Machiel Spaan: The Wandering Maker
Look Play Create Move Imagine Construct Unravel
Architectura & Natura, 2019
With ‘The Wandering Maker’, Machiel Spaan hopes to make a contribution to architectural design as a discipline that requires time and thought – a sincere search for the right place, craftsmanship, material, and space. He sheds light on the discovery of space by way of his personal experiences from his own practice, the Amsterdam-based office M3H, from his role as an educator, and from his impressions gained from travelling, reading, and contemplating. The stories connect doing, seeing, and learning. In his mind, “creation” can be divided into seven skills that together drive the design and creation process: looking, playing, creating, moving, imagining, constructing, and unravelling.