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Studio SPOLIA

Four months ago, our students at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam started ‘Studio SPOLIA’ which combined with the design project and research project, with a gift from the Monuments and Archeology department of the city, a pile of building fragments from their category D: debris.

 -   In the design project, students designed a new building on the Marineterrein in Amsterdam that will house three functions already present on or near the area: the Archeology Workplace of Monuments and and Archeology, the current ‘Makerspace' of the Academy of Architecture and a new home for Arcam, the architecture centre of Amsterdam. Every student had the task to find a suitable place for the collection of these forgotten ornaments in their building.  In the research project, student worked with a debris of their choice from a big crate of fragments. Not only the aesthetic of the fragments were central, but also the making of the fragments. First building fragments were redrawn, 3d scanned, printed, copied, mirrored, used as a cast, etc. Then the historic fragments and ornaments were interpreted into a new functional element for their design project: the door handle of their building.  -  -

 
In the design project, students designed a new building on the Marineterrein in Amsterdam that will house three functions already present on or near the area: the Archeology Workplace of Monuments and and Archeology, the current ‘Makerspace' of the Academy of Architecture and a new home for Arcam, the architecture centre of Amsterdam. Every student had the task to find a suitable place for the collection of these forgotten ornaments in their building.

In the research project, student worked with a debris of their choice from a big crate of fragments. Not only the aesthetic of the fragments were central, but also the making of the fragments. First building fragments were redrawn, 3d scanned, printed, copied, mirrored, used as a cast, etc. Then the historic fragments and ornaments were interpreted into a new functional element for their design project: the door handle of their building.






‘Was I an Ornament?’

A mini-expo part of the ‘Am I an Ornament?’ exhibition at ARCAM, the Architecture Centre of Amsterdam will be on show from 9 June. On display are of each student their historic building fragment, door handle and image of their building design.

Exhibition ‘Was I an Ornament?'
Show: 9 Jun. - 15 Nov. 2020
ARCAM, Architecture Centre of Amsterdam, 1st floor

https://www.arcam.nl/en/mini-expo-was-i-an-ornament/

Studio SPOLIA
The Academy of Architecture Amsterdam
Tutors: Jarrik Ouburg, Juliette Gilson and Kaita Shinagawa

Students: Maria Khozina, Evgenia Kirschbaum, Vyasa Koe, Niene Laan, Maiara Luchi Camilotti, Sian Mcgrath, Artjom Morozov, Henry Pulido Garzon, Roosje Rodenburg

ARCAM instruction Visiting Reservation
Would you like to visit the mini-exhibition ? Book your time slot via Eventbrite, valid for both exhibitions >
URL: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-gratis-ticket-am-i-an-ornament-106634450512
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