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‘this home has no user manual

bio-based dwelling and working

vers beton 12/21


four essays related to the

research-by-design program 'the new

space': designing with nature,

innovation-driven design, energy and space

and circular agricultural practices

stimuleringsfonds 9 - 12/21


‘it’s the infrastructure, stupid!’ on the

iabr exposition ‘reclaiming the commons’ archined 7/21


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Designs whisper, chat or plead. They talk to us and to each other, through place and history. They represent ideas.

They represent power. I explore what architecture tells. What it conceals. And why.

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andrea prins   architect | researcher | writer

Essays: insight and reflection  My expertise lies at the interface between architecture, history (of ideas) and societal changes. What is the impact of spatial decisions on people’s life? Often I take my own experiences and the ever changing meaning of key words as a starting point. Seemingly self-evident topics appear in a new, surprising light.


Research themes  include the housing crisis, sustainability, South-Korean architecture and writing itself. I experiment with alternative ways of connecting to the audience, for instance mixing long reads with other forms of texts. And what are the capabilities of spoken or drawn essays and the dialogue?


You can find my work  -in German or English but mostly in Dutch- at ArchiNed, de Architect, domus, Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst, the Stimuleringsfonds and Vers Beton. Books were published by WalburgPers, Uitgeverij Verloren and Bonas. ‘Do you want to dwell like your Granny?’ is a contribution to the international Women in Architecture symposium.


beyond the essay

fair housing

home-making; book ‘wonen’

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