I long for rest and balance on a regular basis; this form of simplicity is something I look for in the world around me. I often find it in architectural details and natural phenomenons. The rhythm of nature enables me to create a space for soul-searching and for getting a better grasp at the greater truth. In my studies I utilise this powerful source of awe, which I enlarge into spatial designs and visual arts when I take on the role of designer. My aim is to thereby create new insights and to display the many forms in which nature lives around us. Nature wants to get in touch with us every single moment of the day. If you desire this as well, and if you want to see more of nature, you will have to make an effort.
The general definition of nature is “what surrounds humans independently of their activities”. Is this statement still applicable on our urban environments, or are the cities causing us to become more and more alienated from our primal nature? Does the spatial layout of these cities have too much in common with the inside of a computer? Are there any natural phenomenon still to be found in our urban jungles?
In an urban environment it can be a challenge to switch to a more natural rhythm. The rhythm of the city and the digital world is powerful and intense and leaves little room for the echo of nature. At the same time, there are multiple instances of nature to connect with, the only requirement is to shift to their wavelength.
(Re)connect visualises the dialog between nature and urban design. With use of water, light and rhythm I, as a spatial designer, look for a form of simplicity that (re-)connects the user to the bigger picture, the echo of nature.
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