2008research at EKWC 'Combined Residencies'

Design options with one element:

multiple combinations

endless possibilities

TERRACOTTA ORNAMENTATION
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terracotta ornamententation

A buildings character is defined by its facade. In daily use of our buildings we are hardly aware of their characteristics, particularly of their exteriors. We want to once again surprise the public by developing new, adventurous ceramic surfaces.

At the EKWC we have been experimenting with a series of terracotta elements, both for 2D and 3D purposes. Many of the buildings we are surrounded with are designed from a graphic view point, without texture or the potential for multiple readings. Our goal is to create new facades, with a playfulness of light and shadow that excites the eye and offers varied experiences when viewing the facade. We also are eager to improve exsisting glass- and concrete facades. Not only for decorative use, also for filtering of sunlight and climate improvement inside the building. 

The design cannot be grasped immediately. It is a gradualy unfolding collection of patterns that show at different levels of observation.

Joris Molenaar & Christine Jetten

process

An interesting and also necessary integration of traditional techniques and innovative processes, also addressing the challenge by todays advanced technology systems.

  • research and development

    'combined recidencies' at the EKWC

  • EKWC studio
  • sources of inspiration

    and design sketches

  • result at EKWC

    final presentation

  • final presentation at EKWC
  • final presentation at EKWC
Veil studies

Veil studies

rotation studies

rotation studies

strip studies

strip studies

presentatie Dutch Design Week

mock up and shade studies

mock up and shade studies