Studio KU+ is a studio for architectural scale model making in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Two tactile audio models unveiled.

Together with Hannes Wallrafen a founder of Stichting Geluid in Zicht, we developed the tactile audio models of the Rijksmuseum and the ARCAM Architecture Centre Amsterdam to improve accessibility.

These architectural models are like physical tools for the perception of space. We worked from new perspectives, such as tactile sensations and color contrasts to gain accessibility and to support visually impaired visitors especially.

The architectural models for Arcam and Rijksmuseum were officially presented on April 12 and June 17, respectively. The presentation to the stakeholders and low-vision guests reminded us of the great social impact of this project, and we hope to continue such projects in the future.
The models are now accessible for all the visitors of the museums.

We look forward to having many people use our “supporting tools”.

Both projects have been supported by Bartiméus Fonds

 - Hannes Wallrafen: Founder/Director of Stichting Geluid in Zicht, who was known as a photographer, lost his eyesight in the early 2000s and is now exploring the world and the possibilities of sound. And this time, we  produced models that you can touch and when you touch the points, you will hear an audio guide. -  -

Hannes Wallrafen: Founder/Director of Stichting Geluid in Zicht, who was known as a photographer, lost his eyesight in the early 2000s and is now exploring the world and the possibilities of sound. And this time, we produced models that you can touch and when you touch the points, you will hear an audio guide.
photo: Reinier Gerritsen -  -  -

photo: Reinier Gerritsen

Rijksmuseum tactile-audio model