INSIDE Interior Architecture (MA): Design for the real world

INSIDE Interior Architecture (MA): Design for the real world

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

April 13, 2012
INSIDE Interior Architecture (MA): Design for the real world

A two-year English-taught master program at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
Final application deadline for Fall program:
May 1, 2012 (EU and non-EU students) / July 1, 2012 (only EU students)

Royal Academy of Art
Prinsessegracht 4
2514 AN The Hague

+31 (0)70 315 4777

Applications are being accepted for the master programme in Interior Architecture INSIDE at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. INSIDE is a two-year, internationally orientated program for interior architecture. A meeting place where students, designers, theoreticians, architects, and critics gather to broaden and deepen their understanding of interior architecture and public space design.

INSIDE targets the real world: a world that is changing. Large-scale interiors, the relation between private and public space, sustainability, a greater demand for social cohesion, and simultaneous processes of growth and decay are themes that call for a new perspective on interior architecture. The content of INSIDE concentrates on issues that face designers, clients, residents or users of interior architecture. Through observing, research, conceptualization, and spatial design, sustainable, humane solutions for real world problems are developed and presented.

INSIDE aims to penetrate the interior of interior architecture and extend that to the range of public spaces that surround us. In an ever-growing awareness of a world in which multiple and contradictory visions are present, we will challenge and see the world from inside-out and become INSIDE architects.

The INSIDE programme consists of five parts. The heart features three studios—Inter, Urban, and Space—that make up almost half of the total study load. In Studio Space this year Anne Holtrop took the unpredictable, chance, and intuition as starting points and ended with the design of a house for the French writer Georges Perec that was scattered all over town.

Studio Urban by ZUS focuses on public space that becomes more and more private, large-scale, and interior. What forces propel this development and what is the role of the designer within these dynamics?

Alongside these studios, students participate in a longer research trajectory entitled Inside Flows, headed by Jan Jongert. This year the research looks at flows of food and money in the contemporary urban landscape and interior architecture. In addition, the course includes a theoretical foundation provided by Louise Schouwenberg, which trains students to reflect on their position within the field of interior architecture, and a skills programme taught by various guest teachers that offers students hands-on experience through intensive technical workshops. Finally, the travel programme by Hans Venhuizen allows students to observe and reflect on the discipline, cultural phenomena, and social themes.

Internationally orientated architects and theorists lead all parts of the programme:
Inter by Jan Konings (from 2012)
Space by Anne Holtrop (until 2012)
Urban by Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman (ZUS – Zones Urbaines Sensibles)
Flows by Jan Jongert (2012Architecten)
Theory by Louise Schouwenberg
Travel by Hans Venhuizen

The Skills program is composed of various workshops taught by guest lecturers.

The 2011/2012 guest lecturers include:
Pieke Bergmans, Mathijs de Boer, Lieven de Cauter, Simon Davies, Theo Deutinger, Fredie Flore, Job Floris, Aetzel Griffioen, Sven Grooten, Krijn de Koning, Hans Lensvelt, John Lonsdale, Rianne Makkink, Arjen Oosterman, Denis Oudendijk, Kyong Park, Mark Pimlott, Bertjan Pot, Lorenzo de Rita, Marc Schuilenburg, Eline Strijkers, Jacob Voorthuys, Peter Zuiderwijk
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