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Pavilion for an artist

Competition 1st prize

Amsterdam, NL ‘07 - ‘08

architect DHL architecture

design team Lada Hršak, Daniëlle Huls

client Stichting Nieuw en Meer
Thomas Lenden

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The brief for the Atelier Malkovich ideas competition asked for the design of an innovative and functional studio for the contemporary artist. It should address the changing of both their role in society and their working methods.

The contemporary artist is an archivist in white shiny sneakers and skinny jeans. They work and operate in the modern world of cities and towns. From the Coffee Company to exposition space, from workshop to gallery, they observe and record, gather and collect. They need a place where they can store their accumulated information

and where they can archive their inspirations and materials – to download and upload.

From the outside, the building is camouflaged with mirrors; it reflects the surroundings negating its own existence. The large cabinet doors are almost invisible and the entrance must be discovered. Archive‘s interior has a warm soft sore, and is fitted with wooden shelves and ‘shaker’ hooks. It is an uninterrupted space,  where the artist can walk around and around, endlessly roaming through their orderly labyrinth - it is a hard disc for the creative mind!

| Keizersgracht 126, 1015 CW Amsterdam, Netherlands | T +31 (0)650617836 | E |