Ludo Groen is a doctoral candidate in the history and theory of architecture (gta) at ETH Zürich, while practicing architecture from his eponymous studio. His built work includes multiple houses, interiors, and exhibitions. In 2021, he started his doctoral research into the architecture of banking in Switzerland between 1944 and 1980. Between 2018 and 2021, Ludo has been a researcher at The Berlage at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch institute for architecture, design, and digital culture. At The Berlage he was involved in the organisation of lectures, master classes, teaching, and various book projects. At Het Nieuwe Instituut, he contributed to the research projects Automated Landscapes and Financial Architectures, and worked on various exhibitions including co-curating MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio. Ludo holds a master degree in architecture from Delft University of Technology and a post-master degree from The Berlage.








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Stucco Storico
Bureau Europa
Exhibition Design*
November, 2018


Plastic moldings, styrofoam ceiling roses, marble-patterned wallpaper: the ornamentation of today’s domestic interior seems more standardized and readymade than ever before. In fact, the apparent seriality we encounter today has always been there. The design of this exhibition questions notions of seriality and originality. Does an isolated vitrine turn any ubiquitous object into something original? Or do original fragile artifacts lose their uniqueness by exhibiting them in rows of identical vitrines; or even within a modular grid? What if originality can be found in the ingenious application of serially manufactured products? Hence, can ornamentation arise from a readymade material like gypsum board, originally colored to indicate specific characteristics like moisture– or fire–resistance?
*curated by Remco Beckers and Saskia van Stein. Graphic design by Hansje van Halem. Photos by Johannes Schwartz.




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