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Katarzyna Nowak talks about working at MVRDV

27 of January '20

A conversation with Katarzyna Nowak an architect working in the Dutch office of MVRDV, about experience, studies (including art) and how to get an apprenticeship.

Katarzyna Nowak

Architect at MVRDV, artist, tutor at the Royal Art Acedemy in The Hague. She is the winner of Archiprix Nederland 2016 and a finalist in the Prix de Rome Architecture Nederland 2018 competition, and has received a talent development grant from Stimulerings Fonds NL for 2019 - 2020. Together with Jens Jorritsma, she runs the interdisciplinary practice OBSCURA in Rotterdam.
Katarzyna Nowak specializes in designing the "void" that defines the mass of objects. As part of her design research, she explores and discovers the contextualizing properties of architecture in cultural typologies.

scope of the podcast

[0:01]
Introduction and introduction of the guest. Studying at the Faculty of Interior Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

[3:13]
Studying at Academie van Bouwkunst in Rotterdam.

[14:45]
Magiters work, architecture that provides context for art.

[19:45]
Archiprix Nederland 2016.

[22:43]
MVRDV work, division of responsibilities, competitions, experiments, projects.

[35:11]
Project Obscura, Prix de Rome award, how to combine your own practice with your work at MVRDV.

[43:44]
Future plans, development.

[46:08]
Whether it's worth it to go abroad, what it gives us, and how to see our dreams through to the end.

[49:18]
Internships, recruitment process, portfolio.

From the podcast series titled. , "All about internships. The best offices".

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illustrations courtesy of Katarzna Nowak

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