Toni Kotnik

Professori (Associate professor)
Professori (Associate professor)
T201 Dept. Architecture

Toni Kotnik (born 1969, Germany) received his Ph.D. degree (Dr. sc. Nat.) in mathematics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 1999. After completion of his second degree in architecture he worked as senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and as studio master at the Architectural Association (AA) in London. Dr. Kotnik was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck and Associate Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is principal of d’HKL, a Zurich-based office focusing on experimental and research-oriented architectural design, and has been lecturing worldwide including Harvard University, Copenhagen Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Princeton University, The Bartlett School of Architecture, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Sydney University of Technology, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and MoMA New York. His practice and research work has been published and exhibited internationally, including the Venice Biennale, and is centered on the integration of knowledge from science and engineering into architectural thinking and the design process.

Full researcher profile
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Contact information

Phone number
+358504645211

Areas of expertise

211 Architecture, 212 Civil and construction engineering, Architecture, Construction engineering, Artistic design

Honors and awards

Best Presentation Award

2019 Winner, eCAADe Porto, Portugal, winner of the Best Presentation Prize: Ashish Mohite with his paper, co-authored by Mariia Kochneva and Toni Kotnik: Speed of Deposition: Vehicle for structural and aesthetic expression in CAM.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Architecture Sep 2019

Metex Award - Shortlist

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Architecture Jan 2020

Aalto University Doctoral Thesis Awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Architecture Jan 2022

Publications

Equilibrium as the common ground : Introducing embodied perception into structural design with graphic statics

Shuaizhong Wang, Toni Kotnik, Joseph Schwartz, Ting Cao 2022 Frontiers of Architectural research

Redefining Structural Art : A Neuroaesthetics Perspective on the Art of Structural Design

Shuaizhong Wang, Toni Kotnik, Joseph Schwartz 2022 Architecture, Structures and Construction

Exploring a Feedback-Oriented Design Process Through Curved Folding

Emrecan Gulay, Toni Kotnik, Andres Lucero 2021 CHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

图解静力学

Toni Kotnik 2021 The Architect

Embodied structural ambivalence: a neurophysiological perspective on structural expression

Shuaizhong Wang, Toni Kotnik 2021 Proceedings of the International fib Symposium on the Conceptual Design of Structures

An ambiguous order : the structural concept and design of Juha Leiviskä

Fangjie Xie, Toni Kotnik 2021 Proceedings of the International fib Symposium on the Conceptual Design of Structures

Articulated landscapes

Pia Fricker, Toni Kotnik, Kane Borg, Luka Piškorec, Carlos Banon 2020

Computational Design Pedagogy for the Cognitive Age

Pia Fricker, Toni Kotnik, Kane Borg 2020 Anthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age

Singapore Hawker Centres

Pia Fricker, Toni Kotnik, Kane Borg, Luka Piškorec, Carlos Banon 2020