Jure Kotnik

Architect Ljubljana / Slovenia

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Jure Kotnik is a researching architect and editor and who lives and works between Ljubljana and Paris. He is an author of several architecture realisations that witnessed wide media attention such as Weekend house 2+, mobile Lighthouse for Paris port, Kekec Kindergarten or temporary Kindergarten Ajda. For his research in the field of Container architecture he was awarded with International Trimo research award in 2006 and with Preseren University Award for the establishing the container housing system called ConHouse. Kotnik also prepared and curated the first Container architecture exhibition, a traveling exhibition firstly presented in Ljubljana and Paris in 2010. From 2008 Kotnik writes for A10 magazine.He authored the bestselling monograph Container Architecture (Links, 2008) and continues to write for specialized magazines. For his work in the field of architectural theory Jure Kotnik was awarded with the Plečnik medal in 2009. In the past three years he has specialized in kindergarten architecture and has designed several contemporary kindergartens in Slovenia. From 2011 he works as an architectural consultant for the World Bank and Council of Erupe Development Bank (CEB) in the field of (optimised) preschool facility design. In autumn 2012 he was appointed visiting professor at Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris. In April 2014 he was promoted to PhD at University of Ljubljana with the thesis of hybrid methodology in architectural design.