Ivo Vrouwe
Architectural Prototyping




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Ivo Vrouwe, 1979 Amsterdam



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WorkShop IV

24451776, Rotterdam


2013 – 2014
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Didactische Bevoegdheid HBO, Didactische Bekwaamheid

2001 – 2006
Eindhoven University of Technology, ir./ MSc. Architectural Design

1997 – 2001
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, ing. Building Technology

Work experience:

2011 – current
Parttime Teacher; Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam

2010 – current
Parttime teacher; Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht

2009 – current
Parttime researcher; KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture

2009 – current Foundation of WorkShop IV; Design and Engineering of non-Conventional Architectural Structures.

2008 – current
Parttime teacher; KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture

2007 – 2009
Parttime teacher, tutor; Eindhoven University of Technology

2004 – 2008
Design and Engineering; Tentech B.V., Utrecht

1999 – 1999
Design and Engineering; Duinker van der Torre architecten (intern)

1998 – 1999
Planning and Management; Nelis Utiliteitsbouw


"Stageability 4D", Opperclaes, Rotterdam

"Stageability", SingerSweatShop, Rotterdam

“Cubes and Wires”, NAi, Rotterdam

"ConClub NYE", Café de Unie, Rotterdam

"Mañana 07", Gallery Mañana, Rotterdam

“Echt in vorm”, ABC Architectuurcentrum, Haarlem

“Een groot denkraam”, ABC Architectuurcentrum, Haarlem

"Adaptables2006", Technische Universiteit, Eindhoven


Motel Mozaique, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

Invisible City, Ruimte in Beweging, Schiedam

Open Dans 2011, Ro Theater, Rotterdam

Open Dans 2010, Las Palmas, Rotterdam

TEST EXTRA, Nutshuis, Den Haag

“Salon de Karton”, Kelderman en van Noort, Eindhoven

Educatief programma BLURRR, TENT., Rotterdam

Pre-selection archiprix TU/e, Eindhoven

Architecture.ehv, Eindhoven

Ephemeral Architecture, Time and textiles, Politecnico di Milano, Milan

Publications by Ivo Vrouwe:

Vrouwe, I., Pak, B. (2014) Framing Parametric and Generative Structures; A Novel Framework for Analysis and Education, Proceedings of eCAADe 2014, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Palmer, R., Vrouwe, I., Pronk, A. (2013). AP&P CHURCH. In: Motro R., Palmer R. (Eds.), Flexible Composite Materials, Birkhäuser, Basel, Switzerland.

Vrouwe, I. (2013) Ideograms as a Tool for Constructive Sensemaking in Architecture Education, Message; Journal for Communication Arts Research, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK.

Vrouwe, I. (2013) Reframing Structures; Framing Architectural Construction in Artistic Design Education, Proceedings of the 10th European Academy of Design Conference – Crafting the Future, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Vrouwe, I. (2013) Reframing Structures; Reflection on Learning Outcomes, Proceedings of Knowing by Designing, Brussels, Belgium.

Vrouwe, I., Pak, B. (2013) Reframing Structures; Frame Experimentation in Artistic Studies, Proceedings of ICSA 2013, Guimarães, Portugal.

Vrouwe, I., van Swieten, P. (2013) Construction of Parametric Design in Architectural education, Proceedings of eCAADe 2013, Delft, the Netherlands.

Vrouwe, I. (2013) Frame Experimentation in Architectural Making, Structures in Building Culture II: Skin and Bones, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

Vrouwe, I., Feijen, M. (2012) Knowledge Through Use; Construction and Geometrical Experimentation by Paper Modeling, Math Art Summit, Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium.

Vrouwe, I. (2012) Textiles Revised, Reflections 16, Sint-Lucas Architectuur, Brussels, Belgium.

Feijen, M., Vrouwe, I. (2012) Cold-Bent Single Curved Glass; Opportunities and Challenges in Freeform Facades, Proceedings of the Conference on Architectural and Structural Applications of Glass, Delft, the Netherlands.

Vrouwe, I. (2012) Revisiting Woodcraft, Structures in Building Culture: Textonical Shapes of Wood, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

Vrouwe, I. (2012) Textiel als Zelfdragend Element, Innovatiecatalogus Stedenbouw en Architectuur, WEKA Uitgeverij, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Pak, B., Vrouwe, I., Verbeke, J. (2011) Design and Development of Low-Cost Portable Immersive Spaces, Proceedings of ACADIA 2011, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Vrouwe, I., Feijen, M., Houtman, R., Borgart, A. (2011) Reframing Textiles into Architectural Systems; Construction of a Membrane Shell by Patchwork, Proceedings of the International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Barcelona, Spain.

Vrouwe, I. (2011) Research by Application; Reframing Textiles into Architectural Systems, Diversity and Unity: Proceedings of IASDR2011, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, Delft, The Netherlands.

Vrouwe, I., Pronk, A., Feijen, M. (2010) Textile Techniques and Tectonics in Architectures, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, Shanghai, China.

Vrouwe, I. (2009) Het Materiële Experiment, Reflections 11, Sint-Lucas Architectuur, Brussels, Belgium.

Vrouwe, I. (2007) Mortal Tectonics, Proceedings of Tectonics Making Meaning 2007, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Vrouwe, I. (2006) Archimedia, Proceedings of Adaptables 2006, International Conference On Adaptable Building Structures, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Publications on Ivo Vrouwe:

Beemster, W. (2007) “Mediatecture: filmische façades”, Stedenbouw & architectuur nr. 9

Bruysters, J. (2006) “Architectuur en mediatheorie”, bouw IQ nr. 8

Beemster, W. (2006) “De stad als urban catwalk”, Stedenbouw & architectuur nr. 9

Kruit, C. (2006) “Dynamische identiteit”, dax nr. 8


2008 Stimuleringssubsidie Fonds BKVB

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