FRICTIEStudio is always interested in new (freelance) opportunities and commissions in urban architecture//research//design in NL, EU and beyond. Check: http://issuu.com/frictiestudio & http:/frictiestudio.tumblr.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As founder and architect of FRICTIEStudio, I consider myself a researching designer and a designing researcher. Originally I am trained at the HTS and TU Delft in the architectural design of the physical objects that shape our built environment. But during my final thesis my focus shifted more towards researching the systems behind the physical manifestations; analysing the processes and force fields that might eventually lead to physical objects. For me, this duality is the most fascinating aspect of current architectural practice, architecture not as an independent goal but as a means to an end to start up certain processes. It is this mentality that guided me through the years and has brought me to where I am today.
-Ivo de Jeu