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12 september 2019

Renovating mortars with mixed-in inhibitors

Mortars are recurrently damaged and in need of frequent replacement due to salt crystallization. Mortars with mixed-in inhibitors can help mitigate salt damage. The new research project MORISAL investigates how these inhibitors can create a sustainable and cost-effective answer to a recurrent and severe problem met in practice.

12 september 2019

Jorma Vitkala Award voor James O’Callaghan

De tweede Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit werd uitgereikt aan de hoogleraar Architectural Glass voor zijn bijdragen aan de ontwikkeling van glastoepassingen binnen de architectuur.

26 augustus 2019

Zes BK publicaties in International Journal of Technology and Design Education

Zes artikelen over bouwkundig ontwerponderwijs werden gepubliceerd in de laatste editie van het open access tijdschrift. Twintig medewerkers vanuit alle disciplines van de faculteit Bouwkunde droegen bij aan het brede scala aan onderwerpen.

06 juni 2019

Award for pushing the development of structural glass

Professor of Architectural Glass James O’Callaghan has been awarded the 2019 Institution of Structural Engineers Gold Medal. The Institution of Structural Engineers recognises his contribution to the exploration of the behaviour and limits of structural glass to create ambitious, transparent structures.

06 juni 2019

Community building through remanufacturing

Collaborative production in cities has the potential to promote a more circular production paradigm, engage communities, and promote urban and community development. The research project Pop Machina aims to understand the spatial and social consequences of such circular collaborative production in urban areas.

21 mei 2019

Making Nicosia a greener, healthier place

The City-Zen Roadshow visited Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. The group of international environmental experts, led by Andy van den Dobbelsteen and Craig Martin (AE+T), studied the city together with residents and created a strategy to make the city a greener and healthier place.

25 april 2019

Brugontwerp is meer dan een inkoopproces

Goed brugontwerp vergt een perfect samenspel tussen alle partijen, maar juist daar gaat het nogal eens mis in de moderne praktijk, constateert promovendus Joris Smits. Hij pleit voor een rol als ‘ontwerpintegrator’ voor de architect, ter bestrijding van de fragmentatie van het ontwerpproces.

11 april 2019

Rebuilding the future

During the Green Tie Gala 2019, professor Andy van den Dobbelsteen was awarded a top 3 position in the ABN AMRO Sustainable 50. This list reflects what has happened and who contributed the most to a more sustainable built environment over the past year.

11 april 2019

Zero-energy hotel profits from earth, wind, and fire

The new Breeze Hotel will open in a few weeks in Amsterdam. The hotel is the first building to apply ‘Earth, wind, and fire natural air conditioning’, and uses natural processes to ventilate the near 200 rooms of the hotel. The concept was developed by Ben Bronsema, and presented within his PhD research in 2013. The performance of the concept will be monitored for a longer period to further enhance the system.

11 april 2019

Dream catcher

Students from BK Bouwkunde and the Czech Technical University collaborated on applying computational techniques to design and build an architectural object with a complex form. The resulting ‘Dream catcher’ is a robotically woven bio-composite structure.