Spring 2016, lecture by Kamiel Klaasse.
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Kamiel Klaasse, principal at NL Architects, to lecture at Kent State University Florence CAED.

Kamiel Klaasse, principal at NL Architects based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will be at Palazzo Vettori on Tuesday April 19, 2016 presenting recent works by his office. Marco Brizzi will introduce his lecture.

NL Architects is an Amsterdam based office. The initial four principals, Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse and Mark Linnemann, officially opened practice in January 1997, but have shared workspace already since the early nineties.

“Architecture is the medium through which we hope to contribute to the understanding of contemporary culture -and to its development. We understand architecture as the speculative process of investigating, revealing and reconfiguring the wonderful complexities of the world we live in. Can we compress banality into beauty; squeeze the sublime out of the obvious? How can we transform, twist, bend, stack or stretch, enhance or reduce, or reassemble the components that constitute our environment into new and better configurations?”