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Maurice de Rooij

http://www.mauricederooij.com

Wittevrouwen, Utrecht, Netherlands
In my work I try to create images coming from my own perception of architecture. I don’t want to be an architect, but am merely trying to contemplate architecture in various ways. I show convictions. How certain ideas in architecture get a fixed form and more or less try to influence their environment. My work gives the beauty of existing architecture a stage, but at the same time it can lead to a critical reflection on the built environment.

Non-Uniformity


A call for post-Neomodernism

Non-Uniformity


A call for post-Neomodernism
A highly communicative architecture of diversity. Presentation of ideas, thoughts to reflect on.
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In my home country, The Netherlands, I recognize a new uniformity. A new -ism almost. Lately the word 'Neo-modernism' is often used to describe contemporary architecture. I find this an interesting, rather alarming term, taking in mind the (social) problems that for example postwar architecture caused throughout the west.

Where the arts in the post-modernist / digital era explore almost every visual language at the same time, architecture (mostly) seems to be stuck in a new conviction. A conviction of rigidity, repetitiveness, monotony.
Therefore I rather imagine a future environment full of small utopias. When we think of the architecture as an infinite sculpture garden, it could easily have a more reflective, diverse function than only to accommodate, to give shelter.
I want to give the described phenomenon a stage, this way question contemporary and future architecture and create a dialogue between our built environment and its inhabitants.


To illustrate thoughts: Animation for a new filmproject.

To illustrate thoughts: Still from '1970' (Short film, 2017)

To illustrate thoughts: Animation for fashionfilm 'Mino' (2017)

To illustrate thoughts: Sculpture 'Folly' (2017), a project for Stijlpaviljoen Amersfoort.

Non-Uniformity


A call for post-Neomodernism

Non-Uniformity


A call for post-Neomodernism
A highly communicative architecture of diversity. Presentation of ideas, thoughts to reflect on.
File under

In my home country, The Netherlands, I recognize a new uniformity. A new -ism almost. Lately the word 'Neo-modernism' is often used to describe contemporary architecture. I find this an interesting, rather alarming term, taking in mind the (social) problems that for example postwar architecture caused throughout the west.

Where the arts in the post-modernist / digital era explore almost every visual language at the same time, architecture (mostly) seems to be stuck in a new conviction. A conviction of rigidity, repetitiveness, monotony.
Therefore I rather imagine a future environment full of small utopias. When we think of the architecture as an infinite sculpture garden, it could easily have a more reflective, diverse function than only to accommodate, to give shelter.
I want to give the described phenomenon a stage, this way question contemporary and future architecture and create a dialogue between our built environment and its inhabitants.


To illustrate thoughts: Animation for a new filmproject.

To illustrate thoughts: Still from '1970' (Short film, 2017)

To illustrate thoughts: Animation for fashionfilm 'Mino' (2017)

To illustrate thoughts: Sculpture 'Folly' (2017), a project for Stijlpaviljoen Amersfoort.


Idea by

Maurice de Rooij
Wittevrouwen
Utrecht
Netherlands
In my work I try to create images coming from my own perception of architecture. I don’t want to be an architect, but am merely trying to contemplate architecture in various ways. I show convictions. How certain ideas in architecture get a fixed form and more or less try to influence their environment. My work gives the beauty of existing architecture a stage, but at the same time it can lead to a critical reflection on the built environment.