Ettel, Nikolas

BArch AkBild; Ir.Arch; MA (AH) Bartlett; FHEA

Nikolas is an intermedia researcher and Lecturer in HKU’s Division of Landscape Architecture.
He coordinates the Faculty Interdisciplinary Courses and teaches the Common Core Course 24 Frames: Communicating Ideas through Film.

Nikolas is a Dr.techn. Candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where his on-going dissertation ‘The Architectural Parallels’ explores film as analytical practice. His current research is shared in a TEDx talk (HKU, 2021), and has been exhibited and published internationally including Dezeen, South China Morning Post, Der Standard, Nik’s latest exhibition Alleys in Wonderland (PMQ, 2019 + City Gallery, 2021), a Design Trust Seed Grant awarded VR-project about the Greater Bay Area’s creative back alley occupations, was displayed at the Hong Kong Pavilion for the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.

Born in Vienna, he received his BArch from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and a Master of Arts (Architectural History) from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He holds an ir.Arch from The Austrian Chamber of Commerce, and has practiced in architectural offices in Vienna and Munich – involved in projects ranging from multi-scale data centers to an underground station. Since 2018, he is editorial board member of ADATO, a Luxembourg based art and architecture magazine; and Unforeseen Circumstances, a peer-reviewed multimedia journal and exhibit space.