Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Innovation needs a place to grow
Mitigating the impact of climate change, facilitating the energy transition, solving the housing crisis… The built environment needs to address pretty big challenges, which ask for innovative solutions. Students at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment have plenty of good ideas to create the necessary innovations, but how can their ideas successfully evolve?
With each other, for each other
Building more homes without rethinking the way we live together will not solve the fundamental issues with the housing crisis. Besides more quality homes for lower and middle incomes, we also need housing solutions that are sustainable, foster strong social connections and are affordable. Collaborative housing has the potential to tick all of these boxes – so why don’t we know more about this concept? asks Darinka Czischke.
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.