“I am interested in a possible architecture. In my work I start with form or material that often comes from outside of it. In the conviction that things can always be re-examined and reinterpreted, they can also be seen as architecture. . . .”
lecture: Anne HOLTROP, “Caves and Temples” with respondent Daniel NORELL.
Draw Point Talk lecture series.
6.00 p.m. / The KTH School of Architecture
114 26 Stockholm, Sweden
The way someone can see a butterfly or a lake in the ink blots of a Rorschach test. I want to look freely—more or less without a plan—at material gestures and found forms and let them perform as architecture. In this way, architecture emerges by imagining a next step to the previous steps that have been taken. I want the work to remain interpretable exactly the way it originated.
Anne Holtrop is an independent architect based in Amsterdam. His work ranges from models to temporary spaces and buildings. He is course director of the master Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, and was editor of OASE, an architectural journal for architecture from 2005 till 2013. For his practice he has has been awarded several grants from the Fonds BKVB, as well as receiving the Charlotte Köhler Prize for Architecture from the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation.
About Draw, point, talk:
Draw, point, talk asks emerging architects and scholars to present their ongoing work in a public lecture and to articulate a position that charges the following response and discussion. Putting media and thought into productive dialogue, the series challenges a prevailing climate where design is presented without disciplinary argument or where criticism is presented without proposition. Each session addresses a current debate in architecture by delving deep into the particularities of an architectural practice. Hosted four times per year, this curated series of talks invites the public to an ongoing discussion.
Arranged and curated by: The Stockholm Association of Architects through Daniel Norell and Frida Rosenberg in collaboration with KTH School of Architecture.