The starting point of my master's thesis was the search for what "Wicked Home" means. My translation started from the... Read More
The starting point of my master's thesis was the search for what "Wicked Home" means. My translation started from the alienating aspect of technology. With the introduction of "Smart Homes", our daily routine and rituals change over time. The morning ritual of getting up is a good
example: opening your curtain to welcome the sun's rays, leaving the window ajar to let the musty smell disappear. The bathroom as a ritual of taking a bath. What is now a moment of rest, allowing the tap run while getting yourself ready, could also be done via your mobile phone. Our rituals are losing essential properties and characteristics that will make functions less present be present. As a result, spaces lose sensitivity and experience, something I want to preserve and make richer.
Technology results in alienating the essential properties of houses, their poetic mechanics of them and losing mundane but beautiful rituals.
My concern for technology is reflected in this work. Due to their constantly evolving development, there sometimes seem to be no limits to technologies and how they invade our daily lives intrude. With this in mind, I began to explore how technologies affect architecture. I soon came across the common phenomenon of "Artificial Intelligence", the ability to build an electronic brain. This aspect still raises many questions for me. With this technological background, I was looking for architecture that serves the human body, creates interaction and welcomes the soul of the house as expressed in all kinds of material presences.
The ability to experience, understand and interact with space lies at its root. By designing a place
design that creates a relationship between the person looking at the architecture and the architecture itself, it becomes a collaboration, which translates into living together, a way of life. The body transforms into a theatre. The house becomes an interactive house with a personality. Our houses offer us not only physical but also psychological protection. You have a relationship with your house, you undergo the house. These interactions give real and intense meaning to spaces, they awaken the most emotional dimension of architecture's DNA and transform inert matter into something alive.
My work invites you to step into a world of connection and duality. Model and real spaces run parallel, one cannot exist without the other. A great source of inspiration is the location of an old veterinary school in Ghent. Digital technology is not yet an intrusion there, making the contrast with the built environment becomes more apparent. Should we reduce the complexity of the built world
reduce it to its essential elements to give meaning to the everyday?