Master Interior Architecture:
Research + Design


Spatial practice binds this collection. Projects are rooted in real life issues; climate crisis, social justice, artificial intelligence, post-colonial practice, materialism, gender politics, global health, and post-humanism, to name a few. The new search portal gives visitors access to the projects through different navigational features. Photographs, prototypes, videos, drawings, writings, installations, exhibitions, and publications are interconnected and coexist. These documents present a range of content, and multiple ways to interface with and study the materials.

Mapping archive imagery onto a pixelated animated simplex noise grid, with variable scale, speed, and frequency by Yannick Gregoire

Extraction — A trans-scalar inquiry

This publication is the first issue of Spatial Folders, a thematic periodical that is produced by the faculty of Master Interior Architecture: Research and Design (MIARD) program at Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. It is composed of a selection of graduation theses alongside contributions by guest authors that focus on urgent socio-cultural, socio-political, and ecological issues that affect the (built) environment and its representation regimes.

book cover, design by Dongyoung Lee

Underfoot and reaching into the light

The 2022 graduates invite you to Underfoot and reaching into the light, a show featuring their end of the year projects. In The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins [1], Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing imagines “other ways of making worlds,” histories told from different points of view and she investigates stories with unexpected protagonists.

Opposing Flatness by Emma Kroos, image by Chiara Catalini

Workshop Ca‘ del Biondo

The workshop by Studio Ossidiana takes place at “Ca’ del Biondo”, an historical farm in the Boschetto area of Cremona, Italy. The workshop is dedicated to 1:1 prototyping, and to the development of a collective project through the use and re-use of available materials, tools, and spaces. The farm itself is the context and work place. The workshop is part of Domestic Territories an ongoing design research on new relations, spaces, and forms of encounter between humans, (other) animals, plants, and minerals.

image by Studio Ossidiana