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MODERNISING MODERNISM

Transforming public space of Amsterdam New West

Clients: Rietveld Academy in cooperation with Van Eesterenmuseum

Project: Students from the department of Inter-Architecture of the Rietveld Academy reflect on the public space of the Western Garden Cities. This modernist area has been planned by Van Eesteren in 1934 (AUP), has been built after World War II and is inhabited by people of today. The students developed new concepts for public space during the urban design course I’ve been teaching in the winter semester 2015. The projects offer new perspectives, new experiences and new services for Amsterdam New West.

The student design projects are exhibited at the Van Eesterenmuseum from April 1 until June 26 2016.

www.inter-architecture.nl

www.vaneesterenmuseum.nl

bible foundation

BIBLE FOUNDATION

Client: Gereformeerde Bijbelstichting/Reformed Bible Foundation, Leerdam

Project: Exhibition design of permanent collection of the foundation.

A walk through the history of bible translations displaying the impressive bible collection from 1477 until today. 2016.

In association with www.museummind.nl

Book supports by Mark de Graaff Artefact Montage

water treasure

WATER TREASURE

Client: Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier regional water board

Project: Exhibition design of permanent collection for water board in its new office building in Heerhugowaard. 2011

This exhibition emphasizes contrasts within the collection, with fine crystal glasses used by directors placed alongside rough tools for building dikes. Such objects symbolize the inner and outer worlds of the institution in its centuries-old struggle against the water.

In association with suopulab.nl

CARTHAGO

CARTHAGO

Client: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden/The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden

Project: Exhibition design of Carthage, presenting the history and archaeological treasures of one of the most legendary cities in the ancient world. 
2014/2015

On behalf of Architectenbureau Jowa
 www.jowa.nl

http://www.rosmalen-schenk.nl/

Photographs: Mike Bink Fotografie

 

ATELIER MALKOVICH

ATELIER MALKOVICH

Client: The Nieuw en Meer – Amsterdam artist studio complex

Project: Competition to design the artist studio of the future.

Archetypisch and Suopulab won the Atelier Malkovich competition with their proposal for artist studios at the Nieuwe Meer, Amsterdam. Called PARKPARK, the studio design was part of an exhibition of experimental architecture that features eight pavilions built at half scale. The design was presented at the Nieuw en Meer artist studio complex in the summer of 2008.

In association with www.suopulab.nl

www.nieuwenmeer.nl/Malkovich

Foto 3 Thomas Lenden

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SPACE

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SPACE

Client: Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Department of Inter-Architecture

Project: A week-long workshop for first and second year students on ‘culturally specific design’. 2013

Students observed the behaviour of people from different cultural backgrounds in the city to see whether it reflects a particular way of using public space. Drawing on the research findings, they then designed an intervention in public space that accentuates certain culture-based behaviour. The photographs show the student projects.

For more lessons on public space see http://inter-architecture.rietveldacademie.nl/?page_id=7532

 

 

BREDERODE CASTLE

BREDERODE CASTLE

Client: Rijksgebouwendienst/Government Buildings Agency, Cultural Heritage of North Holland

Project: Design of information system that updates visitors on the castle’s renovation. 2010

A system of boards and weathering steel installations enables passers-by to zoom in on all kinds of details about the renovation process, such as the type of bricks and plaster used, the treatment of vegetation, or the bats living in the castle walls.

In association with Yvonne van Versendaal and Madelinde Hageman

DUTCH DOC AWARD

DUTCH DOC AWARD

Client: Dutch Doc Photo Foundation/Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

Project: Exhibition design for Dutch Doc Award, a biennial prize for documentary photography, that presented work by the 6 nominees in 2013. The design, featuring a colour gradation on the walls from white to dark grey, was enhanced by a light installation made up of a cloud of neon tubes that vary in light intensity.

In association with SuopuLab and Yvonne van Versendaal

www.dutch-doc.nl

PUBLIC SPACE IN CHINA

PUBLIC SPACE IN CHINA

Study tours to explore the use of public space in China. I travelled to schools and universities in Shanghai, Hefei, Wuhan, Taihe, Jinan and Jincheng, lecturing about codes of behaviour in Western and Eastern cities.

In November 2011, I was a guest tutor at the School of Architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

www.archetypisch.nl/blog

 

VRIJSTAAT AMSTERDAM

THE MAKING OF VRIJSTAAT AMSTERDAM

Client: Zuiderkerk Information Centre, Amsterdam

Project: Design and production of exhibition. 2009

Within the framework of the 4th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam/Amsterdam, nine young urban design offices developed proposals for nine metropolitan locations in Amsterdam. The Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam presented studies, sketches and models of these ‘spaces for freedom and change’ in an exhibition landscape composed of scaffolding and fabric.

In association with Yvonne van Versendaal www.yv2.nl

http://iabr.nl/nl/editie/open-city-designing-coexistence

A BEAUTIFUL THING

A BEAUTIFUL THING

Client: Museum Hilversum

Project: Design of the exhibition “Een mooi ding/A Beautiful Thing”. 2010

This exhibition on design and craftsmanship in Holland from 1890 to 2010 presented the full spectrum of Dutch design creativity, varying from unique pieces to objects of mass production. The objects were not displayed chronologically but in groups according to type. Instead of small captions, each item featured a detailed label with information about the designer, material, technique, manufacture, edition, purchaser, etc.

In association with www.suopulab.nl

800 METER COETZEE

800 METER COETZEE

Client: De Balie, Amsterdam

Project: Spatial installation for Coetzee Festival in 2010.

To mark the 70th birthday of Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee, the Balie cultural centre organized a festival in honour of the celebrated South African writer. In the installation designed by Archetypisch and SuopuLab, every line of Summertime, Coetzee’s latest novel, was cut out and glued together. His 297-page book became an 800-metre-long strip that meandered through the spaces of the Balie.

In association with www.suopulab.nl

 

GOOI WOMEN IN ART

GOOI WOMEN IN ART

Client: Museum Hilversum

Project: Concept and design of exhibition featuring the work of 41 female artists living in the Gooi region during the period 1850-2010.

To turn this eclectic selection of art into a coherent show, Archetypisch and SuopuLab displayed the works according to colour. All paintings, photographs and prints that make up a century of female art in the Gooi region were strictly arranged according to their chief colour. The tonal gradation generated interesting connections and associations between the various artworks.

In association with www.SuopuLab.nl

 

 

PAL PENTHOUSE

PAL PENTHOUSE

Client: Pal West
/YD young designers

Project: A two-month design workshop for teenagers to develop their ideas about living, home and furniture. The results were shown in a spectacular theatre show with a revolving stage.

Location: Garage Notweg, Osdorp, Amsterdam. 2010

WWW.PALPENTHOUSE.BLOGSPOT.COM

 

ZOMERDIJKSTRAATATELIERS

ZOMERDIJKSTRAATATELIERS 1934-2010

Client: Arti et Amicitiae artists association, Amsterdam

Project: Exhibition design. 2010

Exhibition that documents the first studio apartments for artists in Amsterdam, built in 1934 by the architects Zanstra, Giesen and Sijmons. A 1:5 model of the apartment complex was installed at Arti et Amicitiae. Back projections brought the studios to life and illuminated the action and interaction inside the building.

In association with Yvonne van Versendaal

www.arti.nl

 

MUSEUM QUARTER

MUSEUM QUARTER 1891-2010

Client: City of Amsterdam

Project: Exhibition design for Museum District, Amsterdam. 2008/2009

Past and future designs for Museum Square were displayed in clouds of mobiles all over the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam. An ephemeral and dynamic installation that conveyed the development of the cultural heart of Amsterdam.

In association with www.suopulab.nl

 

ALL IS VANITY

ALL IS VANITY

Client: Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam

Project: Design of exhibition about daguerreotypes. 2009

The daguerreotype, the earliest type of photograph, was invented by Louis Daguerre in 1839. The image is exposed directly onto a mirror-polished surface of silver. To create an intimate setting for these small artefacts, SuopuLab and Archetypisch built a black box made up of showcases fitted with glass-fibre lighting.

In association with www.suopulab.nl

www.daguerreobase.org/

 

THE CITY AS STAGE

THE CITY AS STAGE

Client: Institut für Raumgestaltung, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Project: A workshop for architecture students. 2007

Theme: The city as stage. The influence of architecture on perception and codes of behaviour in public space.

The photographs show models of the student projects.

www.raumgestaltung.tugraz.at/lehrangebot/workshop2.htm

SEE AND BE SEEN

SEE AND BE SEEN

Project: Graduation project, Gerrit Rietveld Academy

Theme: Confrontational public furniture. 2004

This design for seating in a public place makes people more aware of themselves in relation to the others. The nine chairs are set at equal distances from each other, are neutral in form, and appear normal in their use. It is only when one wants to sit down that one realizes that the seat backs unfold in various directions, fixing previously unexpected orientations and views. The sitter cannot know in advance who they will look at or who will look at them.

 

 

BENEVOLENT MANOEUVRES

BENEVOLENT MANOEUVRES

Client: Architectenbureau K2, Amsterdam

Project: Design of exhibition with work by K2 at Salon Blauraum, Hamburg, Germany. 2003

The exhibition at the Salon Blauraum architecture gallery shows the work of K2, with a focus on their splendid architectural models. A moveable ladder placed in front of the window display offers additional information.

www.architectenbureau-k2.nl

 

Archetypisch

Archetypisch is a studio for spatial design founded by Anika Ohlerich in 2007. Archetypisch specializes in exhibitions, ranging from temporary presentations on photography, history, design, urban planning and fine arts to permanent collections.

Archetypisch also focuses on public space. Anika Ohlerich studies how people use the city and how space influences people. She researches behavioural patterns in cities in the Netherlands and elsewhere, especially in relation to spatial interventions in existing structures.

Furthermore, Anika Ohlerich is a lecturer and engaged mentor at the Department of Inter-Architecture at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, and is a frequent guest teacher at other universities and institutes.

http://www.inter-architecture.nl/

Anika

Anika Ohlerich (1972, Germany) is an art historian and spatial designer.

She graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Prior to that she received a Master of Art in Art History and Theatre Studies from the University of Cologne.

After working for Opera Amsterdam design agency in 2005/2006, she founded Archetypisch in 2007. Archetypisch is a studio for spatial design that specializes in exhibitions and installations in public space.

Anika Ohlerich works/has worked for:

  • Rijksmuseum van Oudheden/National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden
  • Architectenbureau Jowa, Amsterdam
  • Tropenmuseum Amsterdam/Dutch Documentary Photo Foundation
  • Congregatie van de Zusters van Julie Postel, Boxmeer
  • The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2012
  • Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier
  • De Balie, Amsterdam
  • Ministerie van VROM, Rijksgebouwendienst/The Government Buildings Agency Cultureel Erfgoed Noordholland
  • Museum Hilversum
  • Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
  • Dienst Ruimtelijke Ordening/Department of Urban Planning and Sustainability, Amsterdam
  • Informatiecentrum Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam
  • Perspekt Studio’s, Haarlem
  • Opera Amsterdam
  • Totems Communication, Amsterdam
  • Bureau Parkstad, Amsterdam
  • Architectenbureau K2, Amsterdam
  • Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
  • SK Stiftung Kultur, video dance department, Cologne, Germany

Anika Ohlerich lectures/has lectured at:

  • Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
  • Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam
  • Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
  • Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
  • Academie van Bouwkunst, Groningen
  • Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • Wuhan University and other universities in China
  • Institut für Raumgestaltung, Technische Universität Graz, Austria

Contact

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ARCHETYPISCH

Anika Ohlerich
Haarlemmer Houttuinen 23-1 [map]
NL – 1013 GL
Amsterdam

anika@archetypisch.nl
+31 6 24 15 24 97