At this years Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven the .ekwc will showcase the result of their five-year project Ceramics & Architecture, that consists of the projects ‘Brick’ and ‘Combined Residencies’. It is the biggest exhibition in .ekwc’s history, where 75 architects, designers and visual artists present their works. The publication shows the overall picture of all works made by the participants of Ceramics & Architecture.
In the Brick project architects, designers and visual artists from The Netherlands and abroad have been asked to develop a new type of brick or come up with a new use for existing bricks. The results are as diverse as the participants themselves. They testify to intensive form research, the search for new functionality of the brick as well as an artistic approach to the material.
The project ‘Combined residencies’ focuses on a change in mentality: to demonstrate that cooperation between architects, visual artists and designers at as early a stage as possible, benefits the interactive, creative process. The results are innovative and surprising. Wienerberger, .ekwc’s partner in developing the project, has researched and manufactured some of the results of Brick and Combined Residencies.
Ceramics & Architecture, 17 / 25 october, Hal 2 Klokgebouw Strijp S and TU Eindhoven