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19 January 2017

ā€™Facebook for buildingsā€™ makes searching databases easier

Using current techniques to track down architectural photographs in digital archives can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. But that could all be set to change thanks to a ā€™Facebook tool for buildingsā€™. Armed with a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation, two post-doctoral researchers will work on the tool's development.

19 January 2017

3D printer reproduces church in earthquake zone

3D printer reproduces church in earthquake zone

A 3D printer is set to make a partial reconstruction of a historic church in Groningenā€™s earthquake zone. Professor Carola Hein and her colleagues Michela Turrin (AE&T) and Juliette Bekkering (TU Eindhoven) have been awarded a 4TU Lighthouse Grant for this pioneering project.

18 January 2017

A support tool for climate-responsive design

A support tool for climate-responsive design

Solar chimneys, thermal mass and solar heating can strongly reduce the energy consumption of buildings and increase comfort. This is demonstrated in the doctoral research by Remco Looman, who has developed an instrument to help design ā€˜climate-responsiveā€™ buildings.

16 January 2017

3D printer used to reproduce Mauritshuis

3D printer used to reproduce Mauritshuis

Can a 3D printer restore a damaged monumental building? Experts from the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment think that it can. They have been given an NWO grant to experiment with ā€˜cloningā€™ buildings. The Mauritshuis in The Hague is the first in line for the experiment.

13 January 2017

Light spectacle in front of the Aula

Light spectacle in front of the Aula

In celebration of the 175th birthday of the TU Delft, students of our faculty designed and build a pavilion that will be shows for exactly 175 days. On Friday 13 Januari the pavilion will be opened during the anniversary celebration at 16:40 in front of the Aula, following a celebration at i.d-Kafee.

09 January 2017

Is the preservation of ruins a terroristā€™s best friend?

Monica Chao Duivis (MBE) writes about her vision on restoration of lost buildings and the value of architectural design.