Toni Kotnik is lecturer and researcher at the ETH Zurich and principal of d’HKL, a Zurich-based office focusing on research-oriented architectural design. He studied architecture and mathematics in Germany, Switzerland and the US. He was principal researcher at OCEAN design network, assistant professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck and studio master at the Emergent Technology and Design program at the Architectural Association. He has been lecturing worldwide and his practice and research work has been published and exhibited internationally and is centered on the integration of scientific knowledge into the design process.
Contemporary digital architectural design is characterized by an understanding of geometry as logico-algebraic text out of which architectural form emerges through the manipulation of data. By looking at the etymological roots of mathematics, the author of this text relates geometry back to bodily experience and the question of spatial orientation.Submission, Text