PD Test Lab: testing innovations in an innovative building
The Delft Product Development (PD) Test Lab was recently constructed in the courtyard of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. This example of innovative construction will provide a home for research into new building innovations in the coming years.
3D model benefits demographers and urban planners
The 3D GeoInformation research group from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is working on building a 3D model of all the towns and cities in the Netherlands. It is the only model of its kind on a national scale and can be used to accurately project the size of the population.
Glass stronger than brick for new Chanel
A wall of glued glass bricks that is ten times as strong as a regular brick facade. Experiments conducted by the Glass & Transparency research group proved this could be true.
City-Zen project shows European cities the way
Running cities on clean energy may be technically feasible, but it is very tricky from an organisational and economic point of view. The EU project City-Zen is readying hearts and minds for the challenge. The Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is doing its bit in the form of trial projects, serious gaming and Roadshows through European cities.
Delta urbanism in the Pearl River Delta
Climate change threatens to create major problems in the rapidly urbanising Pearl River Delta. Steffen Nijhuis, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, is carrying out important research into adaptive planning methods for the area and is setting up a research laboratory for delta urbanism.
Indonesian kampongs rising skywards
In most cities around the world, the residents build their houses themselves, which as a consequence are often rickety. Nadia Remmerswaal invented a CNC milled formwork system that allows the cheap, rapid and safe construction of the main supporting structure. She intends to test it in an Indonesian kampong.