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21 September 2021

Poetics of the Possible. Methods of Architectural Analysis and Imagination

Poetics of the Possible. Methods of Architectural Analysis and Imagination

Friday 1 October Klaske Havik, Professor Methods of Analysis & Imagination gives her inaugural address (online). In her inaugural address, Klaske Havik makes a plea for imaginative thinking about possible spatial and temporal realities.

02 September 2021

Water system of the Randstad – open access publication of OverHolland

Water system of the Randstad – open access publication of OverHolland

In the Netherlands, water management and cultural heritage are inextricably linked. The latest issue of OverHolland focuses on the water system of the Randstad. That system is considered the driving force behind the rise of Holland.

01 June 2021

Students design pavilion for Soestdijk Palace

Complex Projects students have submitted 11 different designs for sustainable, circular and modular pavilions to the design contest set out by Soestdijk Palace. The winning design will be developed, built and installed at the estate when Soestdijk Palace | Made by Holland opens.

18 May 2021

“Housing the Urban Invisibles” on show at Venice Biennale 2021

“Housing the Urban Invisibles” on show at Venice Biennale 2021

The BK faculty will be represented at the 17th Venice International Architecture Exhibition with “Housing the Urban Invisibles”. A show that displays student work and educational material that critically explores alternative approaches for the design of mass housing as a key component of sustainable development.

26 January 2021

The Future of Port City Regions

The Future of Port City Regions

What does the future of the port city of Rotterdam look like? How do you maintain the identity of a city in transition, with a growing number of inhabitants, spatial, economic and political interests? For whom does the gentrification of a neighbourhood take place? These are some of the questions studied by the researchers of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus PortCityFutures programme.

15 December 2020

The Netherlands is not prepared for protecting heritage against climate change

The Netherlands is not prepared for protecting heritage against climate change

Climate change has major consequences for cultural heritage: pile foundations of historic buildings are deteriorating, and structures, landscapes and archaeological sites are in danger of flooding. The time for action is now, but the Netherlands is not ready for it, says researcher Dr Sandra Fatorić.

05 November 2020

Aid organisations should focus on circular construction in Africa

Aid organisations should focus on circular construction in Africa

In developing countries, aid organisations have a preference for building houses that meet Western standards. This is a mistake, claims doctoral candidate Michiel Smits in his dissertation, because residents struggle to maintain them. However, his call for ‘self-reliant', circular housing faces opposition from local residents, who prefer their houses to be made using bricks and cement.

04 November 2020

Veni for Amy Thomas

Veni for Amy Thomas

Dr. Amy Thomas was awarded a Veni for her research Her Office. Amy's research includes a historical analysis of the role of gender in the design of corporate buildings and interiors. Historically offices have been designed for men, often by men, yet little research exists on how workplace design affects workplace inequality. This architectural history research will show how women’s wellbeing, health, status and career progression have been disproportionately disadvantaged through space management and design, furniture/product design, and the client-designer relationship.

20 October 2020

The international Exhibition TOGETHER! to Delft in Spring 2021

The international Exhibition TOGETHER! to Delft in Spring 2021

Together! is an itinerant exhibition of the German Vitra Design museum. The exhibition responds to challenges in contemporary architecture by focussing on collectivity and demand-oriented development, and shows examples of various new urban living forms from all over the world.

24 September 2020

“A source of new challenges for architecture”

“A source of new challenges for architecture”

On 1 October the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment welcomes Georg Vrachliotis as a new professor of the new Chair Theory of Architecture and Digital Culture.