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23 January 2014

BK Alumni ‘90-95 visit BK City

On 17 January BK City more than 100 alumni from the period 90-95 attended the first BK alumni event. Job Roos told the building of BK City, Arjan van Timmeren gave a lecture about his research project Moving (2) Cities and guest professor Jacob van Rijs described his relationship with the TU throughout his career.

23 January 2014

Minister Schultz: 'I care about Spatial Housing quality'

In the annual of “De BlauweKamer”, Melanie Schultz asked architectural historian Wouter Vanstiphout to focus on strengthening the local quality of architecture, urban design and regional planning.

22 January 2014

Dutch pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale to spotlight architect Jaap Bakema

The Dutch entry at La Biennale di Venezia’s 14th International Architectural Exhibition will examine the work and ideas of the architect Jaap Bakema. The exhibition 'Open: A Bakema Celebration' will critically reflect on the idea of the open society through Bakema’s work and research. It will constitute one of the first activities of Het Nieuwe Instituut and Delft University of Technology’s new Jaap Bakema Study Centre. The 14th Venice Architecture Biennale opens on 7 June and runs through 23 November.

20 January 2014

Area Development: break the deadlock

There is no legislation in the Netherlands covering urban land consolidation.

20 January 2014

The housing market and the usefulness of a good crisis

The housing market suffered considerably under the recession. Insight into economic patterns is essential if we are to learn from this latest crisis.

18 January 2014

New professor Spatial Information Infrastructure

09 January 2014

Technical students impress with sustainable houses of bamboo

It’s cheap, it grows faster than the national debt and it’s abundant. Is Bamboo the new super material? Three students from the faculty of Architecture are taking half a year off to develop sustainable housing for the village El Rama, Nicaragua.

09 January 2014

Area Development: break the deadlock

There is no legislation in the Netherlands covering urban land consolidation. Existing instruments have proved unsuitable for solving problems arising from fragmented land ownership positions, and this often leaves municipalities burdened with many financial risks according to research of Herman de Wolff (OTB).

08 January 2014

Summer School Thinking City

This summer the Faculty of Architecture and the Built environment will present a two-week summer programme. As a collaborative project with the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, the programme will focus on new, interdisciplinary ways of planning and making of cities. Under the guidance of leading experts in the field of urban design, planning, architecture and social sciences, participants will work on innovative approaches towards current urban phenomena.

08 January 2014

The housing market and the usefulness of a good crisis

The housing market suffered considerably under the recession. Insight into economic patterns is essential if we are to learn from this latest crisis. In the TV programme ‘Economische Zaken’ to be broadcast on 10 January, Jeroen Smit (VARA) and Peter Boelhouwer will be discussing the background and development of home ownership.

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