Daniela Kröhnert
Univ.-Ass. Mag.arch.

Daniela Kröhnert is an architectural researcher and artist specializing in digital fabrication.

She studied architecture at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany (2004-2008) and graduated with distinction from the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Studio Prix) in 2011. From 2007 to 2014, she gained a wide range of skills, practicing with Coop Himmelb(l)au on international projects.

She has been teaching digital design and making for over a decade at the Technical University of Nuremberg, among others, and currently at the University of Applied Arts Vienna at both the Department for Art Education in Design and Technology / Design, Architecture and Environment, and the Institute of Architecture, besides being responsible for the latter’s Digital Design and Production Lab (ddplab).
Additionally, she has been one of the key researchers of the artistic research project Conceptual Joining - Wood Structures from Detail to Utopia, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), PEEK program.

Her love for CNC technologies and the blurring of digital and physical realms extends into her private practice DARK, where she follows her passion for computational drawing and pen plotting, using HP plotters from the ‘80s as well as self-built machines.