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Elise Zoetmulder, Anton Zoetmulder

AntaLilo

Papenstraat 7, Delft, Netherlands
Brother and sister, Anton and Elise Zoetmulder work together and collaborate with Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur and the Sense&Care Research Platform. He graduated as an architect cum-laude from the TU Delft. She obtained her Master of Design at the University of Manchester. In their collective designs they have a multi-disciplinary approach were research is essential and in which they create a balance between a poetry of space and the engineering of material details.

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The impact of fake materiality on the phenomenological experience of real architectural space.

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The impact of fake materiality on the phenomenological experience of real architectural space.
In a future architecture we admire the real but we dwell in the fake.
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The ideal architect is a honest applicant of real materials. However, in contemporary building practice, nothing could be further from the truth. The industry floods us with ''almost real'' materials with ''superior'' properties. The practical client cheers, the nostalgic architect shivers. This development seems unstoppable! Fake is the architects future!
In our recent research we investigate what it means to apply material. The offer of materials is huge, real materials but far more ‘like real’ imitations that are even ‘better than real’! Architects shiver. But why wouldn’t you select a tile with a marble pattern? Or apply a ‘nearly real’ PVC wooden floor? In our research we want to compare materials without presupposing a judgement about them. The main aspects we investigate are their sustainable values and their sensorial experience. Through presenting our research manifesto we want to facilitate a discussion on the impact of materials in architecture and sustainability.


Our senses are susceptible to the fake, but admire the real

authentic experience vs. re-usable fakeness

sketch of stair shaped material volumes on a square; what are the real materials, what are not, does it matter?

sketch of column shaped material volumes in a industrial hall; what are the real materials, what are not, does it matter?

When did the real duck become the rubber duck?

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The impact of fake materiality on the phenomenological experience of real architectural space.

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The impact of fake materiality on the phenomenological experience of real architectural space.
In a future architecture we admire the real but we dwell in the fake.
File under

The ideal architect is a honest applicant of real materials. However, in contemporary building practice, nothing could be further from the truth. The industry floods us with ''almost real'' materials with ''superior'' properties. The practical client cheers, the nostalgic architect shivers. This development seems unstoppable! Fake is the architects future!
In our recent research we investigate what it means to apply material. The offer of materials is huge, real materials but far more ‘like real’ imitations that are even ‘better than real’! Architects shiver. But why wouldn’t you select a tile with a marble pattern? Or apply a ‘nearly real’ PVC wooden floor? In our research we want to compare materials without presupposing a judgement about them. The main aspects we investigate are their sustainable values and their sensorial experience. Through presenting our research manifesto we want to facilitate a discussion on the impact of materials in architecture and sustainability.


Our senses are susceptible to the fake, but admire the real

authentic experience vs. re-usable fakeness

sketch of stair shaped material volumes on a square; what are the real materials, what are not, does it matter?

sketch of column shaped material volumes in a industrial hall; what are the real materials, what are not, does it matter?

When did the real duck become the rubber duck?


Idea by

Elise Zoetmulder, Anton Zoetmulder
AntaLilo
Papenstraat 7
Delft
Netherlands
Brother and sister, Anton and Elise Zoetmulder work together and collaborate with Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur and the Sense&Care Research Platform. He graduated as an architect cum-laude from the TU Delft. She obtained her Master of Design at the University of Manchester. In their collective designs they have a multi-disciplinary approach were research is essential and in which they create a balance between a poetry of space and the engineering of material details.