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ARCHITECTURE | RESEARCH| ATELIER 

Spacious is an atelier working at the intersection between art and architecture. Balancing research and craftsmanship, we envision an architecting otherwise. 

FEATURED PROJECTS

ABOUT

Atelier

Founded by Renske Maria van Dam, Spacious is initated as an atelier for the integration between academic research and creative practice. We engage in spatial projects, research, and programs to both contribute to global architectural discourse, as well as to ground the practice in the built environment through site-specific interventions.

Calendar 

11 November 2023

Crafting Ma

Lecture @ The Moraine, Netherlands

25 January 2024

Feminist Spatial Practices 

Practice Share

@ Feminist Spatial Practices, Online 

5 July 2024

Ma as a form of Intelligence

Workshop

@ Tu Delft, Netherlands 

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FEATURED PROGRAMS

SPACIOUS PORTFOLIO

Experience

Projects 

The atelier's main interest lies in the creation of dynamic environments, for example spatial and performative installations, pavilions, playgrounds, unique living or working environments, and participatory public spaces. We closely collaborate with our clients, the local community, and the weather to let unique interventions emerge in correspondence with the dynamics of the project site.

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Research

Our research intersects the field of architecture with insights and methods from cognitive and contemplative sciences as well as from other visual and performative arts. This creative approach to scholarship generates both peer-reviewed publications and non-traditional research output such as visual essays and exhibitions. 

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Programs

In collaboration with NGO’s, cultural and educational institutes, we initiate engaging programs among which lecture series, residencies, and architectural pedagogy. This aspect of our atelier allows us to be in conversation with and inspire the emerging field of transformative spatial practices, specifically slow, feminist, and post-western viewpoints.