Surface ; Deepness ; BA 13 by Thomas Viers and Mathias Vincent (Architectural Design)

In itself, colour does not exist. The colour exists only thanks to the light – therefore, the colour of a material only from its surface, that welcomes the light. In the built environment, surfaces surround us. The wall, a basic architectural element, separating, creating obstructions, receiving a light, displaying a colour in a space. Even though we perceive a space only through its surfaces, its appearance, architecture has a thickness. In an interior colour can be seen in three axes. Trying to make real the absurd idea of the ‘inner colour’, trying to make operate together the notions of thickness and colour, is a way to address the precious links that exist between the rational occupation of a space and the metaphysical experience that lies behind it.

In collaboration with Simon Chaouat & Niveau Zéro Atelier


This video is part of: Rietveld Uncut 2020

For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition of these projects in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigate "colour" from different perspectives and meanings.

Due to government measures to control the coronavirus, the Rietveld Uncut exhibition and the Studium Generale conference week in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in March 2020 were cancelled. Participants were asked to create digital translation of their projects and share this with the online audience.