Margo Annemans is trained as an engineer-architect and anthropologist. She is assistant professor at the Faculty of Design Sciences, University of Antwerp in the programme of Interior Architecture. She teaches qualitative research methods for (interior)designers and the master studio "Morphology of the Interior". She is fascinated by how the built environment impacts on the health and well-being of various users and how insight into user experience can be introduced in architectural design practice. Her research mainly focusses on care contexts (acute care, rehabilitation, psychiatry, palliative care, penance) in which she pays specific attention to health and well-being, user-experience, and inclusive design.

Favourite (interior)architecture project

Serpentine Pavilion, Peter Zumthor

Both in his architecture and his writing, Peter Zumthor's sensitivity to the specificity and experience of a space is evident. The Serpentine Pavilion, which he realized in 2011 in Kensington Gardens, London, is a beautiful example of how the choice of materials and spatial design play a role in our experience and emotions. Moreover, the integration of architecture and nature subtly facilitates both intimacy and encounter.

(photo: Julien Lanoo)

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Campus Mutsaard, Mutsaardstraat 31 - 2000 Antwerpen - België  

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