Atelier to the Bone
Philippe Rol graduated as an architect at the TU in Eindhoven. In 2012 he started Atelier to the Bone with Jeroen van Aerle and Beerd Gieteling, with the aim to introduce a more social and conceptual approach into architecture. With this approach Atelier to the Bone has won Europan12 and the Young Architects Prize 2013 and 2017.
Since 2016 they are part of NUL ZES, a multidisciplinary designers collective. As an active member of NUL ZES Philippe aims to co-create with other disciplines in order to grasp other ways of understanding our world, with the goal to implement multiple ways of seeing in the studio’s work.
What if we can use this waste in new means? What if the cause of this junk is also its context for re-applying it? In other words: we want to research the potential of these materials in a context of temporary constructions and spaces.
During several field trips to construction and production sites we created a material library of all kinds of waste. In this session we’ll dive into this data collection: images and experiences of field trips, alongside our material library full of samples and experiments. Within small groups, we’ll use everyone’s background and expertise to imagine possible future applications of the various samples, materials and opportunities that emerge from our research project. Goal of this session is to stretch our imagination and to create a joint catalogue of possibilities, in order to change the ‘fast-and-efficient’ view of the conventional construction world into a fresh perspective.