Ilmar hurkxkens


Ilmar Hurkxkens

Ilmar Hurkxkens is an Associated Postdoc researcher at NCCR Digital Fabrication investigating the architectural potential of robotic landscape fabrication. He studied architecture at TUDelft 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 was previously the coordinator of the DesignLab, research associate, and team member of the Landscape Visualization and Modeling Lab at the Chair of Landscape Architecture of Prof. Christophe Girot. Ilmar completed his PhD in 2020 and was nominated for the ETH Medal for his dissertation "Robotic Landscapes". He has now joined Gramazio Kohler Research as a Postdoc and lecturer in the Master of Science in Landscape Architecture at 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

Postdoctoral Researcher

NCCR publications