Master Interior Architecture:
Research + Design


Spatial practice binds the 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 search portal gives visitors access to the projects through different navigational features. Photographs, prototypes, videos, drawings, writings, installations, exhibitions, and publications are interconnected offering multiple ways to interface with and study the content.

animation still by Yannick Gregoire

Anything that is alive cannot be in the gallery space

Anything that is alive cannot be in the gallery space features the graduation works of designers from the Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design program at the Piet Zwart Institute. The exhibition includes projects by Isabella Fiorante, Ruth Gonzalez, Andreas Höfert, Daniël De Jong, Maya Kumari, Blise Orr, Pascale Ritter, Paulina Sycha, Julia Woch, Miriam Zanzinger.

image by Chiara Catalini

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.

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