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