Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
The next steps towards circular renovation
How can the social housing sector make the transition to circular construction and renovation? To answer that question, eight building components were tested in trials in a continuous feedback loop between practice and research. Doctoral candidate Anne van Stijn thinks we need to start seeing homes as collections of separate components.
Entrepeneurial thinking is a must for innovation
"Not everyone has to be an entrepreneur, but you need to be able to think like an entrepeneur." Only then will much-needed innovations in the built environment become a reality. With the successful BK-Launch Platform and plans for the future, Professor of Construction Management and Entrepreneurship Hans Wamelink is putting the importance of entrepreneurial thinking on the map.
Thinking about tomorrow's energy consumption in Dutch cities
How can we plan and design the city of tomorrow, anticipating its energy consumption? PhD researcher Daniela Maiullari developed an analytical framework to better assess the increasing building cooling demand for the design of climate adaptive cities.
Attractive public transport starts with a good design of the station
How do you develop a station that invites people to travel by public transport? Manuela Triggianese, architect and assistant professor in Complex Projects, is investigating on how to design train and metro stations to be more attractive, people-centred and future-proof.
'We make maps into reality, but they are not'
The Mekong Delta is, on the one hand, a wetland and densely populated area stretching across Cambodia and Vietnam. On the other hand, it is a collection of maps, representing a very diverse landscape. The two are not identical, notes Chris Romanos in his doctoral research. “The most important lesson from my research is that you have to validate a map. Otherwise, it's better not to use it.”