Staff

Head of Chair

dr. ir. Klaske Havik
k.m.havik@tudelft.nl
Bio

Klaske Havik is architect and writer. She has developed a distinct research approach relating architectural and urban questions (such as the use, experience and imagination of place) to literary language. Her book Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture (nai010, 2014) developed a literary approach to architecture and urban regeneration. She initiated and organised the 2nd international conference on architecture and fiction: Writingplace. Literary Methods in Architectural Research and Design (2013, publication 2016). Havik is editor of the Dutch-Belgian peer reviewed architecture journal OASE. With Hans Teerds and Tom Avermaete, she co-edited the anthology Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (2009).

Staff

ir. Jorge Mejia Hernandez
J.A.MejiaHernandez@tudelft.nl
Bio

Jorge Mejía Hernández graduated as an architect in 1996, at the Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia). He holds graduate Master's degrees in the History and Theory of Art and Architecture (2002) and in Architecture (2008) from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where he was an associate lecturing professor between 2007 and 2015. 

Since 2010 he is a PhD candidate at TU Delft, where he teaches design studios and theory seminars in the chair of Methods and Analysis. 

Jorge currently researches on architectural methodology.

dr. ir. Willemijn Wilms Floet
w.w.l.m.wilmsfloet@tudelft.nl
Bio

Willemijn Wilms Floet, assistant professor of Architecture. Degree in Architecture from TU Delft in 1988. Practicing architect 1988-2001. Teaching and researching at the TU Delft since 1990. She developed her expertise in the documentation and analysis of architectural projects, notably: A Hundred Years of Dutch Architecture (1999). Willemijn obtained a joint PhD degree Villard d’Honnecourt from Venice Faculty of Architecture (IUAV) in 2012 and TU Delft 2014. This architectural study on the Dutch almshouse typology reveals the secrets of green courtyards by means of drawing which resulted in a book ‘Het Hofje Bouwsteen van de Hollandse stad, 1400-2000’ (2016). Currently she is involved in the development of methods of plan analysis, to study precedents informing design in BSc and MSc education.

ir. Chris Woltjes
c.j.woltjes@tudelft.nl
Bio

Chris Woltjes graduated at TU Delft in 2006. He is a practicing architect at Group A Architects. He co-edited the publication Architectural Positions. On Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (nai010, 2009). He is currently involved in the education BSc foundational courses at TU Delft.

dipl.ing. Robert A. Gorny
r.a.gorny@tudelft.nl
Bio

PhD Candidate

Robert A. Gorny studied architecture and design at the State Academy of Arts, Stuttgart, Germany and received a post-professional degree with honours in Architecture and Urban Design from The Berlage Center of Advanced Studies, TU Delft. He worked as a long-term freelance collaborator for SMAQ, Berlin, and founded Relationalthought as a nomadic architectural agency that challenges the modes in which our built environment is composed. He is now an independent designer, researcher, and teacher in the field of critical architectural thought. Currently, he teaches at the Chair of Methods and Analysis, TU Delft, where he finalises his doctoral studies titled, A Flat Theory / Towards A Genealogy of Apartments.

Dr. A. (Alberto) Altes Arlandis

A.AltesArlandis@tudelft.nl

 

 

Bio

Guest Teachers

Lilith van Assem
L.vanAssem@tudelft.nl
Bio

Lilith van Assem (Alkmaar, 1980) studeerde na haar propedeuse geschiedenis aan de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 2010 cum laude af aan de Technische Universiteit Delft richting architectuur, samen met Lieke van Hooijdonk en Elsbeth Ronner. In 2008 studeerde zij aan de Esquela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spanje. Tijdens haar studie bouwkunde was zij werkzaam bij Rooijakkers en Tomesen architecten, Ontwerpers A’dam, Artgineering in Rotterdam en als student mentor aan de TU Delft. Momenteel is Lilith actief op verschillende academies als visiting critic en gastdocent aan de TU Delft.

Marieke Berkers
M.F.Berkers@tudelft.nl
Bio

Marieke Berkers is an Architectural Historian (MA). She is an academic researcher, writer and lecturer. Berkers is a member of the Editorial Board of Blauwe Kamer, magazine of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, and of the Dutch Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. From 2011-2015. Berkers has been a member of the core team of Stad-Forum, that advises the municipality of Amsterdam on spatial matters. From 2014-2015 she has been director of the Dutch architectural e-magazine ArchiNed. As a researcher she cooperated in researching the infrastructural developments of airport region Schiphol, Amsterdam and she conducted a research project about urban development by means of organic growth. Currently she is researching the value of an adaptive planning process for Marineterrein Amsterdam and writing a collection of essays on oil, infrastructure and landscape.

ir. Hans Teerds
p.j.teerds@tudelft.nl
Bio

As a researcher at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Hans Teerds investigates the public and political aspects of the field of architecture. In 2009, he was a visiting research fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson (NY/USA). He publishes frequently on architecture, urbanism and landscape and is member of the editorial boards of the architectural magazines OASE and DASH. He co-edited the anthology Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (2009) and is co-author of Levend Landschap, Manifest voor stad en land (2012).

dr. Amina Pilav
A.Pilav@tudelft.nl
Bio

Armina Pilav’s research and practice is related to observing, visualizing, texting and spatial rethinking of contemporary war/post¬war cities employing visual media(s) and architectonic material(s). She relies on collaborative working approach, feminist perspectives in shaping and reading of the city, proposing a methodology named x-media urban analysis by working syncretically across academic fields of architecture, urban planning, art, media, film and cultural studies. At the Venice Bienalle of Architecture in 2014, She showed her research work “Sarajevo and self-made solutions in the context of war emergency” and in 2015/2016 she developed a web project called ‘Sarajevo Album’, a collective, digital album of the city as part of Actopolis – art of action project. Armina is member of Association for Culture and Art Crvena from Sarajevo.

 

dr. Aleksandar Stanicic

A.Stanicic@tudelft.nl

Bio

Aleksandar Staničić is architect, researcher, and Marie Curie Fellow at the Chair of Methods and Analysis. His work, broadly speaking, explores the architectural engagements with violence-driven transformation of urban morphology, politics of urban (re)construction in cities of upheaval, and disaster resilience design. It stems from two book projects, Transition urbicide: Post-war reconstruction in post-socialist Belgrade (author) and War Diaries: Responding to the Destruction of Art and Architecture (co-editor). His professional portfolio includes awarded design on postwar housing in Syria, research scholarships at MIT and Columbia University, and multiple awarded grants and fellowships from the Government of Lombardy Region, Italy, and Ministry of Education, Republic of Serbia. 

The project Aleksandar will be conducting as part of the MC Fellowship, "Transurbicide," investigates manifold narratives of post-war urban transformation of cities in all the complexity of political, economic and cultural transition of post-socialist societies, taking for a test-bed the revealing case of Belgrade after the 1999 NATO bombing.

PhD Students

Óscar Andrade Castro
O.J.AndradeCastro@tudelft.nl
Bio

Óscar Andrade Castro. Architect by the School of Architecture and Design at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He teaches as an assistant professor at the School of Valparaiso since 2011, together with working, living and studying as a host at the Open City of Amereida. He has been involved in 9 of the School of Valparaíso «Travesías», together with being actively involved in the realization of International Exhibitions and workshops done by the School of Valparaíso and the Open City group. Since 2015 he is part of the Chair of Methods & Analysis at the Department of Architecture TU Delft, bridging his PhD research with educational activities such as the realization of workshops, seminars and master graduation studios. His PhD research is focused on architectural methods and tools employed during experimental processes of design and construction that embrace non-plan and improvisation; explored through hands-on experiences in 1:1 built projects.

Dorina Pllumbi
D.Pllumbi@tudelft.nl
Bio

Dorina graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Tirana, obtained her master’s degree from Sapienza University of Rome in Architecture. Since 2008 she has been teaching at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism in Tirana. She practiced the architectural profession in several projects in collaboration with other professionals and is constantly engaged in urban activism. Currently she is a PhD Candidate of the chair of Methods and Analysis, Department of Architecture TU Delft. In her research entitled ‘Processes of common-places and the role of architecture as an expertise within these processes’ she aims to explore the limitations and possibilities that architecture as a field of expertise has to be present in commoning social spatial practices. She also contributes as a guest teacher in master courses offered by the same chair.

Sitong Luo
S.Luo@tudelft.nl
Bio

Supervisors: prof. dr. ir.Tom Avermaete, dr. ir.Saskia de Wit

Sitong Luo is a landscape architect, graduated from master of landscape architecture, TU Delft.  From 2016, Sitong started her Ph.D. at architecture school of TU Delft, chair of Methods & Analysis. Her research interests lie in the genius loci of the place and small-scale landscape architectonic transformation. Her Ph.D. project, which is developed together with professor Tom Avermaete and doctor Saskia de Wit, is focused on evaluating the design transformation of leftover spaces inside the city from the mindset of landscape architecture. Through scrutinizing leftover spaces from four lenses: morphological, social, ecological and material, and evaluating the transformation of landscape designed leftover spaces and comparing them with non-designed cases in the same social-cultural context, the project elaborates to what extent the design 'frame' the leftover space and what is the value to do so. The discussion ends up with the design tools that may enable open-ended transformations for leftover spaces.

Assistants