Corpo-real the two year master programme of ArtEZ in Interior Architecture focuses on the endlessly changing relationship between bodies and space. Zwolle This is the foundation of our work with students: the body as a repository for social reality and spatial truth. In our title 'Corpo' stands for bodies in general and 'real' for the reality that they relate to.

Corpo-real provides a communal resident programme with space and time for students to initiate innovation and emancipation within the professional field of Interior architecture. To be able to confront recent and future changes. We understand that what worked well in the past is not sufficient for the future. And that many of this is too big to confront with existing methods. We therefore encourage students to make good use of other disciplines’ knowledge through collaboration within and outside ArtEZ.

We work with research methods from different disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, theatre, and music.


Master Interior architecture

Corpo-real starts from a unique and innovative view on the profession of Interior architecture. The structure of the course focuses on a broadly researched, individually specific and independent attitude, based on the various researching attitudes that prevail within the professional field.

Students are offered an environment in which they can develop a research-driven spatial design practice geared towards an unknown future.

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"There is a whole new world that absorbs our interest, because ultimately, the profession of Architecture is work in the service of humanity."

Charlotte Perriand


Corpo-real believes Interior architects need to identify societal trends and address these through design. They examine behaviour and interrelations in spaces where people live and develop strategies to respond to changing needs them.

The context to which an Interior architect relates include political-, cultural-, historical- and economic dimensions on a local, international and global level. The context is always changing and evolving to include new or recurring themes that help define our environment. This environment is increasingly global and complex. Significant recent developments demand new answers. Developments like:

  • Social spaces: bodies of local and sharing communities, creating free places where new insights may occur;

  • Economical spaces: the common good economy;

  • Spaces of inclusion: migration as a source of growth and connection, about being radically inclusive;

  • New bodies of technologies spaces: the interface between human and technology.

To address this constantly changing environment we need visionary designers and interior architects. Corpo-real sees its graduates as significant innovators in the professional field, initiators who help develop the field from within studios, as independent contractors or through research programmes.


Our students and alumni are curious and take on an investigative role. They keep asking questions, have an open mind and are free in their thoughts and ideas. They are trained in using methods and tools of anthropologists, urban designers, it-specialists, etc., within an interdisciplinary environment.

They always continue to learn and develop themselves through (self) reflection and are passionate to share their skills and knowledge with others.

I am the space where I am.

Noël Arnaud _ writer


Core team

  • Irene Müller, tutor case-study/ 1st year
  • Eric de Leeuw, tutor Practice 3 and Finals
  • Ingrid van Zanten, head of programme
  • Roos Krootjes, programme coordinator
  • Manèl de Ruiter, management assistent

Guest tutors

Previous guests

  • Anna Dekker
  • Cilia Erens
  • Peter van Assche
  • Lila Athanasiadou
  • Shailoh Philips
  • Saskia Boer
  • Rob Bollen
  • Andres Ambauen
  • Henk Döll
  • Fritz Faust
  • Karin Hedlund
  • Anja Hertenberger
  • Cora Jongsma
  • Jean-Paul Kerstens
  • Eric Klarenbeek
  • Marcel Klever
  • Ira Koers
  • Fons Kooymans
  • Kristian Korreman
  • Harry Kurzhals
  • Lotte van Laatum
  • Helen de Leur
  • Ton Matton
  • Nicole Maurer
  • Francesco Messori
  • Rob ten Napel
  • Simone Niquille
  • Roemer Pierik
  • Patrick Putz
  • Ana Rocha
  • Ludmila Rodrigues
  • Alexander Rublek
  • Arjan Scheer
  • Hanna Schraffenberger
  • Pieter Schreurs
  • Willy Sier
  • Klaas Sietse Spoelstra
  • Almer Toby
  • Paul Toornend
  • Sebastiaan Veldhuizen
  • Mojra Vogelnik-Škerij
  • Jacob Voorthuis
  • Piet Vollaard
  • Chris de Weijer
  • Andrew Yau

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Design site



  • Ingrid van Zanten


  • Christiaan de Bruijne
  • Nico van Maanen
  • Ingrid van Zanten
  • Eric de Leeuw