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Our guest speaker will be Martin van der Linden, a Dutch architect based in Tokyo since 1995. Martin founded van der Architects in 2001. The aim of the company is to create an architecture where users have an authentic experience of space. Architecture is about movement and rest within space, and the company strives in creating immersive experiences of space.
This is done through careful selection of materials, the tactility of space, the use of shadow, light, and reflection, by inserting a variety of viewpoints, by taking dimensionality of the space and our mobility into consideration. An authentic space is not so much seen but rather it is felt. While working as an assistant researcher at Waseda University Martin developed a methodology called his WorkVitamins methodology which aims at creating an authentic experience specifically aimed at the work environment.
“Our clients share our belief that architecture, the creation of space has a strong influence on its users. As such our clients feel a personal as well as the social responsibility that the spaces they commission us to design will help the well-being of the users of these spaces. Getting an understanding of what an authentic experience of space means.”
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