Smartly mapped thermal behaviour of walls
Buildings partially lose their heat through their external walls, but we can only approximate the extent of heat loss. PhD researcher Arash Rasooli devised a number of methods for measuring this quickly and accurately on the spot, yielding surprising results.
The case for tempering classroom noise
Primary school classrooms can be noisy places, making it hard for some children to concentrate and feel at ease. PhD researcher Dadi Zhang spent recent years finding out to what extent sound is experienced as noise and how it affects the well-being and performance of pupils. She’s also thought out a potential solution and decided to design a device aimed at noise reduction.
Respectful redesign is a true craft
To maintain and keep a building in use, interventions are required at certain moments in time. It is usually up to an architect to consider what interventions are to be made. But what purposes do they actually serve? How do actions work out? How satisfactory is the result? The forty Master’s students taking the new MASTERMIND CRASH course, made a game of finding out.
Acoustic control of your environment
Imagine this: you can control the acoustics of your environment, no matter the size and shape of the space around you, your access to electricity, and the type of sound you’d like to control. That is what the ADAM prototype offers. The parametric design and additive manufacturing process of ADAM allows the creation of tailormade tuned PDI absorbers.
Unexpected properties for phosphate glass with fly ash
Glass is transparent and strong, but the melting temperature is high and the material is brittle. PhD research by Clarissa Justino de Lima shows that it is possible to improve its properties. She developed a type of glass from phosphate and fly ash with a low melting temperature and an unusual strength.