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16 May 2022

Welded glass: optimal transparency, but architectural challenging

Welded glass: optimal transparency, but architectural challenging

Connecting sheet glass using heat bonding can theoretically result in perfectly transparent structures. But are they also manufacturable and are they strong enough? After countless fracture tests, PhD student Lisa Rammig concludes that welding and lamination can provide very high transparency and strength. But application in architecture is challenging.

12 May 2022

Rising mortgage interest rates dampen price growth on the owner-occupier market

Rising mortgage interest rates dampen price growth on the owner-occupier market

The number of mortgage applications reached a new record in the first quarter of 2022 due to an enormous increase in the number of refinancings of existing mortgages. Consumers are thus anticipating the first increases in mortgage interest rates. However, this rise in interest rates in the first three months of 2022 has also had an impact on the maximum borrowing capacity of households.

10 May 2022

Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities

Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology is accepting ‘Expressions of Interest’ for hosting Fellows.

02 May 2022

The Berlage Theory Master Class

The Berlage is pleased to announce its upcoming theory master class entitled “Alive and Kicking: The Body Quick,” led by Francesca Hughes in collaboration with Miguel Rodriguez-Casellas.

25 April 2022

New professor Zef Hemel connects Delft and Groningen

New professor Zef Hemel connects Delft and Groningen

The future of major cities has been in the spotlight for years now. After all, an ever-increasing share of the world population lives in metropolises. However, less attention is being paid to the question of how non-metropolitan areas might decline. As holder of the Bonnema chair at TU Delft and the University of Groningen, urban planner Zef Hemel's work focuses on the potential of regional towns and the surrounding landscapes.

15 April 2022

Worldwide top 2 position for Architecture in QR by subject ranking

In the most recent QS World University Rankings by Subject, Architecture has risen from the top 3 position to the top 2 position. This is a great achievement. In the top 3 we find MIT on 1 and UCL on 3.

13 April 2022

Professor Carola Hein first to be appointed in Leiden Delft and Rotterdam

Professor Carola Hein first to be appointed in Leiden Delft and Rotterdam

Anthropologists, planners, architects and designers have a lot to learn from each other’s approaches and entanglements in professional and research practices.’ The connection between design and social sciences is a key issue for Hein.

11 April 2022

Veni grants for nine leading TU Delft researchers

Veni grants for nine leading TU Delft researchers

Another 78 promising young scientists receive Veni funding of up to 280,000 euros from NWO. This concerns sixty researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SGW) domain and eighteen from the Applied and Technical Sciences (TTW) domain, who can further develop their own research ideas over the next three years. The Venis for the ENW and ZonMW domains were announced in December 2021.

06 April 2022

The Auto Drives Architecture

How will the future car transform the architecture associated with twentieth–century highways and interchanges, from gas stations and car washes to parking garages and motels? What new types of architecture will emerge alongside the future car in the second half of the twenty-first century? How will the private space of the car continue to merge with the public realm?

06 April 2022

Computing power of Delft supercomputer also available for BK

Computing power of Delft supercomputer also available for BK

Research is increasingly based on data and how data can be used to achieve better designs, decisions or measurements. This sometimes requires enormous computing power to process all models and scenarios. Soon all researchers, students and education at TU Delft will be able to use the computational power of DelftBlue to solve complex problems. This high-performance computer has a speed of no less than 2 petaflops (one million times one billion calculations per second). The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment will also have access to use this supercomputer from the end of April.

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