11 January 2023
Women’s occupational health has not really been very well understood
What implications does office design have on gender equality? The project Dr. Amy Thomas is currently working on is through an NWO Veni grant and it’s called ‘Her Office’. It’s a historical investigation of how workplace design was somehow gendered or had implications for gender equality. Thomas is conducting historical research on this topic and was interviewed by TU Delta for this purpose.
20 October 2022
Stimulating biodiversity in 3D printed bio-cyber physical 'planetoids'
Tool robots have a short but rich history in architecture, including materials research and new construction techniques. Researchers Henriette Bier and Pierre Oskam, with a team of landscape architects, architects, and roboticists, are creating bio-cyber-physical capsules called 'planetoids' in the Robotic Building lab.
11 October 2022
What is design in the age of data?
How can architects and urban designers embrace and embed in practice challenges and opportunities posed by an increasingly data-driven society? As Theory of Architecture and Digital Culture professor at TU Delft, Georg Vrachliotis intends to increase data literacy among students and professionals. “We’re just entering a new phase in a continuing process.” On 28 October he will give his inaugural speech.
21 June 2022
Tessa Koenig Gimeno wins shared first prize at Archiprix 2022
BK alumna Tessa Koenig Gimeno has received the shared first prize at the Dutch Archiprix 2022 for her project 'Decolonising the City: Public Space as Cultural Resistance in Santiago de Chile'.
15 June 2022
Housing as healthcare: Nelson Mota wins NWO/NRO Comenius Teaching Fellowship
The importance of biodiversity for public health is widely acknowledged. However, few people are aware of how much housing design decisions influence the interaction between humans, non-humans and the diversity of microorganisms that populate our living environment. With the project Housing as Healthcare: Mapping the correlation between housing design, micro biodiversity and health in The Hague Nelson Mota won the NWO/NRO Comenius Teaching Fellowship.
30 March 2022
Opening up and open access to DOCOMOMO information
Modern buildings that are threatened with demolition or disfigurement are regularly brought to the attention of DOCOMOMO International. In many cases the international DOCOMOMO community plays an important role in the preservation of these threatened buildings. To make the knowledge and information available for everyone, a lot of the material is made available online.
14 February 2022
Students design Museum van Marken for Delft
Jacques Van Marken was the founder of the Delft factories Calvé, Gist-Brocades and DSM. He was the first industrialist to build a green factory district for the employees, the Agnetapark. Van Marken was an extremely social entrepreneur who also arranged accident and health insurance for his staff, which was almost unheard of at the time. 30 students submitted models of their vision of an imaginary museum for someone who was of great importance to the city of Delft.
07 December 2021
Unesco Chair in Water, Ports and Historic Cities awarded to Leiden-Delft-Erasmus professor Carola Hein
Water-rich cities, such as port cities, often have a rich history. They also have a dynamic future ahead of them, because they are faced with climate change, migration, urbanisation and a whole host of other significant developments. Generally speaking, port cities have a long tradition of adapting to new circumstances, which is often reflected in their heritage. How can we learn from their past to solve problems in the future?
21 November 2021
TimeTravel: Digital archives of Amsterdam’s underground structures for circular building practices
In summer 2020, part of a quay wall in Amsterdam collapsed, and in 2010, construction for a parking lot in Amsterdam was hindered by old sewage lines. New sustainable electric systems are being built in places where industry thrived in the 19th century. Carola Hein received a Kiem Grant to map invisible historical underground structures in a densely built-up historical city. “We argue that truly circular building practices in old cities require smart interfaces that allow the circular use of data from the past when planning the future.” says Carola Hein.
11 November 2021
A toolkit for attractive sustainable station areas
How to make stations still interesting places ‘to go’ and ‘to be’ for all in the post-covid situation? And how can we improve the mobility transition so that it fits seamlessly and creates public space for more inviting and attractive stations for people and with fewer cars? That is the research question of Project WALK-IN for which dr. Manuela Triggianese received a KIEM Grant.