Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Zooming in on and out of a circular region
Like the energy transition, the transition to a circular economy impacts the way we use space. So how should we go about planning structural reuse and value retention? For students on the Urbanism Master's track, this is not merely a theoretical question. A range of spatial strategies have recently been put forward for a circular South Holland region.
Robots and people together create the hybrid architecture of the future
Computational technologies make construction processes and buildings smarter and more sustainable, but that does not mean that robots and 3D printers will make the entire city of the future. According to dr. Sina Mostafavi, hybrid constructions are more likely. “Perhaps a car manufacturer will help us build the house of the future.”
3D scanning technology enables smarter building design process
Solar effects can be crucial for the energy performance of buildings, but how exactly can you map this? PhD candidate Miktha Alkadri managed to analyze even the surface and material properties of objects in the environment using 3D point cloud data. That enables smarter, computer-aided building designs.
Brand new view on heritage policies
A design atlas for country estates in the region, exhibitions with all kinds of design ideas and buildings saved from demolition: just a few of the varied results of KaDEr (project on characteristic sustainable heritage in the Dutch province Gelderland). In this large-scale project, many researchers and especially students explored and developed new perspectives on heritage policies for the province of Gelderland.
History as opportunity to talk about the future
The port and city of Naples are very much connected. It seems like a given that the corresponding authorities would work together to further develop both the port and the city. This isn’t the case, found PhD researcher Paolo De Martino. The historic patterns of decision making prevent the necessary fundamental changes for improvement of both port and city.