19 February 2024
Bouwkunde in Delft: A Chronology
It's hard to miss: as of late, a large timeline covers a wall near the Library. Its drawings, objects, articles and much more span from 1842 to the present day. This is 'Bouwkunde in Delft: A Chronology'. Although impressive, the timeline is not intended as a complete overview of the eventful history of the faculty but rather as an accessible and inspiring impression of where we came from.
14 February 2024
A healthy city is a city that fosters a sense of connection
How do you design cities in such a way as to allow people to live as pleasurably and healthily as possible? Professor Machiel van Dorst combines his knowledge of architecture with a background in environmental psychology. For his inaugural address, Van Dorst argues for focusing on the city at eye level: “To a certain extent, where you live determines who you are.”
13 February 2024
Housing consumer confidence increased again in second half 2023
Confidence in the owner-occupied housing market among housing consumers has clearly increased over the past few months. Households appear to be less sceptical about developments in the owner-occupied housing market. The number of consumers with a negative opinion is almost in balance again with the number of positively mooded households.
13 February 2024
Project Real Versus Digital awarded
National libraries, such as the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, have been working on digitising their collections for years. Due to rising energy use and the cost of digital infrastructures, libraries are under increasing pressure to reduce their energy use and emissions whilst ensuring maximum usability and accessibility.
08 February 2024
Delft as a laboratory for BK bachelor students
On Tuesday 30 January, five Architecture students (TU Delft) presented hypothetical plans for the redevelopment of three Delft locations. Delft alderman Frank van Vliet (Climate, Culture and Public Space) and city master planner Tako Postma gave their reactions to the plans.
25 January 2024
Allmaps makes it easier to find old maps and use them in research
Making digitised collections of old maps more usable for research and students is the mission of Jules Schoonman, digital curator at TU Delft Library.
24 January 2024
Rubicon grant for researcher Bo Li
Researcher Bo Li has received a Rubicon grant from NWO for his research on financialisation of rental markets. The grant will allow him to gain two years of research experience at a foreign institution.
24 January 2024
Henri is moving!
Henri Baudet was known for his keen eye for quirky artifacts and timeless treasures. His objects are stored as part of the ‘Henri Baudet Institute’, operating out of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft), for private viewing. But now, you can also discover the collection through the eyes of TU Delft ‘Spaces of Display’ minor students.
17 January 2024
Workshop at BK during the Delta week
On 11 January 2024 the workshop Digital Engagement in Times of Climate Crisis took place as part of the TU Delft Delta week.
10 January 2024
Interview mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and Arjen van Timmeren on city resilience
Delft Matters spoke with Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and TU Delft professor Arjan van Timmeren about the city’s resilience. In the Convergence programme, TU Delft is working with Erasmus University and the Erasmus Medical Center to develop solutions to urgent and complex social problems. The city of Rotterdam serves as a living laboratory in this respect.