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Lecture Koen Mulder


A lecture by Koen Mulder in which he dives deeper into the world of masonry bonds, following his book "The Shimmering Surface.

Especially to accompany the exhibition 'BAKSTEEN | BRICK', Koen Mulder will give a lecture on January 7 about the book 'Het Zinderend Oppervlak', in which he will elaborate on the core of the book and everything else he has since learned about the world of masonry patterns.

THIS MAN IS CRAZY! First you meet him and he comes across to you as a kind and gentle man, who does a fine job organizing education and who is an inspiring teacher for architecture students... and now this. He develops patterns with brick.

That's what it says on the back cover of Koen Mulder's book "The Shimmering Surface. A book in which he explains how many possibilities are possible with brick. This book gives you access to all the possible variations of patterns that can be made when we start designing.

A special program is available on Saturday, Jan. 7, consisting of a visit to the exhibition "BAKSTEEN | BRICK," a Light experiment at ATMosphere folly 'Fa-Brick', and a lecture by Koen Mulder.

What: Lecture Koen Mulder
When: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023
Walk-in: 6:00-6:15 p.m.
Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Cost: 3,- for the lecture Koen Mulder (including drink)*

*The combo tickets with admission to the exhibition, the light experiment and the lecture are sold out; however, it is possible to purchase single tickets for the exhibition and the reading of Koen Mulder.
Please note that "BAKSTEEN | BRICK" is on view through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023.


About Koen Mulder:
Koen Mulder (Vianen 1971), studied architecture and building technology at TU Delft and, after twelve years working as an architect at Van Sambeek and Van Veen, Groosman Partners and HP Architects, returned as a lecturer from 2012. Meanwhile, Mulder also researches dry stacking systems in brick, nature-inclusive (quay) walls. He also designed the snake wall in the Elleboog Church at the exhibition "BAKSTEEN | BRICK" called, "What do you want, Brick?".

On "The Shimmering Surface:
The Shimmering Surface is about pattern art with brick. First, it delves into traditional masonry dressings and describes the systematics of dressing patterns. Then it shows how the bandage with its stacking, secondary motif and special corner solutions can serve as a system of size and proportion for the designer. This is followed by the particularities of layer and laying patterns, other brick formats, shaped bricks, and finally concludes with new production and application techniques of brick viewed from the point of view of pattern art, relief and shading. See also www.zinderendoppervlak.nl

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