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Frank Havermans


Frank Havermans, born 1967 in Breda, Holland, studied Architectural Design at the Hogeschool voor Beeldende Kunsten (Art Academy) St. Joost in Breda. He builds low-tech architectural installations which may or may not be functional. Using simple, relatively cheap and universally available sheet material and simple tools like a hand-held circular saw and a power screwdriver, he creates, in a liberating, stimulating way - without any intervention by contractors or engineers - specially designed spatial constructions, in which material properties are used in a structural way. He doesn't make any distinction between autonomous or applied design assignments.  

In 2003 Havermans was on the long list of the Prix de Rome / Sculpture 2003 (Dutch national incentive award for artists under 35). In 2006 he won the Houtarchitectuurprijs 2006 (Dutch award for innovative wood architecture) with his artist's studio KAPKAR/ TAW-BW-5860; the same project was also nominated for the AM NAi award (architecture award for recent designs by architects under 40). In 2007, Havermans received an honourable mention for the Nederlandse Bouwprijs 2007 (Dutch building award) in the category 'Buildings'. The entire interior design of De Effenaar (a pop concert hall in Eindhoven, the Netherlands) in MVRDV's building, for which Havermans created the office as a subcontractor, was nominated for the Lensvelt de Architect Interieurprijs 2006 (Dutch interior design award). 
The NAi selected Havermans to participate in the exhibition ‘Tangible Traces’ by Linda Vlassenrood for the 7th Architecture Biënnale of Sao Paulo, sceduled for november 2007, for hom he developed a cinema for two persons; KAPKAR/ TT-C2P. Tangible Traces travels to Vienna in October 2008 and Hongkong in December 2008.
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