News

09 October 2019

“Structures have a service life, but what about their afterlife?”

Mauro Overend has been appointed Professor of Structural Design & Mechanics at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. “Guaranteeing safety whilst using resources more efficiently, that’s the main objective.”

26 September 2019

Award nomination for research into glass production

Student Ivneet Singh has been selected as one the finalists for the ‘ECHO Award Bèta techniek’. He has been working on a new way of producing glass to make complete transparent structures in large-scale public spaces. His dedication and approach to his complex and challenging graduation project resulted in his nomination.

12 September 2019

Modern trombe wall selected for best tech idea

The Double Face 2.0 research project has been selected as one of the best tech ideas of the Netherlands in 2019. The trombe wall with phase changing materials can ensure a much lower energy consumption of buildings. Science magazine KIJK organises the public contest, voting is possible until 1 October 2019.

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 for James O’Callaghan

The second Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit was awarded to the professor of Architectural Glass for his contributions to the development of glass applications within the field of architecture.

26 August 2019

Six BK publications in International Journal of Technology and Design Education

Six articles on architecture and built environment design education have been published in the latest open access issue. Twenty staff members from all over the faculty contributed to broad range of topics.

06 June 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 June 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 May 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

Bridge design is more than a procurement process

Good bridge design requires perfect interaction between all parties, but that is precisely where things often go wrong in modern practice, concludes PhD researcher Joris Smits. He argues for a role as ‘design integrator’ for the architect, to combat fragmentation of the design process.