorable mention in 2009. In 2013 he received the Young Researcher Award at the international conference Thinking the Contemporary Landscape in Herrenhausen, Germany. He is coordinator of the DesignLab, research associate, and team member of the Landscape Visualization and Modeling Lab at the Chair of Landscape Architecture of Professor Christophe Girot at the ETH Zurich.

Work Topic

Ilmar Hurkxkens explores the architectural potential of on-site robotic construction in terrain. His research is focused on dynamic design methodologies following topological methods in landscape architecture by developing computational terrain modeling tools and experimenting with dynamic construction processes.

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication

PhD Researcher