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  • We Desire a Kind of Freedom

    Lecture by Mark Pimlott

    We kindly invite you to 'We desire a kind of freedom', a lecture by Mark Pimlott in honour of his new book The Public Interior as Idea and Project in Het Nieuwe Instituut on Thursday 9 March, 17:00. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Asli Çiçek and Daniel Rosbottom.

    We desire a kind of freedom: the public interior as idea and project

    In the West, we operate in a condition of interiority, an elaborate set of arrangements that are reflected in the built environment. These are the physical bases of the social contract, some of whose outcomes we might find unpalatable. There are realms within this condition where people become conscious of themselves in relation to their cities and others; and there are those in which this consciousness is sheltered, accommodated.

    The public interior is the pre-eminent public environment in the contemporary city. It is the space that historically and presently frames and situates the public. The public interior is, all too often, an instrument for the inculcation of predictable behaviour: a realm of control geared towards the acceptance of a social, political or economic order, rather than a realm for enfranchisement, association, or political action. Mark Pimlott’s recent book ‘The Public Interior as Idea and Project’ (Jap Sam Books, 2016) looked at a range of possibilities for the public interior that have emerged through time, finding––among the interiors as machines to which we have become supplicants––spaces for the imagination, for heightened consciousness of the self, the other and the world, interiors that offer a kind of freedom. The motifs employed by interiors that encouraged the latter are offered as models for the contemporary condition.

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  • Exhibition Torre David - Informal Vertical Communities

    4 - 21 November

    De Dépendance presents ‘Torre David - Informal Vertical Communities’, the award-winning exhibition on Torre David, a skyscraper complex in Caracas, Venezuela. After the death of its developer the building was abandoned and subsequently squatted by 750 families looking for a place to live. Between the columns and floor plates of Torre David’s concrete frame, they built their own homes, shops and public spaces. 

    Multidisciplinary design practice Urban-Think Thank made an exhibition on the tower and its inhabitants. Where some only see a failed development project, they have conceived it as a laboratory for the study of the informal. 

    From 4 - 21 November, the exhibition is coming to the Netherlands. With a spectacular photo series of life in the tower by architectural photographer Iwan Baan, the exhibition will occupy the 20th floor of the Hofpoort tower in the centre of Rotterdam.

    Torre David - Informal Vertical Communities
    Wed 4 - Sat 21 November
    Wed - Fri 16h00 - 19h00
    Sat 14h00 - 18h00
    Tickets € 5,- | € 3,- (students) NB cash only 
    Hofpoort, Hofplein 20 - 20th floor 
    (entrance through back door at Couwenburg, follow the signs)

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  • Lecture Mark Pimlott 21 September

    Mark Pimlott will give a lecture, ’On the interior and the matter of autonomy’ at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 21 September 2015. Other lectures, with Francesco Messori, Kristian Koreman, Anne Holtrop and Jurgen Bey, will be followed by discussions moderated by Bert van Meggelen, from 14.00 to 17.00

    Furthermore, Mark Pimlott’s project for an imaginary extension to the Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venezia is published in Jantje Engels, Marius Grootveld, eds. Building upon Building (Forum magazine 160; 9/2015). The book is to be launched at Tolhuistuin, Buiksloterweg 5C Amsterdam on 26 September 2015 at 18.30.

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  • Lecture Mark Pimlott 21 May

    Mark Pimlott will be giving a lecture, 'Une ville intérieure', at the international conference IFW2015 (Interiors Forum World) at Politecnico di Milano Faculty of Architecture on 21 May 2015. The conference runs 21-22 May, with keynote speakers Franco La Cecla, Arianna Dagnino, and Andrea Branzi, with speakers Daniel Cid Moragas, Peter Leese, Andrew Martino, Jorge Mejia Hernandez, Hilde Heynen, Elena Guinta, Agnese Rebaglio, Sally Stone, Eva Storgaard, Graeme Brooker, Olgierd Nitka, Mark Pimlott, Francesco Lenzini, Gregory Marinic, Arturo Dell-Acqua Bellavitis, Obioma Oji, Clay Odom, Tiziano Aglieri Rinella, Fatima Piombo, Marie Frier Hvejsel, Anne Marie Fisker, Davide Fabio Colaci, Chiara Lionello, Marta López Marcos, and Christoph Grafe.

  • Book presentation 'Walls that teach'

    We would like to invite you to the book presentation of 'Walls that teach' on Thursday, 2 April 2015 from 16:00-19:00.

    Walls that teach is a publication edited by and with an introduction by Susanne Pietsch and Andreas Müller, published by Jap Sam Books i.c.w. the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology
     
    “In this house the walls will teach” declared the Soviet news agency Pravda at the inauguration of the Moscow Palace of Young Pioneers in 1962. This statement casually formulates a recurring motif in the history of architecture for youth: the claim to educate through the built environment. Young people were considered ideal targets for this approach of social constructivism due to their ambivalent status as objects of social rights but not yet subjects of political rights. The organisation of youth centres around leisure time activities partially concealed their educational goals and consequently made them all the more pervasive. The pedagogical power of their architecture is found not only in design but also in modes of using, appropriating and inhabiting them.
    Containing 14 essays and 25 case studies, this book traces the manifestations of the idea of pedagogical architecture of youth centres throughout the 20th century.
     
    16:00   doors open
    16:30   introduction to the publication, Susanne Pietsch / Andreas Müller and on the graphic design of the book, Sandra Kassenaar / David Bennewith discussion with Tom Avermaete, Professor of Method and Analysis at the department of Architecture, TU Delft and one of the co-authors
    17:30   book launch / drinks

    in the front room: film fragments / expo
     
    Location: post-office, Vijverhofstraat 100, Rotterdam
     
    About the editors
    Andreas Müller
    works as an architect in Berlin. He is founder and co-publisher of the magazine An Architektur and is Professor for exhibition design at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Within the Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik he designs exhibitions and display concepts for public spaces.
    Susanne Pietsch is trained as an interior architect and architect. Her practice is based in Rotterdam. She has taught at Trier University of Applied Sciences and conduced research at the University of Buenos Aires. Since 2006 she has been engaged at the Architecture Faculty of the TU Delft as a teacher and coordinator in chair of the Architecture of the Interior.
     
    Walls that teach. On the Architecture of Youth Centres
    Susanne Pietsch, Andreas Müller (eds.)
    graphic design by Sandra Kassenaar / David Bennewith (Colophon)
    With text contributions by
    Tom Avermaete, Marina van den Bergen, Dolf Broekhuizen, Peter Blundell Jones, Matthias Donath, Jennifer Mack, Marco di Nallo, Susan Reid, Sue Robertson, Piet Vollaard
    paperback | English | 27,5 x 21 cm | 176 pages | numerous bl/w and full colour illustrations | €34,- | ISBN 978-94-90322-42-7 | Jap Sam Books i.c.w. TU Delft
     
    For more information: www.japsambooks.nl

     

  • Symposium: Interior architecture in words

    Mark Pimlott will speak at a two-day symposium Geneva taking place 21-22 april 2015.


    From the organizers:

    "As a prelude to the opening of a national master in Interior Architecture in Geneva (September 2016) and because we are convinced, that there is a strong need for words, concepts and research to strengthen the discipline of Interior Architecture as a knowledge, HEAD – Genève Interior Architecture Department is organizing a 2-day symposium. We would like to question, exchange and discuss the current specificity of its episteme and a plurality of points of view: historical and cultural, philosophical and sociological, urban and architectural, theoretical, pedagogical and, of course, practical. With the exceptional participation and contributions by Mark PIMLOTT, Heike DELITZ, Dieter DIETZ, Charles RICE and others."

  • Symposium 'Reflections on the Public Interior' now available online

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    The video of the symposium ‘Reflections on the Public Interior’ is now online and can be found here

  • Symposium and Excursion: Reflections on the Public Interior

    Two architecture chairs in discussion

    Reflections on the Public Interior

    Two architecture chairs in discussion

     

    It is our pleasure to invite you to ‘Reflections on the Public Interior’, an excursion and symposium organized by the Chair the Architecture of the Interior (TU Delft) and Fachgebiet Baukonstruktion und Entwerfen (Prof. Regine Leibinger, TU Berlin). 

     

    Symposium

    The symposium will take place on Wednesday 21 January. Both organizing chairs will present their academic positions concerning the public interior. Furthermore, we will open up the discussion to the architectural practice by inviting Jitse van de Berg (noAarchitecten, Brussels) and Thomas Schneider (Brandluber +, Berlin) who will give lectures on their work. 

     

    Speakers are: 

    Matthias Graf von Ballestrem, TU Berlin 

    Thomas Schneider, Brandluber +, Berlin 

    Mark Pimlott, TU Delft 

    Jitse van den Berg, noAarchitecten, Brussels 

     

    Reflections on the Public Interior

    21 January 10:00 – 16:00

    Faculty of Architecture, Room C

    Julianalaan 134

    2628 BL Delft

     

    Excursion

    The excursion will take place the day before, on Tuesday 20 January. We will visit a range of buildings in Belgium that integrate different scales of and strategies for public interiors. Amongst them are Budafabriek Kortrijk (51N4E), Vlasmuseum en stadhuis Menen (NoAarchitecten) and Market Hall Gent (Robbrecht en Daem). The excursion will be by bus and will depart from Delft at 8:30. 

     

    Participation is free. Reservation is required as there is a limited number of seats. If you wish to attend, please send an email to: interiorarchitecture-BK@tudelft.nl. Please specify which part(s) of the programme you would like to attend (symposium, excursion or both). Registration deadline for the excursion is 12 January 2015.

     

    Here you find more information on the complete programme.

  • Infomeeting MSc3/4

    28 November 14:00

    For those of you who are considering following one of our two graduation studio's, Craft or The Healthy Environment, but still have doubts or questions, there will be an infomeeting on November 28 at 14:00h in room 01.oost.560.

  • Bekleidung: the Experience of the Interior

    International Conference

    On 18 November, the Architecture of the Interior will present an international conference entitled ‘Bekleidung: the Experience of the Interior’. The conference is part of a workshop the Architecture of the Interior is organising on the occasion of an ATHENS-week, in which students from all over Europe will collaborate with students from the Chair. In the conference people from various backgrounds and architectural cultures will inform each other and the audience about their specific approaches, manifest in either their research or educational programmes. Central is the question of the experience of the interior and the way that Bekleidung plays a role within it.

     

    The meaning of the word Bekleidung resides somewhere between ‘dressing’, ‘cladding’, ‘adornment’ and ‘raiment’. Gottfried Semper is one of the first to have introduced the subject, within the ‘Principle of Dressing’ in his famous work ‘Der Stil’ (1863). From the basic assumption that walls have developed from woven elements, Semper stresses that the character of walls, and in particular their surface treatment, is deeply influenced by this textile origin. Adolf Loos, almost half a century later, extends these ideas in a text with an identical title. Here, Loos stresses the relationship between clothes on the human body and the ‘coverings’ of walls. He adds that the effects the architect seeks to arouse in the observer (fear, respect, divine awe, homeliness or cheerfulness) first of all come from the materials and their application, and only then from the space that is enclosed by those materials.
    With these two architects-writers offering an introduction, and being fully aware that these few sentences are totally insufficient in properly describing the notion of Bekleidung in their work, one might start to look at our current times and ask ourselves if this notion plays a role in the architecture of the interior of today, and how.


    Programme


    9.45

    Introduction by Jurjen Zeinstra

     

    10.00

    Udo Garritzmann: The Tectonics of the Wall

    In my lecture, I will argue that there is more than one sort of tectonic. Referring to a 19th century dispute between the architectural theorists Karl Bötticher and Gottfried Semper I will propose the concepts tectonics of load-bearing and tectonics of dressing as two poles between which tectonic thinking can unfold.

    Udo Garritzmann is founder of Garritzmann Architects in Rotterdam and teaches and conducts research at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology.


    11.00     

    Mark Pimlott: Bekleidung und Entkleidung
    In this lecture, I wish to challenge the exclusivity or intense personalisation that has developed around the concept of Bekleidung in discussions of the Interior: A prevailing notion within literature is that the interior is an extension of our private selves, and by interpolation, of our bodies and their clothing. Indeed, there are intimacies of various kinds in the private interior, reinforced by the very close contact between our physical bodies and the materials of the interior, which permit us to be less reserved there: we are nearly alone, we look at our reflection, we dress and undress, sleep, make love, lose ourselves. One can imagine a kind of claustrophobia arising from too much attention to that intimate relationship, or the making of the individual-interior relationship into a kind of fetish. I propose instead to explore the effects of these contrived interior settings in relation to the effects of the world without, which bring them into being. The interior does not exist in solitude, but in relation to the World; and the scenes that we characterise as private are cluttered with references and connections with that realm we think of as public. The public reaches inside to the private, and even in the space of dreams, while the private reaches toward the public through a vast catalogue of affinities manifest in the imagery, association, and atmosphere of the interior.

    Mark Pimlott is an artist, designer, writer and educator, whose practice encompasses architecture and interiors, art for public spaces, installation, film and photography. He is currently assistant professor of Architectural Design (the Architecture of the Interior) at Delft University of Technology.

     

    Lunchbreak


    12.45    

    Introduction Mark Pimlott


    13.00     

    Jurjen Zeinstra: ‘In welchem Style sollen wir wohnen?’
    Exhibited interiors in a debate on style
    In the last hundred years exhibited domes- tic interiors have played an important role in the development of architectural ideas about style and living. The tension between a natural, anonymous tradition of crafts and comfort and a craving for a contemporary architectural style is a recurrent issue here. This talk will touch upon this issue by looking carefully at a number of these ‘style-rooms’ and the role they played in a broader debate in architecture and interior design. It is also gives a sneak preview of the upcoming publication of DASH 11 (Delft Architectural Studies on Housing), that will document 15 of these ‘style-rooms’.

    Jurjen Zeinstra is acting associate pro- fessor of The Architecture of the Interior at the TU Delft and together with Mikel van Gelderen founder of Zeinstra van Gelderen architecten.


    14.00    

    Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup: Constructing a culture
    The Danish tradition of interior design revisited and perhaps revived
    During the mid-twentieth century, Danish architecture and design were globally renowned for a high quality of work and a harmonic balance between modern formalism and popular tradition. Interiors designed by Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and others of their generation were internationally published and widely praised.
    Since then, the art of the interior has all but vanished from Danish design practice. This talk will examine how and why this has happened, but also look at how the original genesis of “Danish Modern” is inspiring a new generation of architects and designers to experiment and develop their practice.

    Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup is an architect and associate professor at the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.


    15.00    

    Daniel Cid Moragas: Turning point
    Rilke – Kafka – Pessoa.
    Interior revisited, in provisional terms
    In a poem of Rilke to Lou-Andreas showed the rootless poet at his own decisive turning point, sitting in a hotel room, removed from himself, looking at the inner man.
    Kafka lived in sporadic places. His sister offered him the opportunity of writing surrounded by the silence of her own small house, the possibility of ‘closing the front door’ which for him was tantamount to ‘closing the door to the world’.
    Like Rilke and Kafka, Pessoa was a melancholy inhabitant of the world. Without a house of his own, from his sordid hotel, in secret privacy, Fernando Pessoa was a loner: ‘I’m a man for whom the outside world is an inner reality.’’
    The interior experience of each of them was literature.

    Daniel Cid Moragas is the Scientific Director of ELISAVA and publishes books and articles about architecture, domestic space, esthetics and literature.


    16.00    

    Fredrik Lund: Inside Out
    house 9 said:
    in this big room inside me:
    a certain point in the air
            in the middle of it
    told me that it is longing
            for the day
            I will be gone
    then, it said
            I will be out
            in the free landscape again
    enjoying the wind
            the fresh air
            the changing seasons
    and get my view
            to the lake back

    nextdoor house said:
    the other day I talked to a
            certain point inside me
    and
            it was actually happy to be in me
    said it likes the way the room feels
            its light
            the smells
    the fresh air that slowly comes in
            through little openings
    and especially the dark
            oiled plywood ceilings
    said it feels protected
            and loves its view to the lake

    Frederik Lund is permanent professor of architecture at the NTNU Trondheim and founder of the office STUDIO FREDRIK LUND.


    17:00    Discussion

     

    18 November 9:30 - 17:30 

    Faculty of Architecture, Room P

    Julianalaan 134

    2628 BL Delft

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  • forthcoming publications by Mark Pimlott

    IDEA Journal and Edges of the Experiment

    Here are some forthcoming publications by Mark Pimlott:

     

    Mark Pimlott, ‘Between everywhere, connecting everything, and nowhere’, in Ed Hollis, ed. IDEA Journal: Unbecoming (IDEA: Auckland 2014) 

     

    Mark Pimlott, ‘Picturing territories’ in Hans Gremmen, ed. Edges of the Experiment (Hans Gremmen: Amsterdam 2015)

  • Mark Pimlott to teach at the Politecnico di Milano

    + upcoming lectures

    Mark Pimlott will be visiting professor of Interior Design at Politecnico di Milano from October through December 2014 in addition to his roles in the Department of Architecture and The Architecture of the Interior

     

    Mark Pimlott will give a lecture, ‘Propositions regarding architecture’ at the Architectural Association, London 21 October 2014

     

    Mark Pimlott will give a lecture, ‘Networks, interiors and interiority’ as part of international conference, ‘Architecture/Intérieure’ at Haut-Ecôle d’Art et de Design (HEAD), Genève 20-21 February 2015

     

    Mark Pimlott gave a lecture, ‘Network Interiors and the case of Montréal’s ville intérieure’ and participated in a round-table discussion, as part of international conference ‘Urban Routines’ at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow 3-4 July 2014.

  • The Interiors Lecture Series

    autumn 2014

    This autumn semester, the Architecture of the Interior will present a public lecture series. Its focus is on those figures that define the interior and its use, but are rarely discussed as separate topics. They will be presented by a range of speakers, whose approach will vary from historical or sociological to examples from contemporary praxis.

     

    Dirk Somers - Transitions
    10.10.2014
    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Mark Pimlott - The Window
    17.10.2014
    BKCity, Room F / 12:45 – 13:45

    Jiska van Veen - Wayfinding
    31.10.2014
    BKCity, Room tba. / 12:45 – 13:45

    Philippe Vierin - Encounter
    21.11.2014
    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Eireen Schreurs - Column
    28.11.2014
    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Jules Schoonman - Mirror

    05.12.2014

    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Caspar Frenken - Wall

    12.12.2014

    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Juliette Nielsen - Lighting

    19.12.2014

    BKCity, Room tba. / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Gert Somers - Colour

    09.01.2014

    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Marius Grootveld - On presentations

    16.01.2014

    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

  • A Critical Elaboration on Domesticity

    Workshop Kortrijk

    Sneak preview of 'A Critical Elaboration on Domesticity', a workshop we're organizing in collaboration with the Dutch and Flemish schools of Interior/Architecture, het Vlaams Architectuurinstituut and the Biennale Interieur. Public presentations & opening exhibition Friday 24 October from 15:00h @ BUDA::lab

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  • Symposium: The Urban Paradise

    The Urban Paradise

     

    For more information, click the image above.

     

     

  • Invitation Photo Exhibition Msc2 studio the Architecture of the Interior

    The students of the current MSc2 studio of the Architecture of the Interior, entiteld 'Hotel Brittania', will present their work in a public photo exhibition running from 25 - 30 June.

     

    During the course, students have built 1:20 models of Hotel Britannia, a once very famous but now ruinous hotel in Vlissingen. The exhibition consist of the pictures taken from these models, and will be accompanied by original historic images that were the starting point of the project.

     

    Photo Exhibition Hotel Brittannia

    25 - 30 June

    1.Oost.410 - 1.Oost.450 (corridor)

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  • May 27: Lecture CITIES WITHOUT GROUND

    Hong Kong is a city without ground. This is true both physically (built on steep slopes, the city has no ground plane) and culturally (there is no concept of ground). The Architecture of the Interior has invited Jonathan Solomon and Adam Frampton, authors of the book ‘Cities without Ground’ to give a lecture on their research project.

    27.05.2014
    Room A / 12:30 – 13:30

  • INFO MEETING master courses autumn semester 2014

    For everyone who is interested in joining a master course of the Architecture of the Interior, or still has questions about a specific project, there will be an info meeting on Friday 9 May. Teachers of the different projects will be present to explain the projects and answer questions.

    The meeting will take place in room 02.West.700 from 12:15 - 13:00.

  • Mark Pimlott to give a lecture at Strelka Institute Moscow

    As part of the international conference ‘Urban Routines’ at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, Mark Pimlott will present a lecture, ‘Une ville intérieure’ 3/4 July 2014.

  • Mark Pimlott to give a lecture: 'La ville intérieure: the case of Montréal'

    On 6 May 2014, Mark Pimlott will give a lecture, ‘La ville intérieure: the case of Montréal’ for the Capita Selecta lecture series ‘Infrastructure things’ at TU Delft.

  • Studio №1: LIBRARY

    Sense and sensibility

     

    This Studio booklet is the first in a series of compact publications that present the teaching and research of the Department of Architecture at TU Delft in the Netherlands. The STUDIO series begins with a number of issues on teaching positions and investigates the connection between positions and didactics of the Chairs. Concept & Editing: Eireen Schreurs

    Texts by Tony Fretton, Mark Pimlott, Daniel Rosbottom, Mechthild Stuhlmacher, Eireen Schreurs, Dirk Somers

    Works by Guangjie Xue, Davey van Giesen, Petra Sejkorova, Tom Radenz, Nadine Spielmann, Bart van der Zalm, Taja Bencina

     

    Read & download here

  • Lecture Liesbeth Levy 'public debate: a special form of truth' now online

    Friday 11 April, Liesbeth Levy, philosopher and director of LOKAAL Rotterdam, a political centre for public debate, gave a lecture entiteld 'public debate: a special form of truth'.

    She was so kind as to share her lecture with us. You can download it here

  • New lectures by Dirk Somers, Gert Somers and Cities Without Ground

    We are happy to announce a few more lectures during the second half of the spring semester.

    01.05.14
    Dirk Somers: Atmospheres
    Room A / 13:00 – 13:45

    16.05.14
    Gert Somers on ONO architectuur
    Room A / 13:00 – 13:45

    27.05.14
    Cities Without Ground
    Hong Kong is a city without ground. This is true both physically (built on steep slopes, the city has no ground plane) and culturally (there is no concept of ground). The Architecture of the Interior has invited Jonathan Solomon, Clara Wong and Adam Frampton, authors of the book ‘Cities without Ground’ to give a lecture on their research project.
    Room A / 12:30 – 13:30

  • Mechthild Stuhlmacher to give a lecture at the VAi

     

    As part of the 'VL-NL Reset' lecture series, Mechthild Stuhlmacher will give a lecture at the VAi on March 25th.

     

    That evening will also see the launch of the newest issue of OASE (#92 Codes and continuities) edited by Christoph Grafe, director of VAi and former associate professor of the Chair of Interiors; and Tom Avermaete, acting Professor of the Chair of Interiors.

     

    Here you find more information.

  • New lecture added to 'Interior Elements' series

    Good news! Another lecture has been added to our 'Interior Elements' lecture series. Friday March 21st, Dirk Somers will give a lecture entitled 'Domestic Elements'.

    These are the lectures still to come:

    14.03.2014
    Udo Garritzmann: the Wall
    BKCity, Room A / 13:00 – 13:45

    21.03.2014
    Dirk Somers: Domestic Elements
    BKCity, Room A / 13:00 – 13:45

  • Lecture 'Bekleidung & Entkleidung' by Mark Pimlott

    On February 27th, Mark Pimlott gave a lecture in the New Institute, related to their exhibition '1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf & Bekleidung'.

    Here you can find a transcript of his lecture, entitled 'Bekleidung & Entkleidung'.

  • Lecture: 'REcall The next monument'

    MARK PIMLOTT - 19 February, at Gerhard Hoflund Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

     

    Mark Pimlott gave a small talk, 'The present monument' in the context of considerations proposed by Gennaro Postiglione as part of his residency at M4gastatelier Amsterdam. Other guests were The following questions were posed: 

    – Are monuments only records of recorded history?

    – How can they act as prompts of recorded histories?

    – Could a traditional monument be the starting point for individual commemoration?

    – Does a memorial have to be fashioned out of bronze or marble to make a significant impression on our psyche?

        The discussion acted as a precursor to an installation developed as a collective art work by Mikel van Gelderen, Marianne Theunissen, Gennaro Postiglione, Jeroen Werner and Jurjen Zeinstra (with the collaboration of the historian Loes Gompes) over the course of the residency at M4, and which will be on show at Amstel 41 gallery on the 22-23 February (close to the commemoration of the Jewish Resistance and of the February strike).

        Speakers included Esther Captain (4 en 5 mai Comité), Micheala Crimmin (Royal College of Art), Ines Dantas (Architect, Innsbruck School of Architecture) Marek Jasisnki (Archaeologist, Norwegian Tech University), Guno Jones (independent researcher), Mark Pimlott (Artist and Architect, TU-Delft), Jon Reitan (Curator at Falstad Human Rights Centre), Ihab Saloul (Memory Studies, UvA/VU Amsterdam), Rob van der Laarse (Memory Studies, UvA/VU Amsterdam), Florian Wurfbaum (independent architect). The session was chaired by Clare Butcher, a curator and teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

     

    Click here for a PDF

  • Scriptiewerkplaats 'Stijlkamers: representatie van het goede wonen'

     

    In nauwe samenwerking tussen de leerstoel ‘Interieur’ en ‘Architectuurgeschiedenis’ van de Faculteit Bouwkunde en Het Nieuwe Instituut te Rotterdam wordt er in het eerste kwartaal van het voorjaarssemester 2014 een scriptiewerkplaats opgezet voor maximaal 15 Masterstudenten Architectuur. Deze scriptiewerkplaats zal zich richten op het documenteren en onderzoeken van een aantal toonaangevende stijlkamers en model-woninginterieurs van 1850 tot heden, die in verschillende archieven, waaronder het archief van Het Nieuwe Instituut, zijn te vinden. Het is de bedoeling om de resultaten in Het Nieuwe Instituut tentoon te stellen en te gebruiken voor een plandocumentatie in een themanummer rond stijlkamers van het tijdschrift DASH (Delft Architectural Studies on Housing), dat in het najaar van 2014 zal verschijnen. De scriptiebegeleiding zal gedaan worden door Charlotte van Wijk (Architectuurgeschiedenis) met incidentele begeleiding door Irene Cieraad en Jurjen Zeinstra (Interieur).

        De werkplaats is bedoeld voor Msc 2 studenten die hun geschiedenis scriptie willen schrijven. De eerste bijeenkomst is op woensdag 26 februari, van 13.45-16.30, in Het Nieuwe Instituut.

        Geïnteresseerden dienen voor 24 februari een gemotiveerde aanmelding te e-mailen naar: Charlotte van Wijk, c.a.vanwijk@tudelft.nl.

  • Lecture Series ‘Interior Elements’


    This semester, The Architecture of the Interior will present a public lecture series entitled ‘Interior Elements’. Its focus is on those elements that comprise and define the interior, but are rarely discussed as separate topics: the Floor, the Entrance, the Stair, the Ceiling, the Window, Surfaces and Light. These elements will be presented by a range of speakers, who will discuss the ideas, design, making, and socio-cultural contexts that have shaped––and continue to shape–­–each of them.

    14.02.2014
    Mark Pimlott: the Floor
    BKCity, Room A / 12:45 – 13:45

    21.02.2014
    Eireen Schreurs: the Entrance
    BKCity, Room A / 12:45 – 13:45

    28.02.2014
    Jurjen Zeinstra: the Ceiling
    BKCity, Room A / 12:45 – 13:45

    07.03.2014
    Mechthild Stuhlmacher: the Stair
    BKCity, Room A / 12:45 – 13:45

    14.03.2014
    Udo Garritzmann: the Wall
    BKCity, Room R / 12:45 – 13:45

  • Jan de Vylder Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu: 2G

    Jan de Vylder Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu have been working hard on it. New drawings. New texts. New photographs. Essays. Tony Fretton. Christophe Van Gerrewey. Moritz Küng. Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge en Sam Chermayeff.

    2G architecten de vylder vinck taillieu from mid-September. Link

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  • World at BBC

    World, a permanent art work by Mark Pimlott at BBC’s Broadcasting House in central London, was opened to the public on 7 June by HM Queen Elizabeth II. The work, which takes the form of a public square, was commissioned by the BBC through Modus Operandi art consultants in 2002, following an invited competition among a selection of internationally renowned artists.

    “World connects the buildings of the BBC’s expanded Broadcasting House to each other and to the city around them. Its surface describes an imaginary fragment of the globe, marked with lines of longitude and latitude and the names of hundreds of places. Lights scattered across its surface suggest the habitats of Man as they might be seen from high above, or the stars of the Milky Way in a flight of one’s imagination. Voices whisper in different languages from the ground. Names of places have been chosen and positioned based on Pimlott’s personal knowledge, memories and fantasies. As they are read by a strolling viewer, the names and their sounds create the possibility of a poetic litany that rouses myriad associations and images. Inspired by flying over the earth at night and listening to late-night broadcasts, the entire square as it is seen, heard and felt is intended to evoke the mystery of elsewhere; an other world, familiar, distant, strange: our great dwelling.”

  • Cardinal Seat in Rainham

    Mark Pimlott’s public art work Cardinal Seat has been completed this spring, and joins the earlier work Railing Hall (2010), as part of East Architects’ improvement of the public spaces and infrastructure of Rainham Village, Essex.

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  • Tower Wharf Café by Tony Fretton Architects

    A restaurant on the north bank of the Thames in central London

    Architect Tony Fretton’s new riverside restaurant, nestled between Tower Bridge and a Unesco World Heritage Site, offers a dining experience to whet the appetite. Read more here

              

  • Het Andreas Ensemble

    Tony Fretton

    Tony Fretton architects shortlisted for Amsterdamse Nieuwbouwprijs.

  • Tony Fretton. Buildings and their Territories

    Publication

    The monograph, Tony Fretton. Buildings and their Territories, will be published by Birkhäuser in December 2012.

    The book, containing a major essay written by Tony Fretton, is a comprehensive overview of his architectural practice from 1982.

  • The Future of the Amsterdam Canal House

    Workshop 8 – 17 April 2013 in Amsterdam

     

     

     


    Amsterdam is famous for its 17thand 18thcentury canal houses.  The urban plan of a web–like structure of canals lined with houses was designed in 1613, four hundred years ago, when the commercial success of Amsterdam attracted more and more wealthy merchants.  According to their wealth merchants bought one or two building plots of fixed proportions. Rows of identical ribbon-like building  plots  along the canal were planned to arrange as many individual houses as possible along the canals. The introduction of proportion systems from humanist architecture in the northern European merchant house brought about a unique pattern of facades and a characteristic streetscape of differently sculptured facades of more or less equal width. Celebrated as one of the first examples of urban planning  in the West the canal district is now a listed UNESCO world heritage-monument . 

    The fame of the Amsterdam canal house has always been linked to its exterior, its outer appearance, while the  secret of its survival through the ages has probably more to do with what is behind the façade,  and more in particular with the characteristics of  its interior layout.  For instance, the length of the building plot allowed for a generous garden or even an extra house, a so-called  back house, which was separated by a small inner court yard from the main canal house.  Also the depth of the canal house with its blind side walls warranted large windows in the front and back façade. 

    Hidden from the public eye most canal houses changed function over the past century.  A change of function, however, which mainly affected the interior and left the façade untouched. Initially the original residential function of the canal house was changed into offices, galleries and museums. Since the 1970s, however, offices have been turned into luxurious apartments, while a number of individual canal houses were connected to create luxurious hotels.  Creative workers and artists formed the vanguard of loft living in the canal house and were followed by successful businessmen and celebrities. Today it is as prestigious to live in a canal house as it was centuries ago.

    It may seem counter intuitive, but as a consequence of its newly appointed status as UNESCO world heritage-monument and more strict regulations on conservation the future survival of the canal district as a lively urban neighbourhood is jeopardized. Dutch architects are torn between conservation and regeneration, and tend to classify the canal district as a theme park for tourists only, and as such as a lost cause. Therefore we welcome new and challenging perspectives of especially foreign students on the future of the canal district in general and the future of the canal house in particular.

    To get to know Amsterdam and the canal district participants are strongly recommended to book accommodation in a hotel within the district.  The Amsterdam academy of architecture located in the city centre will be the group’s day-time  home base and  the canal house museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis (named after its original owners) will offer a characteristic and prestigious location for evening lectures. Of course, there will also be a day trip to Delft University where you will be shown around in one of the world’s leading schools of Architecture. The building of the faculty of Architecture is a fine example of reuse of a former chemistry lab.  

    To challenge your ideas on the future of the canal house we will invite experts to lecture on topics as diverse as the urban plan of the canal district, the historic interiors, and the phenomenon of  the large Dutch windows. Designers will talk about their projects in the canal district and you will visit numerous canal houses to discover their many interior disguises.  We hope that this input of information will stimulate your creativity. You are free to present your ideas  in models,  artist impressions,  drawings or photo collage.  The best plans will become part of an exhibition on the interior transformations of the canal house in the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis.

    The Department of Architecture of Delft University of Technology invites you to join the workshop. As your host  the Department  will cover the costs of tutors, speakers, guides, facilities and materials. You have to cover your travel expenses and the costs of your hotel accommodation in Amsterdam, which will involve about 400 Euros for a stay of 10 nights in a budget hotel or hostel. However, keep in mind that meals and drinks are not (!) included and that there will be additional costs during your stay.  All students who have fulfilled the requirements of the workshop are entitled to a certificate of 3 ECTs.

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  • Design competition won for elderly home in Machelen/ Brussels (B)

    Mechtild Stuhlmacher

    As a team together with the German office Hildundk we won the invited competition for an elderly home for 105 inhabitants in Machelen/ Brussels. Our competition entry is documented under 'projects' . The scheme will developed quickly as the client, OCMW Machelen, plans to hand in the building application in the summer of 2012. The projects consists of 105 residential units, a daycare centre, several public facilities and a large enclosed garden. It will be built in two fases to replace an existing elderly home from the early seventies. Our scheme allows the adjacent building, an outdated elderly home from the nineties to be kept and reused.

  • Tony Fretton Architects

     

    Four of the projects Tony Fretton Architects of have completed on site this year, three in the Netherlands - Solid 11, Andreas Ensemble, De Prinsendam – and Tietgens Ærgelse in Denmark. Phase 2 of Andreas Ensemble, a new residential project of 166 apartments in Amsterdam West, has been completed and is shortlisted for a Brick Award 2011.

    “Solid 11” in Constantijn Huygensstraat, Amsterdam, has received an NAi award in recognition of being listed in the official architecture archive of the Dutch Architecture Institute. The building was reviewed by Ellis Woodman in Building Design magazine (29th September).

         

  • Piazzasalone

    Biennale internazionale di architettura di Venezia

     

    Mark Pimlott and Tony Fretton were invited by the curator of this year’s exhibition, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima to collaborate and create their installation Piazzasalone for the 12. Biennale internazionale di architettura di Venezia. The Biennale is open from 29 August through 21 November 2010.

Events

  • Lecture Stephen Taylor

    Making Urban

    Upcoming Thursday, 1st of December, architect Stephen Taylor will be giving a lunch lecture in Room B from 12:45-13:45. We hope to see you there.

    For more information on his work visit his website at: http://www.stephentaylorarchitects.co.uk/

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  • Lecture GRAHAM ELLARD & STEPHEN JOHNSTONE

    Franco Albini, Carlo Scarpa and the Museum of Floating Objects

    Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone have collaborated since 1993. Their large-scale video installations and 16mm films, concerned with the parallels between film and architecture have been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including; MoCA, Sydney; Tate Liverpool; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Chicago Architecture Foundation; Rotterdam International Film Festival. Recently their films have been included in Glass! Love! Perpetual Motion! Anthology Film Archives, New York; Assembly: A survey of recent artists’ film and video in Britain 2008–2013, Tate Britain; The Syndrome of Influence, Triennale Design Museum, Milan; The Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan; The Laszlo Moholy Nagy Retrospective, The Guggenheim Museum, New York.

     

    Since 2007 they have worked exclusively in 16mm film to explore specific built locations - typically modernist and often ‘visionary’ - at times combined with archive material, drawings, models and studio recreations. Concerned with the altered forms of attention, and the resulting intensity of looking, that comes from using a lens to frame and magnify architectural details and fleeting atmospheric effects Ellard and Johnstone’s films employ the film camera as a resolutely analogue investigative tool to articulate architectural space as the intersection of planes, vistas, apertures and screens. Their films emphasize the ability of the camera to produce ambiguities of scale, depth or shallowness and are fascinated by the play of multiple reflection, prismatic refraction and naturally occurring super-imposition as light penetrates architectural space. 

    They also write together and their book Anthony McCall: Notebooks and Conversations was published in March by Lund Humpries, London and New York/Kustmuseum St Gallen, Switzerland.

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  • Lecture DAVID KOHN

    'Ten Points'

    12 May, 12:45–13:45, Room B

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  • Domus Communis: Strategies of Intimacy

    04.11.2015

    You are cordially invited to the symposium Domus Communis: Strategies of Intimacy.

    The cultural constructions of dwelling, a refuge from the pressures of the world outside, have a long and rich tradition. We have learned to understand the home as an island of happiness and bliss, an enclave in an environment that becomes ever more determined by economic logics. A place where we can establish a distance towards the predicaments of modern existence. Some believe that the inability to dwell makes us into incomplete human beings. Not being able to feel at home then becomes a fundamental human failure.

    This symposium will explore a variety of views and ideas on the home, in the broadest sense of the word.

    Wednesday 4 November 2015, 10:00–16:45
    Design Academy Eindhoven
    Emmasingel 14, 5th floor, Eindhoven
    Entrance is free

    Organised by
    Master Contextual Design, Design Academy Eindhoven
    The Architecture of the Interior, Delft University of Technology.
    Made possible by the generous support of LEOXX and Modular.
    Illustration: Stephanie Goh Hui En, "House: the outside is on the inside", 2013

    Programme
     

    10.00  Arrival
    10.25  Welcome
    10.30  Patrick Healy  Domus Communis: Strategies of Intimacy
    11.30  Christoph Grafe  Prerequisites of dwelling
    12.30  Lunch break
    13.30  Jurjen Zeinstra  Drawing distinctions: The home of Heinrich Tessenow
    14.15  Tamar Shafrir  The home does not exist
    15.00  Coffee break
    15.15  Nick Axel  Shelter is not a thing
    16.00  Mikel van Gelderen  Collectivity

  • INTERIOR LECTURE SERIES

    spring 2015

    FIGURES OF THE INTERIOR

    The spring semester 2015, the Architecture of the Interior will present a public lecture series. Its focus is on those figures that define the interior and its use, but are rarely discussed as separate topics. They will be presented by a range of speakers, whose approach will vary from historical or sociological to examples from contemporary praxis.

    Mark Pimlott - Ground
    20.03.2015
    BKCity, Room C / 12:45 – 13:45

    Susanne Pietsch - Column
    27.03.2015
    BKCity, Room C / 12:45 – 13:45

    Eireen Scheurs - Stitches
    10.04.2015
    BKCity, Room tba. / 12:45 – 13:45

    Jurjen Zeinstra - Patterns
    17.04.2015
    BKCity, Room tba. / 12:45 – 13:45

    Ana Rocha - Joint
    08.05.2015
    BKCity, Room C / 12:45 – 13:45

    Dirk Somers - Profiles
    22.05.2015
    BKCity, Room C / 12:45 – 13:45

    Juliette Nielsen - Lighting
    29.05.2015
    BKCity, Room C / 12:45 – 13:45

    Marius Grootveld - Representation
    12.06.2015
    BKCity, Room F / 12:45 – 13:45

  • THE INTERIOR LECTURE SERIES

    autumn 2014

    This autumn semester, the Architecture of the Interior will present a public lecture series. Its focus is on those figures that define the interior and its use, but are rarely discussed as separate topics. They will be presented by a range of speakers, whose approach will vary from historical or sociological to examples from contemporary praxis.

     

    Dirk Somers - Transitions
    10.10.2014
    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Mark Pimlott - The Window
    17.10.2014
    BKCity, Room F / 12:45 – 13:45

    Jiska van Veen - Wayfinding
    31.10.2014
    BKCity, Room A / 12:45 – 13:45

    Jitse van den Berg - Encounter
    21.11.2014
    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Eireen Schreurs - Column
    28.11.2014
    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Jules Schoonman - Mirror

    05.12.2014

    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Caspar Frenken - Wall

    12.12.2014

    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Juliette Nielsen - Lighting

    19.12.2014

    BKCity, Room tba. / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Gert Somers - Paint!

    09.01.2014

    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

     

    Marius Grootveld - On presentations

    16.01.2014

    BKCity, Room P / 12:45 – 13:45

  • The Urban Paradise

    Symposium on nature, health the design of the urban environment

    On Friday 3 October 2014 Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions in co-operation with the Chair The Architecture of the Interior (TU Delft) will organize and host The Urban Paradise, a symposium on nature, health and the design of the urban environment.

    The symposium will address the potential of nature in the creation of a healthy urban environment. Six speakers will talk about this subject from the viewpoint of their respective disciplines. The day will conclude with a debate in which the public, the speakers and interested parties are invited to elaborate upon how nature could play a role in the development of a healthy Amsterdam.


    Speakers

    • Architectural historian and professor in Architecture, Urbanism and Health Dr Cor Wagenaar (RUG and TU Delft) will speak about how nature plays an integral part in the development of a healthy urban environments.
    • Landscape historian and professor in Culture, Landscape and Nature Dr Erik de Jong (UvA) will discuss the symbolic meaning of nature seen from the cultural and historical perspective of the urban dweller.
    • Sociologist and senior researcher at the Department of Public and Occupational Health Dr Jolanda Maas (VU / VUmc) will share research results regarding the positive and healing effect nature can have on the human brain.
    • Landscape architect and assistant professor in the chair of Landscape Architecture Dr Saskia de Wit (TU Delft) will give an overview of different types of healthcare gardens in The Netherlands.
    • Philosopher, independent researcher, general manager of Vakmanstad and educator Aetzel Griffioen (Vakmanstad / The Hague University of Applied Sciences) will contemplate how gardening can be used as an eco-social means to help children from deprived urban areas.
    • Architect and teacher at the Chair The Architecture of the Interior Mechthild Stuhlmacher (partner at Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architects / TU Delft) will voice the importance of gardens seen from an architectural viewpoint.


    General Information

    Date and time: 3 October 2014, 10:00 - 16:00
    Location:  The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)
    Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT), Mauritskade 62, 1092 AD Amsterdam

    The event is free of charge. Lunch is not included.

    Reservation is required as there is a limited number of seats. If you wish to attend, please send an email to: interiorarchitecture-BK@tudelft.nl

     

    Programme

    09.30
    Registration and coffee

    10.00
    Welcome

    10.15
    The Healthy Green City
    Architecture historian and professor Cor Wagenaar (RUG / TUD)

    10.45
    The Meaning of Nature
    Landscape historian and Artis-professor Erik de Jong (UvA)

    Break

    11.45
    Nature, Well-being and Health
    Sociologist and senior researcher Jolanda Maas (VU / VUMC)

    12.15
    Healthcare Gardens
    Landscape architect and assistant professor Saskia de Wit (TUD)

    Lunch break

    13.15
    Gardening as an Eco-social Means
    Philosopher independent researcher Aetzel Griffioen (Vakmanstad)

    13.45
    The Natural versus The Built Environment
    Architect Mechthild Stuhlmacher

    Break

    14.45
    Debate

    15.45
    Closing

    16.00
    Drinks

  • Forthcoming lectures by Mark Pimlott

    Mark Pimlott will be visiting professor of Interior Design at the Politecnico di Milano from October through December 2014 in addition to his roles in the Department of Architecture and the Architecture of the Interior

    21 October 2014 Mark Pimlott wil give a lecture entitled 'Propositions regarding architecture' at the Architectural Association, London

    20-21 February 2015 Mark Pimlott will give a lecture entitled 'Networks, interiors and interiority' as part of an international conference, 'Architecture/Intérieure' at Haut-Ecole et de Design (HEAD), Geneve.

  • Lecture: Bekleidung und Entkleidung – Lecture related to the theme of the exhibition ‘1:1 Sets for Erwin Olof & Bekleidung’

    MARK PIMLOTT - 27 February, 19:00, at Het Nieuwe Instituut

     

    Mark Pimlott's approach to the issue of Bekleidung challenges the exclusivity or intense personalisation, or psychologising, that has developed around it in discussions of the Interior: the claustrophobia that perhaps abounds in the stage sets and photographs of Erwin Olof.

        He proposes, instead, to explore the effects of these contrived interior settings in relation to the effects of the world without, which bring them into being.

        A prevailing notion within literature considering interior design and architecture is that the interior is an extension of our private selves, and by interpolation, of our bodies and their clothing. Indeed, the interior has been likened to a kind of clothing of another body that is an extension of ourselves. There are intimacies of various kinds in the private interior, reinforced by the very close contact between our physical bodies and the materials of the interior, which permit us to be less reserved there: we are nearly alone, we look at our reflection, we dress and undress, sleep, make love, lose ourselves. However, the interior does not exist in solitude, but in relation to the World; and the scenes that we characterise as private are cluttered with references and connections with that realm we think of as public. The public reaches inside to the private, and even in the space of dreams, the private reaches toward the public through a vast catalogue of affinities manifest in the imagery, association, and atmosphere of the interior.

  • Lecture 'The Garden'

    MARK PIMLOTT – Monday 17 March, Politecnico di Milano

     

    The Garden — In many public interiors, one is asked to imagine that one is not really inside at all, but in an environment that embodies attributes of nature. The nineteenth- and twentieth-century city, and the burgeoning metropolis in particular, embraced the theme of the Garden, in linear promenades, naturalistic parks or arcadian spaces where supremacy over nature could be imagined. The evocation of Eden or Arcadia––the original nature, the place of knowledge and the other––represented an ultimate mastery over nature and its denizens. This lecture describes representations of the Garden in the architecture of the interior, and how they have been used to effect public interior and urban environments that served to legitimate the western metropolitan project.

        This lecture is part of a series of lectures connected with the international workshop ATHENS 2014, organised and hosted by Politecnico di Milano. Other speakers are Hilde de Heynen and Fàtima Pombo (KU Leuven), Graeme Brooker (Middlesex) and Gianni Ottolini (Politecnico di Milano).

  • Symposium and workshop 'Modern Interior Architecture'

    Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 March, Politecnico di Milano

  • Double lecture 'Delft Lectures on Architectural Design'

    MARK PIMLOTT, 'Fiction and significance in the public interior' & KLASKE HAVIK, 'An introduction to literary methods in architectural design and research'. — Thursday 13 March, 10:30–12:30, TU Delft

  • Exhibition 'Pasticcio - Continuïteit in de Europese architectuur'

    21 February – 7 June, at Vlaams Architectuurinstituut

     

    Exhibition 'Pasticcio', with contribution by MARK PIMLOTT, 'Architecture in Brussels, Antwerp and Leuven.' With BIQ, Bovenbouw, Caruso St John, Herman Czech, Hild und K, Knapkiewicz und Fickert Peter Märkli, curated by Caruso St John, installation designed by Bovenbouw.  Vlaams Architectuurinstituut

  • Lecture 'Places we Make' at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin

    MARK PIMLOTT – 2 November 2013

     

    Mark Pimlott will give a lecture, ‘Places we make’ in the one-day conference ‘Constructing the view’ and will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Declan Long at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin on 2 November 2013. Others participating in the conference are Hugh Campbell, Dennis Gilbert, David Grandorge, Fiona Kearney, Shelley McNamara, Philipp Schaerer, Alexandra Stara, Thomas Struth, and Michael Wolf.

  • Paper and panel discussion ‘On a strategy for Public Art’

    MARK PIMLOTT – 14 September 2013, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden

     

    Mark Pimlott prepared a paper ‘On a strategy for Public Art’, and took part in a panel discussion on public space and public art, with Åsa Maria Bengtsson, Mark Isset, Jytte Rex, Maria Hellström Reimer, moderated by Jan Åman, at ArchFilm Lund at the Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden, on 14 September 2013.

  • Keynote lecture 'Architecture and the Interior'

    MARK PIMLOTT – 23 May 2013, TU Delft

     

    Mark Pimlott gave a keynote lecture in the one-day conference Architecture and the Interior at Delft University of Technology on 23 May 2013. Speakers included Jan Benthem, Tony Fretton, Kersten Geers, Christoph Grafe, Gennaro Postiglione and Peter St John. The conference was organised by Mark Pimlott, Susanne Pietsch, and Leontine de Wit.

  • Mark Pimlott worked with East architects

    Mark Pimlott worked with East architects on the public and not-so-public spaces of Rainham village, in Essex. A second work (following Railing Hall) called Cardinal Seat, was completed in May 2013.

  • Mark Pimlott/ Habitat: architecture symposium

    'Places for art; real places; better than real places'

     

    Mark Pimlott gave a lecture 'Places for art; real places; better than real places' and took part in a round table discussion with sociologist Dr Paul Jones (University of Liverpool), architect Hans van der Heijden (biq stadontwerper, Rotterdam), Bryan Biggs (director, Bluecoat Liverpool), moderated by Ellis Woodman (editor, Building Design), at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, as part of the symposium 'Habitat' on 2 May, 2013. Download PDF

  • Susanne Pietsch, Mark Pimlott – Workshop Antwerpen

    'In between and everywhere, connecting everything'


    Susanne Pietsch and Mark Pimlott recently directed a workshop 'In between and everywhere, connecting everything', regarding the South Bank Centre in London, for the international workshop and lecture series ADSL2013: Dissolution, at Artesis University College, Antwerpen, 10 through 15 February 2013. Some fifteen students took part, reconsidering the entire fabric of the South Bank, and making a proposal for its detailed re-habilitation. A small book on the project was published to accompany the work: Download PDF.
     
         
     
  • Architecture and the Interior – Conference 23 May 2013

    23 May 2013, 9:30-19:00
    Delft University of Technology
    Faculty of Architecture

    Architecture and the Interior

    Register

    Since 1999, the focus of the Chair of Architectural Design / Interiors has been the architecture of the public interior: the critical arena for the setting out of possibilities or values for the city itself. The Chair has seen the city, in all its programmes and initiatives, as a place of values, expressed in the way the city is made and built, and in the relations between people that it implies or defines in its spaces and interiors. It is concerned with those interior spaces in the city that people share, and where they are conscious of each other as individuals in public and as a public. It has seen it as necessary to understand such places and the people who will use them so that better architecture can be made, an architecture that offers people a kind of freedom. With informed and generous viewpoints, proposals for this public interior can be made that are powerful, realisable vehicles for responsible, critical and artistic thought.

    The conference Architecture and the Interior serves as a mark of the work and discourse of the Chair’s programme Interiors, Buildings and Cities for the past fourteen years as directed by Prof Tony Fretton and an introduction to the work within the Chair in the future, in its new course The Architecture of the Interior, whose object is to address, directly, the interior as an object of cultural and specifically architectural attention.

    The morning session concerns the themes of the course during Tony Fretton’s tenure, and will include talks from Tony Fretton, Prof Christoph Grafe, Peter St John and Prof Tom Avermaete. A round table discussion, moderated by Tom Avermaete, will follow.

    The afternoon session considers the subject and themes of The Architecture of the Interior and the very large, complex interior. This session will consist of talks by Mark Pimlott, Gennaro Postiglione, Jan Benthem and Kersten Geers. A round-table discussion between individuals drawn from practice and society, moderated by Saskia van Stein, creative director of NAiM / Bureau Europa, Maastricht, will follow.

    The day concludes with a reception, and presentation of Amsterdam Studies, (Architectura & Natura: Amsterdam, 2013) — a document of the Chair’s work since 1999 — by its editor, Jurjen Zeinstra to Karin Laglas, the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, Delft University of Technology.

  • Mark Pimlott online interview

    An interview of Mark Pimlott by Robert Preece was published 26 December 2012 on the International Sculpture Centre Blog. "It's not about 'art' or 'design'. It's about space and a place."

     

    Read the interview here

  • Mark Pimlott lecture

    Orban Space: Luc Deleu–T.O.P. Office

    Mark Pimlott gave a lecture celebrating the launch of the book Orban Space: Luc Deleu–T.O.P. Office, eds. Wouter Davids, Guy Châtel, Stefaan Vervoort (Amsterdam: Valiz, 2012) at Stroom Den Haag on 30 November 2012. Download PDF

  • Mark Pimlott lecture

    Outer City/ Figure

    Mark Pimlott was guest critic of Peter St John’s studio London Outer City/ Figure at London Metropolitan University on 29 November 2012

  • Mark Pimlott lecture

    The work of Sergison Bates architects

    Mark Pimlott gave a short lecture regarding the work of Sergison Bates architects to celebrate the launch of their new book Buildings, ed. Heinz Wirz (Lucerne: Quart Verlag, 2012), at Central House Gallery at London Metropolitan University, Whitechapel, on 22 November 2012. Download PDF

  • Mark Pimlott lecture

    Urban Encounters: the image of public space

    Mark Pimlott gave a lecture, ‘The interior and the clearing’ as part of the symposium Urban Encounters: the image of public space, at Tate Britain, London, on 6 October 2012. Download PDF

  • Mark Pimlott lecture

    Interiority Complex

    An interview with Mark Pimlott by Arjen Oosterman and Brendan Cormier, Interiority Complex, was published in October 2012 in Volume 33: Interiors, (Stichting Archis, Rotterdam). Download PDF

  • Lecture series "Others about us"

    At the faculty of architecture, room K

    Mark Pimlott introduced a series of talks by artists, graphic artists, and a fashion designer, entitled Others about us, organised by students of the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft, the Netherlands, on 19 November (Jan Rothuizen); 21 November (Bas Princen); 22 November (Karel Martens) and 23 November (Marga Weimans). Download PDF

  • Mark Pimlott lecture

    Mark Pimlott gave a lecture, ‘Authenticity and artifice’ as part of the series Facade 2012, at the Zeeuwse Bibliotheek, Middelburg, on 6 November 2012. Download PDF

     

    Alvar Aalto, Villa Mairea Noormarkku, Finland (1939)

  • Mark Pimlott lecture

    International lectures

    Mark Pimlott gave a lecture, ‘The interior and the clearing’ as part of the symposium Urban Encounters: the image of public space, at Tate Britain, London, on 6 October 2012. Download PDF

  • INTERIORcity

    Design workshop

     

    Leontine de Wit and Susanne Pietsch from Interiors, Buildings and Cities will run interiors workshops at the Buda Factory, Kortrijk, 22-26 October 2012, as part of INTERIORcity, a collaboration of Interiors Biennale Kortrijk with the Flemish Architecture Institute VAi, and emerging designers.

     

    The workshop INTERIORcity examines the relationship between the inner life of buildings and the city, between the fair and the city and between people; those living in Kortrijk and visitors to the Interiors Biennale. For 5 days students from five schools of architecture and interior architecture will collaborate in a practical examinations of what interiors mean today and what they may mean tomorrow.

     

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  • Tony Fretton is on Twitter!

    @T_Fretton

    Follow Tony Fretton on Twitter for thoughts and ideas on architecture.

  • Tony Fretton lecture

    TONY FRETTON on FACADES Lecture on 14th of september 2012

    Dear all

    This friday there will be a collective Msc 1 and 3 lecture about Facades given by the profressor of our chair, Tony Fretton. It will be located at lecture room F from 13:00 till 13:45.

    We hope to see you there!

  • Invitation: IJdock-block

    Within a few months two buildings designed by Zeinstra van Gelderen architecten will be completed. Both are part of the IJdock-block, situated at the Westerdoksdijk in Amsterdam, just a few minutes from the Central Station.

     

    The office tower, situated on the north side, will house the Water Police in the lower floors. The apartment building has 56 spacious dwellings and retail spaces on the ground floor.

     

    We kindly invite you to have a preview of these buildings together with us on Saturday June 2 from 13.30 till 16.00. The IJdock-block is opened from 10.00 till 16.00 as part of the national Day of the Building Industry.

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  • Tony Fretton lecture

    International lectures

    Tony Fretton is giving a number of international lectures. In October he will lecture at the Gallery of Architecture in Katowice, Poland and at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA. In November and December he lectures at the Technische Universitat Munchen, and in Austria at the House of Architecture in Graz and the Architktur Forum Ostschweiz in St Gallen.

    A book of the complete works of Tony Fretton Architects, provisionally entitled “Buildings and their Territories”will be published by Birkhauser in 2012.