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A mirror for preparation
A mirror for preparation

A space for retention
A space for retention

A space for cultivation
A space for cultivation

A space for processing
A space for processing

A frame for research
A frame for research

Axonometric view of the construction
Axonometric view of the construction

Axonometric view of the design
Axonometric view of the design





PROJECTINDEX
 
ENCAMPMENT OF OTHER SPACES
Gerrit Rietveld Academie

The 1:1 model designed for this project is speculative by nature and targets the 21st-century recluse who seeks to escape day-to-day life. I did research into actual examples of present-day recluses and was fascinated by their lifestyles.
These examples were the inspiration for my project and generated specific questions about developing a method that allowed me to observe, study and design space for living from a new angle.
A key aspect of designing a space for a 21st-century recluse is the absence of internet and other present-day technologies. The form takes its cue from the diorama, a kind of architectural gateway through which to examine new scenarios for people who seek to define, control and organize their immediate environment and withdraw from the world.
The historical diorama format allows you to think about narratives and the relationships between different objects in spaces but also about becoming part of those narratives and relationships. This project provides a 1:1 framework within which speculative narratives can be tested: call it a laboratory, a work station, a place to test endurance, or a place to prepare mind and body for a spatial experience.
The result is a life-sized model that can be used to illustrate and test different forms of dwelling, an imaginary world that can be explored and experienced. It also suggests the presence of a character, the 21st-century recluse. My installation seeks to evoke a fictional and imaginary universe where the boundaries between mental space, built structures and the surrounding landscape have fallen away.