Ira Koers

Docent Design Studios

Ira Koers studied architecture at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and works as an autonomous designer and architect in Amsterdam. She set up the bureau Ira Koers in 2003 to explore the scope of architecture. A cross section of this spatial expedition: Tumble House at the Kröller-Müller museum, three public stairs in the Almere city centre of OMA, the merry-go-round house in the woods, the Landscape of Things exhibition and an indoor healing garden.

The new library for the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with artist and graphic designer Roelof Mulder is the start of a fruitful collaboration. From this moment on work takes place for diverse cultural agency and in numerous public buildings in the Netherlands, Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Buenos Aires, Milan and Beijing. In addition, Ira is engaged in the architecture debate through lectures, exhibitions and publications, and committed to various architecture & art education.