Master Interior Architecture (INSIDE) is a two-year master's programme for designers of spatial change who start each assignment with a broad exploration of the context. Central to our education is the notion that the intrinsic expertise of the interior architect lies in the relationship that people, as users, have with their immediate living environment.
In this relationship, a number of values, such as sustainability and the concept of inclusiveness, have become more prominent. These values have a direct relationship with the urgent social and cultural tasks in the built environment. As a result, we see that the role of the interior architect is slowly growing out of the physical interior and is becoming relevant in the most diverse places where people come together, and communities arise. Whether those places are actually interior or even purely physical is much less important than the way the designers position themselves within these places as curators of spatial change.
INSIDE presents 10 graduating students who, throughout their studies, have been extra challenged by the constraints of the pandemic. They turned out to be a group that could cope with the constraints and still manage to manifest themselves. The awareness of the great importance of the human encounter in the built environment is reflected in almost all the graduation projects.