Affiliated Research Fellow
Ilmar Hurkxkens is a postdoctoral researcher at Gramazio Kohler Research, and a lecturer in the MSc in Landscape Architecture at ETH Zurich. Hurkxkens’s work focuses on the relation between terrain forms and processes in natural granular material systems, developing computational modeling tools and robotic construction procedures. He graduated in architecture with an honorable mention from Delft University of Technology before receiving a doctorate at the NCCR for Digital Fabrication at the Chair of Landscape Architecture of Christophe Girot, ETH Zurich. He is also cofounder of the LANDSKIP and Ungenau Robotics design research laboratories. His own firm studio Ilmar Hurkxkens works on landscape architectural projects in Switzerland, Netherlands and Greece.