Architecture is good for nothing unless it sprouts from and reacts to the dark, dirty and wild realities of everyday life. In a similar way, the fuzzy boundaries of Japanese design increase the richness of architectural space, dark dirty and wild spaces have no respect for neat boundaries.
As architect and researcher I aspire to co-create spaces of resonance, reciprocity and radical affection in support of a life-affermative, empathic-anamistic approach to architectural practice, research and pedagogy. Aspiring to co-create spaces of resonance, reciprocity and radical affection, my design work starts from the dream to up-scale my experimental research practice to a proffesional practice guided by what I refer to as 'biotopological craftsmanship', a craftsmanship not of wood but of bio-topo-logical entrainment.
Through creative practice research, that is academic research driven by artistic and designerly methods, I practice architecture as a creative tool for figuring ourselves out and constructing ourselves differently. By means of sited experiments, that is 1:1 performances and interventions, I study the reciprocal relationship between (human)organisms and the (built)environment. Presently, my research departs from an interest in the correspondence between non-Western spatial practices and recent insights in the cognitive sciences that emphasize the empathic-animistic nature of the architectural experience.