Workshops Academie van Bouwkunst
Academie van Bouwkunst, A'dam
Jo Barnett, Paul Reintjes
Adriaan Beukers, Ed v.Hinte
The Acadamy of Architecture Amsterdam offers an interdisciplinary program of masterstudies. Architects, urbanists and landscape architects are trained in constant mutual exchange between their disciplines.
‘2020-’22 | New Vlooienburg
Theme of the annual ‘Makerspace Workshop’ is Amsterdam’s ‘Waterloo-Square, since long the academy’s front yard and perhaps Amsterdam’s most controversial location. The workshop starts with a lecture on its burdened history. Students work on a new urban concept for the location. The workshop results in an a big scale maquette and a time-lapse video of the process.
The former Winter- and Summerworkshops were intensive interdisciplinary events.
International teams of students worked on unusual, challenging group assignments.
2009 | Thin City
An investigation on the phenomenon of lightweight and composite structures. Students impregnate their clothes to ‘Frozen textile’ and build a human tower.
2010 | Going Dutch
For ages individuals have created, transformed and maintained the Dutch landscape as the sum of personal dreams. How will students match their dreams with others, how will they match connecting pieces into vibrant structures?
2011 | Transgress
The workshop is meant to defamiliarize the ‘sectoral’ way of understanding the world. Students are expected to violate or trespass some spatial convention anywhere in public space, challenging the common equation of landscape.
2014 | District 2413
A leap into future off 400 years offers us great visionary freedom. This allows us to play with our delicate historical heritage as if it where a ‘Canal District building-kit’.