05 October 2022
Patent for invisible fully reversible fool-proof connection system
How to develop a new connection system for vertical components that allows for an easy assembly and disassembly while being visually unnoticeable? Such a demountable mechanical connection system is important in order to increase the reuse and recycling of building materials and components in construction.
30 September 2022
Five future strategies for the Dutch delta in 2120
Er is een ontwerpende aanpak nodig om de Nederlandse delta in de toekomst veilig en leefbaar te houden. Onderzoekers, stedenbouwkundigen, landschapsarchitecten en ingenieurs maakten in het kader van de Redesigning Deltas beweging vernieuwende ontwerpen voor 5 regio’s in Nederland.
28 September 2022
BK-Archiprix selection 2023 announced
At the closing ceremony of BK-Archiprix, the participants for the National Archiprix were announced. The jury selected the nine best projects to compete in the Archiprix, the leading annual competition for upcoming design talent.
28 September 2022
Educational resources for circularity
Two new educational resources have been made available that can support educators in teaching for and about circularity in their course(s) and help them provide their students with relevant learning materials. Both learning environments are completely open and accessible to all educators worldwide but also to anyone interested in circularity.
27 September 2022
BlendEd learning platform now online
BlendEd is a platform for new interdisciplinary classes, modules and courses on urban topics from both a social science and design and planning perspective. It displays 26 educational videos, covering the topics of Sustainable Housing, Strategic Urban Planning and Heritage Values.
26 September 2022
The step between technology and change
Bringing about change in construction is difficult. In circular construction projects, for instance, ambitions are often not achieved because cooperation has to take place differently than what we are used to. Although circular techniques are often available, their deployment for transition to a circular construction economy does not happen automatically. Professor of Construction Cultures Alfons van Marrewijk makes the necessary connection between engineering and social sciences so that change does take place.
21 September 2022
Marlon Boeve to start as Professor of Environmental and Planning Law in Area Development
The Netherlands is struggling with major issues in the areas of mobility, housing construction, sustainability and climate. These great challenges result in multiple interests coming together in area development. Environmental and planning law are therefore in the spotlight.
14 September 2022
Successful Kick off BK Public Programs with Herman Hertzberger
The staircase in the Oostserre filled with students and staff. A panel with interesting names and a very special guest: Herman Hertzberger. In honour of his 90th birthday, there was a BK Talks 'Lessons' and is the exhibition 'The Hertzberger House Photographed by Johannes Schwartz for Het Nieuwe Instituut Collection' on show. A successful start to the BK Public Programs.
07 September 2022
Honorary Doctorate for professor Klaske Havik
This Summer, Klaske Havik was awarded a Honorary Doctorate from Tampere University, Finland, "in recognition of the study of architectural writing and of texts on architecture and urban planning”.
07 September 2022
Students make artwork from bricks
Four students of the BK master and bachelor and two teachers have designed an artwork with dry stackable bricks for the exhibition BAKSTEEN | BRICK in the KAdE art gallery in Amersfoort. The title of the work is 'What do you want, brick?' Does a brick want to be a wall?