Anne Dessing graduated from Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam in 2012. Dessing’s work examines alternative models for living in atypical environments.
Whereas her project Surrounding Articulations focussed on the development of single-family houses in Amsterdam, Dessing’s Pairi Daeze project proposes an innovative way to inhabit Amsterdam’s Rembrandtpark and is aimed at those who would like to live in natural surroundings. This design overhauls top-down planning approaches that have lead to outcomes such as the asphalt path that currently cuts through the Rembrandtpark. Dessing wants to make liveable environments that allow their inhabitants to foster intimate relationships with the physical surroundings. Pairi Daeze is the result of a three-month trip and artist residency in Karachi, India. The residency was a source of inspiration for ideas to implement in Amsterdam.
Model made in collaboration with Joost Huijzer and Hennie Spruit.
Year of Birth
1985 (The Netherlands)
Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam
Studio Anne Dessing
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Critical People / Associated
Jurgen Bey, Gidus Hopmans, Donna van Milligen Bielke, Marlies Bloemendaal (Ministery Of New), Joost Huijzer, Ton Schaap, Anne Geenen, KASHI Art Gallery, Madhu Venugopalan, Priyaranjan Lal, Gigi Scaria