Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Questions on the road to the circular city
It may seem obvious that architects will help shape a circular economy. But how exactly? What role will they play in the emergence of a circular built environment? The one-year research project Circular City serves as an initial attempt to gauge views and experiences from professional practice.
Self-organisation gave Venezuelan cities a human scale
New cities often have a modernist design, but fail to meet the dynamic needs of their residents. In Venezuela, PhD researcher Simone Rots discovered that it is better for the government to give residents a helping hand in organising things themselves.
Self-designed map shows vulnerable areas in Pearl River Delta
The Pearl River Delta is a dynamic area undergoing rapid urbanisation, but this is largely taking place without adequate maps. That is why PhD candidate Liang Xiong has developed a set of maps himself that show in great detail where there is a risk of flooding and where it is or is not wise to build.
And the winner is... three graduation projects into circular building systems receive awards
Can the current system of linear production methods and consumption patterns be transformed into a circular economy with more value retention? The three winners of the first circularity prize for budding architects are convinced it is possible.
Showcase 'P-lab': urban raw materials in a small-scale circular economy
Urban food and material chains contain huge amounts of valuable materials, a considerable proportion of which is still lost as waste. Researchers at TU Delft demonstrate an alternative with their mobile mini-lab in a shipping container which has been built in a plot near to the AMS Institute, to be tested within the context of an urban living lab.