STUDIOSINGA believes that architecture is not just about form, structure and materials. Arguably the intangibles in architecture; space, climate and atmosphere are far more important. But as the American writer Charles Bukowski said; 'Style is the answer to everything'. Especially in the relation between architecture and the context in which it operates.
STUDIOSINGA is an architectural design & research practice founded by Dirk Osinga which provides specific services to professional and private clients ranging from design and research to consulting and education. Professional clients have been local governments, cultural & educational institutes and humanitarian organisations.
STUDIOSINGA is a collaborative practice working within a network of architects, engineers, academic researchers, artists and designers. Through research this reflective practice informs the design process with the aim to create a lyrical architecture that is functional, cost effective and creates opportunities from the scale of furniture to complete buildings.
Dirk Osinga works as an independent architect and researcher. He graduated in 2010 from Eindhoven University of Technology with a MSc. in Architecture, Building and Planning. Earlier he gained a BSc. in Civil Engineering and Management. During his architectural studies he specialised in Architectural History and Theory. In the past 10 years he gained work experience in The Netherlands and abroad in different architectural offices, humanitarian organisations and in the academic world. Since 2018 he develops his own independent architectural design and research practice STUDIOSINGA. Due to his curious nature design research, as a creative form of inquiry, has been a continuous line in all his endeavours.
Dirk Osinga is registered in the Dutch Architects' Register under the registration nr. 1.210823.011. He is also the founder and associate of the design research collective The Workshop Workshop and teaches 'Design Research & Critical Thinking' at the Fontys Academy of Architecture and Urbanism.
Architectuur Instituut Rotterdam (AIR), Bureau Europa, Design Academy Eindhoven, Gemeente Rotterdam, Hasselt University, Het Nieuwe Instituut, IFRC Shelter Research Unit (Red Cross), KABK INSIDE, Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), ROC van Amsterdam, Shimmer, Stad Genk, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Sintlucas College, Summa College, Willem de Kooning Academy and various private clients.
STUDIOSINGA has also been graciously supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie