About

KWON, HYUNCHUL     Architect, Researcher, The Bartlett MArch(Dist).

Ph.D. Researcher at DBT, ITA, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich | dbt.arch.ethz.ch
co-Founder of CurVoxels at AD RC4, The Bartlett, UCL | CurVoxels.com

Hyunchul Kwon is an architect and a doctoral researcher at the chair for Digital Building Technologies (DBT) at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) at the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH), ETH Zurich. He also co-founded CurVoxels Design Research Group, a academic design team investigating computational design methodologies for additive manufacturing and 3D printing in architecture.

His current research focuses on the design and additive manufacturing of lightweight building components based on multi-material extrusion. This research in parallel develops novel large-scale 3D printing strategies based on robotic 3D printing and computational strategies for the design of lightweight architectural elements.

He studied architecture at Chung-Ang University (CAU) in Seoul, South Korea and The Bartlett school of Architecture (The Bartlett), UCL in London, UK, receiving a Master of Architecture in 2015, winning the Gold Track Award for the best project of the year. He taught computational design to MArch students at The Bartlett, UCL, as a visiting lecturer. His work has been publi
shed in Dezeen, Designboom and many more, and was exhibited at Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada, Esba TALM in Le Mans, France, Zaha Hadid Design Gallery in London, UK and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. He also participated in the project of Swiss pavilion of Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 as a member of DBT, ETH Zurich, project titled Incidental Space by Christian Kerez.

 


EDUCATION


Mar. 2016 - present     Ph.D. Researcher, DBT, ITA, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Sept. 2014 - Sep. 2015     MArch Dist., The Bartlett, UCL, London, UK
Mar. 2006 - Feb. 2014     BArch, School of Architecture & Building Science, CAU, Seoul, South Korea

 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Mar. 2016 - present     Research Assistant, DBT, ITA, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Sept. 2015 - present     co-Founder, CurVoxels, London, UK
Sept. 2015 - Dec. 2015     Visiting Lecturer, The Bartlett, UCL, London, UK
July  2014 - Sept. 2014     Internship, Bae Byung-Kil Architecture & Urban Design Associates, Seoul, South Korea
July  2013 - Aug.  2013     Internship, ITM Corporation & mp_ART ARCHITECTS, Seoul, South Korea
Aug. 2008 - July   2010     Construction Manager; Sergeant, Corps of Engineers, Republic of Korea Army, Incheon, South Korea

 


AWARDS


Sept. 2015     Gold Prize(First Prize), The Bartlett B-Pro Prize 2015, MArch AD
Nov.  2013     Special Prize(Third Prize), The 31st SPACE PRIZE for International Students of Architectural Design, Space Group

 


EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS


Feb. 2017 - present     Exhibited ‘Spatial Curves’, "Hello, Robot", Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Nov. 2016 - Jan. 2017     Exhibited ‘Spatial Curves’, Meta Utopia, Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, London, UK
May 2016 - Nov. 2016     Exhibited ‘Incidental Space’, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Venice, Italy
Nov. 2015 - July 2016     Exhibited ‘Spatial Curves’, Synthetic 2015, Esba TALM, Le Mans, France
Sept.  2015 - Oct. 2015     Exhibited ‘Spatial Curves’, The Bartlett B-Pro Show 2015, London, UK
Sept. 2015     Featured ‘Spatial Curves’, The Bartlett B-Pro MArch Architectural Design Review 2014-2015
May   2015 - Aug. 2015     Exhibited ‘WireMass’, 3DXL, Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada
Dec.  2013     Reviewed ‘Inside Out’, SPACE Magazine No. 553 in ‘The 31st Space Prize for International Students of Architectural Design’
Nov.  2013     Exhibited ‘Inside Out’, The 31st Space Prize for International Students Exhibition, Space Group Headquarter, Seoul, South Korea
Sept. 2013     Featured ‘Heterotopia Gangnam; Gangnam Heterotopia’, The 49th CAU Architectural Review 2013
June 2013     Exhibited ‘Heterotopia Gangnam; Gangnam Heterotopia’, The 49th CAU Architecture Graduation Exhibition

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