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28 February 2019

Exploring processes and technologies

Exploring processes and technologies

Paul Chan has been appointed Professor of Design and Construction Management. The Chair addresses questions of processes that enable whole-life thinking in the development and realisation of building projects. Future practices and accompanying new technologies are looked at from a sociotechnical perspective, exploring how they can contribute to constructing better buildings and communities.

20 December 2018

A kitchen for life

Together with producers and clients, researchers from BK Bouwkunde and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) developed a prototype circular kitchen. This kitchen can be renewed almost indefinitely and adjusted to individual preferences, meaning it is a kitchen for life.

06 December 2018

Professionalisation of the architectural field

Professionalisation of the architectural field

In the eyes of many practitioners, the architectural profession is undergoing a process of devaluation. To shed light on long-term trends within the profession, BK Bouwkunde starts a sociologic study on professionalisation of practitioners in architecture in collaboration with the ArchiScienza Foundation. This foundation stimulates activities on the intersection of architecture and science in the widest sense.

22 November 2018

Housing Market Thesis Award 2018 for two TU Delft alumni

Every year, the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs awards the best master thesis on the housing market. Janneke Michielsen, alumna of the faculty of TBM, was awarded the first prize. The second prize was awarded to alumnus Martijn Nawroth, who graduated with a thesis on future proofing the housing stock of the municipality of Zoetermeer.

08 November 2018

BK alumna Hedwig van der Linden wins NRP Master Award 2018

BK alumna Hedwig van der Linden wins NRP Master Award 2018

Hedwig van der Linden graduated with her project ‘Expedition Rotterdam – or the revival of the hidden Reconstruction City’. Her project has been awarded with the NRP Master Award 2018 for her original and innovative attitude towards transformation and renovation.

08 November 2018

Hans de Jonge awarded with Hudig Medal

Hans de Jonge (MBE) received the medal for his work towards expanding the professional field of public housing and town planning with building, project, and area development, and his attention for the management and exploitation phases of the building process.

08 November 2018

Alumna Sarah Heemskerk wins silver IPMA award

Sarah Heemskerk graduated with a thesis on applied leadership styles on various contract types. She researched how the leadership style of project managers connects to the rise of integrated contracts in the sector.

08 November 2018

How to renovate apartment blocks in Chile

How to renovate apartment blocks in Chile

In Chili bezitten veel mensen een appartement, maar lang niet iedereen kan het ook onderhouden. Dat leidt tot ernstig verval. De woningsector heeft dienstverleners nodig die technische hulp, maar ook conflictbemiddeling verzorgen, concludeert promovenda Luz María Vergara D'Alencon.

18 October 2018

Three BK alumni in the race for NRP Master Award 2018

Three BK alumni compete for the award for upcoming talent with good and new ideas towards transformation and renovation. On 31 October 2018, Hedwig van der Linden, Lauren Boots, and Nikkie de Boer will hear which of the five candidates has won the NRP Master Award 2018.

08 October 2018

Mitigating value conflicts in business strategies

An open access tutorial will be developed to help creative professionals mitigate value conflicts in their business strategies. The joint research between BK Bouwkunde and Industrial Engineering will result in a tutorial.