2730 May 2021
2730 May 2021


Should ornaments still be a crime?


3D + Identity = Should ornaments still be a crime?

Should ornaments still be a crime? Time for decriminalization!

Kanozi Architects want to investigate if our notion of identity can be addressed by questioning in the Modernist opinion of the crime within architectural ornamentation. The investigation will be communicated through a series of design experiments, created with the digital fabrication of 3D printing as the main tool.

The first industrial revolutions caused a great standardization within our built environment. Can the ornament be brought back by the technological improvements of the 3rd and 4th revolution? Maybe a greater sense of identity can be created by a mass customization rather than a mass standardization within all architectural scales?