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The Balloon

The Balloon is a project based on learning-by-doing practice, during the graduation studio of INSIDE (Master interior architecture in Royal Academy of Art in The Hague). The importance of this try out was to use the existing facilities/elements of buildings to create a suspended spatial possibility between inside and outside.

This temporary one-to-one scale intervention stood up in the access door of INSIDE studio and the shared yard of the academy.

The Balloon was made from construction plastic sheets and waterproof tape, and the strategy was to self-blow the balloon with the waste of warm-air from opening the studio door to the outside.


Filed under: Architecture, Interior Architecture, One day Project, One-to-one scale Project

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Arvand Pourabbasi is an artist, architect, educator, and maker. He is a co-founder of WORKNOT! Arvand is a co-editor and facilitator in Sarmad, a platform dedicated to politics of image. He is also a co-founder and co-curator of Neverland Cinema, a weekly neighbourhood screening program focused on situated cinematography. His work has been presented in Venice Biennale of Architecture, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Tehran Architecture Biennale, Showroom MAMA, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Architecture Banal, among more. Arvand holds a Masters degree in Interior Architecture (INSIDE) from Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst in Den Haag; and he has been a recipient of Talent Development grant from Stimuleringsfonds (2019-2020). Arvand is currently teaching at Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, and formerly tutored at Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst, Den Haag.

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