A few years ago, they were experimenting with “technofood“. The Knol Ontwerp studio members now have architecture under their skin, manufacturing memories of buildings with the help of latex, molded directly onto the architectural elements they choose to replicate. Shape, dirt, rust and various traces from the original place help re-create and building a new space: “Like skin transplantations, they can be taken to other spaces where they get new spatial meaning. They take us to a world in which places are no longer fixed to specific locations, but become nomadic“. (…)
First initiated at the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, the “Skinned” project then went on reproducing industrial buildings and bits from Beijing, China, where Jorien Kemerink, one the Knol Ontwerp’s founder, taught a masterclass at the the Central Academy of Fine Arts.